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Clemson Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2010

Wonderful environment for elementary students. The multiage classrooms are phenomenal. I have been very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and staff motivate students and encourage the fun in learning every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Excellent facility and faculty. Teachers really care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

This school could be so much more than it is. It is a beautiful building with what could be an exciting science lab, which is empty. Instead of staffing an enrichment science teacher, the school pulled a 2nd grade teacher out of the classroom who now is in charge of quarterly testing and some curriculum duties. So the science lab has no living critters in cages, no experiments. Our experiences there were mixed. Our older child attended 1st - 5th grade, and had a pretty good experience. Our son attended in 1st and 2nd grades, and we moved him to Montessori school after that. If your child won't thrive in a 'one size fits all' situation, watch out! Our son is gifted and ADHD, but the school didn't identify him as gifted. We have since been informed he is highly gifted, but he felt stupid at Clemson Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

I have three children at Clemson Elementry and they all enjoy school and are doing very well. I am active in the school classrooms and have found the vast majority of teachers to be caring and willing to take spend extra time with those that need it. Teaching a child to how to learn is done before first grade so we never expected a school to do this for us. The facility is clean, modern, safe, and well supplied. The pieces are in place here for a child to florish. I am not a 'highly educated Clemson faculty member' but our kids have all manged to score in the top 2%-4% on standardized test. While they do emphasize test scores, it is far from a sterile environment. Our children are constantly working on applied learning projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

While the building is exceptional (new), the staff care only about test scores. They do not teach true learning, only how to take the end of grade testing. There is no caring for the child as an individual; they are only a number filling a seat at this school. If your child is struggling academically, don't expect any help; only blame of the student/parents. If your child enjoys a cold, sterile environment learning how to beat the end of grade testing, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

This school is not any different from your typical inner-city school with the exception of a pretty building. Some teachers greatly excel above and beyond the rest, however I believe the population of them at this school is quite low. Many have simply come to their final resting place. Teachers generally are not accountable for their actions and make no effort to acknowlege or correct the situation. Overall, we have come across two 'bad eggs'. The test scores of children at this school are very good mostly because these children have relocated to Clemson from other states and countries and because many are children of highly educated Clemson University faculty. It is not because of the overwhelming amount of excellent instruction they are receiving. That is simply not the case. Greenville has some truly exceptional schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

We too have moved from another state and were told that is was one of the best schools in the area. But we have been greatly disappointed. Academics okay not great. I have noticed the teachers seem to be more interested in making the school look good (academically) than actually teaching the children how to learn. Wish we had chosen another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

We moved here from another state and we were told this is 'the' best school for our children. As far as I can tell there is little or no accountability for the teachers to complete the required curriculm on time. The teachers seem to abide by the law of averages here as well. If your child knows what's being taught they are not moving on to learn something new, but they are being put on the shelf to wait for the rest of the class to catch up. The building looks nice, but academic wise there is a lot of room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

We moved here from another state and this school has been so helpful in many ways. The teachers and staff are understanding and always willing to help. I have been very involved in my childs classroom and I am always thanked by all for my help. The only concern I have is the door by the parent pick up line is always unlocked and people can just walk in anytime. This is something that should be looked into.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 78% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African-American82%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled69%
Not disabled98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students90%
Female83%
Male97%
African-American65%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled69%
Not disabled92%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students83%
Female75%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled58%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
African-American82%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled69%
Not disabled98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled64%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled73%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled91%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled73%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%
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%
Female93%
Male93%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled46%
Not disabled98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled27%
Not disabled94%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant93%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled27%
Not disabled95%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English89%
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 75% 53%
Black 11% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Two or more races 4% 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 26%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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581 Berkeley Dr
Clemson, SC 29631
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