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Briggs Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 674 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2013

I would have given them a 5 star review until I found out how they failed me and my daughter. In the 3rd grade she was bullied. I dropped her off and picked her up thinking she was safe, but she was so intimidated by the little monster she didn't tell me what was going on. How could I have known unless the teachers had been paying attention? The worst was recess and art class. She used to love art, but when she asked to change tables because of the bully the art teacher told her she made her choice and she would have to live with it. This girl called her names, wrote things on the bathroom wall, and the entire grade turned on my daughter. How could this have not been noticed! I saw the change in her, but I didn't why. The girl told her if she told she would make her life unbearable. Thank god we are gone- in Florida with A rated schools where my daughter is flourishing in an IB school in the honors program. She has tons of friends and is piecing her life together. That girl and her allies will never amount to anything, and shame on Briggs for allowing an atmosphere where bullies are empowered!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

After coming from a school where I was more than welcomed to be involved, I felt quite judged here. I saw other parents being welcomed by my child's teacher while I was ostracized. I had to be forceful in a sense to be able to have the minimal amount of involvement. I was supposed to be a "room mom" and all that I got from that was, "I will call you if I need anything, like I said before" from the teacher every time I asked about helping. I never got any calls. Granted this is only one teacher, I felt similar treatment within APT. It was like my outcasted high school experience all over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Briggs faculty and staff are truly interested in my children's success. They encourage and model respect for their students and for each other. Students are well behaved and engaged in the learning process. APT is very active and works hard toward supporting the students and the school. The school brought in orchestra and afterschool Spanish teachers for additional opportunities for the students. The music and art programs are well attended. I highly recommend this school to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

My duaghters are both graduates of Briggs Elementary School. I could not be happier wtih the level of preparedness that they both possess moving to intermediate education. My children were received into a very warm and nurturing environment as transfers from another elementary school. The walls are beautifully painted with murals, the teachers don't yell at their students and every effort is given to each child to help them succeed.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 70% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled67%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled25%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled58%
Not disabled79%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students76%
Female66%
Male86%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female73%
Male88%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled43%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled21%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students58%
Female52%
Male65%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female69%
Male85%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled50%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 53%
Black 38% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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