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South Carolina Connections Academy

Charter | K-12 | 2794 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2014

For years we were a homeschooling family, and now with SCCA, we're a family that schools at home. What that means is that I'm relieved of the responsibility of determining & purchasing the curriculum & preparing the lessons for my middle & high school students. It's wonderful to oversee now and have them accountable to their teachers - teachers we really love and who go out of their way to be accessible for anything that may come up. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming. The portfolio projects are in-depth without being too burdensome to complete. The Live Lesson time is invaluable and pulls it all together. We enjoy the optional activities offered & the college visits have been great. The flexibility allows us to continue volunteer activities and hobbies. I like that they are home where they can really focus on school without a lot of the distractions of the brick and mortar classroom. We can discuss subjects/topics/questions as they come up and take a few minutes to do further research right then, while it's fresh, As a family used to doing things our own way and not caring much for the traditional school model, this is a 'best of both worlds' approach for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2014

We chose CA for our daughter so we could be more involved in her learning. As a learning coach, I LOVE the flexibility! We can do our daily lessons, and even get ahead by doing the ones scheduled for the next day. Or if she is having a "bad day" we complete her daily classes the following day..As long as it is complete within the week the options are there for our daughter. We also love knowing that she is safe at home away with us learning and not dealing some of the other things we personally about in the bricks and mortar building in her school district. This is new to us this year and we are loving Connections Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

This is our 5th year with South Carolina Connections Academy. My daughter was in the 6th grade when we started SC Connections Academy. At first, we did not utilize the teachers and quickly became overwhelmed. I finally called our math teacher almost in tears. She explained that my job was Learning Coach and she was the teacher. Now we automatically call when we do not understand something or have a problem. Our teachers are always telling the students if they do not understand any part of the lesson, stop what they are doing and call or email them. Even if that means letting the lesson go overdue one day. If you feel your student is not challenged - you can talk with the school and teacher. If you feel your student is overwhelmed - you can talk with the school and teachers. I have seen students who have be bumped a bit and some that have been bumped down (still in the same grade - just a change level). The main thing is communication. All our teachers at South Carolina Connections Academy have been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The "Best" and my child and i are so grateful. My daughter grades are A's and B's from D's and F's. My child overall traditional brick and mortar high school grade for 2013 received an "F".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

We have been with this school for about 4 years now. And it just hasn't worked for us. The teachers are 50/50. The ones that are great, are amazing. Hands down best in the state. The other 50 percent of the bad teachers...are awful. As in unbearable to work with. Some of them try to teach at HS levels and expectations for new coming Middle Schoolers. In Elm. it was a lot better in regards to that. There is not a lot of instructions. I was hoping there would be more, esp if your student is ahead. Then they suffer on live lessons. They have removed physical books out of some core subjects this year without even telling us in advance. And the principals aren't helpful with problems. They are also hard to reach. We are very disappointed and hopefully getting out of here by the end of this year if not sooner. Sad because this school had a lot of potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Enrolling my daughter to Connections Academy is the best decision I have made as a parent. This school is able to provide more one-on-one time between the student and teacher. My daughter has a much closer relationship with her teachers at Connections compared to that of our local public school. The schedule is very flexible which leaves time for family, social activities, and school field trips. My daughter actually has more time for socialization since she is not overloaded with homework. Students are free to work on their school assignments day, night, or weekends. This is truly the perfect situation for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

So far its great. We are new to the school and I love the fact that my student can be on top of her grades instead of waiting on a interim report or report card. The freedom to have a life not planed around the school year. LOVE IT!!! Saving us Money and Time!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

While this school is a great alternative, it does not work for all students. Students who have low motivation and need direct support from teachers... will struggle. We did it for two years, and for my child, it was very frustrating. Students with special needs all need consistency. We did not experience that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

SC Connections Academy offers a safe learning experience for children. The curriculum was more advanced than the public schools and I rest easy knowing my children are safe in our home. They offer field trips and other socialization activities for the kids too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

We have been with SCCA since the very beginning. Our experience has been more than incredible. The teachers and staff are always there when we need them. The curriculum is fantastic!! It is such a blessing to be a part of my child's education without the worries of whether or not she is meeting the state requirements. Our teachers take the worry away. I wish all households could have SCCA as an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

This school has been such a positive example of how school should be for my son. We moved from a traditional brick and mortar school. My son seemed to be getting lost in the mix. Now I know that he is getting a quality education. I am so confident in the school's ability to reach and educate all students. This is regardless of the type of school they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Our family has just began our 2nd year with SCCA. I have a child in kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the teachers and staff. The quality of the curriculum is fantastic and keeps my children engaged. The teachers go above and beyond what we have experienced in a traditional school setting. The flexibility and the ability to play such a integral role in our children's education is priceless. SCCA has exceeded our expectations and we could not be more pleased with the quality of education our children are receiving. I have found that my children thrive in the virtual school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

SC Connections Academy is so great. This is our first year. My son has some medical issues where it would be hard for him to be at school everyday. But with SC Connections Academy if he has to be in the hospital I can take my laptop and his books with us and he can still do school and not fell behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

SC Connections Academy is a great fit for my student! She is able to learn at her own pace with help from very responsive teachers. It fits our sometimes crazy schedule as she can do lessons around other activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

This school is awesome! The teachers are dedicated, and my student loves the flexbility. There's no more wasted time, and she can go to the bathroom whenever she wants!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My school is... S.C.Connections Academy. My daughter loves Virtual School. She struggled going regular public school but connections helps her get the resources she needs to learn where her old school didn't. The teachers have been great and there if we have a question or problem. The choices of extra curricular activities and great also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Connections Academy is a free online public school. My son is in eighth grade, and this is his second year at Connections Academy. My son was at a "brick and mortar" private Montessori school for first through sixth grade (which we loved), and Connections Academy has some of the same characteristics as the Montessori school. My son can work at his own pace, and make his own choices as to what order he works on specific subjects, without having to sit still in a classroom listening to a teacher ramble. Also, much like homeschooling, we have more freedom; we can travel, and he can still do his schoolwork, as long as we have access to the internet. The only downside that I've noticed is that my son is on the computer much more during the day than I had expected. This year, he only has two text books that are hard copies, that he can hold in his hand and read. This doesn't fare well for his neck, back, eyes and hands. Otherwise, it's an excellent alternative to a "brick and mortar" public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

This is our third year with being at Connections Academy my 2 sons love this school. Our family has tried brick and mortar schools, I have also tried homeschooling. Connections Academy is by for my favorite for my children. They offer a fun and challenging work which gives your children the best education you can imagine. All the people have spoken with go out of their way to help you and teachers are always just a phone call or email away. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

South Carolina Connections Academy. SCCA offers the best program available. The students who struggle in traditional schools have a great opportunity to learn at their pace with an abundance of one on one help from certified teachers. We would never send our student back to a public shool
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

I would recommend Connections Academy to anyone who will take time to lend an ear. If you want the best for your child, If you are looking for a hands on approach to their learning, If you like the idea of homeschooling but are afraid you will not be successful- Connections Academy is the school for you. This school offers the detail and material that a private school would, but it is completely free. There really is no comparison. My kids are learning so much and I get to be right here with them to help ensure their success.
—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.

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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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%

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78%

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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%

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65%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
66%

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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%

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Writing

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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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

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

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

 
 
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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
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 403
Columbia, SC 29210
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