School Details

Gaffney Middle School

805 East Frederick St, Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 902-3630
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 624 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

62%
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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
  • Cherokee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
62%
71%
54%
65%
72%
44%
59%
75%
50%
54%
69%
62%

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
  • Cherokee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
63%
70%
59%
63%
69%
55%
67%
75%
50%
48%
71%
67%
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
  • Cherokee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gaffney Middle School is a public middle school in Gaffney. The principal of Gaffney Middle School is Herman E. Thompson, who can be contacted at herman.thompson@gw.cherokee1.k12.sc.us. 624 students attend Gaffney Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 75% of the 624 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gaffney Middle School is 17:1. The Village School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 27%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to gms!! luv this school! great principal luv most of my teachers especially Mrs harrington who teaches 7th grade consumer ed ninth period for me

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Overall score

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