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Round Top Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted February 22, 2014

Round Top Elementary provided an amazing experience for our son and our family as a whole. We were so impressed from day 1 until graduation. He excelled as a leader with his academic and leadership skills. We were weclome at any time to visit and participate. He was well prepared for sixth grade. I am not suprised to know that RTE was named a National School of Character in May of 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

Superb leadership! The Principal and Vice Principals set the tone and it is positive. By far the best school my children have ever attended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

EVERYTHING about this school is amazing! The special education assistance is awesome, the educational challenges are great, and every staff member goes out of their way to help not only the students, but also their families. The front office staff even let me know that I was a member of the Round Top family. Best school experience for both of my sons, who happen to have high functioning autism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

Round Top is a wonderful school, and children excel here. RTE has an excellent faculty and staff, a very involved PTO, and caring parents. Parents are always encouraged to visit, volunteer, and address any questions or concerns. We have counted ourselves lucky to be a part of the Round Top community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

My experience at Round Top Elementary School was wonderful! I attended RTE in grades 2-5 after transferring from another top notch school, Lake Carolina Elementary. I can tell you that the Faculty & Staff are very happy teaching here because their teacher retention rate is very high! I sometimes visit and many of my teachers are still teaching there! The teachers I had were nice, friendly, and wanted you to learn. One of the top attractions of this school is their Related Arts Program (PE, Art, Music, Computers, & Dance) which are great! You couldn't have not asked for a better school. Recently, the school implemented the ITI program which instills Life Skills and Lifelong Guidelines in the students. The school also offers an ITEC Class which is taught by Ms. Kathy Lindsey who is a sweetheart and who is dedicated to learning. ITEC is a class where 1:1 computing is initiated and students use computers rather than pencil and paper. What a great School!


Posted April 12, 2011

This school is different from the standard elementary school. The environment is loving, inviting, and welcoming. Everyone from the janitors to the administrators go out of their way to say hello. Parents are encouraged to be at the school during the day to have lunch with their child, volunteer, read to their child's class, etc. Kids have many opportunities to be involved with extracurricular activities. Most importantly, the teachers are accessable. Questions and concerns are always addressed. When we were moving, we took our time to research and find the perfect school to choose our neighborhood. We have no doubt Round Top has instilled qualities for our children to be successful in middle school, high school, and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I have a young girl who They do wonderful teaching and have something that most schools don't PNW Passport to worlds the study one country and when it s the day the change like the country.But there trying something new Rhythm Nation.They also have a wonderful dance teacher


Posted March 9, 2011

My daughter is currently attending Round Top Elementary,This year we transfered her from another school in the district and I must say that RTE is truly an outstanding school. Great leadership,Great teachers. A very organized school. Could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

RTE is the best school in the area. I have visited other elementary schools in the area and they are not on the same level. RTE's staff, facualty, and more importantly TEACHERs are top notch. I currently have two children that attend RTE and chose my location solely on them attending RTE after visiting the area elementary schools (need I say more?).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

All four of my kids are attending or have attended Round Top and I can't speak highly enough of this school. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

We have also attended Lake Carolina and I can assure you that RTE is the best school in the district! Ms. Tucker creates an environment that not only benefits the students but the staff love to work there and it is obvious when you first step in the school! We have outstanding teachers that really want to make an impact on our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teaching staff is so caring and nurturing and genuinely care if your child succeeds. Mrs. Tucker knows what she is doing and runs a top notch school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Round Top has a lot to offer. The Related Arts programs are stellar. The teacher/student ratios are very balanced. The school does a lot to embrace its diverse community. The lifeskills and lifelong guidelines the school shares are wonderful tools to help build productive, responsible citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

Our children grow each day at Round Top! The staff and the faculty at RTE are among the best. The principle Ms. Janeen Tucker's passion for the children's warm, safe and fun learning enviroment makes her school stand out in richland school district 2. In my opinion RTE is the best elementary in the district and our family is VERY pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

Round Top Elementary is a wonderful school! My boys have had great teachers. Parents are very welcome to get involved. The music, art, and Spanish departments are terrific. The PTO does a wonderful job at getting parents involved and interested in the school. The children are taught lifeskills, respect, and manners. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Round Top family.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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%
Female96%
Male90%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled62%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled46%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
African-American67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled60%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled48%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled67%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled74%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled70%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled70%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students83%
Female94%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled42%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
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%
Female92%
Male94%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled65%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled47%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled73%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled44%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%
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 26% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 18%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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