D. R. Hill Middle

Summary:

D. R. Hill Middle is a public middle school located in Lyman, South Carolina, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 702 students. The school is part of the Spartanburg 05 District, which is ranked 20 out of 77 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

D. R. Hill Middle has consistently performed well on state assessments, with 100% of students proficient or better in EOCEP/Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the Spartanburg 05 district (71.75%) and the state (68.32%) averages. However, the school's performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 7 and 8 is below the district and state averages. The school's subgroup performance is mixed, ranking highly for African American, Hispanic, and Disabled students, but lower for White and Multi-racial students. D. R. Hill Middle has a relatively high per-student spending of $10,909 in 2022-2023 and a lower student-teacher ratio of 12.6 compared to nearby schools.

When comparing D. R. Hill Middle to nearby schools, Florence Chapel Middle outperforms D. R. Hill Middle in both academic achievement and overall state rankings, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Additionally, Berry Shoals Intermediate and Beech Springs Intermediate, which serve grades 5-6, have generally higher academic performance than D. R. Hill Middle, particularly in English Language Arts. Furthermore, Northwood Middle, located in the neighboring Greenville 01 District, outperforms D. R. Hill Middle in both academic achievement and state rankings, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1303 Holly Springs Road
       Lyman, SC  29365


(864) 949-2370

District: Spartanburg 05

SchoolDigger Rank:
140th of 325 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,909 Help


Students who attend D. R. Hill Middle usually attend:

High:    James F. Byrnes High

Feeder schools for D. R. Hill Middle:

Elementary:    Duncan Elementary School of the Arts
    Lyman Elementary
    Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  702

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.9%
African American:
22.5%
Hispanic:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.2% Help


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Compare Details D. R. Hill Middle ranks better than 56.9% of middle schools in South Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at D. R. Hill Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.9%), African American (22.5%), Hispanic (17.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Spartanburg 05 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at D. R. Hill Middle is 12.6, which is the 2nd best among 2 middle schools in the Spartanburg 05 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at D. R. Hill Middle is $10,909, which is the 2nd highest among 2 middle schools in the Spartanburg 05 School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

D. R. Hill Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks D. R. Hill Middle 140th of 325 South Carolina public middle schools. (See D. R. Hill Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Spartanburg 05:

SchoolDigger ranks Spartanburg 05 20th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for D. R. Hill Middle

