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J. P. Thomas Elementary School

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Posted March 21, 2012

My children have really come up in their grades at this school and they really like it. Im not to happy for the community, but the school is great.
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male44%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students44%
Female48%
Male38%
African-American43%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male50%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Math

All Students48%
Female53%
Male42%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled13%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students37%
Female41%
Male31%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled13%
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Writing

All Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%
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 Students58%
Female71%
Male37%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Math

All Students56%
Female68%
Male37%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students40%
Female47%
Malen/a
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%

Social Studies

All Students20%
Female14%
Male27%
African-American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals17%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Not migrant20%

Writing

All Students48%
Female61%
Male26%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%
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 97% 36%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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