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Pritchardville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 519 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

So glad we found this school, we were moving from NC to SC due to Military orders and with a child in gifted classes already, i wanted to make sure that the same standards we had in NC were available here. I looked into all the schools in the county and when I found the AMES academy I was sold, my son grew a flourished in that program and his love for science and engineering were nurtured. Mr. Johnson the staff at Pritchardville seem to have genuine concern for the student well being and their education. All the educators I have come into contact with at this school have been nothing but wonderful and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Thankful :) We are new here relocated from Hawaii and I'm so thankful for the great communication the school has provided us so far. Amazing staff working together drop off and pick up is so well organized. Makes me feel as my child is so safe. I'm truly bless for the outstanding service. As a Military family we relocate often and moving here was a big change for us. But the school has made it so welcome. The change of school always impact not only students but parents as well. And at Pritchardville we have felt that connecting from day one of Enrolling, teacher very welcome and outstanding before and after school pick up. I'm excited to see what much more this school has to offer. As military family of almost 23 years of services we are always ready for changes adapting and overcoming. We always are concern for the new changes and safety of our children. At Pritchardville your child is safe. Security system is amazing. Again big Aloha to the outstanding amazing Staff team you all have. Communication skills are awesome. We feel apart of the Pritchardville Ohana, Mahalo (thank you ) for all your hard work. Semper Fi. G Much aloha to all. Have a bless day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Pritchardville Elementary is an award winning elementary school with a focus upon Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We have an AMES academy for Advanced Math Engineering and Science for our third through fifth grades.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2013

We are extremly happy at Pritchardville. The AMES program is excellent and my child is excelling. No more "I'm bored"at school as in previous years in another school. The staff is caring and the administration is dedicated to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

My sons have attended several schools over the past 6 years due to multiple relocations and this is by far the best school yet. The commitment of the principal and teachers is fabulous. They are always willing to listen to parent concerns, suggestions and other input and make adjustments as needed to improve the child's education whether the child needs additional challenge or assistance to keep up. My oldest son is part of the AMES (Advanced Mathematics Engineering and Science) Academy which is a magnet program for gifted children. This is the first time he has not come home saying he is bored with school. They really work to challenge the students - the work is project-based and hands on learning that goes beyond anything else we have seen. Students are challenged to really use critical thinking, not just get the right multiple choice answer. Students in AMES have 2 sessions each week of engineering where they get to work on projects such as robotics programming, animation, computer programming, and design / build cycles. Being an engineer myself, it is exciting to see a school that is actually preparing students to be creative and solve problems like in the real world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

An amazing school. Teachers are very dedicated to the children and have made PVES a diamond above other elementary schools in the area! The teachers and administrators share a pride in the school that really shows! Worth buying a home in this attendance area!! A must!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

A truly great school with fantastic staff who really care about our children. The Principal is 100% committed to all aspects of school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

PVES is a great school!!!!!!!! Mr Johnson and Mrs Roulson are very professional and truly care about the students and their families. This will be our third year there and we are thrilled! PVES is also a magnet school with the AMES program in full swing.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Writing

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled62%
Not disabled91%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled54%
Not disabled79%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male67%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled39%
Not disabled84%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled27%
Not disabled89%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled46%
Not disabled95%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students88%
Female83%
Male91%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled55%
Not disabled91%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled64%
Not disabled94%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students86%
Female97%
Male78%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students78%
Female86%
Male73%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students82%
Female93%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female75%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant67%

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male71%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 53%
Hispanic 30% 6%
Black 17% 36%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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