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Forest Acres Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 708 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 18, 2014

FAE is an awesome school! We love this school and the teachers. Im glad that my daughter goes to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

First impressions are everything and mine was to run. This school has a long way to go to measure up to the other nearby elementary school East End. Some grades are fine others complete skills are missed because of focus on testing well, which unfortunately didn't pay of for FAE this year. The school as a whole received a C rating placing them almost dead last in the whole district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

I am new to the area, and was quite concerned about enrolling my children into a new school. Their previous school was so awesome, that I thought no other school could compare, boy am I happy I was wrong. This school is awesome, the quality of learning is incredible, and the teachers seem to be more involved with the children. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

My daughter has flourished at Forest Acres. I am impressed by the strong emphasis on character teaching and respect from an early age. The new principal seems involved and the students know they are cared for. No complaints here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

This school has all the resource's but it all depend's on the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Strong community. Incredible teachers. Healthy secure atmosphere.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled53%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled60%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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%
Female90%
Male74%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled24%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male72%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled24%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled41%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female95%
Male76%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled41%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students82%
Female92%
Male72%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled18%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%
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%
Female74%
Male91%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled17%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled17%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students67%
Female59%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female68%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled8%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%
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 82% 53%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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 33%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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