Gold Hill Middle

Summary:

Gold Hill Middle is a highly-rated public middle school in Tega Cay, South Carolina, serving 855 students in grades 6-8. It is part of the York 04 school district, which is ranked 1 out of 77 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Gold Hill Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in South Carolina, ranking 9th out of 325 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. This is reflected in its students' exceptional performance on state assessments, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. The school has a relatively diverse student body, with significant percentages of Asian (11.11%), Hispanic (8.89%), and students of two or more races (5.5%). Additionally, Gold Hill Middle has a low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (11.35%), indicating a relatively affluent student population, and a favorable student-teacher ratio of 14.4.

While the nearby schools in the York 04 district also perform well, Gold Hill Middle stands out as the top-performing middle school in the district. This is evident in its higher proficiency rates, lower percentage of economically disadvantaged students, and more favorable student-teacher ratio compared to schools like Indian Land Intermediate, Oakridge Middle, and Rawlinson Road Middle.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1025 Dave Gibson Boulevard
       Tega Cay, SC  29708


(803) 548-8300

District: York 04

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 325 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,428 Help


Students who attend Gold Hill Middle usually attend:

High:    Fort Mill High

Feeder schools for Gold Hill Middle:

Elementary:    Gold Hill Elementary
    Tega Cay Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  855

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.6%
Asian:
11.1%
Hispanic:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gold Hill Middle ranks better than 97.2% of middle schools in South Carolina. It also ranks first among 6 ranked middle schools in the York 04 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.6%), Asian (11.1%), Hispanic (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gold Hill Middle is 14.4, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the York 04 School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gold Hill Middle is $10,428. 3 middle schools in the York 04 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gold Hill Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Gold Hill Middle 9th of 325 South Carolina public middle schools. (See Gold Hill Middle in the ranking list.)

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York 04:

SchoolDigger ranks York 04 1st of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gold Hill Middle

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Rank History for all students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 94.60 5th 225 97.8%
2004 93.94 6th 230 97.4%
2005 93.25 7th 230 97.0%
2006 95.06 4th 231 98.3%
2007 93.28 6th 236 97.5%
2008 94.08 6th 244 97.5%
2009 93.56 6th 249 97.6%
2010 93.95 6th 261 97.7%
2011 93.73 7th 269 97.4%
2012 91.42 11th 271 95.9%
2013 93.30 9th 276 96.7%
2014 93.24 10th 291 96.6%
2015 95.96 10th 301 96.7%
2016 94.40 12th 303 96.0%
2017 94.26 18th 317 94.3%
2018 97.37 10th 303 96.7%
2019 96.20 15th 315 95.2%
2021 97.86 11th 311 96.5%
2022 97.94 10th 310 96.8%
2023 98.13 9th 325 97.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.18 4th 117 96.6%
2022 99.88 1st 97 99.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.31 17th 280 93.9%
2019 93.28 17th 289 94.1%
2021 91.13 15th 288 94.8%
2022 95.30 6th 300 98.0%
2023 94.99 10th 313 96.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.28 7th 281 97.5%
2019 96.04 11th 296 96.3%
2021 96.26 12th 279 95.7%
2022 97.19 10th 290 96.6%
2023 97.22 11th 299 96.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.20 83rd 194 57.2%
2019 45.75 93rd 195 52.3%
2021 99.20 1st 164 99.4%
2023 95.47 2nd 187 98.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.83 9th 179 95.0%
2022 81.70 11th 182 94.0%
2023 82.61 4th 185 97.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.99 13th 284 95.4%
2019 96.22 13th 296 95.6%
2021 98.66 6th 279 97.8%
2022 98.29 7th 292 97.6%
2023 98.26 7th 303 97.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.54 1st 5 80.0%
2022 77.91 2nd 6 66.7%
2023 71.56 1st 7 85.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.54 2nd 237 99.2%
2019 95.30 11th 252 95.6%
2021 94.84 8th 235 96.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.25 5th 139 96.4%
2021 98.44 2nd 111 98.2%
2022 98.87 2nd 129 98.4%
2023 97.67 3rd 141 97.9%
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Rank History for White students at Gold Hill Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.64 18th 250 92.8%
2019 90.28 22nd 258 91.5%
2021 93.87 14th 244 94.3%
2022 90.73 16th 249 93.6%
2023 92.60 17th 260 93.5%
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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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by a student
Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Quote I think everyone keeps our school clean and the teachers are super nice but discipline if you doing something wrong or you don't have homework they basically do everything they are supposed to Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gold Hill Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 571 571
2000 606 32 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2001 674 37 15 6 1 n/a n/a 0 733
2002 727 44 22 17 0 n/a n/a 1 811
2003 727 44 22 17 0 n/a n/a 1 811
2004 793 48 19 19 2 n/a n/a 1 882
2005 826 49 17 25 6 n/a n/a 2 925
2006 803 50 19 14 6 n/a n/a 4 896
2007 525 59 11 17 1 n/a n/a 0 613
2008 557 67 16 23 0 n/a n/a 0 663
2009 608 78 18 30 0 n/a n/a 0 734
2010 631 96 23 28 0 n/a n/a 0 778
2011 670 74 19 27 0 5 10 0 805
2012 667 54 20 36 0 3 3 0 783
2013 591 43 21 31 0 3 16 0 705
2014 590 43 26 29 0 0 16 0 704
2015 617 40 29 39 1 0 28 0 754
2016 678 44 28 44 1 0 28 0 823
2017 726 57 33 47 3 0 38 0 904
2018 559 42 39 42 2 0 25 0 709
2019 578 59 46 65 1 1 29 0 779
2020 572 72 65 73 3 0 40 0 825
2021 559 59 69 71 3 0 41 0 802
2022 592 42 68 83 1 0 53 0 839
2023 595 40 95 76 2 0 47 0 855

