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Caughman Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 19, 2013

Caughman Road is a great school . The teachers are helpful and provided a great deal of information to parents during parent conferences. I would like to however see more events that focuses on learning involving the parents and children. I think this will help to improve the community and school relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Disappointing! Lack of communication, staff members do not speak to or treat parents as adults. I do not recommend this school to any parent! The only positive that this school has is the after school program held by Edventures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

I like Caughman Rd. but I was dissappointed that they didn't have a ceremony for the kindergardens. My daughter is in the kindergarden and my friends that also have children in the kindergarden told me about their schools kindergarden ceremony.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

This is my son's 4th year at the school. I think that his teacher has done a great job. My son was able to have the same teacher from 1st grade through 3rd grade and I thought that was wonderful. She really gets to know the kids and has helped my son tremendously. She has done a great job. I was able to communicate with her at all times, whether it is in the classroom or by email. Thank you Mrs. Joiner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I am very disappointed with the registration process. We are new to the area and within days of moving here, we registered our daughter for 1st grade. Being new to the school, I would have expected to receive information about the school, arrival times, bus schedules, teacher/parent orientations, student/classroom orientation, etc. When I turned in her registration packet, I was told 'thank you.' That's it. I asked if I would receive any info and I was told I would get everything in the mail. All I got was a letter with her teacher's name. Going to the open house bash, I met her teacher and now because she is 5, she is not allowed to be in 1st grade and will have to repeat grade K. I should have been told this at registration. They tell me it's too late to appeal...all appeals are done in the summer. I am disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

I have not been pleased with the situation my daughter has been in at Caughman Rd School. She is a minority in her class and I beleive that she is discriminated against on a regular basis. I also worry about the communication between parents, teachers, and administration at this school. I have tried numerous times to set up conferences with little progress. After viewing the report card for 2004, my concerns continued to grow. Although I appreciate the teacher and her efforts, I also feel that more could be done on the administration and district levels to improve this school-especially as far as demographics are concerned. Sidenote: Why is there no crossing guard at this school? Written by a concerned parent and teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

My daughter has been attending Caughman Elementary for the past 4hrs. She has been a honor roll student for the past 3 yrs. I feel that the teachers have a good relationship with their students. They are truly there to help the children. They also show the children that school can be fun. They have many educational contest and clubs for the students to participate in. This is one of the many things my daughter loves to take part of. My daugher use to be very shy,the above events have helped her to be more out spoken in the public. Most of the events are group/class associated. I believe that allows the students to fill more comfortable and not singled out. Keep up the Great Job!
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled30%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
African-American55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female78%
Male84%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male71%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals56%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female58%
Male69%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals56%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 79% 36%
White 11% 53%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
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 77%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7725 Caughman Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 783-5534

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