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Leaphart Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2011

My daughter attends Leaphart; she transferred from a private school where there were approximately 25 kids in her class. She is in a class of 14, I feel truly blessed because she needed the extra attention. She has an excellent teacher who is patient and kind and very open to communication. The entire staff is great. Sometimes all of the "outside" activites (Family night, Engineering night, Bi-lo night...) can be overwhelming for an "Old Mommy" like me, but as long as my daughter is happy, we will continue to support Leaphart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I don't understand what all the fuss is about the open classroom. I went to Leaphart in the mid eighties and loved my experience there. I am now am a parent of 3 and 2 of my children attend Leaphart (K and 1) and they are doing an excellent job. The kids who aren't doing well are apparently lacking focus. The parents should address this issue on their own. Maybe the open classroom just isn't right for children who are unable to concentrate on the task at hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

We are very pleased with our child's experience at Leaphart. While the 'open classroom' experience provides a challenge for both teacher and student, the teachers seem to work hard to make the environment work for the kids. The school is getting ready to undergo a major expansion and renovation beginning in Summer 09 and the the Open Classrooms will soon be a thing of the past. The school is also being designated as a Math and Science Magnet School beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. A good, diverse school for all kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I can't wait until my son leaves Leaphart, he's been there 6 years (K-5). Academically the school is lacking. The open classrooms were a mistake from the beginning. This school teaches primarily for standardized tests. Take your children to another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

As a parent of children who have attended Leaphart, I must say that it has been a challenging experience.We continue to try to stay in the public setting, but are disappointed with our children's experiences in this 'open classroom' school. The teachers are trying, but are in a difficult environment. No one in the District seems to want to admit the challenges before us. They are evident at Leaphart, and manifest themselves by the time the children reach Irmo Middle. Sorry to disagree with another parent, but the school environment leaves much to be desired. Parent surveys (info located at SC State Dept of Ed website) indicate some dissatisfaction with school/home interaction.This is only growing.Music and art is great there, sports do not exist. Academics are struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

My child has attended Leaphart for 3 years. She first entered in Kingergarten. We were considering sending her to a private school, but our neighbors assured us that Leaphart would measure up and exceed the private school education. The experience was so great for my daughter after 2 years, that I convinced my cousin to take her daughter out of private school and send her to Leaphart. Her daughter has enjoyed this year and she is looking forward to her next two years at Leaphart. The teachers and faculty are very nice and care for each student. I enjoy being a part of Leaphart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

The individual who posted the initial review on this board has obviously never had a child who attended Leaphart. I have been a Leaphart parent for 8 years now with my third child just starting kindergarten. Leaphart continuously receives state and national recognition for its achievements in elementary education. The teachers and staff are second to none and you can rest assured that your child will receive a top-notch education from Leaphart.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled38%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled31%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students69%
Female82%
Male58%
African-American33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled50%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female74%
Male60%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled38%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students67%
Female77%
Male56%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled27%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled36%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students64%
Female80%
Male49%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled36%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled82%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled33%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled40%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female71%
Male78%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male58%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled15%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant64%
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
Black 43% 36%
White 42% 53%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 57%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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