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Horrell Hill Elementary School

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Posted May 23, 2013

My child attended this school and he was getting in trouble and I wasnt notified by the teacher until months are weeks later after the situation happen, Then he was blame for things thay nobody could prove but would pull him out of class and not the other person I honestly believe that my son was being picked on a target in his class, my son begged me to not send him back to that school and he is only 7 he should love n enjoy also feel comfortable at school...The staff is not thay bad but they are not very concerning to my child needs I would tell all people if you drive ill have my childern go to another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

This is good school as a parent just stay involved with the events and be supportive! As a parent i notice other parents dropping and picking children up coming in the wrong directions as a parent we also need to follow the rules! We need to be mindful the school is growing because new homes are on every street but coming together as a community so we can talk with the superintendent about coming up with better parking at the school and the safety for our children. I believe that all schools doors should stay locked.I feel that the principal do care about students and parents my child is A second grader and any concerns we had it was addressed in a timely manner.We are zone for Horrell Hill so we got to do our part to make it work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

i agree this school and the staff are horrible! You can't blame the parents nor the children with how grades come out when in reality they aren't learning much in the class room. The staff at this school have bad attitudes i have seen them yelling and pulling at children if these were my children believe me i would be in jail no one has the right to treat children the way these so called teachers do. Also the coach at this school is like 400 pounds are you serious if your going to be a PE teacher shouldn't it require you to be fit???? So confused why my children went to this school they started private school after the break i refused to let them go to a place like this again..mother of a 2ndand 3rd grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

My son's 2nd grade teacher some training in etiquette as far dealing with a parent is concern on an Open House.I was embarrassed in front of other parents. I hope I'm not the one to let loose. You just do that to any parent like that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

I went to this school for k-5 I HATED IT!!!!my sister didn't learn about the civil war until we changed schools and one kid named Jamal Walker had it out for me. Also i didn't learn how to divide until 5th grade. The lunches were very bad, an example would be a got an undercooked hot dog from the lunch ladies and they didn't even care until i came back to get a new one. All in all it was a horrible school. The kids have no respect for the teachers in some classes. The only place the was peaceful was the library


Posted May 3, 2011

How low can you go? That may be a fun song and dance to many out there, but it is an awful realization to those who must deal with the monotonous lies from this school. The bottom has no end here. My child has been in and out of in-school suspension and not once have I or any member of my family been called. We found out from our neighbor. How can we resolve something that we do not know exists?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

This school is run like a farm. They do everything donkey backwards and those are the results they get. I drove by during recess time to check on my child and the whole playground was filled with fighting kids and some rolling down a hill. I wanted to scream "who came to learn today?'. It looked like a prison compound during lunchtime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

Principal, Vice-Principal, and most teachers do not listen to the children or parent's concerns. The teachers are dealing with crude and unruly children on a daily basis and have little tolerance for even a honest question from a student. It is sad that my oldest son comes home frustrated because "it is impossible to learn in that place". For the most part, parents are not involved with their children's education in this school. It is evident that the apple did not fall far from the tree when meeting the parents of these unruly children. I have lost all faith and confidence in the public school system and will be home schooling my children until I can find them a school where they can actualy learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Horrell Hill has been a major disappointment to my child the last two years. The principal does not get back to parents in a timely manner, my child talks about fights daily. Ehen I talked to his teacher she seemed timid about voicing concerns as if a backlash would ensue. Needless to say, this will be my child's last year at Horrell Hill Elementary!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

This school has definitely gone downhill. My child comes home everyday and tell how the teachers are disrespected, cursed, or touched by students. Race is not the issue. All races here seem to come here as a last ditch effort to stay in school. When I tried to encourage a teacher, she was afraid to say anything. It's obvious that they are not supported. My son says that when the students go to the office, they come right back and learning is over for the day. He also says that the students are very comical towards administration. There is no respect. I watched 2 years ago as 11 new teachers came in. I was glad my daughter was going to middle school. 11 teachers leave in these trying times? Something is most definitely wrong. Everything at the school is last minute. Confusion. No leadership. Period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

In one word, this school is AWFUL! There is no communication from the faculty and staff to the parents. There is NO organization whatsoever. There is also a MAJOR bullying issue that is not being addressed. I am relieved that my children no longer go there even if it does increase my rent, it is money well spent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

This school needs to really improve the communication between the teacher, administration, and parents. How can a parent talk to administration and they don't even know what has been occurring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

This school needs to really look at their teachers because it takes a special person to teach and handle young children. If the teachers can't handle the small stuff then how do they expect to handle the bigger problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

I went here K5-5, and my children now attend. Lets just say since Ms. Satterwhite becaame principle 24 years ago this school has went downhill. There is now a big race, and bullying issue at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

My son has had a great experience at Horrell Hill. His teachers were knowledgeable and creative and he loved all of his classes K-5th. My questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. The school administration was quite accessible and friendly. His test scores have been at the highest level and his social development has been equally as strong. He participated in many school related activities including the science club, student council, and drama. No school is perfect but I would not trade his elementary school experience at Horrell Hill for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

This school needs to help support the teachers in their endeavor to teach by following through on discipline. The students seem to be out-of-control. Students who do behave accordingly are missing out on their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

This school needs to beef up the expectations of their students. Students need to have more homework and classroom workbooks, and work that expects high expectations. Gifted programs need to be online with other high quality schools in the district. They are not very challenging.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 23, 2007

This school is spectacular and hard-working staff and fellow students because of the loving principal Ms.Satterwhite.And keep up the excellent work. Verdell Nixon
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male83%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled43%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students68%
Female66%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled29%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students48%
Female41%
Male52%
African-American38%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled40%
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female100%
Male83%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled21%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
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 Students66%
Female86%
Male47%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled13%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students66%
Female76%
Male56%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled38%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students59%
Female74%
Male45%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled31%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled69%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students60%
Female82%
Male41%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White56%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled13%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male66%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled50%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students61%
Female72%
Male47%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled21%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male36%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled7%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
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 67% 36%
White 20% 53%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 5% 7%
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 72%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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517 Horrell Hill Rd
Hopkins, SC 29061
Phone: (803) 783-5545

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