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Kershaw Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 495 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2010

The last few years my son has been in a lot of different schools. His first school was a private school and he was there from K-3 until 2nd grade. So far I have not been the least bit impressed by any of the staff at the school. The most helpful person I have ran into was a substitute for the secretary. The regular secretary who was there when I registered my child was none short of rude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

Kershaw Elem. is a great school. My kids enjoy it and the teachers are the best. My little boy starts kindergarten this year and this new thing their doing with First Steps is wonderful.. He's getting to know his teacher before he starts. Thats a great opportunity for the new kids in school. I love the teachers there and the staff... Mrs. Cauthen, Mrs. Wrenn, and Mrs. Dutton are the best! I'm excited for my kids this year!
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Posted September 13, 2005

My daughter just started kindergarten this year at KES. She loves her school! She was out sick last week and she actually told me she missed her teacher and couldn't wait to see her on monday! It really means alot to a parent to know that your child enjoys school. I believe alot of this comes from qualified teachers who make it fun to learn. They made my first experience with childhood school years easy on me and my daughter. I'm already excited about my youngest daughter starting school!
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Posted August 26, 2004

I have twins who attended Kershaw Elementary for the first time 2003-2004 year. I had them put in the same class although this is not their normal policy. One of my twins has special needs and the teachers in Kershaw Elementary were wonderful about treating each twin as a individual. They were careful to call each one by his name and remember the specific characteristics of each child and taught each one according to his style of learning. Also even though one of the twins had to have a special menu and special insructions as to when he could play outside the faculity and staff were wonderful about it and never made a mistake with my children. It was an excellent school year for my children.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled44%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
African-American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White51%
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled31%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students40%
Female58%
Male30%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Subsidized meals26%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female54%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Writing

All Students56%
Female64%
Male51%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White56%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled31%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled46%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled46%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled46%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled46%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students64%
Female74%
Male55%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled46%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male83%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled46%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students55%
Female43%
Male69%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabled9%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students59%
Female47%
Male73%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female60%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled18%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%
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 71% 53%
Black 23% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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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108 North Rollins Dr
Kershaw, SC 29067
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