R. P. Dawkins Middle

Summary:

R. P. Dawkins Middle is a public middle school located in Moore, South Carolina, serving 862 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Spartanburg 06 school district.

R. P. Dawkins Middle stands out for its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 32.83% White, 42.81% African American, 13.23% Hispanic, 3.71% Asian, and 7.19% two or more races. This diversity is higher compared to nearby schools like L. E. Gable Middle and Woodruff Middle, which have a higher percentage of White students. Academically, the school has consistently performed well, ranking in the top third of South Carolina middle schools and outperforming the district and state averages, particularly for African American and White students. The school also provides strong support for its English Language Learner (ELL) students, ranking in the top 50 middle schools in the state for this subgroup.

However, the school has seen a significant increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 53.09% in 2020-2021 to 76.33% in 2022-2023, suggesting growing socioeconomic challenges. This is in contrast to schools like Boiling Springs Middle and Florence Chapel Middle, which have lower percentages of economically disadvantaged students. While the school has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, it has seen a slight decline in proficiency rates in Mathematics across all grade levels, which the school may need to address to ensure continued academic progress.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1300 East Blackstock Road
       Moore, SC  29369


(864) 576-8088

District: Spartanburg 06

SchoolDigger Rank:
114th of 325 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,971 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  862

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.8%
White:
32.8%
Hispanic:
13.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.3% Help


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Compare Details R. P. Dawkins Middle ranks better than 64.9% of middle schools in South Carolina. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at R. P. Dawkins Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (42.8%), White (32.8%), Hispanic (13.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at R. P. Dawkins Middle is 13.9. 1 middle schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at R. P. Dawkins Middle is $9,971. 1 middle schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

R. P. Dawkins Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks R. P. Dawkins Middle 114th of 325 South Carolina public middle schools. (See R. P. Dawkins Middle in the ranking list.)

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Spartanburg 06:

SchoolDigger ranks Spartanburg 06 40th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for R. P. Dawkins Middle

