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South Kilbourne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 244 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2009

S. Kilbourne Elementary is an A-1 school! The dedicated staff make learning fun for the students. The atmosphere of the school is one of caring and dedication to the students and their educational needs.


Posted September 19, 2006

My son presently attends S. kilbourne Elementary. The school is a great school.Good environment and the teachers so far have taught my son a lot.The only things I disagree with about this school is how they discipline kids in the first grade(for ex.my son gets sent to ISS for talking out or not sitting down) and they have no after school care. Other than those reasons S. Kilbourne is a great school and is sort of like a family.They also have music,sports,art and other extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

South Kilbourne Elementary is a excellent school. I believe part of the reason they are is because the teachers use positive reinforcement verses negative punishment. For an example, they reward the students for good behavior rather than scaring them into behaving or performing well. They are rewarded monthly for good behavior, good grades, and reading books. Positive reinforcement is always better then having children always thinking they are going to get in trouble for anything they do wrong or not well enough.
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students83%
Female62%
Male100%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students76%
Female54%
Male94%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female77%
Male94%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male67%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students81%
Female100%
Male67%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 86% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
White 3% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 97%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1400 South Kilbourne Rd
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 738-7215

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