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Claude A. Taylor Elementary School

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Posted January 16, 2014

No school will ever be perfect for everyone. This is why being flexible is a necessity in our society. Before Taylor never have I gotten a warm fuzzy feeling when I walk in the door. The faculty and staff are extremely welcoming even in the busiest of times they try their hardest to be helpful. We all need to work together as a community to help our children to succeed and I believe that is what this school does. Sometimes is is hard to see why someone doesn't do things the same way you would but that is what makes each and every situation unique and it is very evident when you walk into Taylor that the family of people there love our children, even when their parents may not be so lovable. I believe this school does an excellent job with limited resources and very little parent involvement. If you are a parent please be sure that you are present in your childs education, NOT just when there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I give this school 1 star only because it won't let me give NO STARS. This is the SORRIEST school every. I would NEVER let my child go to this school. I would much rather home school my child until they got to middle school then to let them go to Taylor or Davis. Davis has a ZERO!!! tolerance policy when it comes to bulling right? WRONG!!!! For 2 years this girl was being bullied by the same kids and for 2 years the teachers, asst. principle and the principle where told about this and all they did was keep the kids in school and at the end of the year they gave the kids who did the BULLING awards. The asst. principle at Davis last got promoted to principle at Taylor. Lexington District 2 has been informed of what has been going on and yet they still let these people keep their jobs when they should have FIRED!!!! them. The best bet is to either not let your child go to this school or pull them out until the school district fires these teachers who help the bullies out by doing NOTHING!!!!.


Posted December 22, 2005

I am very pleased with the education that my son is receiving from this school. Everyone at the school (faculty and staff) are very kind and loving. They truly look out for the children's best interests! My son has a true love for education and this stems from the environment in which he is schooled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2003

This school still does the pledge in the am. It has programs instilling the best things about this country, not overstating the things wrong with it as many do today.


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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 77% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male60%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled19%
Not disabled78%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White56%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled22%
Not disabled59%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students52%
Female59%
Male44%
African-American46%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled21%
Not disabled60%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled39%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students43%
Female49%
Male39%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White47%
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled19%
Not disabled49%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled15%
Not disabled76%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled50%
Not disabled80%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled25%
Not disabled63%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled45%
Not disabled78%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled19%
Not disabled74%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled12%
Not disabled72%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students57%
Female66%
Male46%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled18%
Not disabled69%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled17%
Not disabled76%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabled7%
Not disabled58%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant47%

Writing

All Students58%
Female63%
Male51%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled9%
Not disabled73%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant58%
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
Black 57% 36%
White 24% 53%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
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 87%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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