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Arden Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 293 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2004

Arden Elementary has a great staff who cares about the children and there needs. My child has been going to Arden for 5 years and I'm pleased with her perfomance. I feel Arden would be a better school if Dr.George was more dedicated to his staff.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students71%
Female87%
Male60%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students58%
Female75%
Male45%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male58%
African-American69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Writing

All Students54%
Female73%
Male40%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
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 Students49%
Female41%
Male55%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled17%
Not disabled63%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant49%

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled79%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students50%
Female41%
Male57%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled57%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female53%
Male61%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled42%
Not disabled64%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant58%

Writing

All Students56%
Female47%
Male64%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled17%
Not disabled74%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English42%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled50%
Not disabled88%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled6%
Not disabled81%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students52%
Female46%
Male60%
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male63%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant60%

Writing

All Students63%
Female77%
Male52%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled29%
Not disabled81%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant63%
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 69% 36%
Hispanic 28% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 91%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 Ashley St
Columbia, SC 29203
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