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Cowpens Elementary School

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Posted September 22, 2009

all 3 of my children have attended this school it is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Cowpens Ele. because they have a wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Cowpens Elementary is an impressive school. The teachers are wonderful and dedicate time out of the classroom to music, athletics, and art. The use of technology to keep parents informed is well done. I can't think of any other school I'd rather my daughter attend. She will be leaving the Elementary School at the end of this year and I hate to see her time there end. We have all been very happy with the education she received and the exracirricular activies are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I think Cowpens Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are so good and caring. I really like the after school clubs. My children are getting involved in those this year. My oldest daughter is a music lover and I think the music teacher has taught her a lot over her past 4 years at the school. She was so excited to be able to participate in the chourus after school this year.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students75%
Female88%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students73%
Female84%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
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

English/Language Arts

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled29%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled36%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled71%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male57%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled8%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled33%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled33%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%
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 76% 53%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Black 10% 36%
Two or more races 3% 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 73%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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341 Foster St
Cowpens, SC 29330
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