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Crosswell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 466 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted February 26, 2014

My son is part of the 4k program in the afternoon. I like the fact that the doors are locked abd you have to be buzzed in. Since we are not originally from the south, it is not like that up north. Both his teacher and class aid are very sweet. I love how they have gone on a bunch of field trips that are enriching to what is being taught. I also liked the fact when we did have a problem, my husband called abd was able to talk to Mr. Holliday who was a sweetheart to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

My step daughter started kindergarten last year. She had some problems, which we talked to the teachers about, and all the teachers and staff were very helpful and understanding. Lots of communication, she loved going to her classes and playing. Very happy with the school. Would definitely recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

This is our 6th year at Crosswell. My overall experience has been very positive. Our principal, Traci Boyles is very approachable. She geniunely cares for our students, staff and the extended Crosswell school family, which speaks volumes about the school and her expectations of her staff. As a parent of 2 young boys, she understands the challenges we face. Class sizes are great! They have a great computer lab filled with desktops, a mobile lab that transports laptops for in-class testing/activities. Each class has 2-3 laptops & a promethean interactive whiteboard. Test scores are a high priority. They're among the top schools in SC, meeting & exceeding state standards. Their goal is to see test scores increase, not just remain consistent. Teachers & staff are very accessible & willing to help, making themselves available to assist w/ early morning & afternoon/evening events. Bottom line...Crosswell cares! I have been a volunteer all of our years at Crosswell & find it enjoyable! Overall parental involvement is good but not great. I would love to see other parents jump in there & volunteer, even on a small scale. It gives you an honest view of the education your child is getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I have a child in k-5 and this school has been wonderful to her and I. I give this school and teachers 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Currently have 2 children @ Crosswell, who are following in the footsteps of 2 who have already been there. Great bunch of teachers, staff is warm, friendly and helpful. Diane Brown is a caring and thoughful principal, who is always willing to talk with parents, weight in their needs and concerns before making a final decision. I would never consider changing my kids to another school. I have had a great 8 year relationship with them and am looking forward to the remaining 5. I will sorely miss them when my children move on to higher grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

This is my second year as a Crosswell parent and it has been my experience that every time I volunteer I have plenty of interaction with the teachers and staff. This interaction goes on through the school year as my childs teacher makes plenty of time to talk to my wife and I. The parents who actually stick their head in the door and show some intrest are met with interaction and enthusiasm and I am happy to be one of those parents. Volunteer and I promise you'll have as much contact with the staff as you can stand! I could move my kids to a private school but they are happy, rounded and well educated at Crosswell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

My children went to Crosswell for 4 years. I think there should of been a lot more contact with the parents.
—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.

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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students67%
Female76%
Male57%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled63%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled32%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled63%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 87% 53%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 49%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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161 School Rd
Easley, SC 29640
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