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St. Andrews School Of Math And Science

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Posted April 6, 2014

FYI, our son has attended S.A for 3 years, is a straight A student & we're highly involved parents(pta, volunteers,etc.). 1st, a contradiction exists in S.A.'s title as "School of Math & Science". Compare test results to see why. S.A. does not place an emphasis on math and science. Strict adherence to Common Core leaves little time for kids to learn anything more than how to take PASS tests (also our son's experience). S.A. teachers appear to focus on helping the lower 20% improve at the cost of the mid-to-high level kids (not always a teacher's fault b/c test scores affect funding). Open (2) tabs,one for S.A. and one for neighboring Summerville's Newington Elementary on this site to compare. You'll see a big difference. Toured NES recently to see why and were amazed at their enthusiasm and teacher participation in all events (stark contrast to S.A.). NES has an award winning robotics team & doesn't dumb down science and math, and supports creative teaching methods. S.A.'s gifted and talented program (a joke) is a mere 2 hours a week vs. NES's every day, all day program ( to help their brightest excel). We sadly will be moving to S'ville to give our kids a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

SASMS provides a very nurturing environment and plenty of hands-on learning experiences. I have 2 children here and highly recommend the school to those who are looking. I do like that it is a partial magnet, with a combination of neighborhood kids and other kids from throughout the district. They do have a exceptional principal and very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I have had a mixed experience at the school. On one hand my girls have had great teachers. However, my sons first grade year was a distaster. The teacher was rude and yelled at many of the children. I learned they had many parents complain but little was done. She is still there and I think her presence is an insult to the great teachers who deserve the spotlight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

I have to agree about how disappointed i am about this school. Any child is accepted in this school and it amazing me how many children attend this school. This is my child's second year here, I absolutely love his teacher , she is the absolutely the best, however i believe that my child has been exposed to bullying, inappropriate touching and language. This will be the last year that my child attends this school since their seems to be a lot of troubled students that attend this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

My child attends SASMS. I am extremely dissappointed in this school. They scream at the children. They are not caring and nurturing at ALL! They cram so many students( more than ccsd allows, I checked), and they have the rudest front staff ever! I had heard so many good things about this school, and was excited when I was contacted for my child to test. I wish I had NEVER accepted! All of the good reviews on here is baffling to me! Maybe they got a better teacher. I have heard that there are a few of those. My child LOVED school and now begs not to go each day. I am so unsatisfied and furious at how I do not feel informed and how I have to ask everything. I am very active in my childs education and feel at times I anger the teachers and staff because I want my child to succeed! I will be going to another school!!! Please do not send your child here. I am not overreacting, it is terrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

My daughter is in the fourth grade and we just moved to the Charleston area. She first attended Oakland, and we found out quickly that it was not the environment for her. Fortunately I did my research and found SASMS! Before my daughter was even attending the school, the principal and front office staff was amazing. Now my daughter is thriving, being challenged, and enjoying her new school. I would recommend this school to anyone serious about education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

After living overseas for many years, my child has had several experiences in international schools and I must say that her experience at St Andrews surpasses all of my expectations. Friendly, competent, caring staff and a very active community make for the perfect environment for my child's education. Great diversity and a wide variety of backgrounds represent the other children at the school making for great life experiences for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

My nephew attended SASMS for kindergarden and I was very please with his advancement in knowledge and understanding. His teacher took time with him and the school diversity is wonderful. The most important thing I love about this school is that it challenges and it has the resources to assist in the challenges as well. Thank you SASMS, keep up the excellent work you are doing ! Submitted by Irene and Sadie Coaxum, Guardians
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

My daughter attended the Child Development Program for 4 year olds and even at that age she has learned a lot at SASMS. I just wish that the program was all day long instead of half a day, because I could just imagine how much more she could have learned. I am so amazed how much she has grown academically and at such a young age. I highly recommend SASMS for any parent just entering their 4 year old to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

My daughter had a great experience when we moved here this year after a year in rural Pennsylvania and prior to that several years in Canada, this school was welcoming, academically challenging and accomodating of her IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

You couldn't ask for a better school than St. Andrews! I pulled my children from a private school to attend here and haven't looked back. The principal, teachers, parents....all are involved and really care. Wonderful school; excellent education...there are not enough words to say how proud I am that my children attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My 2 children didn't begin there school experience at St. Andrews. When they began there, I was astounded at the parent involvement. The administration, faculty and staff make you feel welcome. The education they are receiving is above average. I am pleased with everything about the school. Keep up the good work SASMA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

My family and I receintly moved to N.C.,our children attended St.Andrews Elementary and we miss the school alot.The teachers and staff were wonderful,we were treated like family.Parents are always welcome into the school,and they always great you by name.My son is in the first grade and all his teacher talks about is how advanced he is ,he learned so much at St.Andrews.My daughter is in the fourth and she gives her teacher now alot of ideas she's learned from SASMAS.The class sizes are small so the children have more one on one time with the teacher.My children write letters back and forth with their old teachers now and it has made their move so easy.Thanks St.Andrews Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

St. Andrew's may not be the nicest looking or new built school in the LowCountry, but it's what happens inside that counts. The teachers are very professional and nice The office staff and Principle are fantastic. Like any school public or private, it comes down to how much you work with your kids and work with the school (teachers and principle). What the parents put in they will get back in education for their children. St. Andrew's is the best of public and private schools. A true diversified student makeup that matches what our children will have to deal with in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

I have two children attending (5th & 3rd) St. Andrews. I feel this is the most motivating and wonderful school. My children are getting an excellent and well-rounded education. They have the most caring teachers there. I will always recommend this school to parents who want a balance between a public school's exposure to diversity and a private school education. I couldn't have picked a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled67%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
African-American63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled42%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female77%
Male90%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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
White 50% 53%
Black 39% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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