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Posted January 20, 2008

Currently a freshman at the University of South Carolina. I came out of Great Falls High with 33 hours of college credit, and a great eduacational background. I played golf throughout high school, and I played football. Great school that kept me out of trouble throughout high school and prepared me well for college, where I now have 50 hours with a 4.0 GPA.
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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 70% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 70% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students58%
Female56%
Male62%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled31%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male58%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals52%
Disabled31%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students42%
Female20%
Male63%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals39%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female60%
Male40%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Writing

All Students62%
Female66%
Male56%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled15%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
African-American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
African-American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male54%
African-American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female38%
Male50%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White42%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals47%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Writing

All Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male59%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students55%
Female44%
Male65%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African-American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled69%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled62%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
59%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 53%
Black 39% 36%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 68%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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411 Sunset Ave
Great Falls, SC 29055
Phone: (803) 482-4896

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