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Goucher Elementary School

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Posted August 20, 2014

The school is nice and clean, very well kept but in my experience over the last four years, there has been a few teachers who have had a less than satisfactory attitude regarding certain students. It is not uncommon for certain teachers to pick and choose favorites. My only suggestion would be to find a school that doesn't cover it's ugliness with clean classrooms and gaudy jungle paintings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2014

Awesome staff, employees, and Administration! Best elementary school in the area! My children are blessed to have attended this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I love the teacher and staff.I love helping them when they needed it,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

My daughter has been in this school from k to 4th this year I love the school teacher and principal are all great.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students59%
Female50%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students62%
Female74%
Male47%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
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%
Female78%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students59%
Female59%
Male57%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students64%
Female78%
Male43%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 Students65%
Female55%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students58%
Female50%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students38%
Female17%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 53%
Black 6% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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604 Goucher School Rd
Gaffney, SC 29340
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