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South Conway Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2014

South Conway Elementary is an awesome school. The teachers are amazing, they keep me updated, and the level of education is higher than the other schools my son attended. There are always fun afterschool activities to attend and the parents are very involved in the politics of the school. I feel that my son is very safe there as well. The doors are always kept locked and the only way to enter the front doors is through a call system. Overall I'm very glad my son attends South Conway Elementary and I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

I have three children who have/are attended/ing this school. My two oldest were here from K-5th and the youngest started K here and is currently in 4th grade. I could not ask for more. My oldest is now in High School and my middle child in Middle School. They both received everything they needed in a foundation at South Conway to help them excel in the upper grades. After a few rough years, the current administration is wonderful! I can not say enough good things about Mr. Hayes and Mr. James. The one area that is lacking is community/parental involvement; however, the school does absolutely everything in its power to encourage them to be more active. While this is considered a "low-income," "poverty," "Title I" school, we truly have the most WONDERFUL teachers that I would put up against any teacher in any school in any state. Just as anything else in life, you get out of it what you put into it. If you are a parent who is willing to communicate with your child's teacher and do your job as a parent, your child WILL succeed at South Conway Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I plan to get more involved in the school this upcoming year, since I was pregnant this whole school year I didn't get to do much. This was my sons first year in school, and I was so scared for him but hi teacher was AMAZING! and was always comforting and available to me for ANYTHING I wanted to discuss. The staff is eager as well. Like I said I am going to get more involved this upcoming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

South Conway Elementary School Is the greatest.Teachers are understanding & committed to students.There is a lack of communication but it on the parents end.Alot of time & money is spent on sticks & letters to parents with no response back.There is a very low PTO participation from parents.I have 3 children that go here now.They love to go to school!Teachers put in alot of extra time unpaid to try to reach parents to no avail.There is new Principal & Assisant Principal who are always available to students & parents.And very supportive of the teachers.I Love This School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

I have found South Conway Elementary School to have an outstanding staff and feel my child has received an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This school is a real asset to this community. My children love to wake up in the morning just to know that they are going here. I am very happy with the teachers and the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2003

The teachers of this school are absolutely wonderful.They care for all the children there and are very giving both with academics and life skills. Wonderful people and a great place for kids to learn.


Posted June 16, 2003

My daughter has attended S. Conway for two years (both K-5 and 1st grade) and I have been very impressed with the teachers. I wish the parents were better informed about events; I would often receive the school newsletter after events had already occurred. Overall, I think it is a terrific school and do not hesitate to send my other two children to the same.


Posted April 24, 2003

My daughter made wonderful progress at this school and she enjoyed the teachers as well. She is an excellent reader and loves to read.


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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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students82%
Female95%
Male73%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled20%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled27%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students64%
Female47%
Male72%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female96%
Male67%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male61%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled20%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled73%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant89%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled45%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African-American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled64%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

Writing

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled42%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%
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%
Female77%
Male77%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White85%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled46%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White74%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled43%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled47%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled14%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
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
White 45% 53%
Black 40% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 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 88%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3001 4th Ave
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