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Rank History for all students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 79.77 42nd 225 81.3%
2004 71.76 67th 230 70.9%
2005 79.30 43rd 230 81.3%
2006 73.64 68th 231 70.6%
2007 68.19 80th 236 66.1%
2008 69.87 73rd 244 70.1%
2009 69.51 81st 249 67.5%
2010 62.24 109th 261 58.2%
2011 63.58 107th 269 60.2%
2012 65.50 100th 271 63.1%
2013 64.25 97th 276 64.9%
2014 63.59 102nd 291 64.9%
2015 62.69 88th 301 70.8%
2016 61.21 111th 303 63.4%
2017 60.07 114th 317 64.0%
2018 59.63 109th 303 64.0%
2019 56.96 118th 315 62.5%
2021 63.48 103rd 311 66.9%
2022 57.33 113th 310 63.5%
2023 58.58 114th 325 64.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.12 37th 39 5.1%
2022 26.47 36th 44 18.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.51 15th 93 83.9%
2019 75.70 26th 117 77.8%
2021 80.43 7th 87 92.0%
2022 81.33 12th 97 87.6%
2023 50.92 42nd 95 55.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.89 128th 280 54.3%
2019 48.79 139th 289 51.9%
2021 59.52 95th 288 67.0%
2022 48.38 138th 300 54.0%
2023 49.70 133rd 313 57.5%
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Rank History for Female students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.28 98th 281 65.1%
2019 56.19 125th 296 57.8%
2021 64.27 93rd 279 66.7%
2022 58.57 101st 290 65.2%
2023 63.40 93rd 299 68.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.36 151st 194 22.2%
2019 30.56 149th 195 23.6%
2021 36.06 99th 164 39.6%
2022 40.95 100th 183 45.4%
2023 52.14 77th 187 58.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.15 121st 179 32.4%
2022 36.04 145th 182 20.3%
2023 39.40 134th 185 27.6%
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Rank History for Male students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.09 109th 284 61.6%
2019 58.44 106th 296 64.2%
2021 61.22 100th 279 64.2%
2022 54.96 114th 292 61.0%
2023 53.88 118th 303 61.1%
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Rank History for African American students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.25 92nd 237 61.2%
2019 54.19 97th 252 61.5%
2021 67.79 42nd 235 82.1%
2022 63.07 58th 249 76.7%
2023 64.63 65th 253 74.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.12 32nd 123 74.0%
2019 62.07 48th 139 65.5%
2021 60.38 42nd 111 62.2%
2022 65.70 38th 129 70.5%
2023 48.31 68th 141 51.8%
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Rank History for White students at R. P. Dawkins Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.65 44th 250 82.4%
2019 70.94 72nd 258 72.1%
2021 78.74 44th 244 82.0%
2022 68.43 74th 249 70.3%
2023 74.65 57th 260 78.1%
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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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Enrollment information for R. P. Dawkins Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 417 63 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1989 410 47 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1990 424 56 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1991 431 57 15 3 1 n/a n/a 0 507
1992 437 64 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 519
1993 458 68 14 4 1 n/a n/a 0 545
1994 508 74 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1995 588 97 25 4 1 n/a n/a 0 715
1996 588 97 25 4 1 n/a n/a 0 715
1997 602 116 26 4 0 n/a n/a 0 748
1998 578 141 22 2 1 n/a n/a 0 744
1999 569 173 29 10 2 n/a n/a 0 783
2000 570 194 30 7 4 n/a n/a 0 805
2001 572 233 20 13 4 n/a n/a 0 842
2002 492 259 27 32 3 n/a n/a 2 815
2003 492 259 27 32 3 n/a n/a 2 815
2004 487 290 34 43 3 n/a n/a 1 858
2005 480 277 44 44 5 n/a n/a 1 851
2006 426 301 45 50 3 n/a n/a 2 827
2007 440 295 42 45 6 n/a n/a 0 828
2008 424 314 42 56 4 n/a n/a 0 840
2009 405 295 54 57 3 n/a n/a 1 815
2010 360 335 54 64 3 n/a n/a 1 817
2011 329 349 43 61 3 2 22 0 809
2012 330 347 45 68 3 1 30 0 824
2013 338 373 41 67 4 0 38 0 861
2014 354 346 40 73 6 0 38 0 857
2015 369 338 31 71 3 0 29 0 841
2016 353 323 30 78 3 0 33 0 820
2017 340 331 38 88 3 0 33 0 833
2018 332 362 40 99 2 0 40 0 875
2019 355 395 42 110 2 2 48 0 954
2020 337 392 41 130 1 2 56 0 959
2021 316 406 35 128 1 2 50 0 938
2022 276 401 36 122 0 0 58 0 893
2023 283 369 32 114 2 0 62 0 862

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 R. P. Dawkins Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 30.7 15.8 n/a
1989 465 29.8 15.6 n/a
1990 494 31.5 15.6 n/a
1991 507 31.3 16.1 8.1
1992 519 33.1 15.6 10.8
1993 545 34.5 15.8 10.6
1994 595 36.6 16.3 11.8
1995 715 46.0 15.5 22
1996 715 46.0 15.5 22
1997 748 48.0 15.6 14.8
1998 744 51.0 14.6 16.4
1999 783 54.0 14.5 21.2
2000 805 55.0 14.6 19.5
2001 842 54.0 15.6 22.4
2002 815 53.0 15.4 32
2003 815 53.0 15.4 32
2004 858 54.0 15.9 39.4
2005 851 56.4 15.1 36.6
2006 827 56.8 14.6 38.5
2007 828 64.8 12.8 36.2
2008 840 53.4 15.7 41
2009 815 53.4 15.3 38.6
2010 817 52.7 15.5 41.8
2011 809 52.7 15.3 40.9
2012 824 51.0 16.1 46.5
2013 861 52.2 16.4 52.8
2014 857 53.0 16.1 47.7
2015 841 54.0 15.5 38.9
2016 820 54.0 15.1 42.1
2017 833 54.7 15.2 48
2018 875 55.7 15.7 47.2
2019 954 58.7 16.2 53.1
2020 959 61.7 15.5 53.3
2021 938 60.3 15.5 53.1
2022 893 60.0 14.8 63
2023 862 62.0 13.9 76.3

