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Windsor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 628 students

 

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Posted September 30, 2014

Great school love the principal, teachers, and staff. The teachers care about the students educations and parents are very involved in the school. One of the best schools in Richland 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Windsor has some of the most caring and dedicated teachers I've ever met! This is my first year teaching at Windsor and I have been impressed with our staff. I have taught in several different schools (military wife) so I have seen many different school environments. I would put my own two daughters in many of these teacher's classrooms. Our grade of 2 doesn't really show our potential. In the next few years, I see our number rising steadily. We were awarded the Palmetto Silver award just yesterday. We are a magnet school with the International Baccalaureate Program. If you are interested. I suggest you call and schedule a tour of our school. Our school is very diverse. Many of our students are low income. We also have a 20% Latino population. We have embraced our diversity by using the acronym WE, Windsor Elementary. WE can accomplish anything!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 4, 2013

I can only rate for mainly the autism and child development program when my daughter went there in the year 2009-2010. My daughter was in the autism program and had Mrs Lisa Marrien. She is the BEST. She has a passion for this, and loves what she does. Her teacher assistant were great as well. I cant express how much i appreciate her for all her hard work and dedication. Its just amazing. My daughter started off as a low functioning child, and the next year she worked with her so much they transferred her to a school in Elgin(mainstream program) and now she is in the 1st grade doing awesome. She was a big help to me and im glad we chose to go to windsor for her at the time. She is great.But overall the school is nice, and the staff is involved with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

My son is in Kindergarten class with Ms. Shepard. And I have to say that I couldn't be much happier. He leaves home excited and comes back home wore out but excited. He tells me all about his day with his friend and teachers. They put him into an extra reading class which I am happy about. He is 5 years old and comes home adding numbers. Mr Jeffcoat is a nice man and he is hands on with his job. I do recall him coming to a field trip and helping with taking care of a few children. As far as the other teachers they are helpful, funny and friendly. The best advice I could give any parent is to be a part of your child's school life. Really get to know the people who make a difference everyday. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

This is the worst school. My son attended this school from K-4th grade. The school was wonderful when Mrs. Fancher was the principal. As soon as Mr. Jeffcoat took over, everything went down including the morale of the teaching staff. There is no parent involvement. The behavior problems are horrible and the administration seems to have no idea about what to do except suspend students. The quality of the teaching is horrible. My son is now at North Springs and we love it. The difference in the quality of teaching is evident. I would not recommend Windsor to anyone, unless you just don't care about your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I am from a non English speaking country and I joined my daughter at the end of 2nd grade. Mrs Barlik was the class teacher. She is such a nice person that she made a good impact on my daughter just for 10 days. When my daughter moved to 3rd grade, she was in Mr. Anderson Class. Mr. Anderson is such a nice and down to earth person. We explained him that we are not aware of the education system here and requested him to make us understand the teaching methodology. He has all the patience in the world and know what makes good to a student. At the end of the academic year, what my daughter gained are 4 Honor rolls, fluent in English and a ever lasting bond with the school, friends and her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

As a military family I am always very nervous about moving & changing the schools of my children. Windsor Elem. was the MOST inviting, helpful & family oriented school that I have ever gotten the privilege to know. The staff is very friendly & helpful. My son attended 1st grade w/Mrs. Leitner & I have never met such a wonderful teacher. She is an extraordinary teacher w/a tremendous amount of love, patience & respect for all of her children. She is not only challenging, she is encouraging to each & every one of her students. I can t recommend this school enough. Windsor really emphasizes family/parent involvement & it really shows in the children they teach. The life skills that are taught each day are great tools to teach each child how to deal w/life & each other. I was extremely happy w/my son s performance & experience while we were in SC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

I have 3 children (5th, 4th and 3rd grades) that attend Windsor Elementary. This is their 1st year here. I am pleased with their teachers and their response to any questions that I may have whether it is through email or phone. My son was having some problems with math and his teacher sent me a letter home recommending a tutor for him, which has tremendously helped his math grade. Again I just want to say that I am very please with the teachers. -Shawn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

While I think Windsor has great ideas about what an elementary school should be like, I think they are failing. There is a safety issue for students and teachers because of how many behavior problems there are in the classroom. Teachers are spending too much time dealing with these issues and as a result, learning is affected. Also, parental involvement is low. It seems to be the same 10 parents who consistently volunteer in the school. It takes a community to run a successful school and the community at Windsor- teachers, parents and students- is unfortunately lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

My son attended K & 1st at Windsor. He rec'd alot of learning from me at home before enrolling in K & was one of the highest advanced students both years. His teachers gave him 'extra' work in reading & math to keep him busy. In K he was one of the only students reading and was allowed to read to the class. I do think the school could use some advanced programs/classes in reading and math for younger ones. As my son often times sat to read because that was all he could do - but reading is good :) It would have been nice to have him learning on HIS level and not the class level that he was above. Overall good experience at this school. I do think LB Nelson is better as he attended K there first & his teacher Ms Moses was TOP NOTCH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

I disagree with Anita. My children's teachers have worked especially hard to assist my children with their weaknesses and challenge them when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

My child has been having some difficulty in comprehension in reading and some problems in math.I noticed that there were problems when my child was in the first grade.He is now in the third grade.He is geting alot more help in reding through the school ,but in math he is terribly falling behind.I think the teacher is moving too fast and doesn't really understand that not every child learn at the same pace.I have talked to the principal and the district office about getting him some other form of tutoring and there was nothing that they could do.This school doesn't care about the kids who need extra attention.I don't think they really value a childs education like they say they do.I don't see how they can allow kids to fall so far behind when their learning problems could be addressed in the first grade ,so they won't have such a struggle.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students69%
Female85%
Male55%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled25%
Not disabled78%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students49%
Female62%
Male37%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabled24%
Not disabled54%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%

Science

All Students45%
Female58%
Male29%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female78%
Male58%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students44%
Female59%
Male31%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals43%
Disabled13%
Not disabled49%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
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 Students68%
Female81%
Male60%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled13%
Not disabled80%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students56%
Female63%
Male52%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled13%
Not disabled65%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students40%
Female34%
Male43%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals34%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabled19%
Not disabled45%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female72%
Male66%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals61%
Disabled44%
Not disabled73%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students63%
Female73%
Male58%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled6%
Not disabled75%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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%
Female75%
Male67%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled33%
Not disabled77%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled13%
Not disabled64%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant54%

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male53%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled6%
Not disabled70%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 36%
Hispanic 19% 7%
White 10% 53%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 72%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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