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Oakbrook Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2014

OES creates a wonderful learning environment. As a new student from another state my grandchild was quickly taken into the fold. His teacher identified a problem and quickly set plans in motion. He loves school now. I think his teacher went beyond expectations. The school offers so many opportunities for students to grow.


Posted January 28, 2013

We love this school. The staff are extremely welcoming, professional and just seem to love their jobs. My little one actually loves heading off to school everyday and I'm always amazed by what she's learned. Some schools just strive to cram in knowledge for testing but OES seems to really care about the overall growth of children. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

We have been at this school for a year and a half now, and I have nothing horrible to say about it. We were military and have been to several differant schools, but this is by far the best. Everyone in the office is wonderful, the teachers we have had so far are wonderful and both of my children have exceeded all our expectations. The traffic that people complained about is also no differant than any other school. For the amount of kids in this school, they do a great job keeping everyone informed and making their students feel important:0)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

We have been at this school for only a FEW months. I have a son in 2 nd grade and a daughter in k5 who has learning issues. My son has had a great time and is learning alot.he enjoys his teacher and is encouraged to be and do his best. My daughter has been in other public schools since coming to live with me at age 3 (adopted). The other schools must have just let her play because she would come home and still have a very hard time writing her on name , even with daily help from me. since coming to oes, she is writing her name , remembering her letters and even starting to read some small words on her own... I can't say enough good things about what these teachers do and hope that others fill the same
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

We just started going to this school only a week ago and I am blown away. The staff and office have been wonderful with our transition for only a couple of months left in the school year. My son has been in many elementary's since we were military and this is one of the best. I am also impressed with the programs such as Oakie Book Club and what they have to offer even our little ones 2-4. The traffic also is no differant than any other school we have gone too either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

My son has been at Oakbrook Elementary for 3 years and loves it. The Elementary school school continues to rank high among area schools. I am an involved parent and have gotten to know all of his teachers and administrators and they encourage parent's involvment as they are aware it makes a huge difference in a child's academic life. The area around Oakbrook Elementary school has changed for the better. There are new 3 new, safe and beautiful neigborhoods where kids can walk to school. Flashing school lights have been installed and we have a police officer on site for traffic issues morning and afternoon. What could be better?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

I have had over 15 yrs experience with either my children or grandchildren in oakbrook elementary school. The faculty is overworked and underpaid and trying to meet the states standards is killing them and hurting our students. For example...Due to the pac testing, this year, my granddaughter supposedly passed to 4th grade, yet she has the reading level of a second grader and i obtained her math 'workbook' and over half of the book was not even gone over, and she has been 'rush taught' some math objectives without even knowing the basic things needed. Teachers had no choise but to 'skip' sections of the book in order to comply with studying for pac testing. Well i know better....Parents...Do not put your kids in oakbrook...It is overcrowded as it is. Move away from ladson area. Traffic is horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

My son came to oes for 3rd grade. He was discouraged from the year before, but luckily we got the best 3rd grade teacher in all of oes. She has been kind yet firm, understanding and always willing to work together with me on anything. In my opinion she is the teacher of the year!i hope that the next teacher is as wonderful as carrie dukes. My son has found his love for school again. Thank you mrs.Dukes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

We moved here from MT, my daughter is in 1st grade and loves this school and her teacher - she is an A student and is encoutaged to continue down that path. This is a safe environment to learn and grow!
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled27%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled55%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students79%
Female73%
Male84%
African-American80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female96%
Male75%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students84%
Female94%
Male75%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
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

English/Language Arts

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled43%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled43%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled50%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled36%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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%
Female93%
Male93%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled60%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled50%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male84%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 53%
Black 32% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 36%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25
School end time
  • 2:10
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Monica D. O'Dea
Fax number
  • (843) 821-3984

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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306 Old Fort Dr
Ladson, SC 29456
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Phone: (843) 821-1165

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