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Pontiac Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 941 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 17, 2011

I just recently moved to this area and I thought the transformation for my son would have been hard. The staff at the school has been very helpful and made the transformation for my son very easy. I look forward to a great year for my son and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We are fairly new to the area and my children have been at PE for a year. Initially, my concerns were that my children were not being challenged and I have to be honest and say that I still feel that way but I think it has more to do with the state's curriculum, moreso than the school. After voicing my concerns to administration, the teachers and principal were very attentive to my concernes and listened to my suggestions and offered suggestions. Overall, I think the school is great and has a good learning environment. I am sure all of the teachers are good but I interacted, mostly, with 4th and 5th grade teachers and they all have been wonderful. I am, also, thankful for the leadership of the school - Ms. Elliot, Ms. Beaman, and Mr. Franklin have definitely helped make our school year a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

of course no child left behind but forget the children who need more challenging curriculum. Ignore children with extreme disciplinary problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I'm new to the state. This school has helped my son with his self-esteem, therefore his grades has realy made a significant jump. I love & appreciate this great school! The staff is very attentive to the parents as well as the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

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 Students71%
Female82%
Male62%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students59%
Female64%
Male57%
African-American36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female73%
Male86%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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%
Female78%
Male83%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%
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%
Female76%
Male74%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled36%
Not disabled81%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled36%
Not disabled78%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students60%
Female50%
Male67%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female70%
Male80%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled9%
Not disabled76%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant68%
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 45% 36%
White 33% 53%
Hispanic 15% 6%
Asian 5% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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