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Rank History for all students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 65.34 81st 225 64.0%
2004 67.96 81st 230 64.8%
2005 59.02 105th 230 54.3%
2006 66.02 85th 231 63.2%
2007 56.50 121st 236 48.7%
2008 48.95 146th 244 40.2%
2009 61.73 102nd 249 59.0%
2010 68.49 78th 261 70.1%
2011 69.98 85th 269 68.4%
2012 66.95 96th 271 64.6%
2013 55.39 134th 276 51.4%
2014 56.06 123rd 291 57.7%
2015 52.01 136th 301 54.8%
2016 56.32 129th 303 57.4%
2017 47.08 162nd 317 48.9%
2018 50.44 135th 303 55.4%
2019 47.05 157th 315 50.2%
2021 48.70 146th 311 53.1%
2022 45.56 157th 310 49.4%
2023 51.55 140th 325 56.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.18 21st 25 16.0%
2022 45.97 20th 44 54.5%
2023 48.08 32nd 58 44.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.56 45th 93 51.6%
2019 41.64 66th 117 43.6%
2021 50.98 41st 87 52.9%
2022 32.00 68th 97 29.9%
2023 39.88 58th 95 38.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.95 96th 280 65.7%
2019 54.72 113th 289 60.9%
2021 57.70 105th 288 63.5%
2022 51.77 120th 300 60.0%
2023 56.68 107th 313 65.8%
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Rank History for Female students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.39 119th 281 57.7%
2019 50.86 141st 296 52.4%
2021 46.23 146th 279 47.7%
2022 44.56 153rd 290 47.2%
2023 51.87 131st 299 56.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.96 64th 194 67.0%
2019 40.25 108th 195 44.6%
2021 49.98 59th 164 64.0%
2022 53.48 69th 183 62.3%
2023 74.04 31st 187 83.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.25 54th 179 69.8%
2022 68.05 56th 182 69.2%
2023 73.13 46th 185 75.1%
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Rank History for Male students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.23 141st 284 50.4%
2019 44.31 157th 296 47.0%
2021 50.30 126th 279 54.8%
2022 46.60 145th 292 50.3%
2023 50.20 136th 303 55.1%
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Rank History for African American students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.56 99th 237 58.2%
2019 55.73 88th 252 65.1%
2021 51.79 98th 235 58.3%
2022 48.27 113th 249 54.6%
2023 51.03 109th 253 56.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.32 86th 123 30.1%
2019 40.69 89th 139 36.0%
2021 61.15 39th 111 64.9%
2022 33.32 88th 129 31.8%
2023 43.84 80th 141 43.3%
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Rank History for White students at D. R. Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.31 150th 250 40.0%
2019 33.59 175th 258 32.2%
2021 36.01 156th 244 36.1%
2022 35.16 162nd 249 34.9%
2023 41.83 148th 260 43.1%
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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 D. R. Hill Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 548 172 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1989 560 162 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1990 595 128 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1991 843 208 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1054
1992 860 214 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1075
1993 911 227 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1139
1994 889 243 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1137
1995 926 231 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1167
1996 926 231 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1167
1997 622 174 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 806
1998 606 171 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 791
1999 626 140 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 786
2000 648 165 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 827
2001 698 189 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 908
2002 639 234 15 30 2 n/a n/a 1 921
2003 639 234 15 30 2 n/a n/a 1 921
2004 698 236 16 44 2 n/a n/a 1 997
2005 401 116 13 30 3 n/a n/a 0 563
2006 364 107 6 35 2 n/a n/a 1 515
2007 371 108 7 29 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2008 331 156 10 34 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2009 380 161 11 34 0 n/a n/a 0 586
2010 368 145 12 55 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2011 373 124 8 49 0 0 0 0 554
2012 396 119 8 42 0 0 15 0 580
2013 390 132 11 42 0 0 22 0 597
2014 377 118 11 55 0 0 14 0 575
2015 399 116 8 63 1 2 20 0 609
2016 373 122 7 68 1 2 25 0 598
2017 369 106 9 73 0 0 27 0 584
2018 387 129 9 71 0 0 33 0 629
2019 362 153 6 84 0 1 37 0 643
2020 332 150 9 91 2 0 38 0 622
2021 343 149 10 122 1 0 41 0 666
2022 375 154 9 137 0 0 57 0 732
2023 357 158 14 121 0 0 52 0 702

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 D. R. Hill Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 724 39.4 18.3 n/a
1989 725 37.5 19.3 n/a
1990 727 39.1 18.5 n/a
1991 1054 56.9 18.5 16.2
1992 1075 58.7 18.3 18.3
1993 1139 60.1 19.0 21.9
1994 1137 64.0 17.8 25
1995 1167 67.0 17.4 23.8
1996 1167 67.0 17.4 23.8
1997 806 56.0 14.4 25.4
1998 791 55.0 14.4 26.9
1999 786 58.0 13.6 40.3
2000 827 58.0 14.3 39.3
2001 908 63.0 14.4 40.3
2002 921 69.0 13.3 42.5
2003 921 69.0 13.3 42.5
2004 997 68.0 14.7 43.1
2005 563 43.5 12.9 48.1
2006 515 43.0 12.0 49.8
2007 515 55.0 9.4 44.9
2008 531 42.0 12.6 49
2009 586 43.0 13.6 54.4
2010 580 43.0 13.4 59.3
2011 554 41.0 13.5 58.7
2012 580 42.0 13.8 57.8
2013 597 41.5 14.3 62.5
2014 575 42.5 13.5 65
2015 609 44.0 13.8 58.3
2016 598 45.0 13.2 56.7
2017 584 47.0 12.4 54.6
2018 629 50.0 12.5 55.5
2019 643 46.0 13.9 54.1
2020 622 49.0 12.6 51.3
2021 666 49.8 13.3 60.7
2022 732 54.8 13.3 60.9
2023 702 55.3 12.6 80.2

