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Merrywood Elementary School

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Posted December 19, 2009

I have a child who attended this school from k5 to 2nd. during this time period the teachers at this school did nothing to help my child excel at learning. The excuse was always brought back that the family should teach the child. Well according to that statement then this is nothing but a daycare for children. When I moved and put my child in another school he was way behind. The current school he attends now he has caught up and has excelled at a phenomenal rate. Glad we moved to an area where the teachers teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Merrywood is the best school my child has ever been to she loves it and she has tons of friends she talks about how nice it is there and how clean it is.I would recommend kids 6-12 to go to merrywood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I've had 4 children educated at Merrywood. Two are still there now. I think Merrywood is an absolutely wonderful place for a child! Pardon the simplistic analysis but Merrywood is a happy place. It's well-run, with caring teachers and faculty, but to me and all 4 of my children, it's been such a joyful, happy place to spend part of their growing up years. And when my 2 older children got to middle school, it was apparent they were scholastically ahead of children from other schools. I wouldn't trade an education at Merrywood for one anywhere else in Greenwood, public or private. And the principal, Pat Vahjen, is the best and brightest I've ever encountered, period. I very highly recommend Merrywood Elementary.
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Posted July 31, 2004

My son has a condition known as ADHD. We have tried several schools and could never find one that could accommodate his needs, or a school where they wouldn't shun his disorder. We enrolled him in Merrywood in 2003 and I have been extremely impressed with Merrywood's competence and enduring patience. I would like to also thank Mrs. Calvert, my son's 2nd grade teacher. She was absolutely wonderful! She was more than willing to go the extra mile with him to make sure he had a productive school year! Merrywood really cares about their students, helping their students, and teaching their students! I would vote Merrywood #1 in Greenwood County without any hesitation!
—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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students58%
Female50%
Male64%
African-American25%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female71%
Male78%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female97%
Male86%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male66%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students74%
Female55%
Male83%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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 53% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 60%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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329 Deadfall Rd West
Greenwood, SC 29649
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