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Saxe Gotha Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 652 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2010

Saxe Gotha Elem takes care of the "whole" child. The staff takes a child where they are on their educational level and strives to move the child higher. Teachers take into consideration how a child learns and uses that to increase that child's ability. There seems to always be something interesting going on at Saxe Gotha Elem. The teachers and other staff are happy which makes for excellent teaching and well rounded children.


Posted April 21, 2009

My son has attended this school for two years and honestly at this point I am comtemplating moving him to another school. Lately,it seems students interested in learning and those who are behaved in class are ignored and the school has become more of a daycare for unbehaved, undisciplined children.Teachers need to understand that those children who are not trouble makers need to be praised for their actions and those who are not need to be disciplined in a more private manner. At this point, my son hates going to school everyday due to the teachers yelling and threatening constantly. When will this school learn to teach those who are interested in learning and handle problem kids in an appropriate manner. What happened to having consequences like suspension? My child deserves better than being punished because he is well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

I'm a former student, and there isn't a better school in Lexington District One. The teachers and other staff are amazing with the kids, and they seem to be prepared for any type of situation.


Posted March 1, 2009

i think this school is great my student has had groth in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

What a wonderful, caring, nurturing place. My child in in 4th grade at Saxe Gotha and has just blossomed. When she started in K-5 she was very shy and introverted, now she is very comfortable with herself and we owe a lot of this to the nurturing of this wonderful staff. Thanks to the faculty and staff at Saxe Gotha she loves learning and exploring new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

What a great place to be for learning through exploration and discovery! If you want a school focused on academic achievement and social development for your child, Saxe Gotha Elementary is it. My children have been enrolled @ Saxe Gotha for four years and I could not sing praises any louder. The faculty is caring, pleasant, innovative, and truly professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2003

This is a wonderful school with a great family atmosphere. The faculty and staff really care about the students and it shows!


Posted August 19, 2003

This school offers more than academics. Responsibility for oneself and community are just as important. Children are not just test scores. Raising compassionate, thinking and responsible human beings start at home and are reinforced in this school enviroment


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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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%
Female86%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students70%
Female83%
Male60%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled13%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled53%
Not disabled89%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled40%
Not disabled80%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled53%
Not disabled84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male57%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled20%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%
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%
Female88%
Male82%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female68%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male69%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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 63%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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