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Harbor View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

Our school recently achieved a 100% for our AYP goal.
 
 

 
 
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Posted September 27, 2013

I have a 3rd grader who previously attended a small private school. It has been an adjustment both academically and structure wise. I could not have made a better choice. The school teacher, guidance counselor, nurse, and principal have all shown a great deal of support and together, my son has already come a long way. My only regret is that I wish I would have started him there sooner. I am very grateful to have him at Harbor View Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Harbor View Elementary is an exemplary school. The staff is very engaging and supportive to both students and parents. My grandson is flourishing there.


Posted December 17, 2012

Both of my children have been here since kindergarten. We couldn't imagine ourselves anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

Both of my children attend this school and they are both excelling! This is a top notch school with a top notch faculty. The principal is outstanding! My children are both challenged and engaged. The parental support is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

I am very pleased with Harborview Elementary. In Kindergarten, my son was reading at the 2nd grade level. They are strong on academics and foster and excellent environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It has been a wonderful place for my child to grow academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is not only a great school for my child but we also consider it our family. I have a great connection with all the staff and i feel very welcomed there. I also feel my children are getting a wonderful education and making great memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

A wonderful school! The teachers that my son had were the best. Sadly, we moved from the state and had to leave HVE. It is hard to settle for any other school, now that our expectations are so high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

My child is in fourth grade and has been at HVE since Kindergarten. Through the years we have had our ups and downs with various teachers, yet we have found HVE to be nurturing as well as academically strong. The principal, Mr. Keith Mason, has proven year after year to have the best interest of his students and school at the top of his agenda. The school is clean and the students are very happy and proud of their academic accomplishments. There really is not another elementary school in Charleston County that I think could do better. If we had other children I would be happy to have them attend HVE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

We love this school. Our son learned to read in kindergarten. The teachers are excellent and involved with the kids, there is a great system of community and parental support, and there's a great atmosphere at the school. The kids have a different special area every day(music, art, p.e., computers, library). They have interesting field trips. We are moving and are very sad we can't take our favorite elementary school with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This is a great school that teaches children to excel in life and in learning! Teachers set a great example for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2003

Older facilities but great staff and parent involvement. A true community school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-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%
Female98%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%

Science

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female91%
Male95%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female72%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%
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 81% 53%
Black 11% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 24%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Palmetto Gold (2010)
  • Palmetto Gold (2011)
  • Palmetto Gold (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lara Latto
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (843) 762-6207

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Gifted and Talented Program
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Fort Johnson Middle School
James Island Middle School
Charleston County School of the Arts
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891 Mikell Dr
Charleston, SC 29412
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Phone: (843) 762-2749

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