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Seven Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 503 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2013

This school has the best teachers that really care about the children and all the staff knows the children's names even though they are not their teachers. The atmosphere is always happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Seven Oaks has the best staff ever. Each and every employee I have encountered puts the students first. There are many programs that are available to help students to be their best. The Reading Buddies are awesome!


Posted May 23, 2012

I love the attention to detail that the Principal, Staff and teacher's pay to each students needs! I have witnessed great teachers that truly care about the students and their education! I am proud to send my child to Seven Oaks and look forward to my younger child attending when she begins school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Just a below average school. The school doesn't involve parents to make decisions regarding their kids. Gifted kids aren't provided resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

I think this a great school that really watches what each child needs. I love the principals and teachers and staff. Even the bus driver is involved with the children. I would highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

my son looks forward to going to school each day even though he hates waking up. His teacher Mrs Russell has kept his excitement going all year long and for a 6 year old that is incredible. The school is most interested in the child first, your childs wellbeing and health, education and overall capabilities to make him an overall well rounded person for later in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I have had three children zoned for Seven Oaks Elementary school. Starting in 1998 and a son now in grade four. Teachers are caring, understanding, but with the idea that children learn when reprimanded. If my child forgets to do an assignment, something is taken away from him. He has blossomed into a responsible young man. Teaching acaddemics and consequences for actions, make a well rounded individual who can succeed in many different situations because of the diligent and dedicated teachers. We love Seven Oaks! Jerry and Debbie Coutant
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

My son is in third grade and has been attending SOES since kindergarten. Over the years, I have come to realize that this school focuses all its energy, attention, and resources to failing and below average students. My son is in the 'Academically Gifted Program' and it is a joke! He goes to the AGP class for two and a half hours, once a week! It is absolutely shameful. This school has absolutely no interest in gifted students, and has an equal lack of interest in attentive, caring parents who want to be involved in their children's education and school. I am praying that this will be my son's last year at SOES. I am doing everything within my power to get him to another school, as well as keep my younger son (who starts kindergarten in the fall) from having to go to SOES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

This is a great school where the teachers and staff truly care for the students. My child has been to one other school prior to this one. We prefer Seven Oaks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Seven Oaks Elementary is one of the highest rated in the midlands of South Carolina. However, that was before the new principal they have for this year. He keeps the school on lockdown as if it a prison. The children are locked out in the mornings. Two buses arrive and the children cannot get into the school and have to wait outside (even in the rain!). Talk about a breeding ground for potential predators and child molestors! Prior to this new principal, the children would go into the school upon arrival and wait in the cafeteria (if they were eating breakfast) or the multi-purpose room (if they were not). At least then they were safely Inside the school.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled46%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled85%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African-American67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female92%
Male76%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students75%
Female90%
Male59%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled54%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students80%
Female84%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled67%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled42%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-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 Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male79%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students88%
Female95%
Male73%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals96%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female77%
Male89%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students75%
Female88%
Male59%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 36%
White 26% 53%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 7% 1%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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