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Ashley River Creative Arts

Public | K-5 | 593 students

 
 

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Posted October 15, 2014

So far I'm liking the program. The entire office staff is rude including the vice principal. It's not a very pleasant experience having to visit. My child's teacher is really nice, so I'm glad about that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Great school!!!! I'm a grandmother out of town and it is great to see the calendars and be informed of the school activities. Thank you!!!


Posted August 22, 2013

Attended the kindergarten graduation and enjoyed the event. It was great to visit the school my grandchild attends. Love the website which keeps me informed of all the activities and news regarding the school. Great School!!!!


Posted August 1, 2013

My school is Ashley river creative arts it was the best school ever even though I'm moving on to a new school. But I loved that school they provide extracarricular activities to help you connect with the arts. It is an artistic public school where you are allowed to shine through your talent you can definitely learn something new there I assure you because they have field trips like Barrier Islamd and a trip to WASHINGTON DC! I'm sure everybody who gets enrolled there will surely love it I'm heading on to 6th grade but I cried when I left because I miss ARCAE so much (Ashley river creative arts) I miss my elementary school and I'm pretty sure everyone else would too!


Posted April 19, 2010

The school is wonderful. The arts portion allows for so many extras, ballet, drams, Suzuki violin, etc. But they're also great academically. RECOMMEND--not your average 'public' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Ashley River provides every child with the challenges and opportunities to shine that they need to begin a life-long love of learning and human expression. It is rare to see such an enthusiastic and dedicated staff in a public school; such cooperation between students teachers staff and parents. I applaud loudly all the hard work, endless fundraising and scrambling the school family does to provide the students with a world class program at this South Carolina public school. Please help this project continue in this time of falling grant figures and limited personal funds. Setting an example of a community owned program that reaches these heights is so important to Charleston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This is an amazing school that's living proof that an arts centered education produces amazing results!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Ashley River Creative Arts has the greatest teachers who love and care about their students in an exciting enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is the most creative school ever. The teachers are so friendly too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

Ashley River is an Awesome school. We feel our 2 children are getting a great education. The teachers and staff are committed to excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

Teachers and administration at Ashley River Creative Arts provide a creative and run learning environment for students. The parents there are active both in the classrooms and through PTA activities and events. I have two children with very different learning styles who attend Ashley River. The teachers have worked with both my learning disabled child and my gifted child equally to help them achieve at their optimum levels. Every child deserves an education like this school provides!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2003

Ashley River is a wonderful nurturing inviroment for any child to learn in. The teachers are so loving and caring and they go that extra mile to make sure everyone succeeds.
—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.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Writing

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled93%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male89%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled79%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female98%
Male79%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not 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 79% 53%
Black 14% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 16%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1871 Wallace School Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
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