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Gold Hill Elementary School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 11, 2014

My children thrived in Gold Hill Elementary School. It was the perfect nurturing and educational environment and prepared them well for middle school and then high school. Fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

We moved to this school mid-year and are very impressed. Teachers are excellent and really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

This school is well worth paying higher rent than living across the state line in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. The teachers are thoroughly involved in the students' education and are open with communication to parents. My daughter continues to excel here. Staying in this district as long as we can, even with a commute to Charlotte for work every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

My children love GHES, most teachers are great. Administration really care for the students and want the best for the students. The missing component is that there is no foreign languages taught here. It does not seem to be a priority in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

I love this school and all the teachers. My youngest son has special needs and every year they put him with the teacher that will help him the most. Parents are very involved. I have had both my children in this school and can't see us anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

GHES has the BEST secretary bookkeeper in the world. She pretty much runs the school, all the kids love her, the principal calls her on her house phone for mentoring, as do others from the office, and she is so sweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Great school. I have a special needs child. Teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

As a student who was in the Fort Mill School system since kindergarten and now a teacher myself, there is no other place I would recommend to send your children to in SC than Gold hill Elementary. The teachers, administrators, and staff are welcoming not only to new students, but parents and visitors around the clock. Other schools around the state are always stressing the importance of standards (so much that it interferes with students' true learning and students simply know they are there to meet standards, not really learn); GHES is the exact opposite. Real, meaningful learning takes place in this school. I highly, highly recommend all parents/guardians to send their students to GHES!


Posted November 7, 2007

I wrote a review on September 1, and our experience is still outstanding. The parental involvement here is very strong, with a variety of volunteer opportunities. There were hundreds of parents at the 1st PTA meeting, at which they christened a new running track (with fitness stations) that was built using money raised through grants and donations. Now one of the gym teachers is 'jogging across America' and charting mileage toward that goal on a map of the country. And the jogging club lets kids log their own miles on the track one morning a week (one morning for each grade). They are constantly raising the bar on academics and offering kids the chance to stretch themselves such as through Math Superstars, which lets kids attempt weekly math worksheets that are one grade level ahead. This is a great environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

We Love this school! The teachers are wonderful and seem to really love what they do! The hallways are just brimming with childrens artwork, and the entire staff is so friendly and approachable! We are a very Happy Gold Hill Elementary family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

After paying such high taxes in Massachusetts and getting a horrible education for our children, it is nice to find such an outstanding school system in an area of low taxes and low cost of living. And the weather is great as well! Tega Cay - Fort Mill, South Carolina is the best place to raise a family in the entire country. We have done extensive research on this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

This was our first year at Gold Hill, coming from Florida. Absolutely awesome school! I have never seen so much parent participation, and at any given time the staff is always friendly and helpful. I hear there is a freeze now, which is a bummer for the newcomers. I am glad we moved when we did.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled87%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled60%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled64%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled82%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled91%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled73%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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 90% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 36%
Two or more races 2% 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 8%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Dave Gibson Blvd
Fort Mill, SC 29708
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