School Details

Black Water Middle School

900 East Cox Ferry Rd, Conway, SC 29526
(843) 903-8440
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 708 students 15 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

71%
73%
69%
60%
74%
68%
70%
72%
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68%
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74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
71%
68%
74%
74%
69%
84%
78%
74%
70%
68%
67%
69%
74%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
69%
67%
64%
71%
70%
68%
74%
69%
73%
71%
70%
68%
73%
72%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Horry 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Black Water Middle School is a public middle school in Conway. The principal of Black Water Middle School is Cindy Thibodeau, who can be contacted at cthibod@bwm.hcs.k12.sc.us. 708 students go to Black Water Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 73% of the 708 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Black Water Middle School is 15:1. Lighthouse Care Center of Conway is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 65%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 21%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I hate this school please don't alow your child to come here! I attended it for 3 yrs bullying is a major issue and teachers ignore it. My bro was bullied over and over and never once did anyone help him at this school. Kids disrespect teachers so much and above all the staff act as if you as a parent is stupid. I rate this school below a 0

  • (1 year ago)

    Our school is wonderful the kids my not be the best but the teacher love the student and are understanding there is lots of awesome opportunities for your child i love almost everything about our school except our students aditude toward the teachers i am a straight a student cheerleader and i feel like the teacher do alot to help us and help benifit our education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would like to know if anyone has any complaints about bullying on the school bus'es?

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a child who went to Blackwater for all 3 years. I have a second child in sixth grade there now and I couldn't be happier. Overall I have been very pleased with the quality of the teachers the instruction my children are receiving and the leadership of the school. The administration is wonderful. The few issues that I brought to their attention were taken seriously addressed appropriately and resolved in ways that I and my child both felt were appropriate. Just as any other situation you get out of it what you put into it. My daughter received a wonderful education at this school as my son is now.

  • (5 years ago)

    im a student at blackwater i HATE it the teachers are rude and unproffesional the kids curse and make inapropriot comments they have no disipline and the principal is not very approachable

  • (5 years ago)

    Blackwater Middle School is a highly efficient school. It's teachers are very understanding and will always give time out their daily lives for their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a student at black water middle....n i think this is the greatest school ever....and it is better than conway.......luvssss dis schoool

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Black Water. Im concerned bullying is a major issue here. The kids can get rowdy but they take privalages. But most of all I Love MOST of the teachers. The teachers sometimes have an attitude which is not professional at all. So if the teachers can work on that it would be much better to be here 5 days a week.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attend black water middle school and i couldnt ask for a more well developed family-like staff they offer great after-school activities and are centered around the students. Overal I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! - Nicole<3

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in eighth grade and most of the teachers in eighth grade are amazing. I am so glad I have them. I won't say any names but my math teacher is great. He is really nice and he teaches everything that is supposed to be taught instead of giving it to the students and making them learn it themselves. He also takes the time to teach the kids that don't get it right away. I'm glad I got him as a teacher. This is my greatest year of school (so far) and I wish this year didn't have to end.

  • (7 years ago)

    I understand the schools issues and am concerned with them I have been dealing with them through the schools athletic dept.and so far it seems to be working.

  • (7 years ago)

    The jury is still out on this new school. According to students some teachers are pretty cranky. I am surprised with regulations; the students feel like they are strickly monitored in the hall and must walk in lines; they aren't allowed to eat with friends during lunch since they fill tables in a row as they enter the lunch room etc. They do offer however languages p.e. and a variety of 'discovery' classes. The principal is very approachable and really seems wonderful and concerned! Although my student has met several nice friends I do know another who feels like the bullying last year was excessive.

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