School Details

White Knoll Middle School

116 White Knoll Way, West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 821-4300
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 776 students 12 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

75%
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74%
72%
81%
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77%

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
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
80%
71%
71%
82%
72%
78%
85%
75%
73%
78%
69%
78%

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
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
79%
70%
75%
77%
69%
74%
87%
75%
81%
86%
71%
80%
80%
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
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Knoll Middle School is a public middle school in Lexington. The principal of White Knoll Middle School is Nancy Turner, who can be contacted at nturner@lexington1.net. 776 children attend White Knoll Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 47% of the 776 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at White Knoll Middle School is 12:1. Lexington Middle School 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
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 80%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 10%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I am the parent of an 8th grader at this school. She has been at WKMS since 6th grade. This school is awesome and the principle is great. Our experience with teachers has been nothing less than awesome. My daughter is advanced and the teachers push her because they know what she is capable of. I can go in and have lunch with my daughter anytime. The principle takes care of situations right away. My daughter is able to earn high school credits this year. We can only hope that WKHS is just as good.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm going into 8th grade at white knoll this past school year I had amazing school teachers in all my classes. I'm active in different events and club one thing I love about white knoll is they have good clubs activities advanced classes and sports. The school has some very very smart kids the kids that aren't as smart just don't apply there selfs because the teacher try to help them and care about there grades. So if your wondering were to send your kids to school send them to white knoll middle as long as there willing to work.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at this school and it is terrible I love school but the teachers don't get when you don't understand something and the guidance counselor thanks she is helpful but she isn't this is a terrible school send your kids to Carolina springs!

  • (2 years ago)

    i am a 8th grade student at wkms and it is the best school i have ever seen the cafeteria looks great and they did really good re doing the whole school and all of the teahers are fun and really good i recomend that usend your kids to wkms

  • (3 years ago)

    Poor communication between staff & parents. Eight attempts made to contact ANYONE about my son's grades. Four times by return report card envelope & four times by leaving voicemails & messages in the office. Then when someone finally returns a call they still put me off two weeks. When a student is in danger of failing two weeks could mean the difference in pass or fail! Very disappointed my child will be attending an online school net year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a White Knoll Middle School student and I believe we deserve a 5. I chose a five not just because are school is awesome but because Dr. Nancy Turner does a great job helping us with our schoolwork and keeps us on track. No wonder she was last years principal of the year for all of South Carolina.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school great students great teachers wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of a Lexington One Student and a teacher in a different school system I have found that parents are more to blame in lack of communication between the teacher and the parent. You can pick up the phone or send an email. Moreover Administration has been wonderful to me and I believe that Lexington one is one of the best in the state.

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