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Nursery Road Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 542 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

Awesome School! I have been researching the Irmo area and Nursery Road is a perfect place for my children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

NRES has excellent teachers, strong leadership, and a vigorous curriculum that challenges students. I'm so glad both my children attend NRES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I believe this school is helping area students excel by enabling them to have technological resources readily available. Students are ready for the technologically-advanced world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I have two children at NRES. The front office ladies are a pleasure to deal with and very knowledgable. The my daughters third grade teacher is a blessing. The teachers at NRES are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Top notch school. Warm and welcoming.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

The fourth grade teachers (of 2007) have really made this the best year ever. They love our children and go far beyond the requirements to teach and guide each child. They keep the classrooms safe and happy places for all to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

Absolutely fantastic school! Thank you to NRES and all you do for the children. We've had a wonderful experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

I would just like to share that our family has had a wonderful experience with NRES.Both of our children started at NRES in Kindergarten. We have a 5th grader there now and our 6th grader that is at Crossroads. He went to CR very well prepared. The staff is always willing to help and listen. Thank you to NRES for giving our children the background they will need for success in education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

Wonderful school! We have 3 children at Nursery Road. We have been very pleased with the level of education we have received over the past four years. Our teachers have not only been loving and caring people, but also excellent educators. We have been quite impressed with their education and the creative manner in which they teach. My son had a difficult time learning to read so he was quickly placed in a reading program taught by awesome teachers who helped raise his confidence through an incentive program that worked so well. Our teachers constantly show how dedicated they are to their classes. The school administration is available and attentive. My children and many of their friends walk home and feel quite safe. We also feel that the high parental involvement has helped make Nursery Road so successful. There are so many great things we could say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

This is one fantastic school with great leadership and a knack for finding innovative programs for the children. I have loved being an active parent in this school with great teachers and principal. I am only sad that we have to now leave it because of a move. This is a First Amendment school, one of only 3 elementary schools in the country to qualify for this distinction.This has given my children incredible knowledge not only on citizenship, freedom of speech and religion and all others but has also made them proud of their international heritage. Also there is a super Special Needs program here and I am proud that my children got to share some of their time in school with children who are more challenged so they will know that you can look and act differently and still be a great person to know. Great job NRES Champions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

I am a student entering highschool this year and I truly believe that I wouldn't be where I am today w/o the wonderful staff of NRES. I had so many amazing teachers, and everyone there went to great lengths to make sure that I had what I needed. The AGP program at NRES is one that exceeds expectations and helps prepare students for honors courses. NRES helped to instill awareness and tolerence of differences in their students. This school is absolutely wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 25, 2004

My daughter was diagnosed with diabetes last summer. The staff at Nursery Road went to surprising lengths to accomodate her condition. The school nurse was competent and caring, and my daughter's teacher was very protective of her. I hate that we have moved to another neighborhood and won't be attending NRES next year. They are the best, and deserve our support.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled67%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled62%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
African-American79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled70%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male72%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled64%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled48%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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%
Female74%
Male78%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled47%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled32%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled46%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female63%
Male88%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled32%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 53%
Black 43% 36%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6706 Nursery Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
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