School Details

James Island Middle School

1484 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2784
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 389 students 13 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

85%
72%
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91%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
73%
71%
75%
72%
72%
80%
76%
75%
61%
71%
69%
82%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
73%
70%
67%
68%
69%
54%
74%
75%
70%
72%
71%
83%
73%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Island Middle School is a public middle school in Charleston. The principal of James Island Middle School is Gary McDonald and can be contacted at gary_mcdonald@charleston.k12.sc.us. 389 students attend James Island Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 43% of the 389 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James Island Middle School is 13:1. Fort Johnson Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 42%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 50%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    JIMS has made my child feel at home and she has made great progress academically. Ditto the parent's comment below about bullying. No tolerance policy. Positve Behavioral Intervention System really works. Great special ed support.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have been a wonderful learning environment for my son and have embraced and shown care and compassion for him. He had a brain tumor removed at 10 and had a stroke during the procedure. As a result he walks with a limp and wears a leg brace. When faced with some bullying the school took immediate action and corrected the problem. They also set him up with a speech pathologist to help him with some of those issues. They are always a joy when you call with any concern......quick to respond! I love them!

  • (5 years ago)

    This was a great school. I made so many friends and I loved most of my teachers with the exception of 1 or 2. I am so glad that I went there and I can't believe my middle school years are over.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. All of my chirldren went there and now my grand children goes there.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mr. Davie is an excellent principal that really cares about each child. He has a very solid reputation with students parents and staff and we all are grateful for him. The school tries to promote positive behavior with fun incentives like school dances. The staff seems to also deal fairly with disclipline issues.

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