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South Carolina Connections Academy

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Posted August 10, 2013

My family loves SCCA because the teachers are great and really put the students first. The curriculum is very challenging and I believe it is good preparation for higher learning. This virtual school is the best because of its flexibility as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

We love SCCA because you have the flexibility you need for everyone in the family. It's as flexible as a traditional homeschool, yet you have the help and support of a certified teacher there to help at all times, without feeling the pressure of someone breathing down your neck to get things done. The student can work at a pace that's right for them whether it be at a faster more advanced rate or a slower pace. The teachers seem to be great with working with you and so far have been very understanding of individual needs. So far we love it and would recommend CA to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I love this school! With so many problems in the local middle school in my child's area I sought out alternatives to brick and mortar public education. SC Connections Academy was the answer. My child loves it as well. The education was above and beyond what she received in her previous school and she could focus on her school work without distractions which was also a problem in her previous school. I would recommend Connections to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I am so glad we chose SC Connections Academy for our child's education. It was a bit of a struggle the first year because of the transition to a virtual school, but we believe she is prepared to do whatever she wants because of the excellent education she received. They taught her how to think, not how to pass tests. She is much more confident in her abilities and feels like her teachers were interested in her because they required her to do her best. At the local public school, she didn't really get the attention she needed. Since she was a well behaved student, they just passed her along as a reward. SCCA made her work for her grades and she feels better about herself because of it. If your are currently unhappy with your child's school, school district, or education, give Connections Academy a try. This is your kid's shot at the best possible public education, make sure it's a good one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

This school has been wonderful for my son! He has a chronic illness and is unable to attend "regular" school. Connections allows him to do his work at his own pace. Some days, he is unable to attend but can do his work when he is feeling better. His teachers are wonderful! The site is easy to use. My son is learning more than I could have imagined!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

This school has totally changed my daughters life. She is happier, more active, and has less anxiety. This has been our first year with SCCA and we will be enrolling our youngest this coming year. The teachers have been wonderfully understanding. The curriculum is up to my standards and the children can work at their own pace. The flexability has done wonders for our family. I would recommend this program if you want more involvement in your childs education. You WILL be involved. You WILL be a learning coach. NOT a teacher but a helper of your student. The teachers teach and we support. It does take a bit of effort on the parents part. You cannot be uninvolved and expect results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

This is by FAR the best decision I have ever made for my kids. They were getting left behind in our local schools and I felt helpless until I heard about connections academy. The teachers are AWESOME and even gave my kids one on one time when needed. We got to work at their pace. They love it! They don't feel as pressured as they did at the local schools to rush through their work. I LOVE SCCA!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

As with any public school, SCCA definitely has it's flaws, but for our family, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. There is no way I would personally be able to do traditional "homeschool" as a single mom who has to work outside of the home, but this is definitely the next best thing - in many ways even better. This is our 3rd year. My 9th grader is on target to graduate after summer school of her 10th grade year in order to pursue her dreams. My middle schooler who struggles with anxiety and adhd has flourished in the home learning environment, and the support of the teachers at SCCA has been phenomenal. Highly reccomend for families who want to school at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

This system was not very good, I like K-12 much better. The teacher's never returned my calls. My parents had to hire a private tutor. There are much better schools than scca. I am so glad we switched schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2011

I would highly recommend this school! We are going on our third year with SC Connections Academy and are thrilled. The curriculum is outstanding, challenging and adaptable. The teachers, principal and staff are all fabulous! I love the fact that my kids are able to move at their own pace, ensuring that they learn the most!! My daughter was in 2nd grade but in 3rd grade math. You can focus more time on what they need help in, and push faster through the things they already know. It's awesome! This school also enables us the time to have lots of extra curriculaar activities. I love SCCA!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

This is an excellent school. As a teacher, I have been amazed by the quality of instruction that my son is receiving. We withdrew him from our local public school after several situations that we found unreasonable. He has done so well in this school and has regained the self confidence he had possessed until 8th grade. The course selection is probably better than our local high school's, and he is on track for the college he wants to attend. This school is accredited by SACS CASI, which is the main accrediting organization in our area for public and private schools. We were told by our school administraction that they were not, and we would have problems readmitting our son if he wanted to return to the local public school. Just be aware that if you choose this route, your local public schools are not the place to go for information!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

This is a great concept! My daughter loves this school and so do I! The curriculum is the best I have seen and my daughter used to go to a private school. I think this is the wave of the future. No building upkeeep, no buses, no lunch programs, just great teachers doing what they do best. A terrific savings of taxpayer funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

This is the best choice we have ever made for our daughter. I am so delighted to be able to have my child in a school that has awesome teahers and well written assignments that me and my daughter can understand. She loves that she can work at her own pace and learn it, instead of being rushed to do it. This is the school for her and my other daughter when she gets older.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

This school offers a great alternative that is between home schooling and public schools. They allow the children to excel at their own pace. The courses are extremely well written. Awesome program!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
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Writing

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
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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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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 70% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 71% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 70% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled47%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African-American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled13%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students60%
Female72%
Male49%
African-American27%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
African-American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled29%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
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%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled50%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled30%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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%
Female83%
Male82%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial90%
White81%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled59%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial70%
White62%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled27%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled46%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled18%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled15%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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%
Male80%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled60%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled37%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled35%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled44%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled46%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled40%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled20%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled33%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female55%
Male61%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled25%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Writing

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled33%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled34%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabled29%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
White65%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled13%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial50%
White68%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled42%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled35%
Not disabled82%
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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
African-American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled86%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled38%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 53%
Black 13% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 49%N/A57%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 403
Columbia, SC 29210
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