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Lake Carolina Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 8, 2014

Very supportive professional staff for special needs students. The administration and teachers are there for the students and parents. Great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

We love this school. Everyone is so sweet and nice. They put the child first and work with them on each child's own leave. They make ever child feel special. We also love that they have to wear uniforms. Its like going to a private school with out paying for it. They also have amazing lunches. I cant say more about this school. Its amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

In general a good school but under the new principal the quality of the advertised principles does not seem to be followed strictly anymore. For example the school proclaims to be a uniform school. I have not seen a uniform since 2 years. Infact the school is not a uniform school anymore and the statement is misleading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

Lake Carolina is a great school. treats my children are happy and I love the positive reinforcement they show all children, from Mrs. Lisa 's smile when you walk in the door to the curb workers who open the door in the morning and afternoon. It is a blessing to see smiling teachers and staff. I am informed of everything that happens at the school by newsletters, phone calls and e-mails. My daughter's loves the staff in the cafeteria and enjoy the food. Hat's off to LCE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Great school. Great supportive, hands on staff. I have a child with a learning disability and the whole school has embraced him, and me with the challenges we experience. Other son is always challenged positively to excel and truly loves his teachers. 1st and 3rd grades and second year attending. You won't go wrong choosing LCE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

This school is Amazing. My son is in kindergarten and we could not be happier. I absolutely love his teacher and have had a wonderful experience with everyone who works there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

I am a concerned parent, and strongly involved in my child's education. My child attends this school but I have to add that I encountered some issues with my child's teacher professionalism and requested a change to another class. The principal Berry did not think my child's education was that important to change to a different class. I think the school needs an administrator who cares about the education for their children. The school need a new principal, and the district office needs another executive administrator (Smith) because he did not do anything about the problem either. It is sad that this school does not take the value of education seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

this school is the best ever grat staff teachers this school is top 10 in nation it is 2nd in nation


Posted January 12, 2011

This is by far the best school my children have attended. We move around quite a bit due to my husband's job (this is our 4th elementary school), so I think I can safely say that I know what I'm talking about. The teachers are all caring and supportive, and the administration is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Those children and teachers who I've had contact with have been outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Lake Carolina has been wonderful for my children. My oldest had only attended a small christian school at our church through 1st grade, so it was an adjustment for her when we moved here, but I have to say she adjusted very quickly and absolutely loves the school. This year I also have a kindergartener and I have been so impressed with her teacher and what she has learned! Overall, I can say nothing but good things about Lake Carolina.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My three children have attended this school for over 5 years now. I admire and respect the principal and the high expectations she has for both her staff and the children. I cannot say enough about Team LCE's quest for excellence. The ITI lifelong guidelines and lifeskills create a model that can be used by the children for life. Teaching within this model creates an enhanced learning experience. I commend Team LCE for their ability to identify children who are falling behind and help them to get back on track. Two of my own children with learning issues were identified early on by Lake Carolina's team of teachers - in one case even before I knew something was wrong. Team LCE worked diligently to get my children where they needed to be to achieve success. LCE's success is quite evident in the national and state recognitions it has been awarded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

We just moved here from Texas and I thought the school my kids were going to was pretty good. Boy was I wrong. School has started and I can't say enough about the way LCE treats my children. There is positive reinforcement, wind chimes instead of yelling, smiling teachers and staff. LCE is so organized that they took my son's test scores from his gifted program and converted them into computer generated copies so they could be used to qualify him to the Alert program. Yes Richland District 2 went above and beyond for my son. They even called me at home to give be the good news. My children love there teachers and finally love to go to school. I am informed of everything that happens at the school by newsletters, phone calls and e-mails. My daughter says the cafeteria food is better here too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

LCE has been great to my 1st and 3rd grader. It is failing my 5th grader on the other hand. I believe that this school is so focused on making sure their test scores are high, they forget about the child who struggles daily. They do offer tutoring, for those kids whose 'test' score reflect they need it. I am concerned that our system is failing our children and placing too much importance on test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

Lake Carolina has been a God send for my children! We entered the school at below level averages in reading and mathemathics, but in the year we've been there, my son and daughter have both jumped multiple levels in a very short period of time. The PTO is incredible, the staff is amazing, I stay well informed on everything going on in the school, the teachers really seem to care about all aspects of my children's lives. I love the school and could live on a soapbox preaching my reasons for doing so! I give this school a 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

My children have attended Lake Carolina Elementary for almost four years. It is a wonderful school. The principal is really great. She keeps the school running smoothly and cares so much about all of the students. She is always available if parents need to talk about any concerns they may have. Many of the teachers are nationally board certified. They put lots of time into their students and try to work with each child according to their individual abilities. I would absolutely give this school an A++.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

My child has been attending LCE for just a few months now.From what I have seen thus far is a wonderful school.The principal is very hands on. My child attended another elemenary shool in district 2,but I didn't see that from the principal.There is alot of parent involvement and they offer many extra curricular activities.The parents as well as the principal and teachers want their kids to do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

I love this school. Many parents are egaer to create new two years school. I can feel people's challenge sprit in the school everywhere. Principle's leadership is just wonderful. I can relly trust way she does. In 2003, PACT they are No.1 in elementary level in Richland county. I am proud of my kid in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

This is an new, and outstanding school. I am very pleased with the teachers and other staff. They all go over and beyond their duty for the students. My child has learned so much! The school is very clean, and always in order and to standard! They also have student activities outside of school that make it very fun for the kids. I always have a sense of peace and comfort dropping my child off at school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled100%
Not disabled100%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled100%
Not disabled99%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
African-American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White98%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals99%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled92%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
African-American94%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled91%
Not disabled97%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African-American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled64%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled64%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled82%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
African-American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled82%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African-American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
African-American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant98%

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Science

All Students92%
Female88%
Male97%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African-American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 56% 53%
Black 30% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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 11%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1151 Kelly Mill Rd
Blythewood, SC 29016
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Phone: (803) 714-1300

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