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Sandel Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted April 5, 2014

MY SCHOOL IS THE BEST ESPECIALLY MY FAVORITE TEACHERS AND THEY ARE MRS.HYDARA MRS.HAILI MRS.CATO MR.POTTER SO THANK U :)


Posted May 30, 2011

My child attended this school for part of fourth grade and the fifth. The teachers she had weren't big on parental communication, which aggrevated me. The principal seems very non-chalant and in her own world. The school has been locked down several time for escaped convicts in the area. The school is several blocks from a prison. There are several apartment complexes in the immediate area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

I loved this school. My children loved it and the teachers are wonderful. I felt welcome whenever I visited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

Sandel is a great school. Each employee cares for the students. There are great resources available during and after the school day. Most parents who don't like Sandel are the ones who do not actively participate in their students education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I have two children that have attended Sandel Elementary and I have been very pleased with the academic programs. My middle child is a rising senior with a 3.4 GPA. I believe if a child can get the basics, they can be successful and the Sandel teachers have provided that (basics). Part of my responsibility is to work with the teachers and to re-enforce my child learning abilities. I also have a younger son that is currently a student at Sandel, his teacher was awesome, she worked diligently with the children, it wasn't just a job for her but it was a matter of the heart. Sandel have an open door policy for visiting your child's classroom (which I often do). It brings comfort to know that I'm sending my child to a school where learning and educating the child is the number one priority. Sandel is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

I think Sandel is an excellent school and represents Richland School District One well. Any parent would be happy to send their child to this school. The children are receiving an excellent education. There are computers in all classrooms, the media center, as well as an excellent computer lab. There are many extra-curricular actvities available to students. If you value education, Sandel is an excellent choice.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 29, 2005

This is a good school were your child can grow and learn in a caring environment.My child is constantly being challenged, I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

This is the worst school I have ever come across. The quality of the academic program is horrible as well as the materials that the children have access to. The level of parent involement is slim and next to none. If you value education, please do not send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2003

Sandel Elementary is a great school that offers our students the best in a learning experience and environment. We provide learning opportunities that prepare our students for the world around.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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%
Female76%
Male67%
African-American75%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled71%
Not disabled72%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African-American35%
Asian18%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled28%
Not disabled32%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Science

All Students27%
Female35%
Male23%
African-American31%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals28%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled18%
Not disabled30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
African-American45%
Asian9%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled40%
Not disabled40%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male53%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant49%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant71%

Writing

All Students56%
Female69%
Male39%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-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 Students71%
Female84%
Male60%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled10%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled10%
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant38%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female53%
Male41%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant46%

Writing

All Students65%
Female78%
Male55%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled10%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant65%
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 85% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
White 3% 53%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2700 Seminole Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
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