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Welcome Elementary School

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Posted August 9, 2013

my daughter is going into third grade this year at welcome. so far shes had great teachers. the principle is awesome!!! she is very engaged with the kids and parents. theres only been one situation that bothers me. my daughter is well advanced for most students so far in her class. she will be in challenge classes this year and shes been "teacher" for many students that is not as advanced. at first I was proud that she was capable of helping others. but then I realized it wasn't a few times it was daily!! the teacher told me it helps her because " I cant be in all places at once"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

This school is great. All three of my children go to Welcome. My oldest, who is in 5th now, has been going there since 4k, I also have a first grader and 5k going now. I have had a problem once or twice with things but have always gotten good results. Welcome teachers and staff love these kids ~ and not just the good ones. lol they all know my oldest by name and seem to put them in with other teachers that can deal with thier temperment. I reccomend this school to everyone. They are very involved and do all possible to get the parents involved as well. I just wish that the area middle school was as good.
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Posted March 27, 2007

I have two children in this school and I absolutely love it. My son, who is in 1st grade, is all boy and his teacher understands that. She disciplines him as needed, but she does it to cause him to change his behavior not his personality. This was not the case with the school that he attended the two years prior. My daughter who was a straight-A student at her previous school remains so. I appreciate her teacher because he doesn't play favorites. He treats every student equally, which is a problem that I had at our previous school. Most parents love the idea of their child being a teacher's pet, not I. I believe that we need to teach our children early in life that they will not always have a world that caters to them.
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Posted March 15, 2007

Will My kids love this school and I think it's a great school.My kids grades are good.My youngest who failed K-5 last year at Greenbrier is doing so much better at Welcome, you can see the improvement. I don't care what anybody else say this is a great school. Another reason why I love this school you see so many range of colors getting along so well and the teachers here treat everybody equal. If I could rate welcome I would give it a 10.
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Posted April 18, 2005

This school is awful. my daughter hasnt learned nothing this year, the teacher started the second quarter talkin about failing her and now she says she sure my daughter will fail. she seems like shes at the same place she was when she started the school year, we can only teach so much at home and it seems she taught nothing at school. I've tried to get the teacher switched with no help principal has ignored me and handed off everything i did to the asst principal which doesnt call me back. my child will not be going there next yr and my son wont ever start there when times comes.
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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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

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 Students63%
Female72%
Male54%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled42%
Not disabled67%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant64%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled32%
Not disabled55%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
African-American26%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled39%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant38%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled59%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant52%

Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Male35%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled26%
Not disabled49%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant46%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled55%
Not disabled76%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled86%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male74%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled71%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled55%
Not disabled86%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled57%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English54%
Non-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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled39%
Not disabled76%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled70%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students67%
Female56%
Male78%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant60%

Writing

All Students65%
Female77%
Male54%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled18%
Not disabled71%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 36% 7%
Black 35% 36%
White 25% 53%
Two or more races 3% 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 93%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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36 East Welcome Rd
Greenville, SC 29611
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