Hartsville Middle

Summary:

Hartsville Middle is a public middle school in Hartsville, South Carolina, serving 921 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Darlington 01 school district, which is ranked 44 out of 77 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hartsville Middle faces significant academic challenges, with test scores that are generally below state averages, particularly in mathematics. Only 27.7% of 6th graders, 21.2% of 7th graders, and 26.2% of 8th graders were proficient or better in SC READY Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 36.7%, 31%, and 31.6%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly low for female, African American, and multi-racial students, who rank in the bottom quartile of South Carolina middle schools. Despite a substantial increase in spending per student, from $9,163 in 2019-2020 to $13,668 in 2022-2023, these academic outcomes have not improved.

Interestingly, while Hartsville Middle and the nearby Spaulding Middle and Darlington Middle schools are all part of the same district and have similar demographic profiles, Spaulding Middle and Darlington Middle have generally outperformed Hartsville Middle on key metrics. This suggests that there may be opportunities for Hartsville Middle to learn from its neighbors and implement strategies to address its persistent performance issues, which are likely exacerbated by the school's high poverty rate, with 100% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1427 Fourteenth Street
       Hartsville, SC  29550


(843) 857-3121

District: Darlington 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
204th of 325 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,668 Help


Students who attend Hartsville Middle usually attend:

High:    Hartsville High

Feeder schools for Hartsville Middle:

Elementary:    Bay Road Elementary
    Carolina Elementary
    North Hartsville Elementary
    Southside Early Childhood Center
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Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  921

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.2%
African American:
40.7%
Two or more races:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hartsville Middle ranks worse than 62.8% of middle schools in South Carolina. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Darlington 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Hartsville Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Darlington 01 School District. Student population at Hartsville Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.2%), African American (40.7%), two or more races (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Darlington 01 School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hartsville Middle is 12.9. 1 middle schools in the Darlington 01 School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hartsville Middle is $13,668, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Darlington 01 School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hartsville Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Hartsville Middle 204th of 325 South Carolina public middle schools. (See Hartsville Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Darlington 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Darlington 01 44th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hartsville Middle

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Rank History for all students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 39.75 151st 225 32.9%
2004 38.30 151st 230 34.3%
2005 37.61 157th 230 31.7%
2006 42.59 149th 231 35.5%
2007 45.45 145th 236 38.6%
2008 45.98 154th 244 36.9%
2009 42.77 163rd 249 34.5%
2010 47.91 156th 261 40.2%
2011 47.83 163rd 269 39.4%
2012 61.25 115th 271 57.6%
2013 54.61 138th 276 50.0%
2014 47.75 160th 291 45.0%
2015 49.44 151st 301 49.8%
2016 60.65 115th 303 62.0%
2017 43.18 180th 317 43.2%
2018 45.93 153rd 303 49.5%
2019 44.05 170th 315 46.0%
2021 34.15 197th 311 36.7%
2022 34.02 203rd 310 34.5%
2023 36.15 204th 325 37.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.07 24th 39 38.5%
2021 17.93 23rd 25 8.0%
2022 18.56 38th 44 13.6%
2023 23.04 52nd 58 10.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.18 166th 280 40.7%
2019 37.24 186th 289 35.6%
2021 31.62 196th 288 31.9%
2022 32.15 201st 300 33.0%
2023 32.92 213th 313 31.9%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.23 162nd 281 42.3%
2019 47.77 156th 296 47.3%
2021 30.96 191st 279 31.5%
2022 27.95 208th 290 28.3%
2023 27.80 223rd 299 25.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.46 44th 194 77.3%
2019 43.66 100th 195 48.7%
2021 37.61 91st 164 44.5%
2022 46.65 90th 183 50.8%
2023 56.50 68th 187 63.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 4.99 175th 179 2.2%
2022 7.07 175th 182 3.8%
2023 7.08 175th 185 5.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.29 135th 284 52.5%
2019 41.16 177th 296 40.2%
2021 35.72 174th 279 37.6%
2022 39.11 174th 292 40.4%
2023 43.83 157th 303 48.2%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.19 148th 237 37.6%
2019 30.97 191st 252 24.2%
2021 30.61 171st 235 27.2%
2022 26.23 203rd 249 18.5%
2023 29.66 186th 253 26.5%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Middle Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.06 46th 139 66.9%
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Rank History for White students at Hartsville Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.83 126th 250 49.6%
2019 49.46 127th 258 50.8%
2021 38.04 154th 244 36.9%
2022 39.75 149th 249 40.2%
2023 40.88 153rd 260 41.2%
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Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Hartsville Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 570 396 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 967
1989 527 396 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 923
1990 500 385 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 886
1991 483 399 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 883
1992 447 417 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 866
1993 465 409 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 877
1994 433 355 1 3 3 n/a n/a 0 795
1995 473 356 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 832
1996 473 356 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 832
1997 426 337 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 769
1998 405 325 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 739
1999 405 343 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 759
2000 423 335 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 767
2001 406 361 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 777
2002 452 362 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 822
2003 452 362 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 822
2004 443 384 4 5 0 n/a n/a 1 837
2005 465 411 6 9 1 n/a n/a 1 893
2006 434 428 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 874
2007 608 621 6 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1248
2008 600 576 5 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1195
2009 586 572 6 17 0 n/a n/a 2 1183
2010 566 545 8 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1143
2011 538 511 6 26 1 2 8 0 1092
2012 567 526 6 20 3 1 11 0 1134
2013 573 526 5 23 1 0 8 0 1136
2014 585 525 6 25 2 0 17 0 1160
2015 535 471 9 38 2 0 19 0 1074
2016 515 439 11 42 1 0 23 0 1031
2017 504 424 8 49 2 0 15 0 1002
2018 511 437 14 49 2 1 22 0 1036
2019 505 434 11 58 0 1 66 0 1075
2020 470 420 15 59 0 0 78 0 1042
2021 417 409 8 57 0 0 92 0 983
2022 403 417 8 50 0 0 109 0 987
2023 379 375 5 50 0 0 112 0 921

