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Kinard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 363 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

From the Principal on down, the entire staff is amazing. Mrs. Weathers implemented a "7 Habits of Successful People" leadership program and has woven it into the entire lesson plan for all grades (even Pre-K!!!) This is a Title 1 school so a high percentage of the students are on free or reduced lunch, but the care that the teachers provide for all students can overcome other life circumstances in their lives. I am grateful to have had both of my children attend this school. The PTA is highly involved in all school activities and provides resources to the student (they bought the beginning of the year school supplies for many students.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

This is a wonderful school. The Principal is amazing (Mrs Weathers). She knows every child in that school by name, very impressive. She is passionate and truly cares for these kids. My child has been attending this school for 5 yrs now. The only incident that made me uneasy is the lack of attention to a teacher we had last yr for 4th grade. My child has always had amazing grades but seemed to suffer in this particular teachers class. This teacher in question was LOTS of fun but not so sure about his quality of teaching. I did write in to the school about this problem but I never heard a word back. It was a long school yr. I am so happy to say this yr we are back to getting A's. :) Amazing set of 5th grade teachers!! My child looks forward to going to school every day. And I have no doubt the staff in this school are the reason. Sorry we will have to leave it next yr for dreaded middle school. : ( LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I am a parent of a preschooler, and was also a student at Kinard. When I faced the decision of whether or not to send my 4 year old to Pre-K, after she had stayed home with me all her life, I became sick to my stomach. I registered her, thinking she probably wouldn't get in, because they usually only accept a certain number of students. She was accepted, and from day one, I have been more than pleased with her teachers, other staff and administrators. I couldn't imagine sending my child anywhere else to school! She wakes up every morning, ready for school and so eager to learn. What an awesome feeling for a mom who was apprehensive about sending their child to Pre-K!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

Be careful of sending your kids here...Looks good as long as you don't make waves....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

Kinard is amazing! Ms. Weathers, the principal, is an exceptional leader and motivator. Her enthusiasm and professional flows thoroughly the school and is evident in the staff & students. Throughout the year there are program that provide recognition and encouragement to the students and allow for a time of fellowship among the families. The entire population learns and embraces the 7 habits plus the teachers & administration practice the love & logic approach (and offer training & guidance to parents in the same) as an empathetic approach to accountability. It is an older school but very well taken care of. I have experienced many schools, both public. & private and Kinard is the best environment I have found for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

Kinard is the same now as it was back in the 80s when I was a student--quality teachers, administrators, counselor, teacher assistants--everything! I read on a forum that someone said to watch the demographics before you move into a certain neighborhood, trying to sway that family to move closer to Griggs Road's attendance zone. The only difference between any of Clover's elementary schools is the price of housing. Kinard is Title I but you would NEVER know that based on the quality of teaching and the love everyone devotes to every child. Parent involvement is acceptable--it could be better, but Kinard has a fair share of people who get involved in the lives of each child. I am proud to have been a product of Kinard--I went on to graduate with honors from high school and college. Thanks!


Posted April 19, 2010

I have 2 kids that go to kinard the teacher and staff work very hard to make sure my kids do there best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

Both of my children have been going to Kinard Elementary School for the past couple of years and I wouldn't take them out for nothing. They have been Soo Great with my kids. The principal knows both of my kids by their names and knows what goes on thru out the year about everything they do. The school has been a blessing in my eyes for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

Gee, just where do you start.This school is awesome!I have 3 boys that all attended Kinard, as far as their academic programs they are the best, all 3 of my boys graduated with high honors, and received many awards. My oldest son Seth had the opportunity to go to Charleston,SC with All State Choir, he was chosen by his teacher Mrs. Lenord. This was a time that Seth still to this day talks about. The teaches also made me as a parent feel important in asking me to volunteer my time and get to know the staff and all the other volunteers at Kinard. As far as Art, my son Symaron had a bowl made out of clay chosen to go to York Co. Museum. So I'd say that Kinard is a awesome school with awesome staff! Thanks for all the good years that you gave to my sons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

Don't let the older building fool you! This school is great. My daughter's teacher is wonderful, as well as the rest of the staff that we have had the pleasure of interacting with. It's great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

We just moved to Clover from out of state in '06. My daughter started kindergarten this year and her teacher is wonderful, as well as all of the other staff that we have encountered. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

This is my first year at Kinard as assistant principal. It gives me great joy to say that I am elated to be working in a school that focuses on student achievement, reaching out to the community, and involving parents in the education of their child. Students at Kinard are greeted by warm smiles of educators who engage them in learning enviroments that reach for their full potential. While visiting classrooms, I witness first-hand the excitement and passion that our teachers have for providing a quality education for all students. Students at Kinard are fortuante to have available to them exploritory classes, such as art, music, and PE, in addition to a variety of choices of extracurricular programs on Wednesday such as gymanstics, Spanish, and photography. Parents are often found collaborating with teachers to ensure academic success of Kinard children. We love out school!
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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students75%
Female86%
Male65%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students89%
Female100%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals96%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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%
Female84%
Male81%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male67%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students81%
Female69%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female62%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 69% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 56%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Palmetto Silver (2005)
  • Palmetto Silver (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:15
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Georgia D. Westmoreland
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (803) 222-8048

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Student improvement council parent teacher organization (pto) family education nights fine arts festival lunch buddy program images of success mentoring program jump rope for heart
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  • Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s education through visits with teachers, participation in classroom activities, and frequent Family Nights. Title I encourages parents to visit our school on a variety of occasions. Parent/teacher conferences, parent workshops, and academic recitals are ways for parents to be informed of their child's progress and classroom expectations. Principal's Coffee hour, special breakfasts, and family dinners offer opportunities for parents and family members to interact with school personnel. A strong PTO is present at Kinard Elementary School. Through this organization, parents are involved in learning about and participating in their child’s education. Meetings are held throughout the school year and emphasis is placed on familiarizing parents with the academic focus. The annual PTO BBQ unites parents and staff at our Fine Arts Festival in an effort to raise funds for the school's programs. In addition to the PTO, the School Improvement Council meets throughout the year and focuses on current issues in the school. This dedicated committee works to make improvements in the educational process at Kinard.
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