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Oakland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 519 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

I like the teachers and princial at Oakland. However, this year the teachers seem to get carried away with the point system and forget that these are JUST kids. As an adult, I forget things all the time. My daughter forgot her fork. She then ate her lunch with her hands because they would take away her points. Also, the after school program was great at first but then the teacher had no tolerance for questions. It became a child care center instead of homework help center. Im glad this year is almost over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

I feel that Oakland Elem is one of the best schools in Charleston County. The principal is a great one. Some of the teachers are there for a check, but others are there for the students. Overall Oakland would be my pick for elementary schools in Charleston.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled57%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled36%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African-American45%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female91%
Male72%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students64%
Female81%
Male53%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled20%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled57%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled21%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male67%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled14%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled57%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students71%
Female74%
Male71%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled29%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled36%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male77%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled21%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male80%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female68%
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled14%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 36%
White 22% 53%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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