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Doby's Mill Elementary School

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Posted September 27, 2012

All around fantastic school. The teachers are excellent. The school has a strong parent involvement. High standards and good character are promoted. The Principal is outstanding. This is a safe school where all children are valued. The teachers and administrators take an interest in each child. Yes, I said, each child. Teachers who do not teach your child will know their names and, of course, the Principal knows their names. My daighter has attended since Kindergarten and is very happy there and enjoys learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

doby's mill has one of the best music teachers in the state working here. her name is Helen Walker. her performances are amazing and my child loves being in her classes. she was chosen to be the district teacher of the year. my child is lucky to be in her groups
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The teachers have helped my sons grow in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

Quality teachers, outstanding principal.The school always has some type of activity for the children. All around excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My third child is now attending Doby's Mill Elementary. My first child started the year that Doby's Mill opened. The staff genuinely care about the children and their potential. The teachers and aides are always coming up with new green projects. They were doing green projects from day one, long before other schools in our area. The awards they have won showcase the children and staff's efforts but my children's knowledge and confidence levels are the reason I vote them number 1!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

My child excelled at Doby's Mill. Wonderful tech. program except for the Computer Lab is very confining and boring to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

I have noticed how the staff cares about the total development of the children. Parents, staff and community seem to have a great effect in helping this school strive to be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Excellent school with strong family and community-oriented programs. Finalist for state's best school award; finalist for SIC award. Not much racial diversity, though (predominantly white) however, offers opportunities for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Great school with professional administrators. Clean, safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

In 2003 when we moved from Richland County to Kershaw County, I was concerned about changing my child's school district. However, this will be her third and final year at Doby's Mill and we are looking forward to her 5th Grade Year. She loves attending the school. She strives to maintain good grades and does so with the assistance of this wonderful teaching staff. I love the art work displayed throughout the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

My child has been at DME for three years. His test scores have soared and he loves going to school. He especially enjoys the technology programs offered. I am so glad I did not send him to a neighboring school in the area. The test scores are much better at DME also. I wish he could stay here through high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Talk about a top notch school! Professional, dedicated administrators and teachers truly work to ensure student success. I have seen my first grade son blossom and love school as a result of their nurturing efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

My child has just begun his third year at Doby's Mill. I couldn't be happier with this school. The staff really seems to care about their students education and safety. All of the teachers my child has had have all been so open and eager to keep lines of communication open with the parents. Dr. Huggins and Ms. Catoe are wonderful leaders for the school and I am proud that my child gets to attend Doby's Mill every day.
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Posted August 5, 2004

My son has been in several schools, since he was 4 years old. Of those, he was in a private school. He has now been at Doby's mill for the past two years. This will be his third, and now my daughter is in kindergarden there. I am here to tell you that Doby's Mill is one of the best I have seen so far. Even if they had to compete against private schools. I say this because, not only do they push academics, the entire staff cares about our children and their future. Dr. huggins and his assistant principal Ginger Catoe, are dedicated to our children and the parents. I am so proud to say that my children belong to Doby's Mill Elementary! I could not see them being any where else!
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled69%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled69%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
African-American80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled54%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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%
Female94%
Male85%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male73%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled9%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled27%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students75%
Female83%
Male65%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female52%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled9%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 53%
Black 17% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1964 Ft. Jackson Rd
Lugoff, SC 29078
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