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St. James-Gaillard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 444 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

St.James-Gaillard Elementary School is one of the best school's with such great-outstanding Teachers,Just the whole staff is awesome. My Son has been attendance there sine Pre-K and he will start his 1st day of 5th grade on 8-19-13..We're all looking forward to another super-great school year.This year will be our Son's last due to 5th grade is the last of "Elementary". Then he's off to {Middle School}.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

St. James is the best school in the district. they have the highest test scores of all, the school, teachers, atmosphere, everything is great. even though my child lives in holly hill, I still send her to St. James because I want her to have and get the best education in the district, you can visit anytime, and they stay connected with both you and your child. My daughter cried because she didn't want to leave St. James. word of advice, if you want a great school for your child, send him/her to St. James.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I don't know what to say about this school. I was informed before sending my children here it was the best in the district. I am sorry to report that if this is the best, I would hate to see the worst. I think the children are at a real disadvantage and this school needs new leadership. There are no parent-teacher conferences so unless you go to the school during the children's time for 'learning' you will not be able to speak with the teacher. My child told me that his class was so bad, they hardly did any work one day. This is unacceptable. This will be my daughter's first and last year here she doesn't deserve this sort of education no child should.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male75%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female95%
Male64%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male50%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
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 Students57%
Female67%
Male51%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students59%
Female71%
Male51%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students52%
Female43%
Male57%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female57%
Male60%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students52%
Female71%
Male40%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 Students77%
Female87%
Male65%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students64%
Female77%
Male50%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students35%
Female40%
Male29%
African-American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant35%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male56%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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 84% 36%
White 14% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1555 Gardensgate Rd
Eutawville, SC 29084
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