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Centerville Elementary

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Posted July 23, 2013

Centerville Elementary School, Anderson, SC - Family and staff interactions are great; both the fun times and the work times are great. What could we improve? - More 1:1 programs; more parents involved in PTO. Have a great night


Posted June 9, 2013

Centerville Academy is a loving and nurturing environment with great administration and teachers. My children are challenged and encouraged to strive for the best. They thrive at this school, and have experienced nothing but academic success thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

My kids and I absolutely love centerville!! My daughter to 3rd grade and son will going to 1st. The staff reached out to me when they were having an attendance issue. Being a single mom, was tough about a year ago. But after they talked with my kids. They now have perfect attendance and AB honor roll. They are awesome and we always have fun there :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

my daughter has gone to the school for kindergarten and first grade, so far. The teacher she has this year is absolutely amazing, and is very open with communicating and making sure the children are getting the best they can out of the school day. i would give this school a higher rating if it wasn't for the office staff. the times i have gone in there (which does not happen too much, but it does happen) they act as though i am being a disturbance, and look at me as though i am dumb (i am a young mom, but i am married.... not like that should matter.) the first day of kindergarten, my daughter's father went straight into the office and they gave him a car line window sign.... i had given them my custody papers and they should have at least had some way to put her name in the computer to see that there was NO WAY he was allowed to pick her up. the only way i found out was her father told me the school said he could pick her up. the staff didn't even apologize for giving him the window sign... not even a sympathetic smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My daughter has attended for one year so far, and there are many things I like about Centerville including the great attitude of the principle and teachers towards helping kids excel. They are organized and keep to a good routine, however I don't know how flexible they would be with a child whose needs didn't fit with their routine as we didn't challenge the system. I was impressed with the teacher, the school psychologist, and the speech therapy instructors, everyone was kind and great to work with. The only complaint I have about the school is in working with the office staff. Any time I called with questions, or the two times I checked my daughter out the lady behind the desk treated me like she thought I was stupid for asking questions and should already know the answers. I always felt apprehensive if I had to call or stop at the office for anything and that really bothers me. If they had someone who was more down to earth working the front office, I would say this school is close to perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

All three of my kids have went to centerville.They all loved going there.The teachers are great with the students and parents.They try their best to help all of the students suceed.I think that it is the best school a kid can go to.Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

Centerville is second to none in Anderson District 5. I have been involved with several elementary schools over the years and there has been none with higher quality than Centerville. The new principal is a true asset to education in general and has a real concern for each and every child. There many activites offered for the children - from Running Club to Odyssey of the Mind and Robotics; a very well rounded offering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

This school is top-notch! My child was placed in a class room for gifted children, and has loved it. The teachers have been patient during times of difficulty. I have never encountered any rudeness from anyone at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

My child has gone here for 1 year and they have helped my child so much! All of the teachers are great and the staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

This school neglected to help my child when he needed it. He attended this school for 2 years.The school I finally moved him to could not believe Centerville did not give him the extra help they are sopposed to, the teachers just let him fail. Now that he is in 5th grade the school he is in now has to try and catch him up. The two years my children were in Centerville the staff in the office were always so rude. I would dred dealing with the staff even if it was only to pick up my children. This is a popular opinion, there needs to be a staff change.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students70%
Female75%
Male68%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled20%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled27%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students57%
Female76%
Male47%
African-American37%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled46%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students61%
Female70%
Male57%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled20%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled60%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled70%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled80%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled50%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled21%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male78%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled16%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female71%
Male81%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled30%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students79%
Female80%
Male76%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled11%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 53%
Black 24% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1529 Whitehall Rd
Anderson, SC 29625
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