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Hunt Meadows Elementary School

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Posted May 16, 2014

I have had two children go through Hunt Meadows. Both Very Smart. My oldest was glorified for her wit and intelligence, my younger child, a straight A, Highest Test Score, IQ at Mensa Level, has has a really rough ride. This is a clique of parents, teachers and principal. The Principal to start, has no backbone with her teachers. Recently the 4th Grade History Teacher was given an award as Being one of the best history teachers in the area. Yet, my children come home and ask me questions like "Why does our President not have an American Birth Certificate" Glenn Beck is teaching History. Parents are Very Involved which is great. Many teachers are exceptional..especially Roarke and Godwin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

All I can start with is my overwhelming disappointment in this school. Children with special needs are left in the dust because the staffing does not in anyway know how to deal their needs. The staff shuns and treats them as outcasts because of these same disabilities. The principle is negligent in dealing with situations when they arise and always side with teacher even when the teacher is very clearly at fault. The school district is also terrible as they have no interest about the concerns of the parents. If I could turn back time I would have sent my children to this school as they are now dealing with self esteem problems because of the way they were treated. If you are able to send your children to another school especially if they are special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Our school is excellent at helping students with learning and attention issues. We have classrooms geared specifically for students with special needs and the teachers and assistants are well trained in these areas. We also have special resource teachers to assist students who need a smaller group setting for extra math or reading resource help. We have a speech language therapist, as well as ESOL assistance, and PT assistance. We have a full time nurse that can assist with medications that need to be taken during the school day. We have a caring principal and vice principal that actually will pull students and give them extra assistance in reading, math, writing and/or any other area that needs assistance. All the teachers and administration work well together to develop IEP (Individual Education Plans) to accomodate all type of assistance a student might need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My grandchildren go here and we love this school! The teachers know the children because it is small enough to get to know them. They even know me when i come there. It is well taken care of and the children have lots of encouragement. I have helped out on different events . Most of all the parents like the school and teachers. A very helpful and caring staff!


Posted July 25, 2012

This is a great school with a wonderful staff and led by a wonderful principal. The school staff is very friendly, the school is quite clean and the custodians take great pride in their work. The teachers are very motivated and excited to teach and it reflects back on the students. The school also has a very active PTO with volunteers that do a great job at making sure all of the needs of the school are met. They don't do your typical fundraisers by making you sell junk you don't need, yet they always come up with fun and exciting ways to raise money and I'm happy to support them because all of their hard work can be seen on the playground, the technology support they give, and the classroom assistance. I'm a proud and happy family member of Hunt Meadows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

This is the nicest school I have ever been to. Everyone there is so nice! they are very understanding and caring about the children. I wish all schools were like this one, but unfortunately not! thank you hunt meadows for our compassion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This school is awesome. The staff are wonderful. the kids have many oppertunities. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

Hunt Meadows does an excellent job, and I am extremely impressed with the entire staff and administration. My daughter has attended HMES for five years and the education and opportunities she has been afforded there have been first rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

I am very devasted with my experience at this school. My children have had numerous problems with bullying, etc. The administration is not very comforting to the children. The principal lacks the skills to resolve issues on a professional level. We have experienced ongoing, unresolved bullying issues. Please speak with your child/children often about this if your child attends this school. The quality of education is good, I can only imagine what it could be if the administration was different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

The school district staff and school staff are great. I have had no problems. They provide many learning opportunities for the children. I am happy that my children attend such a fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I love this school and the teachers and office staff. They are GREAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I wish my child had never entered this school, not only does the school have problems with peer bullying but the some of the staff members I have dealt with are bullies themselves. The principal is a snob and seems to favor the upper class children, and the vice principal and some teachers have the same problems. If you have a child with learning disabilities, add or adhd I suggest you find another school because the staff has little to no tolerance in dealing with these kids. And the school district office isnt much help either, they only side with the school staff no matter what. I am sure that some parents have had a wonderful experience at this school, as some of the reviews have stated, but they must be one of the few that recieve the special treatment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

I have recently left Hunt Meadows last year. And every day I wish I was back there. The teachers are wonderful and so was the principal and vice principal. The curriculum was good and they provided extra curricular programs for everyone. Over all my experience at Hunt Meadows was great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2007

My son was in the 4K program this past year and I thought it was wonderful. The teachers were great. However, I feel that the vice principal as well as many other staff members have racial issues. I was not pleased at all with some of the things that occured at Open House or at other school events. I have tried to contact Mrs. Tortellot concerning her actions and behavior, but no response! I also felt that if I spoke up about these issues my children would be mistreated. But now, I know exactly who to call the next time there are any concerns, because these are children! no one working with or around children should act like that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

The overall quality of the k4 class is wonderful my son is blossoming into a social bug they have improved his social skills so much; he actually tells me all about his friends and the teachers. This is a great program for small children my little boy loves school he absolutely loves the K-4 teacher and her assistant and they are both wonderful, they have made learning fun to him
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

I am very disappointed in this school. I have asked for a conference 4times from one teacher and received no response. Now at the end of the year she wants an intervention. The school is not forthcoming with any other services that they offer, such as tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

The building itself is great. The staff is another matter. The principal is rude, seems only intrested in making herself look good to the board. The teachers ignore bulling that is happening in front of them. They refuse to let children sign up with special help classes, unless a doctor has decided that the child has a medical reason for failing. I am removing my child from this school at the end of the year because I think I can homeschool & my child will benefit from this. I seem to care more about my childs education than the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

Most of the teachers are great.But i think the school could do more to help children with add and adhd.They need teachers that know how to work with these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The teachers,staff & principal are wonderful. Everyone is treated like family. The only concern I have is diversity. I would love to see more children of all ethnicities.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
77%

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95%

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74%
Writing

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students88%
Female94%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students81%
Female92%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled29%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students77%
Female87%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled29%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled43%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled43%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students70%
Female87%
Male53%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled14%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled46%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled23%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled23%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 93% 53%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 44%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (864) 850-3810

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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420 Hunt Rd
Easley, SC 29642
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Phone: (864) 850-3987

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