School Details

St. Andrews Middle School

1231 Bluefield Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 731-8910
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 620 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

64%
61%
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65%
74%
45%
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66%
72%
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64%

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
  • Richland 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
71%
45%
63%
72%
72%
68%
75%
58%
63%
69%
68%

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
  • Richland 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
70%
66%
58%
69%
68%
69%
75%
65%
65%
71%
65%
69%
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
  • Richland 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Andrews Middle School is a public middle school in Columbia. The principal of St. Andrews Middle School is Kenneth Richardson. 620 students attend St. Andrews Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 74% of the 620 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Andrews Middle School is 16:1. Sloan's School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 77%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the worst school my daughter been to....EVER...Teachers are rude just like the front staff ...after i got told my daughter should come during lunch break to get help for math either the class was locked or the teacher would be like they have no time to help ..they tell you one thing then turn around and have a different story for you the next time ...i plan on moving so my child can go to another school

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent my experience with SAMS has been quite an interesting journey. Starting with the principal he is very motivated and concerned about student achievement and he has and open door policy. He is up-to-date wiith materials and software that enhances student success. The staff just like at ANY other school are highly qualified and trained to teach students who want to learn and not just come to school to practice how to pretend to be an adult when away from the supervision of their parents. Parent involvement is essential and rewarding for the student. My son is entering his 8th grade year and we are ver excited about it. I've learned that if you are looking to be successful in anything that is waht you are going to get.

  • (3 years ago)

    "AND I QUOTE St. Andrews is a sorry excuse for a school and education. I attend there now and am not satisified with the education that is taught at this school and with the faculty. I have been here for three years and have NEVER enjoyed this so called learning environment.I'm so sick of teachers forever accusing us students without letting us explain our reasons or for the wrong thing and thinking their always right. Teachers tell us to give them respect but they dont give us no respect. You got to give respect to get it. This is how i feel!!

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Andrews Middle is a poor example of Richland One! My son attended there for a little over a month and I had no choice but to pull him from the school and move him! The only positive experience he had there was that his orchestra teacher was really wonderful! In advanced placement classes his assignments were on lessons my son was taught 2 years prior in Lexington District Two! And the fact that St. Andrews is a uni-race school is awful! My son was one of 9 white children out of 900 or so students! He was changing to try to fit in during a difficult transition period from elementary to middle school anyway! I had to move my son to Hand Middle. He received an excellent education there and he was actually challenged! St. Andrews Middle needs some drastic improvements to even compare to other schools in Richland One!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current studen at ST Andrews and i have to get my dad to come up to the school and beg the teacher to give extra work to help fix my grade because they don't listen to the students and they don't know how to teach.....

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated in may and I believe that this school has gotten better. There is a more mixture of races here now and the education is pretty good. Most of the teachers I had though are leaving

  • (9 years ago)

    St. Andrews at one point was a very good school. A number of years ago I attended there and we had a mix of every race and no major problems now the school has become almost only a one race school and I think that is sad because I would have liked my son to attend there but I know how he would be treated. I think things need to change for the better not for the worse.

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