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Lake Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 3, 2011

Love this school, love the teachers. They care about their students. I know that my child is getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

My daughter is in third grade, her teacher Mrs. Owens is WONDERFUL!!! She cares about her students and their education. I give kudos to Mrs. Owens she really is a WONDERFUL teacher. She is easy to speak with and their is sooo much more I could say about her so kudos to Mrs. Owens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

My oldest son had been to 7 schools from kindergarten through the end of second grade. Needless to say, by the time he hit Lake Forest, he needed a LOT of help. The faculty and staff at LFE have been SUPERB in helping him grow in knowlege, wisdom, social ability, and emotional maturity. I can't say enough good things about this school, especially the Resource and Speech programs. Never in 6 other schools did a set of educators take as much care of my son as the LFE group has, and our family considers ourselves SO lucky to have moved into their neighborhood. Now that my younger son attends school, there is no place I'd rather he attended than Lake Fores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I have two children at Lake Forest and we absolutely love it! Everyone there is super nice and they welcome the Good News Club there every week. I wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

I think lake forest is an excellent school they really care about there students the teachers are very understanding and are willing to go the extra mile to give you child that extra help that he or she may need i have a 5 year old in ms nations class and she has been so patient in helping him i would give this school 10 stars thanks to the staff for being so caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Lake Forest is an awesome school. I have two girls there; they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

My son was in Mrs. Hill's first grade class last year and she is an excellent teacher, and my son learned so much. The school is also beautiful and well maintained.


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled47%
Not disabled85%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled41%
Not disabled66%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students56%
Female50%
Male64%
African-American58%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled41%
Not disabled75%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American71%
Asian80%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled27%
Not disabled90%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
African-American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled36%
Not disabled90%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
African-American50%
Asian80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled39%
Not disabled88%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African-American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled65%
Not disabled93%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant88%

Writing

All Students77%
Female87%
Male67%
African-American72%
Asian90%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled27%
Not disabled87%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant77%
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%
Female87%
Male77%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled39%
Not disabled89%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled6%
Not disabled83%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled9%
Not disabled90%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled11%
Not disabled82%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%
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 46% 53%
Hispanic 25% 7%
Black 15% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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