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Hollis Academy

Public | PK-5 | 516 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2011

Hollis is a wonderful Title I school that has many resources such as Afterschool Programs and now Arts and Science Days, complete days just for those subjects! I have taught here for 6 years and have seen many changes from year-around to normal schedule, but we have endured and our kids are performing. We have missed AYP for 2010-2011 but hope to be back on track for 2011-2012. We have a behavior intervention system in place (PBIS) where students are rewarded for doing the right things -- I love this school it gives students lots of attention and the staff cares about their success and well being (we send food home, give them shoes, bookbags, etc.).
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2009

My daughter Mia loves Hollis. The teachers she have had over the past four years were excellent,and I'm sure this one this year will be too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

I am a Hollis junkie. I have had the privilege of working alongside the faculty for the last five yrs. The school has changed somewhat over the last two years. We lost some good teachers but still have a cohesive group who work for the students first. Discipline is no more here a problem than any other school with 500+ of young individuals learning about life and what it takes to survive in this world. I have a son that has attended Hollis since K4. He leaves fifth grade this year. I would not have wanted him anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

I have two children at Hollis and the past years have been wonderful. But it seems that the change in principals has bought about change in the principles of the school. Some of the staff members show a lack of disrespect for parents. Teachers seem to have more flexibility on how children are disciplined and what they are disciplined on. For example K-4 and K-5 students have a teacher and a teacher's aid in their classroom. The teacher may discipline your child for something but then the Aid may 'secretly' tell you that it really wasn't necessary. Even to the point of telling your child that they are lying and that they 'the teacher' doesn't trust them. In years past Hollis was a great school, and while test scores may be improving, interpersonal relationships and the emphasis of a team has dwindled to an almost non-existing state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

I think that in the past feww years that my children attened Hollis cared and focused on all of the childrens education. Lately Hollis adminstration is not focused on the children its about the school. I love the yearround program but because I feel that they are not giving quality to all of their students I will be moving my children.They have a lot of support staff just there. If your child is lacking in any skills Hollis is the school but if your child is an above average student you may need to look else where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think my child have learn alot since they have came to Hollis. My child is a great read. The teacher keep me up to date what my child is doing in school. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male68%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled78%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students57%
Female62%
Male55%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled62%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African-American53%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female80%
Male62%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students54%
Female66%
Male48%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled58%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
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 Students60%
Female73%
Male48%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled23%
Not disabled66%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant60%

Math

All Students70%
Female80%
Male61%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled39%
Not disabled76%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled31%
Not disabled63%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female83%
Male64%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled78%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male48%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled66%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English72%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 36%
Hispanic 27% 7%
White 16% 53%
Two or more races 5% 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 96%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Goodrich St
Greenville, SC 29611
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