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Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 571 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

T.E.K. Is an excellent school! My (2) children attended this school for two years and both of my girls made the honor roll and pulled up their grades. Ms. Wineberger and Mrs. Browning were their teachers and they made such an impact on my children. We had to relocate and change schools last year. Since then their grades have dropped a bit. Also, the staff at the new school and level of communication between parents and teachers pales in comparison to T.E.K. If I had a choice, I would drive my girls to Thomas E. Kerns everyday, despite the commute!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This is my daughters first year in public school, and I was worried that she would have a hard time adjusting, but the teachers and administration worked with me to make sure my child is getting the same education she has been a custom to. She is doing excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

My child went to Thomas E. kerns for 2 years. I don't thank the teachers care much about the kids or if they learn anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

This is my son's first year attending Thomas E. Kearns. He is a child that hasnt had the best years in school due to severe behaviour and emotional problems. This is the 4th Elementary school my son has attended and I must say the 1st to go above and beyond to help me and my son to get the help he needs so that he can excel personally and academically. He is a very smart child but was in need of stability in a school with a staff that had a genuine heart and compassion to help instead of being a disservice to him and suspending him repeatedly like a school did in Pickens County ( East End Elementary). I am grateful to finally have a team of people on my side to uplift & support me in getting my son the testing & structure he needs to help him
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I don't particularly care for this school various things have happened to my son (in both of the two years it's been open) and it's like pulling teeth to get any help almost everyone wants to pass your problem off on someone else. I just don't feel like some (not all) of the staff care about children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

This is the second year(2007-2008) that this school has been open and we(my son and I) love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled29%
Not disabled87%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students60%
Female48%
Male71%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled29%
Not disabled66%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students55%
Female52%
Male60%
African-American52%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female74%
Male80%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled42%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled22%
Not disabled78%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English67%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male58%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled25%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students69%
Female80%
Male58%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled44%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled44%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female89%
Male71%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled63%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students65%
Female81%
Male48%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White47%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled29%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled47%
Not disabled91%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled24%
Not disabled91%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students81%
Female68%
Male92%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled29%
Not disabled85%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant74%
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
Black 60% 36%
Hispanic 18% 6%
White 18% 53%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6650 Frontage Rd at White Ho
Greenville, SC 29605
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