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Wateree Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 604 students

 
 

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Posted November 21, 2010

Wateree is a great school. We are a miliary family with two kids, we have been through several elementary schools and this has been the best. The atmosphere of the school is happy and laid back but the kids are very well behaved. The new principal is doing a really good job of moving the school foward. The entire staff really seems to care about the kids...from the teachers on down. The teachers are doing more with less due to the budget cutbacks. The PTO of the 2010-2011 school year seem open minded to trying new things to make the school better for everybody...Bingo night was a huge success. We moved to Kershaw County only because of the schools and we have no regrets. Other elementary schools in the county may have a better rating currently but things are changing at Wateree for the better and I doubt you could find another school with the same atmoshere for learning and making it fun as this...my kids actually love school now and that's the best thing about Wateree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My daughter attended Wateree Elem. 2008/2009 for First grade and was a first time student at this school. I found the faculty to be wonderful even though they were going through a transition period w/out an acting principal after 'Winter break'. Things still ran like a well oiled machine and the kids seemed to be doing just fine. My daughter had Ms.Turbyfill for 1st grade and she was wonderful!! She really instilled the importance of READING...and my daughter who wasn't much of a reader now loves to read!!!! My only complaint is that I wish they would introduce foreign languages & musicical instrumments to the younger children in K-3rd. Overall a wonderful school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

We have just completed our first year at Wateree, bringing our daughter back in 1st grade, after completing the Primary program at Montessori School of Camden. All my fears of her being bored, leaving her friends and coming back into a conventional classroom were unnecessary. She has excelled academically, and socially beyond our wildest dreams. I have never experienced so much friendliness and family focus from a real 'community' school. From the open door policy of the principal, who met with each of the 2 years prior to us deiciding upon returning to public school, to our outstanding teacher who utilized everyone willing to volunteer in the class in any possible, including relatives just visiting from out of town, this is what a school should be all about. Don't let the ratings fool you about Lugoff vs. Wateree Elementary; Wateree is the hidden jewel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

My children have been to Wateree Elementary seperately. My daughter attended 5K twice and then had to go to another school for 1st grade. the atmosphere of the other school ( which is in same district) was nothing compared to Wateree. My daughter was 9 weeks ahead. She got bored, so we moved back to the Wateree zoning area. My son started 5K in the other school. We had a very rough year just learning at the end that he has Tourette's, OCD, Bi-polar, and ADHD. When we brought him to Wateree he knew nothing that most 5yrs old should have after having a year already. We kept him back and within the first 9 weeks he was where he needed to be with the other students. I have been so pleased with this school. The teachers are very understanding and very helpful. I love the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2003

Being brand new to the 'school' atmosphere, I can only respond on my son's kindergarten experience. While he had a rough start, the teacher kept in constant contact with me and set-up a program to help him improve on his behaviors. While I am not yet familiar with the politics and competitiveness in the higher grades, I can say I am well satisfied with Wateree Elementary at this point. I think teachers/administrators have a very difficult job and we as parents sometimes have unrealistic expectations that they should meet all our child's needs. While it would be nice if they could, parents need to be very involved with their children if they want their child to succeed. It takes a village to raise a child they say... I think this is very true in today's world. I don't know if I can mention the teacher's name, but she and her assistant can do no wrong in my eyes. Also, we have a new principal this year and from what I see and hear, is doing a great job as well. Thank you for giving my child a successful first year!


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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students85%
Female91%
Male82%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled53%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled37%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students80%
Female70%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled73%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled28%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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%
Female89%
Male91%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled43%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled64%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled57%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female82%
Male93%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled64%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled29%
Not disabled93%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled50%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled60%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%
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 80% 53%
Black 12% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 49%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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