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Waccamaw Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2014

I think this is a great school. The staff goes out of their way to get to know everyone. My son is in his third year and my daughter is in her first year but already she knew most of the staff just from drop off and pick up of her big brother. Love the atmosphere but theu could use more funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

As a parent of a child that attends Waccamaw Elementary I must say that I am completely satified with the entire staff and the facility. Never have I had a question go unanswered or a problem left unsolved. I think this is a great school and could not imagine sending my daughter anywhere else.
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Posted September 19, 2006

Acclaim might not be the highest ranked school in the area, but they are the most friendliest and the most concern. The school is not new I believe it has been there for over 20 years and still kicking along. We have been given some of the greatest teachers and I can say I have 3 children attending Waccamaw and they are not falling behind. So give it a chance you will not be disappointed.
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Posted April 7, 2006

Waccamaw Elementary is an excellent school in many ways. The principal and staff make you feel like family and provide you with all the help you need. My son got off to a rocky start in Kindergarden and we had some bad times. He had a hard time adjusting and finding where he fit in, but the wonderful teachers and staff and Mrs. B Ammons, Mrs. R. Cribb, & Mrs. Dale stayed by our side and helped to guide us through the rough times, especially when we felt like giving up. Being a part of Waccamaw Elementary has truly been a life changing experience for me and my family. Thanks for making such a positive impact in our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 77% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students77%
Female87%
Male67%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled39%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled29%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African-American31%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled27%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled69%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students62%
Female70%
Male52%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled22%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled39%
Not disabled92%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled45%
Not disabled97%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled56%
Not disabled87%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled42%
Not disabled91%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled57%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students80%
Female88%
Male76%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled43%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students76%
Female88%
Male70%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female72%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled33%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 53%
Black 24% 36%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 7% 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 80%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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251 Claridy Rd
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