School Details

Greenville Middle Academy

339 Lowndes Ave, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 355-5600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 813 students 15 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

91%
73%
70%
84%
74%
74%
83%
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82%
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78%
88%

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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
75%
71%
82%
73%
72%
79%
77%
75%
77%
72%
69%
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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
72%
70%
81%
70%
69%
83%
78%
75%
77%
75%
71%
91%
77%
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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Greenville Middle Academy is a public middle school in Greenville. The principal of Greenville Middle Academy is Dr. Robert Palmer, whose e-mail is bpalmer@greenville.k12.sc.us. 813 children attend Greenville Middle Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 43% of the 813 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Greenville Middle Academy is 15:1. Bob Jones Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 59%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    What a relief! I was anxious about my son starting public school after being in a private school but his adjustment was swift and easy! The teachers have been prompt to reply to emails and their attention is so appreciated! What a healthy upbeat atmosphere at Greenville Middle!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wow! I love this school. It's hands on fun and I'm definately learning. Dr. Palmer is dedicated to doing job and the teachers are great as well. No one I know doesn't like G.M.A. Wonderful school definately go there!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excelent school with many great teachers that can be mean but for a good reason. Dr. Palmer (the principal) is very good at descipline and no the school's not poor. I love it and am excited for 7th and 8th grade to come!

  • (7 years ago)

    GMS is an outstanding school that I routinely recommend. Both my sons attended and received excellent foundations in higher math language skills and science. In particular their Latin stems focus dramatically improved my sons' vocabularies as well as their performance on the SAT. In addition to excellent teachers the principal of this school is one of the best I've ever worked with. Tremendous discipline (think no students roaming the halls) a respectful encouraging creative environment for both students and teachers and very open to parent involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very caring and highly qualified faculty. Most have Master's degrees or higher. At least one teacher in each academic team is trained and uses methods of teaching gifted and talented. Students win awards at nearly all the conventions and competitions the school enters. Great athletic programs Teams win several tournaments.

  • (9 years ago)

    Rock solid. Good teachers; great principal. Once construction is completed (2007) facilities will be second to none.

  • (10 years ago)

    Also why is there no construction going own. Is the school poor or somthing. They should have thought about if they had enough money before they tore the whole downstairs apart. They need to get there act together.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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