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Irmo Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted October 8, 2013

My family actually moved out of the district, specifically so that we could get away from this school. The teachers may care, but the administration is absolutely horrible. No one knows what anyone else is doing. My son had an IEP and the administrators didn't even know who was in charge within their own school. And if your child has allergies, forget it, they will give you a hard time about everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Irmo Elementary used to be an excellent school. However, reading is now taught with almost no emphasis on phonics. The number of kids in "reading recovery" is skyrocketing because of this. The school is very standardized testing focused. This year (2013-2014), many teachers have been forced to teach grades they are unfamiliar with/uncomfortable with after teaching their specific grades for many, many years. Combined with the change to Common Core Standards, I see this school going downhill fast. Our family will be moving and seeking better education elsewhere in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

We just moved to the area and my children have been in the district for almost 5mos. And compared to the pennsylvania schools that we're coming from irmo h.S & elem. Are so much more advanced in academics, sports, and college prep (h.S) than the pa schools are!!! both of my children have shown signifigant improvement academically and the support from the teachers has been great also. Keep up the good work irmo staff & students!!! way to go irmo!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

Excellent environment for my children. The teachers are very hard working, caring and effective at their job. The school makes extraordinary use of technology and parent involvement is overwheming. This school is a gem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

The teachers at Irmo Elementary are among the best in the state. After all, Irmo has the South Carolina Teacher of the Year. My child has attended Irmo for the past 4 years. The love, support, and guidance he has received is pheomenal. Go IRMO!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male81%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled65%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled41%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled80%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male58%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled29%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled39%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled46%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled31%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled46%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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%
Female98%
Male90%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled73%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students76%
Female68%
Male82%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled40%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students77%
Female62%
Male89%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled50%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant74%
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 65% 53%
Black 23% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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 33%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7401 Gibbes St
Irmo, SC 29063
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