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Theodore Lester Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 473 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2012

We feel at home at Lester. We're always encouraged to be involved at the school and in the classroom whenever is convenient for our schedules. It seems after one year there the whole staff knows us personally. I never felt judged here like I did at our other school were I felt ostracized.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled50%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled25%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students26%
Female20%
Male31%
African-American22%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals19%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Writing

All Students58%
Female81%
Male38%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled17%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students77%
Female90%
Male69%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students59%
Female73%
Male50%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female82%
Male63%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Writing

All Students54%
Female73%
Male40%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students76%
Female85%
Male70%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled31%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male53%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male63%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled58%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students78%
Female91%
Male67%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students76%
Female87%
Male67%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students83%
Female96%
Male70%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%
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 75% 36%
White 18% 53%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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