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A. C. Moore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 423 students

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2012

We love AC Moore! Such a diverse student body, wonderful teachers, and excellent opportunities for all students in the arts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

My children have attended this school for 3 years. We have had nothing but issues with this school. It's quite a shame when the teaching professors at the University of South Carolina even speak badly about this school. Teachers here treat you like an outsider if you are not one of their gossiping friends. They are very two-face with different parents. The principal does not lead this school. The only thing that is a plus about this school is the arts program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I have my duaghter studying here in 1st grade. This is a small but good school. Teachers are always helpful and mostly listen to the parents regarding any issues with the child. However I didn't like the biasing during the placement of children for a particular teacher that parents want. I thought that the placement procedure should be free of any preferences, but sadly it is not. The kids should be equally distributed based on their abilities, socio-economic background etc.Overall I like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I have enjoyed my daughter being at AC Moore. She has been given great opportunities to explore various arts including dance, drama, chorus and visual arts. I am also excited about the fact that my daughter has such a diverse group of friends who share unique cultural experiences with each other. My daugher loves the school and so do we!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

My child is starting this school for the first time this year and is also the first year for public school. I was anxious about the transition from not only montessori but also last year school from home/virtual school. I am for the most part satisfied. Some things, however, I would like to point out to improve upon. I would like to be part of the solution. School needs a handbook for the children and parents who are new to Richland One to get accustomed to traditional learning, what the dress code is, and general rules that surprising can be very different from other learning institutions. My childs teacher does not always let my child know why they are being punished. Sometimes when accountability is in question, the teachers come down on the child. I do not agree with this at all. Teachers should take responsibility. In general I am satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

This is a wonderful, truly diverse, small school --kids from 14 different countries!There is a big emphasis on the arts with after school opportunities and an amazing chorus. I have been very happy with the education my children have received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I have my daughter enrolled in the 5 th grade and I find that both the supporting teacher of the ESL programme and the teachers are very cooperative and give you a lot of feedback as my daughter is proceeding as well as support. If one parent wants to be involved in the calss activities the level of involvement is good. I am satisfied of the general teacher quality, availability and also of the class as my daughter is satisfied to be there. At the beginning I was a little anxious as the school had not a very well known reputation compared to others, but the feedback of my personal experience is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Upon moving from Atlanta Georgia last year, I have to admit I was anticipating a disappointment. B t I have to give A.C. Moore and the principal, teachers, and other staff there the accolades. They are very didicated, and extremely art and diversity focused. Being near the USC campus helps this atmosphere, and the parents tend to be very involved too. They are not very strong in sports, however overall I can honestly say that I am happy my daughter is at A.C. Moore.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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%
Female89%
Male57%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled28%
Not disabled89%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students55%
Female70%
Male43%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals30%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled17%
Not disabled70%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students50%
Female64%
Male43%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals24%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female81%
Male56%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students53%
Female67%
Male41%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled11%
Not disabled70%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students68%
Female89%
Male52%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male82%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled43%
Not disabled88%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students60%
Female53%
Male68%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled14%
Not disabled73%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant60%

Science

All Students66%
Female72%
Male57%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled18%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female44%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled29%
Not disabled85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 53%
Black 33% 36%
Hispanic 21% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 5% 3%
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 54%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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