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 Gold Hill Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 571 31.5 18.1 6.3
2000 654 40.0 16.4 7.3
2001 733 43.0 17.0 6.5
2002 811 48.0 16.9 5.9
2003 811 48.0 16.9 5.9
2004 882 51.0 17.3 7.3
2005 925 56.0 16.5 5.7
2006 896 58.0 15.4 5.9
2007 613 53.0 11.6 11.4
2008 663 49.0 13.5 13.3
2009 734 49.0 15.0 13.9
2010 778 49.0 15.8 14
2011 805 48.0 16.7 15.8
2012 783 47.0 16.6 12.5
2013 705 47.5 14.8 10.5
2014 704 46.0 15.3 10.1
2015 754 48.0 15.7 11
2016 823 51.0 16.1 11.8
2017 904 55.5 16.2 12.4
2018 709 46.5 15.2 8.9
2019 779 46.5 16.7 9.8
2020 825 54.0 15.2 9.1
2021 802 58.0 13.8 8.2
2022 839 60.8 13.7 5.5
2023 855 59.3 14.4 11.3

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 Gold Hill Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 571 31.5 18.1 6.3
2000 654 40.0 16.4 7.3
2001 733 43.0 17.0 6.5
2002 811 48.0 16.9 5.9
2003 811 48.0 16.9 5.9
2004 882 51.0 17.3 7.3
2005 925 56.0 16.5 5.7
2006 896 58.0 15.4 5.9
2007 613 53.0 11.6 11.4
2008 663 49.0 13.5 13.3
2009 734 49.0 15.0 13.9
2010 778 49.0 15.8 14
2011 805 48.0 16.7 15.8
2012 783 47.0 16.6 12.5
2013 705 47.5 14.8 10.5
2014 704 46.0 15.3 10.1
2015 754 48.0 15.7 11
2016 823 51.0 16.1 11.8
2017 904 55.5 16.2 12.4
2018 709 46.5 15.2 8.9
2019 779 46.5 16.7 9.8
2020 825 54.0 15.2 9.1
2021 802 58.0 13.8 8.2
2022 839 60.8 13.7 5.5
2023 855 59.3 14.4 11.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Gold 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 $99 (1.1%) $50 (0.6%) $150 (1.7%) $7,181 (82.9%) $1,329 (15.3%) $8,510 (98.3%) $8,660
2020 $91 (1.0%) $41 (0.5%) $132 (1.5%) $7,644 (85.0%) $1,221 (13.6%) $8,864 (98.5%) $8,996
2021 $238 (2.6%) $177 (1.9%) $415 (4.5%) $7,739 (84.4%) $1,018 (11.1%) $8,757 (95.5%) $9,172
2022 $390 (3.9%) $248 (2.5%) $639 (6.4%) $8,301 (82.5%) $1,122 (11.2%) $9,422 (93.6%) $10,061
2023 $420 (4.0%) $594 (5.7%) $1,014 (9.7%) $8,309 (79.7%) $1,105 (10.6%) $9,413 (90.3%) $10,428

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gold Hill Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 15th of 315 Middle schoolsRanks 9th of 325 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Science (Gold Hill Middle)77.680.3
 2.7%
   6th Grade Science (York 04)7874.9
 3.1%
   6th Grade Science (South Carolina)47.143
 4.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Gold Hill Middle)74.988.5
 13.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (York 04)70.380.2
 9.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)41.153.4
 12.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gold Hill Middle)80.774.2
 6.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (York 04)77.468.4
 9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)43.936.7
 7.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gold Hill Middle)72.184.1
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (York 04)68.776.8
 8.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4450.1
 6.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gold Hill Middle)63.464.5
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (York 04)67.561.8
 5.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)35.331
 4.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gold Hill Middle)71.678.5
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (York 04)68.776.8
 8.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)44.553.1
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Gold Hill Middle)70.470.4
   8th Grade Mathematics (York 04)68.663
 5.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)36.631.6
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Gold Hill Middle)100100
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (York 04)94.290
 4.2%
   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 Students779855
 9.8%
African American5940
 32.2%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian4695
 106.5%
Hispanic6576
 16.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White578595
 2.9%
Two or More Races2947
 62.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.8%11.3%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gold Hill Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 855 students attended Gold Hill Middle.

Yes! Gold Hill Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 9th of 325 South Carolina middle schools.

Students who attend Gold Hill Middle usually go on to attend Fort Mill High

Students at Gold Hill Middle are 70% White, 11% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% African American.


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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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