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North Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 28, 2014

I have had good experiences as well as bad experiences while my daughter has attended this school. Overall, I feel it is a decent school for the area. Unfortunately, the school has a pretty bad bullying problem, and I'm not confident that the staff addresses these problems properly. I do have to give special recognition to Mrs. Stephanie Kelley who taught my daughter in the 4th grade during the 2013-2014 school year. she went above and beyond to help my daughter with many aspects of school. I feel very strongly that Mrs. Kelley genuinely loves her students, and wants to see them do their very best. She also does a fantastic job at keeping the parents informed. If your child is lucky enough to have her for a teacher, I am sure you would agree. sadly, this is not true for all teachers that I have dealt with in my daughter's time at the school. Next year will be my daughters final year at North springs, and then we are planning to leave the area for her middle school career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Since my daughter attended this school for the past two years she is reading above her grade level and doing exceptional well in her other studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

My daughter went here 2-5 grade. Now my son attends school from K. Now in 1st grade. I am a parent who watches kids in and out the school. Very mature teachers, beautiful learning atmosphere and open door policy school. This school is welcoming and warm feels safe to send my kids here. Very satisfied with the school and teaching both curricular and extracurricular. Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

North Springs elementary has done quite a bit of damage to my daughters self esteem after only 2 years.The majority of students at this school are African American, and my child (Caucasian), experienced terrible racial segregation while attending this school along with countless acts of bullying. . It is hard to explain to such a young child why people are picking on her because of the color of her skin. She began to fear going to school, became nervous and depressed, and often came home in tears due to the negative atmosphere she had to endure. The staff did very little...even after numerous concerns were brought to their attention. They actually seemed to brush it off. Needless to say, we pulled our daughter out of the school after we had finally had enough and will NEVER look back!! This particular school goes much deeper then the average school teasing scenario. It will take years to erase the damage done to her here. If you fall into the minority category for this school, I urge you to look elsewhere for their education. It is really sad that any type of racism still exists in 2013. In a nutshell, North springs elementary was a huge disappointment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

My child must have went to a different school from the other reviewers. While she had very positive results from the IEP program, everything else was lacking. Communication breakdowns were a constant thing between the teachers and myself and bullying was apparently out of control. It got so bad that I complained to the district, which also did nothing. They did not even respond to my emails. I moved during the summer to get her away from my school. She went from outgoing and friendly to withdrawn and sad in the course of a school year. A safe envoriment is important. NEVER AGAIN North Springs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

All three of my kids attend NSE, I'm very pleased with the activities, the grade of parent involvement and the communication among parents and teachers. My kids are Honor roll students and I feel the school does a great job at recognizing those students who excell. My oldest child is in QUEST and the hands on, and learning experiences he is receiving because of this program are incredible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

My daughter was at this school for 4 years and my son,Nicholas Green is still attending in 3rd grade. We went to the school play tonight and I have to say...it was the best one ever! My daughter is at Summit Parkway now and is making straight A's. My husband and I feel like Lindsey had the best education at NSE and she was well prepared to go to middle school due to her exceptional education at NSE. Thank you all for everything you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

The teachers here are great! I always feel very welcomed. There's excellent communication between school and home with weekly 'Cricket Times' and always prompt replies to emails. As my children move on to Middle School I'm very grateful to all the staff here who prepared them for acceptance into the advanced and honors courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

The administration and staff are wonderful. They have an ALERT Program that my child likes. Overall it is a nice school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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%
Female90%
Male89%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students67%
Female82%
Male52%
African-American61%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled55%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled33%
Not disabled78%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled33%
Not disabled75%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled50%
Not disabled80%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled17%
Not disabled82%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English75%
Non-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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant71%

Writing

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%
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 68% 36%
White 21% 53%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 46%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 Clemson Rd
Columbia, SC 29229
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Phone: (803) 736-3183

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