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Homewood Elementary School

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Posted July 2, 2014

Homewood is a good school. Teachers are stressed but that's everywhere. Vice principal is approachable and listens. Principal is ok but not always easy to talk to. The staff does a lot for the school but I wish more parents supported Homewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My child attends this school and do love her teacher I've never had a problem and for the most part the teachers that I have met are great. I've read these reviews and I'm not crazy about having to move my child. I don't care what school you go to there will be issues and problems and I believe it takes team work on both ends of the playing board to fix those problems. I know as I was once a child and know first hand children can be mean but I do not think they mean to be. Television and society itself has made or children little adults instead of giving them a guiding hand. I do not blame our teachers for this site to our state has give them strict guidelines and have to cram studies on our children. As for the bullying by a teacher I personally have not seen any but think of that did in fact happen they should lose their job that is not acceptable nor should it be tolerated. Overall I love this school for my child she loves it fully and have had great teamwork from the staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

Great school its just a great school all around my whole family went to this school and i would never wish to change this


Posted May 7, 2012

I am withdrawing both of of children from this school. I agree with the May 2011 post about the Principal and Assistant Principal.Since my children have gone to this school (2009), there have been several problems throughout the years. The teachers for the most part are great, but I get a sense of a "gag order" policy. Bullying is not dealt with appropriately. There is not a "NO TOLERANCE" policy enforced as stated in the policy. It is strictly selective enforcement, I believe they are trying to hide most of what's going in that school for fear of investigation. I would advise staying away from this school if you you do not what your child/children to be bullyed or exposed to inappropriate behaviors that are overlooked by this staff and school. I also agree with the May 2011 comment about the children being in fear of both principals. Just recently (last week) we had a issue with my daughter being bullied, this was the third time addressing this issue with the same student, we never received a report from the school and after I left the office my daughter was called back to the principals office and it was very intimidating to her. She was made to believe, it was her fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

I have children that go there and they have attended since they were all in kindergarten. At first I was very pleased with the school and the teachers. The last few years I have been having some issues with staff members and the principal. It seems the staff moral is low and I am POSITIVE it is the principals fault. She needs to get off her high horse! Most days she is unapproachable when you have a concern or an issue and it is bad when one of my children have a problem and they are afraid to talk to her about it or the teacher in fear of getting told don't worry or something else along those lines. Also there is a front office staff member that is VERY rude most of the times I go in there to either get my child or to sign in for a function. If she is not going to be polite there is no need for her to be working the front desk with parents going in and out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

The teachers are great! They have a great Science program with hands on live animals.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
68%

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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled21%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students74%
Female63%
Male90%
African-American56%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled7%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled22%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled56%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Science

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled33%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled6%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-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 Students76%
Female93%
Male64%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled50%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled21%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students60%
Female77%
Male47%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled21%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant60%
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 47% 53%
Black 43% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 82%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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108 North Clemson Circle
Conway, SC 29526
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