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Skyland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 17, 2013

Love the teachers and the principal is the best. Very helpful when the teacher sends home on Mondays the homework for the week.


Posted March 22, 2013

We love Skyland Elementary! This is our first year at the school and both of my children have had a wonderful experience. The teachers are loving and kind, but also have very high expectations of their students. My children have excelled in their classes this year, and I am thankful for their wonderful teachers. The principal and asst. principal go above and beyond and truly are remarkable leaders. We are blessed to have our children at Skyland! -Kelly Watson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

We move to the states from a small island, my daughter was reading on a first grade level going into 3rd. With the amazing teachers especially Ms. Bannon, my daughter was reading on grade level by the end of the year. Now we have been there for 2 yrs. This school is so organized and the principal is the best! We will be sad to leave for middle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

We moved from Columbia SC to Greer for the sole purpose of having access to Skyland Elementary. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is by far the best I have encountered. My child is flourishing in this highly organized environment. All I can say is THANK YOU!! Chuck Medes
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled62%
Not disabled95%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled77%
Not disabled96%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled69%
Not disabled97%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled69%
Not disabled95%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled46%
Not disabled91%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%
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 87% 53%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black 4% 36%
Two or more races 2% 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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4221 North Hwy 14
Greer, SC 29651
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