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2600 Wheat St

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 343-2947

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 900

Students Per Teacher: 12

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19 Parent Reviews for Hand Middle School

Hand Middle School is a wonderful school! My child is happy to go to school everyday! The principal and the teachers are the best we have ever experienced. Every time I enter the doorway I am greeted with a smile from all of the staff. My child is challenged with rigorous classroom experiences. I was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/13

My sweet AP sixth grader started out a bright eyed, enthusiastic kid at Hand only to become academically and socially frustrated, having been subjected to rampant bullying, nasty racial comments from kids and sexist ridicule from teachers. Violent fights occur on a regular basis as do highly inappropriate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/09/13

Faculty experience and credentials. School size Academic Programs and Activities Child enjoyment.

Posted by a parent on 04/29/10

I am continually impressed with the high standards and dedication of the teachers and especially the principal. They strive to create a safe and focused environment.

Posted by a parent on 11/18/09

Such a great school, my child is learning so much there!

Posted by a parent on 11/07/09

They give my daughter the special attention she needs.

Posted by a parent on 10/23/09

Hand continues to hire quality teachers and stress the importance of a quality education. They support the community and care for about the well-being of each child. I highly recommend they be voted 'America's Favorite School!' Pam Marino Meacham

Posted by a other on 10/16/09

Hand Middle school have the best teachers and really care about teaching their students and making sure they learn

Posted by a parent on 10/14/09

My favorite thing about Hand Middle School is everyone seems happy to be there!

Posted by a parent on 10/14/09

Our family now has four generations of Hand students. My Dad (age 90) was in the first class at Hand. I attended Hand, my daughters attended Hand, and now two of my grandchildren are students at Hand. The faces of the teachers have changed, but the quality of education remains the best.

Posted by a parent on 10/14/09

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Test scores for Hand Middle School

PASS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Hand Middle School
Richland County School District 01
South Carolina
* In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Columbia schools — Hand Middle School is located at 2600 Wheat St, Columbia SC 29205. 2600 Wheat St is in the 29205 ZIP code in Columbia, SC The school district for Hand Middle School is the Richland County School District 01. Hand Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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