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A.J. Whittenburg Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 290 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted March 21, 2014

The leadership of AJ Whittenberg is stellar! They hire the best teachers. When the school opened they "stole" some of the best teachers from other schools in the district. It is a STEM school and their use of technology in teaching is impressive. AJ Whittenberg students have been called "the littlest engineers" in the state. It is a school of choice so parental involvement is high. (You have to care a lot about your student's education to go through the admissions process.) Next year students will be selected by lottery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

Potential is stifled by the leadership. Great teachers will only last so long and before you know it, it will be a school that 'could have been great".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

We are not zoned for this school so it is a school choice for us. The teachers for the most part are top notch! The principal does a phenomenal job hiring. The curriculum is amazing, the things that these children get to learn at this age never ceases to amaze me. This school has a ton of support from outside businesses which help fund all of the amazing opportunities presented. If you have the opportunity to attend this school I highly recommend 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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 Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled100%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled70%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
African-American59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female81%
Male91%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled90%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students88%
Female96%
Male82%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students79%
Female97%
Male68%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/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.

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 44% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 5% 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 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Margaret Thomason

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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