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 D. R. Hill Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 724 39.4 18.3 n/a
1989 725 37.5 19.3 n/a
1990 727 39.1 18.5 n/a
1991 1054 56.9 18.5 16.2
1992 1075 58.7 18.3 18.3
1993 1139 60.1 19.0 21.9
1994 1137 64.0 17.8 25
1995 1167 67.0 17.4 23.8
1996 1167 67.0 17.4 23.8
1997 806 56.0 14.4 25.4
1998 791 55.0 14.4 26.9
1999 786 58.0 13.6 40.3
2000 827 58.0 14.3 39.3
2001 908 63.0 14.4 40.3
2002 921 69.0 13.3 42.5
2003 921 69.0 13.3 42.5
2004 997 68.0 14.7 43.1
2005 563 43.5 12.9 48.1
2006 515 43.0 12.0 49.8
2007 515 55.0 9.4 44.9
2008 531 42.0 12.6 49
2009 586 43.0 13.6 54.4
2010 580 43.0 13.4 59.3
2011 554 41.0 13.5 58.7
2012 580 42.0 13.8 57.8
2013 597 41.5 14.3 62.5
2014 575 42.5 13.5 65
2015 609 44.0 13.8 58.3
2016 598 45.0 13.2 56.7
2017 584 47.0 12.4 54.6
2018 629 50.0 12.5 55.5
2019 643 46.0 13.9 54.1
2020 622 49.0 12.6 51.3
2021 666 49.8 13.3 60.7
2022 732 54.8 13.3 60.9
2023 702 55.3 12.6 80.2

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 D. R. Hill 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 $37 (0.4%) $489 (5.0%) $526 (5.4%) $8,139 (83.7%) $1,059 (10.9%) $9,198 (94.6%) $9,724
2020 $35 (0.3%) $489 (4.9%) $524 (5.2%) $8,291 (82.7%) $1,216 (12.1%) $9,507 (94.8%) $10,031
2021 $31 (0.3%) $391 (3.6%) $422 (3.9%) $9,281 (85.5%) $1,157 (10.7%) $10,438 (96.1%) $10,861
2022 $257 (2.4%) $547 (5.0%) $804 (7.4%) $9,067 (83.3%) $1,013 (9.3%) $10,080 (92.6%) $10,884
2023 $343 (3.1%) $651 (6.0%) $994 (9.1%) $8,756 (80.3%) $1,159 (10.6%) $9,915 (90.9%) $10,909

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

Impact of COVID-19 on D. R. Hill Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 157th of 315 Middle schoolsRanks 140th of 325 Middle schools
 6.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (D. R. Hill Middle)45.449.8
 4.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 05)47.556.2
 8.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4450.1
 6.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (D. R. Hill Middle)3627.7
 8.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 05)4538.9
 6.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)35.331
 4.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (D. R. Hill Middle)35.849.3
 13.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 05)41.457
 15.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)44.553.1
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (D. R. Hill Middle)37.931.6
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 05)47.544
 3.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)36.631.6
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (D. R. Hill Middle)100100
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Spartanburg 05)75.571.8
 3.8%
   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 Students643702
 9.2%
African American153158
 3.3%
American Indian00
Asian614
 133.3%
Hispanic84121
 44%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White362357
 1.4%
Two or More Races3752
 40.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.1%80.2%
 26.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about D. R. Hill Middle

Students who attend D. R. Hill Middle usually go on to attend James F. Byrnes High

Students at D. R. Hill Middle are 51% White, 23% African American, 17% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 702 students attended D. R. Hill Middle.

D. R. Hill Middle ranks 140th of 325 South Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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