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Powdersville Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 546 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 10, 2014

The school is fantastic, the principle is wonderful and highly communicative. My son is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

The best school in Greenville area and one of the best in SC. We moved to Powdersville because of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

This school is absolutley amazing! No words could ever describe how much this school influenced me! The teachers are great, and they are commited to doing literally everything they can to prove they care. I will never forget my experience here. Any person would be ex. lucky to be here.


Posted March 22, 2009

The Powdersville Family is a wonderful unit of students, parents and teachers, all working together for the best for each child. Love going to work everyday and enjoy watching the children love learning too. I can't think of a better place to teach in South Carolina.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2008

i think this school is great. the teachers are wonderful and my son has really learned a lot is doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

this school is greatesst school in the world
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

this school is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

My son was in the Greenville County school district from K4 to 2nd grade. He came to Powdersville Elementary School last year. It was hard for him at first because the schools standards are much higher than the schools that he was previously in. Last year he was offered free after school tutoring which really helped him a lot. The curriculum at PES is complimented by Mr. Moore, and the other teachers style of teaching. The field trips are awesome. The principal, guidance counselor, receptionist, school nurse, librarian and teachers are caring and willing to help my son at any time. My sons self image and self confidence is steadily rising. I am more thankful to the staff of PES than I could ever say. I would never consider moving my son to another school. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

I find Powdersville Elementary to be a kid friendly/parent friendly school. I always feel welcome when I drop in with no notice. I enjoy helping with the school activities and find that the teachers and prinicipal are all interested in my son as an individual. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Powdersville Elementary school would be a better school if they had better leadership ! The Principal doesnt seem to care at all about the students. She seems to want the title without the work. I have had children in the school for the past three years and overall the teachers seem to be well qualified. My only complaint with them is the amount of homework. It takes my forth grader 3 hours to get his work done . whatever happened to teaching the fundamentals ! The students are overwhelmed and put under alot of pressure to make the school look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

We are not at all impressed with this school. We had given it every opportunity and pulled out to homeschool. The principal is less than helpful and communicative. She does not seem to care for involvement with the kids other than for disciplinary measures, and seems to resent parental involvement in 'her' school. With few exceptions, teachers here do not venture outside of the 'cookie cutter' curriculum. As a typical example, our child once asked for more spelling words and was refused. The explanation was that if the teacher gave him more spelling words, she would also have to give all the other children more spelling words. We have received sticky notes instead of conferences. We do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

This school leaves a lot to be desired. My son has been there since third grade and needs more advanced classes. They have a Launch program that is supposed to be for the more gifted children but they don't get advanced math, english or science like you would think they learn about Japan and architecture. I feel this should be taught to all kids. An average student can grasp these concepts just like an above average student. The principal is not very helpful either. My son had problems getting bullied on the bus and she told me he probably deserved it! She does not communicate well to the parents, therefore there is not a big parent involvement like we have seen at other schools
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students95%
Female97%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled71%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled41%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled50%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled24%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled75%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled56%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled75%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled75%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled69%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled73%
Not disabled91%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled27%
Not disabled84%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students85%
Female78%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled25%
Not disabled81%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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 83% 53%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 33%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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