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Whitehall Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2014

Whitehall Elementary has spent the last couple of years evolving into a powerhouse Title I school and magnet school for a good reason: It increasingly excels in assisting under-performing students while still challenging the children ahead of the curve. In an area where socioeconomic conditions and single parent households can make it hard on some students, Whitehall offers a number of programs and help where it is needed to compensate for the disadvantages. Under Principle Tonna Marroni we've watched the school develop their reading and cultural programs; expanding on their core communication school strength. Long gone are the days where the top three skills required by the job market are reading, writing, and arithmetic. Whitehall has realized this and focuses their efforts on teaching the fundamentals through teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We were proud to send our son through Whitehall Elementary and would highly recommend it now over the other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

We moved our daughter to Whitehall at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year after the redistricting killed Concord Elementary's reign of privileged kids. Where Concord is now struggling, Whitehall is thriving. I don't think the redistricting hurt them at all -- they seem used to the mix of kids they have. Consequently, they really know how to cater to kids who have problems at home or who's families are a bit tighter with money without holding back (or unfairly singling out) those kids without those problems. Our daughter really thrived this year, more than she ever did at Concord. We could not be happier that we made the switch and expect to see more of her ex-classmates from Concord trying to make the switch next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

Whitehall is an amazing school! The teachers and staff love and support the children in there caqre. They go above and beyond in trying to help students who are struggling in any subject and try to challege the ones who are above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I love Whitehall, love the teachers and love the principal. My daughter has found it to be a very nurturing environment where the teachers care, and we have been amazed at all she has learned. We have been active in the school and seen how many teachers have handled many different situations and have always come away impressed. The principal is wonderful with the kids and cares deeply about each of them. The PTA leadership work tirelessly and extend themselves way beyond the call of duty. If we ever move to a different neighborhood, we would still want our children to attend Whitehall. Only complaint is the dirt by the backyard playground is pretty messy and should be refurbished with sand or something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

This school really does not support their students. The teachers at as if they are just punching a time clock and could care less about how your child is doing.The principal is worse than the teachers. When I tried to voice my concerns he and all of his staff tried to get the responsibility off of them and blamed everything on my son . They did not want to be held accountable for their actions. This school needs to be restaffed or closed. My son is there now and I am currently trying my hardest to move to another school zone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

This school does not really support their students, at least mine they did not. My student was not doing well in reading, I asked for him to be tested and they told me they do not test for learning disibilities like reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

I'll make it short and sweet. If you care about your child's education you will move to another school zone. The teachers and especially the principal did not care about challanging my child since she was 'meeting the standard'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I feel the teachers have been educated enough to efficientlt teach the students. (1st grade class). Wouldn't hurt to have an updated play ground for the kids though. My child seems to really enjoy the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students84%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male97%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female91%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals96%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant95%

Writing

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant78%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
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 45% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 76%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (864) 375-2047

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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702 Whitehall Rd
Anderson, SC 29625
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Phone: (864) 260-5255

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