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Mitchell Elementary School

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Posted July 25, 2012

I'm from a wealthy district and grew up in a school with the highest test scores and most impressive resume. We won national awards and sent kids off to ivy league colleges. That doesn't interest me. People left school so dead, and uncultured, and unexcited about making an impact on the world that I don't see the relevance or value in that education. While Mitchell might not have fourth graders pre-prepared for college, what they're creating in the school is an environment that encourages students to be HUMAN. There is so much enthusiasm amongst the teachers, so much honesty upheld by the staff, so much EXCITEMENT that beams through the halls that I'd send my kids there if I had 'em. Mitchell's enthusiasm for community-based volunteer programs has made the school an integral part of our city, and there no longer exists a separation between the school and its neighbors. The kids practice yoga once a week, and once the kids reach third grade they tend to the Green Heart Garden - planting, harvesting, taste tasting - every Friday. Mitchell students are getting a circular, holistic education. One up to date. Maybe revolution begins here.


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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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 70% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students82%
Female74%
Male91%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students69%
Female59%
Male82%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students48%
Female40%
Male60%
African-American48%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students69%
Female79%
Male58%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students75%
Female86%
Male63%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students60%
Female61%
Male58%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 Students71%
Female86%
Male62%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students65%
Female76%
Male59%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students43%
Female30%
Male50%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female55%
Male44%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male47%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
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 Students50%
Female48%
Male53%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students48%
Female40%
Male54%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female47%
Malen/a
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Writing

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 36%
White 4% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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