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St. Johns Elementary School

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Posted March 26, 2008

My child and I are very happy with the school. I don't think my son could have gotten a better education anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

The school is perfectly run. There is zero tolerance for unfavorable behavior, which makes learning and teaching much easier. The principal is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

This school is wonderful. The principal, Jean Taylor, is very involved and willing to help out. The students seems to adjust well there because it does go to 5th grade and takes some of the pressure off of students worrying about changing school too soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

My child went to St. John's in K5 through 2nd grade. The campus is beautiful and welcoming. Unfortunately, I was not pleased with the education that my son was receiving. Many of the teachers are an asset to the school as well as our community; however, there are some of the teachers who appear to have become tired of teaching, which is reflected in their attitude towards the children. I chose to homeschool my children. Now they are able to receive not only the education that every child deserves, they are also learning strong Christian principles. My children are well above their grade levels. My 1st grader is reading on a 4th grade level. My son, was held back in the first grade by his teacher, now he scores in the 99th percentile of his aptitude tests. I will provide the education my children need, even if St. John's could not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

My children, and I really do not like this school.Jean Taylor is could care less about the safty of the students at the school. Youw can tell her any thing you want about your children getting hurt or picked on and she don't care.Some of the teachers there are the same way all the care for is them selves and they don't beleave you,,or your child is the bad one. I wish this school would get better.Theres abunch of bad apples at that school if I had my way my kids wouldn't go to that school. And then again there are some real nice people there,who are understanding,caring and so -on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2004

I love this school. I went to this school when I was a child and nothing has change thats whats so great its still the same school it always has been. Mrs Tylar is wounderful. she is a sweet women but can be firm when need. Thats what the schools need around here. She takes up time with the parents as well as the student. St.Johns is great all the way round thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Both of my children attended St. John's. The principal and her staff were dedicated to making this school a safe, nurturing, and productive place. The nicely kept campus creates a pleasant atmosphere. It includes an auditorium, nature trail, ampitheater, and picnic tables. As a parent of a special needs child, I particulary was impressed with the caring, quality, and dedication of the resource teachers and the willingness of the teachers to help my child have success in the regular classroom. This school truly has some terrific teachers and staff. The active parent group and teachers hold a fall festival for the whole family to enjoy. Select students participate in a Spirit Team that is exceptional. My favorite part was that I felt my children were safe in a place where good, old fashioned values and morality were evident.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled61%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled44%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Science

All Students58%
Female42%
Male75%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled60%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White49%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled24%
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
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%
Male78%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled55%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled55%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled55%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled64%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled27%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not 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 Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled50%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled14%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male82%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled7%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 36%
White 41% 53%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 77%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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140 Park St
Darlington, SC 29532
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