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L. B. Nelson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 524 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted March 3, 2005

My son attended LBN for a portion of his Kindergarden year and we truly loved this school, the admin, etc. Ms. Moses was excellent with my son and kept him advanced and provided him with advanced materials as he was above the grade level. Ms Moses rocks! We miss her and LBN! If you have a choice over your elem. school - I recommend LBN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My second child now attends LBN even though we moved and are zoned for another elementary school. The parent/teacher relationships at LBN make having a child there much easier. The school has been able to utilize parent talent to paint almost all the hallways as murals so that even walking down the hall is fun for the kids. The school has an internal mail system and they encourage the kids to write letters to friends and teachers to send through the mail at school. This encourages writing and teaches them how to properly address envelopes. The school continues to improve and grow... how I'm going to miss it when my daughter goes to middle school next year.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled42%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled25%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
African-American54%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female70%
Male56%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled33%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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%
Female87%
Male65%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled19%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled19%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled25%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled44%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students74%
Female87%
Male61%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled13%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%
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%
Female80%
Male74%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students70%
Female78%
Male64%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female73%
Male77%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
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 67% 36%
White 23% 53%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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