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Cross Elementary School

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Posted October 29, 2013

Cross Elementary School is a fantastic school! The staff is very friendly and the principal is simply amazing. They make you feel at home and they truly care about your child's education and well-being. The teachers are always available when you need to talk with them. The teachers make sure that the parent is truly aware of what is being taught at school. I could not have asked for a better learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

Dr. Gillens the principal and the teachers made this school a great place for students to learn and grow. This schools has come a long way from where it use to be. As a parent I am proud to say my child is a student at Cross Elementary. She is learning so much and she loves her school. These people really do care about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

This is a school where every child is made to feel wanted and special. The teachers and administration are all very caring. This school is truly a family. My child is getting a good education at Cross Elementary.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

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 70% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students67%
Female76%
Male53%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students46%
Female47%
Malen/a
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female57%
Male40%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Writing

All Students57%
Female74%
Male29%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
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%
Female87%
Male73%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students77%
Female87%
Male73%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students63%
Female73%
Male58%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students67%
Female93%
Male55%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant67%
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 Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students86%
Female80%
Male92%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled54%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students64%
Female50%
Male79%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female13%
Male58%
African-American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals30%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant32%

Writing

All Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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%
Female83%
Male72%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students73%
Female83%
Male64%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female82%
Male60%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male72%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 36%
White 24% 53%
Hispanic 2% 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 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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