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Fairfax Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 221 students

 

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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
14%
Writing

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Math

All Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Writing

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
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 Students42%
Female62%
Male18%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant42%

Math

All Students44%
Female59%
Male24%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students30%
Female46%
Male11%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals31%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant30%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female59%
Male22%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant43%

Writing

All Students51%
Female67%
Male33%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant51%
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 Students53%
Female75%
Male29%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Math

All Students53%
Female63%
Male43%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students53%
Female73%
Malen/a
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%

Writing

All Students41%
Female60%
Male21%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
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 95% 36%
Hispanic 3% 7%
White 3% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 97%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (803) 632-2822

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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734 14th St East
Fairfax, SC 29827
Phone: (803) 632-2536

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