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Hickory Tavern Elementary School

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Posted April 19, 2010

I love Hickory Tavern Elementary because the staff and faculty treat the students as their own children. They give each student a strong sense of community. I love it so much that I serve as an officer of the PTO and volunteer full-time there. My kids feel loved and valued there which I feel is necessary to a great learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

I think the school outstanding they show teamwork to get things done and that the way it should be done.Wonderful teachers and staff! My hats off to them for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

I can't say enough good things about this school. My son hasn't even started attending yet, but both my husband and I have been before and I wouldn't want him going anywhere else. The teachers that are there are wonderful. You can tell that they have devoted their life to making a difference in the lives of the kids that go there. I am very happy to know that my son will be in very good hands as was I years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

My son goes to this school as did his father and I, we loved it...and he loves it. The community itself offers activites from golf to soccer (you name it...starting at age 3!!!) The teachers are more than willing to work with you, you are allowed to visit or eat lunch with your child ANYTIME, they encourage classroom volunteers, and are very parent involved school. It has some of the best programs in the district...I actually live a mile outside the school line and wouldn't DARE send my child to any other school in this state!!! The staff loves the kids and it shows! As a parent who used to substitute here I can look at it from the outside and inside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I used to be a teacher at this school. I just want to say that this was the best school that I have worked for. I enjoyed working at this school because of its community spirit. I felt that all students, parents, teachers, and administration worked hard to keep it a friendly place. I looked forward to working there and drove 2 hours a day to work there for five years. The only reason that I left was a promotion that was offered to me in another district. If I had the opportunity to go back to that school and work again, I would take it in a heart beat. So, I guess that I would like to say! Keep up the good spirit and kindness to others!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 6, 2005

Overall, this is a good school. The front office staff could be more enthusiastic about their positions, yet they wonder why volunteers are so hard to come by. Most of the faculty are very happy to have parents that are involved with their students, yet extra-curricular activities are non-existent on this grade level. Fundraising is at an alltime high, yet staff does not take into consideration that all of your family recieves the same packets....therefore, most parents do not bother with fundraising. It does seem that this school is last in the district to recieve needed supplies due to its outlying location in connection to the other schools in this district. Can say that most of the aides and essential staff seem greatly underpaid!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students73%
Female63%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled40%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students77%
Female69%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female90%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled36%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled55%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled36%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled46%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled55%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled55%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not 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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students86%
Female94%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female62%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
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 85% 53%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 60%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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163 Neely Ferry Rd
Gray Court, SC 29645
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