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Carver Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 894 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2011

We have been fortunate to have both of our sons enrolled at Carver for their elementary years. The teachers and staff have all been wonderful! Everyone goes out of their way to make Carver a wonderful place to learn. The new principal, Chris Rogers, has done a fabulous job increasing technology available to all students throughout the school. Carver has always kept us informed on happenings in the school and most importantly, the successes and academic functioning of our children. Our oldest son is finishing the 4th grade this year at Carver and we are all sad to see the end of his Carver days. I would highly recommend Carver to all parents and students, as the warm, nurturing environment is evident in classrooms throughout the school. Carver is A++++ in our book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Yes, carver may be a good school but not for kids with a learning disability. Every since my son began attending that school from kindergarten to 2nd grade he has had problems. Yes some of his teachers were actually concerned but I feel that the school did not do all they could have done for his issue. I am now homeschooling and he is now on target and where he should be. If youre child is smart and has no learning disability then yes this would be a good school, but if they have a learning disabilty and need an extreme amount of assistance and work, then I suggest you take them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I'm raising/raised four children in two states and we've experienced both good and mediocre schools over the years. I've been really pleased with Carver from the standpoint of the curriculum, quality of teachers and administration. I was warned about how deficient SC schools would be, but this was definitely not the case with Carver, which seemed to compare well with other top public schools in our experience. Although the environment is not competetive, and the resources are a little short, my children have had an excellent education there in a nurturing environment and did well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

Carver offers a caring and organized foundational education for its students. I have had a child there for six years and value the experience for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I loved Carver, my son was in 5k and there was so much parent/teacher involvement, that you couldn't believe, I love all the activity there like music, art, and the Library. I was so pleased with the outcome of our first year their, I look forward to the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African-American65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female72%
Male83%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled30%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled57%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled57%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male70%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled21%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 58% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 40%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools Program SC Nominee (2007)
  • Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program (2005)
  • Closing the Achievement Gap (2005)

Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 2:10
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Cynthia Young
Fax number
  • (843) 664-8177

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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515 North Cashua Dr
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