Saluda Trail Middle

Public 6-8

 2300 Saluda Road
       Rock Hill, SC  29730


(803) 981-1800

District: York 03

SchoolDigger Rank:
172nd of 315 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,200 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  862

Racial breakdown:

African American:
56.4%
White:
35.3%
Hispanic:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Saluda Trail Middle ranks worse than 54.6% of middle schools in South Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked middle schools in the York 03 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (56.4%), White (35.3%), Hispanic (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saluda Trail Middle is 14.9. 3 middle schools in the York 03 School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saluda Trail Middle is $10,200. 3 middle schools in the York 03 School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Saluda Trail Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Saluda Trail Middle 172nd of 315 South Carolina public middle schools. (See Saluda Trail Middle in the ranking list.)

York 03:

SchoolDigger ranks York 03 31st of 82 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Saluda Trail Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 60.74 96th 225 57.3%
2004 66.97 86th 230 62.6%
2005 61.55 98th 230 57.4%
2006 69.24 78th 231 66.2%
2007 56.91 119th 236 49.6%
2008 51.18 136th 244 44.3%
2009 49.82 144th 249 42.2%
2010 53.51 140th 261 46.4%
2011 56.84 132nd 269 50.9%
2012 59.33 123rd 271 54.6%
2013 48.98 149th 276 46.0%
2014 43.98 170th 291 41.6%
2015 45.93 158th 301 47.5%
2016 39.69 195th 303 35.6%
2017 50.50 146th 317 53.9%
2018 53.91 123rd 303 59.4%
2019 43.56 172nd 315 45.4%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Open Quote This review is written for graduating teachers, teachers new to the area, and parents considering STMS as a school of choice. Please pause. Read this, and think carefully before you commit or apply at this school. If you think of the lost city of Atlantis, Saluda Trail Middle School is this in that it was a great school four and five years ago. Under current leadership, it has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

The promise of a STEAM education is broken. This school’s strength has always been its teachers. Its related arts teachers are some of the best, and they have given everything to this school along with its academic teachers. Saluda Trail is not worth your mental or physical health, or your child’s physical or mental health. The school has tossed more under the rug from student fights to how they’re handled to the fact the kids run the school. Students get away with almost everything from how they mouth off at each other and teachers, and mild to more extreme physical violence. Parents and students hold sway over an administration that gives an excuse to the students’ struggles rather than effectively addressing issues.

This falls at the doorstep of administration not the teachers or the students. Before four to five years ago, Saluda Trail had held onto some of the best teachers in the state. These are teachers who understand classroom management and how to engage students in twenty-first century learning. They are told to examine data, but then leaders are unwilling to examine the true reasons behind the data, including student behavior. Leadership can lay students’ reactions and actions in the teacher’s classroom all it wants, and say, “Have better classroom management.”

Until the entire administration looks in the mirror and Dr. Cook realizes the devastation being caused by current leadership, Saluda Trail will stay at the bottom of the ocean. The school will continue to bleed the excellent teachers the leadership takes for granted. The school will continue to receive a degrading reputation through talk even as the school sweeps fights under the rug. Administration has its favorites, and the rest will go unnoticed or will be silenced while they’re stuck. Save your health. Save your contract. Save your child. Save your family because good teachers’ mental and physical health will take a toll on your family, too. Just like the game, Monopoly, says on the board, “Do not pass go.” If you pass go, you will find yourself needing more than prayers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Saluda Trail Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 400 343 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 750
2001 495 381 3 4 4 n/a n/a 0 887
2002 465 389 3 7 4 n/a n/a 1 869
2003 465 389 3 7 4 n/a n/a 1 869
2004 490 422 4 7 2 n/a n/a 2 927
2005 445 412 3 6 5 n/a n/a 0 871
2006 448 397 2 10 3 n/a n/a 0 860
2007 454 405 4 16 6 n/a n/a 0 885
2008 463 420 3 21 8 n/a n/a 0 915
2009 421 417 5 12 12 n/a n/a 0 867
2010 423 408 5 14 16 n/a n/a 0 866
2011 369 386 2 13 9 0 17 0 796
2012 361 395 2 15 8 0 14 0 795
2013 356 415 3 19 8 1 14 0 816
2014 332 394 7 16 6 2 19 0 776
2015 330 412 3 16 7 0 17 0 785
2016 330 427 4 27 7 0 16 0 811
2017 311 442 5 34 6 0 22 0 820
2018 326 424 4 37 5 0 32 0 828
2019 304 486 6 37 3 0 26 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 Saluda Trail Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 750 45.0 16.7 32.1
2001 887 51.0 17.4 28.3
2002 869 55.0 15.8 37.1
2003 869 55.0 15.8 37.1
2004 927 55.0 16.9 44.1
2005 871 59.0 14.8 44.3
2006 860 59.6 14.4 43.3
2007 885 71.0 12.5 45.5
2008 915 62.6 14.6 47.1
2009 867 51.6 16.8 49.8
2010 866 60.6 14.2 52.9
2011 796 55.0 14.4 56
2012 795 54.6 14.5 59.9
2013 816 54.6 14.9 61.8
2014 776 51.6 15.0 59.7
2015 785 54.0 14.5 60.3
2016 811 55.0 14.7 60.8
2017 820 54.6 15.0 60.5
2018 828 58.6 14.1 52.9
2019 862 57.6 14.9 54.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Saluda Trail Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 750 45.0 16.7 32.1
2001 887 51.0 17.4 28.3
2002 869 55.0 15.8 37.1
2003 869 55.0 15.8 37.1
2004 927 55.0 16.9 44.1
2005 871 59.0 14.8 44.3
2006 860 59.6 14.4 43.3
2007 885 71.0 12.5 45.5
2008 915 62.6 14.6 47.1
2009 867 51.6 16.8 49.8
2010 866 60.6 14.2 52.9
2011 796 55.0 14.4 56
2012 795 54.6 14.5 59.9
2013 816 54.6 14.9 61.8
2014 776 51.6 15.0 59.7
2015 785 54.0 14.5 60.3
2016 811 55.0 14.7 60.8
2017 820 54.6 15.0 60.5
2018 828 58.6 14.1 52.9
2019 862 57.6 14.9 54.3

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 Saluda Trail Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $739 (7.2%) $9,460 (92.7%) $10,200

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education.

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