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Greenwood Elementary School

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Posted May 22, 2014

Greenwood is awful,adminstration is very rude no matter when you go in there,teachers are allowed to verbally bully the students there,starting as low as kindergarten,have witnessed it time after time.unless you go visit or have lunch with a child you may never know this. Principal has been told of behavior but has done nothing.guess when you have been teaching in the same school for so long they allow it to happen, the teacher's aide are worse then the teachers,just unreal how things are poor students who dont deserve to be subjected to this


Posted November 1, 2008

Yes there have been changes at this school for the past 4 years, but most of them are for the better. This school is striving to keep up with the latest research in order to prepare all students for a better education. Change can be difficult. I've had 1 child go through this school from k-6th and I currently have one there now. I am satisfied with the education and the faculty. I also believe being an involved parent makes a huge difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I have two children attending this school and have been very dissatisfied with the facilities as well the administration. My child's teachers do not seem to communicate well with us as parents. There have been notes and papers sent home by the teachers themselves with incorrect spelling, punctuation and grammar. What is scary to me is that these are the people that are supposed to be educating my children. The staff seems to be unhappy with their principal and I think that reflects in their ability to teach. I think this school is a good example of why there are so many private schools in South Carolina. If I could afford to send my children to private school I definitely would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I was very reluctant concerning allowing my daughter to attend this school because of the negative publicity. She s been enrolled at Greenwood for about a month, her teacher is very personable and accessible. My daughter is comfortable and enjoying herself. I don t have any negative comments. The classroom is definitely larger than what we re used to, but the main problem I notice is the behavior of the kids. I ve attended one school function and volunteered in the classroom, the lack of discipline in the kids were baffling. I just want to remind parents that discipline starts in the home. We have to do our job, so that the teachers can focus on their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I am not happy with this school at all. This is the 4th yr my child has been attending. I feel that there are plenty of improvements needed in this school starting with the principal and staff.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled67%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students54%
Female63%
Male45%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled33%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students57%
Female71%
Male43%
African-American48%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students66%
Female82%
Male48%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled42%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
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%
Female82%
Male83%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled40%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled53%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled60%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled40%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled31%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled53%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled40%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students79%
Female74%
Male82%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students80%
Female92%
Male69%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled31%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students70%
Female82%
Male58%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled17%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students49%
Female59%
Male39%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled11%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant49%

Science

All Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female87%
Male64%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled9%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students72%
Female83%
Male60%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled11%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
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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n/a

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
Black 51% 36%
White 42% 53%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 65%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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