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La France Elementary School

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Posted May 4, 2013

LaFrance is a great school. There is a high level of energy and excitement in the staff. They work extremely well with parents and work hard to teach every student at varying ability levels through fun and interesting teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

This school is unbelievable! The programs they use help each student on whatever level to excel in academics and extra-curricular activities. They have an excellent Explore the Arts program and PE teams that include track and archery! The administration, faculty and staff are very dedicated professionals that really put each student's intersts first!


Posted September 11, 2009

My daughter has attended for 2 years and we have been very pleased by her experience at LaFrance. She has been loved by her teachers as well as taught above and beyond our expectations. As we move, we hope our experience at her new school will be as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

My child has attended La France for 3 years, and is a rising 3rd grader. We have had concerned, dedicated teachers each year. The staff make it a priority to learn each child as an individual, and adapt their interaction to that childs needs. I would also like to add, that I think they probably have the BEST system I've ever seen for school drop off/pick up for car riders. School let's out at 2:45 and my child is in the car, usually, by 2:55. Overall, wonderful, dedicated staff, principal, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

What a wonderul school! The teachers and other staff are absolutely wonderful. The reading program that they teach is one of the best. My just finished kindergartener can read better than the just finished second graders at some of the local private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

The principal and staff are extremely talented and actually care about each child. La France offers many programs that make learning more effective.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
73%
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 70% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals97%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students83%
Female100%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
African-American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students61%
Female43%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 53%
Black 14% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 54%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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550 Williams St
La France, SC 29656
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Phone: (864) 403-2300

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