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hartsville Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 967 50.3 19.2 n/a
1989 923 47.6 19.3 n/a
1990 886 50.0 17.7 n/a
1991 883 54.7 16.1 39.1
1992 866 50.1 17.2 37.9
1993 877 48.5 18.1 39.9
1994 795 47.5 16.7 39.5
1995 832 52.5 15.8 41.6
1996 832 52.5 15.8 41.6
1997 769 51.0 15.1 41.7
1998 739 51.0 14.5 44.5
1999 759 49.0 15.5 51.5
2000 767 50.0 15.3 54.5
2001 777 52.0 14.9 57.5
2002 822 50.0 16.4 56
2003 822 50.0 16.4 56
2004 837 53.0 15.8 50
2005 893 52.3 17.1 60.5
2006 874 50.3 17.4 62
2007 1248 96.0 13.0 57.3
2008 1195 71.0 16.8 59
2009 1183 70.0 16.9 59
2010 1143 66.0 17.3 61.6
2011 1092 63.0 17.3 61
2012 1134 60.0 18.9 63
2013 1136 59.0 19.2 65.5
2014 1160 65.0 17.8 65.1
2015 1074 66.0 16.2 87
2016 1031 63.0 16.3 100
2017 1002 62.0 16.1 100
2018 1036 63.0 16.4 100
2019 1075 64.0 16.7 100
2020 1042 64.0 16.2 100
2021 983 66.0 14.8 100
2022 987 68.0 14.5 100
2023 921 71.0 12.9 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hartsville Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 967 50.3 19.2 n/a
1989 923 47.6 19.3 n/a
1990 886 50.0 17.7 n/a
1991 883 54.7 16.1 39.1
1992 866 50.1 17.2 37.9
1993 877 48.5 18.1 39.9
1994 795 47.5 16.7 39.5
1995 832 52.5 15.8 41.6
1996 832 52.5 15.8 41.6
1997 769 51.0 15.1 41.7
1998 739 51.0 14.5 44.5
1999 759 49.0 15.5 51.5
2000 767 50.0 15.3 54.5
2001 777 52.0 14.9 57.5
2002 822 50.0 16.4 56
2003 822 50.0 16.4 56
2004 837 53.0 15.8 50
2005 893 52.3 17.1 60.5
2006 874 50.3 17.4 62
2007 1248 96.0 13.0 57.3
2008 1195 71.0 16.8 59
2009 1183 70.0 16.9 59
2010 1143 66.0 17.3 61.6
2011 1092 63.0 17.3 61
2012 1134 60.0 18.9 63
2013 1136 59.0 19.2 65.5
2014 1160 65.0 17.8 65.1
2015 1074 66.0 16.2 87
2016 1031 63.0 16.3 100
2017 1002 62.0 16.1 100
2018 1036 63.0 16.4 100
2019 1075 64.0 16.7 100
2020 1042 64.0 16.2 100
2021 983 66.0 14.8 100
2022 987 68.0 14.5 100
2023 921 71.0 12.9 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hartsville Middle

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $402 (4.4%) $334 (3.7%) $736 (8.1%) $7,283 (80.2%) $1,060 (11.7%) $8,343 (91.9%) $9,080
2020 $438 (4.8%) $265 (2.9%) $703 (7.7%) $7,307 (79.7%) $1,154 (12.6%) $8,461 (92.3%) $9,163
2021 $493 (4.8%) $379 (3.7%) $872 (8.5%) $8,171 (79.3%) $1,255 (12.2%) $9,426 (91.5%) $10,298
2022 $855 (7.8%) $772 (7.0%) $1,627 (14.8%) $8,103 (73.6%) $1,275 (11.6%) $9,377 (85.2%) $11,004
2023 $1,270 (9.3%) $1,227 (9.0%) $2,497 (18.3%) $9,865 (72.2%) $1,307 (9.6%) $11,171 (81.7%) $13,668

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hartsville Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 170th of 315 Middle schoolsRanks 204th of 325 Middle schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Science (Hartsville Middle)41.833.6
 8.2%
   6th Grade Science (Darlington 01)42.434.1
 8.3%
   6th Grade Science (South Carolina)47.143
 4.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hartsville Middle)30.140.6
 10.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Darlington 01)2940.9
 11.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)41.153.4
 12.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hartsville Middle)38.127.7
 10.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Darlington 01)3328.2
 4.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)43.936.7
 7.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hartsville Middle)36.337.1
 0.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Darlington 01)34.837.2
 2.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4450.1
 6.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hartsville Middle)26.221.2
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Darlington 01)29.722.5
 7.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)35.331
 4.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hartsville Middle)41.449.9
 8.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Darlington 01)37.546.6
 9.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)44.553.1
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hartsville Middle)34.826.2
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Darlington 01)29.429.1
 0.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)36.631.6
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Hartsville Middle)96.7100
 3.3%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Darlington 01)65.964.2
 1.7%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (South Carolina)68.668.3
 0.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1075921
 14.3%
African American434375
 13.6%
American Indian00
Asian115
 54.5%
Hispanic5850
 13.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White505379
 25%
Two or More Races66112
 69.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Hartsville Middle ranks 204th of 325 South Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Hartsville Middle usually go on to attend Hartsville High

In the 2022-23 school year, 921 students attended Hartsville Middle.

Students at Hartsville Middle are 41% White, 41% African American, 12% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.


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