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Fountain Inn Elementary School

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Posted October 26, 2012

I am so happy that we moved to to fountain inn, my daughter was in 3rd grade was not being challenged at her old school, she was making A's and B's but she had gotten to the point of not wanting to go back to school because she had to wait for the other students to catch up and she wanted to keep doing more work but she had to keep repeating the same lesson over and over again, that was until she started Fountain Inn Elementary, she then became an all A's Honor roll student, she loved Fountain Inn Elementary school, she was in challenged class, she told her father and I that she wants to stay at Fountain Inn Elementary because she thought she had to go back to her old school. My daughter is now in 8th grade and she has 8th and 9th grade math courses, she could not have done this with the teachers and princpal at Fountain Inn Elementary School, So from the bottom of our hearts we THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOUNTAIN INN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF for caring about all of your students. I now have a second grader there this is her 3rd year here, she is following in her sisters footsteps with the help of Fountain Inn Elementary as always, my grandson will be coming here!!!!! Thank You Very Much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Great School! Fountain Inn had the highest 5th grade Math scores on MAP in the district! PTA involvement has exploded in the last 3 years, raising over $20000 for the school in the last year. Fountain Inn has received the Palmetto Silver award for Increased Student Achievement and Closing the Achievement gap for both the 2008-2009 school year and 2009-2010 school year. Fountain Inn is also a Red Carpet winner for its positive and welcoming atmosphere, 2008-2011.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

The teachers try hard, but the administration is very poor at this school. I agree with a previous poster that having my child switch schools or consider private education is better than keeping her at Fountain Inn Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have had great teachers for all my children. I also think the principal is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I am really not pleased with Fountain Inn Elementary school. My daughter had a really, really good teacher for 4th grade, but the administration is horrible in the sense that its decisions are so biased. I do hope that I can easily move to another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Biased administration focuses on its pet projects instead of overall education. The principal is unresponsive to parents' concerns. Shame on the Greenville County School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

Great school! Awesome principle! Mr.Phillip Davie is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I am a grandparent that went on a field trip with 2nd graders last May. These were the best behaved and well mannered students I have ever been around and I have 3 children I have raised. Kudos to Fountain Inn Elementary!


Posted May 27, 2003

I have a child who will be leaving Fountain Inn Elementary at the end of this year since he will be rising to 6th grade and middle school. Fountain Inn Elementary has the best principal any school could ask for. He is kind, caring, compassionate with very high morals, yet demands disciplined behavior and cooperation. The leadership of the principal sets the tone of the entire school, which includes a very safe, secure and caring environment. Our family will miss the atmosphere Fountain Inn Elementary School offers!


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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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled28%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled11%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students70%
Female72%
Male70%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female90%
Male65%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled33%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled12%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
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%
Male77%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled54%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male59%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled31%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled69%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled62%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled54%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%
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 Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled25%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students81%
Female90%
Male74%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled30%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled30%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled30%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students81%
Female94%
Male72%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled20%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 60% 53%
Black 28% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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608 Fairview St
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
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