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Devon Forest Elementary School

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Posted March 11, 2014

I moved here from Florida last year and my daughter has been attending Devon Forest since August of 2013. We love this school! The teachers and all other staff are great with communication. The school is very clean and organized, and the implemented systems seem to work very well for the kids. My husband and I have visited during school hours on numerous occasions and we are always impressed. My daughter is in second grade and loves the school as well. Her high test scores were overlooked in Florida and she was given the same amount and level of work as all other kids, while here she is challenged accordingly. She is now reading at a 5th grade level and writing at a 4th grade level, and has been at a 3rd grade level in math since December 2013. I believe this is due to the fact that the school takes academics seriously and they make sure that each child is challenged at their appropriate level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This is a great school. Teachers are great!! Everyone is patient and strives to help children understand their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

It has such a cooperative spirit amongst the entire staff. They truly work in favor of the students as well as supporting their teachers and staff. Great administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2008

Great office staff. Staff in general is very friendly and allways smiling. They are always trying to improve things. They have a good flow. I like the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

My daughter came to Devon Forest from another school in Maryland. Her school district was one of the top ten in the nation. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I've been very pleased! The children are taught the same (if not more) than her school back in Maryland. The leadership seem very dedicated to the children! There was even a program for moms to build positive strategies for correcting their children. There were even arts and crafts for the childcare they provided, and dinner provided at no cost to the families that wanted to participate. Not every school would spend their money that way. With teachers, as with every school, it's a hit or miss...it depends on who you get, and how your child connects with that person. It also depends on parental involvement...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

DFE is an excellent school. My son is in this school since he was in pre-k. My son loves this school, the teachers are very competitive. definitly after school program need better service and improve activities for childrens. Class A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

My son loves this school. The teachers and staff are very helpful and they make my son feel safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

The teachers with the exception of one teacher are some of the best I have ever come across. The teachers genuinely care about the kids and they work hard to make sure the kids know what they need from one grade to the next. They are also very aware of the effects of cliques within the classroom and work hard to disempower those groups so that all of the kids have a better experience in the classroom without the bullying and drama. They are also much more aware of what true hyperactivity is and do not use that as a tool to explain away their failure. They are also very approachable for the parents. The only downside to the school is the way the budgeting is handled. The cafeteria really needs to provide better balanced lunches. It is better to pack your child's lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Devon Forest Elementary is a wonderful school. My son started his first year of kindergarten there and we both couldnt be happier with his teachers and the staff. My son has always been at the same school as me (a daycare worker) so naturally I had some hesitations about being away from him but the staff at DFE made the transition smooth and comfortable for the both of us. They encourage and embrace parent involvement and I am proud to say that my son attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

Our child has been attending Devon Forest since Kindergarten. He is now in third grade. The teachers are excellent and the principal and staff do a wonderful job. Parents feel very welcome in the school. The new 'all day gifted' program makes it the best school in our eyes!
—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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 78% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled43%
Not disabled90%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial53%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled14%
Not disabled54%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
African-American29%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled8%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male58%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled14%
Not disabled78%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled35%
Not disabled93%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students74%
Female65%
Male81%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled35%
Not disabled79%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students72%
Female61%
Male82%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled35%
Not disabled77%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female79%
Male88%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled53%
Not disabled88%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled24%
Not disabled89%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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 Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled45%
Not disabled89%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial79%
White79%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled20%
Not disabled83%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled20%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female63%
Male53%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled10%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male63%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial79%
White73%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled24%
Not disabled79%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%
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 52% 53%
Black 24% 36%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Two or more races 9% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 67%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1127 Dorothy St
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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