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 R. P. Dawkins Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 30.7 15.8 n/a
1989 465 29.8 15.6 n/a
1990 494 31.5 15.6 n/a
1991 507 31.3 16.1 8.1
1992 519 33.1 15.6 10.8
1993 545 34.5 15.8 10.6
1994 595 36.6 16.3 11.8
1995 715 46.0 15.5 22
1996 715 46.0 15.5 22
1997 748 48.0 15.6 14.8
1998 744 51.0 14.6 16.4
1999 783 54.0 14.5 21.2
2000 805 55.0 14.6 19.5
2001 842 54.0 15.6 22.4
2002 815 53.0 15.4 32
2003 815 53.0 15.4 32
2004 858 54.0 15.9 39.4
2005 851 56.4 15.1 36.6
2006 827 56.8 14.6 38.5
2007 828 64.8 12.8 36.2
2008 840 53.4 15.7 41
2009 815 53.4 15.3 38.6
2010 817 52.7 15.5 41.8
2011 809 52.7 15.3 40.9
2012 824 51.0 16.1 46.5
2013 861 52.2 16.4 52.8
2014 857 53.0 16.1 47.7
2015 841 54.0 15.5 38.9
2016 820 54.0 15.1 42.1
2017 833 54.7 15.2 48
2018 875 55.7 15.7 47.2
2019 954 58.7 16.2 53.1
2020 959 61.7 15.5 53.3
2021 938 60.3 15.5 53.1
2022 893 60.0 14.8 63
2023 862 62.0 13.9 76.3

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 R. P. Dawkins 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 $312 (3.4%) $359 (3.9%) $671 (7.4%) $7,460 (81.7%) $995 (10.9%) $8,454 (92.6%) $9,126
2020 $331 (3.7%) $362 (4.0%) $693 (7.7%) $7,315 (81.5%) $964 (10.7%) $8,278 (92.3%) $8,971
2021 $369 (3.7%) $378 (3.8%) $747 (7.5%) $8,259 (83.4%) $891 (9.0%) $9,150 (92.5%) $9,897
2022 $490 (4.8%) $611 (6.0%) $1,100 (10.8%) $8,199 (80.8%) $851 (8.4%) $9,049 (89.2%) $10,149
2023 $114 (1.1%) $46 (0.5%) $160 (1.6%) $8,820 (88.5%) $991 (9.9%) $9,811 (98.4%) $9,971

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

Impact of COVID-19 on R. P. Dawkins Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 118th of 315 Middle schoolsRanks 114th of 325 Middle schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Science (R. P. Dawkins Middle)45.741.5
 4.2%
   6th Grade Science (Spartanburg 06)38.535.6
 2.9%
   6th Grade Science (South Carolina)47.143
 4.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (R. P. Dawkins Middle)45.953.5
 7.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)37.451.3
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)41.153.4
 12.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (R. P. Dawkins Middle)43.138.6
 4.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)33.428.6
 4.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)43.936.7
 7.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (R. P. Dawkins Middle)44.256.2
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)35.549.3
 13.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4450.1
 6.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (R. P. Dawkins Middle)40.439.2
 1.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)29.627
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)35.331
 4.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (R. P. Dawkins Middle)43.749.4
 5.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)39.150.5
 11.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)44.553.1
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (R. P. Dawkins Middle)40.231.1
 9.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)31.925.7
 6.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)36.631.6
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (R. P. Dawkins Middle)100100
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Spartanburg 06)77.470.6
 6.8%
   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 Students954862
 9.6%
African American395369
 6.6%
American Indian22
Asian4232
 23.8%
Hispanic110114
 3.6%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White355283
 20.3%
Two or More Races4862
 29.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.1%76.3%
 23.2%


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Students at R. P. Dawkins Middle are 43% African American, 33% White, 13% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

R. P. Dawkins Middle ranks 114th of 325 South Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 862 students attended R. P. Dawkins Middle.


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