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Whitesville Elementary School

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Posted December 14, 2013

my child has attended Whitesville for 3 years now and we have had mostly positive experiences. All 3 of my child's teachers have been amazingly patient, kind, stern, and notice the needs of each child. I could not be happier with the staff and atmosphere of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My grandson just entered first grade at Whitesville Elementary School. I went there on Aug. 20, 2013 to deliver a birthday card to him. The office staff was very cordial once I was identified as the right person, and although the buses had already arrived I was taken outside to the buses and to my grandson to deliver his birthday card. To see the smile on his face made my day. Thank you to the office staff of Whitesville E.S. Lindburgh Shipman


Posted August 5, 2013

Every year the school tries some new discipline scheme. Every year it has fizzled by the end of the year especially the 2012-13 year. The fizzle leads to wild children at the end. Instead of changing they need to learn to tweak, stay consistent and give things a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

I feel obligated to respond to the parent who wrote that administrators do not understand child discipline. As a teacher who has substituted throughout Charleston county I have noted that classroom discipline is indeed a problem. BUT... the teachers and administrators have their hands tied by a few bad parents whose children are also severe discipline problems. Teachers and administrators are fearful of disciplining children because these parents refuse to take responsibility for their children's inappropriate behavior and threaten lawsuits against teachers and administrators. If communities would support their local schools, teachers, and administrators, classroom discipline would improve greatly and students would excel. Unfortunately many parents do not support their schools, teachers, and administrators and prefer to criticize them without fully understanding the root of the problem. Far too often parents are simply not doing the job of basic parenting. Kids should learn at home and before even going to school the following: basic manners, respect for adults, and an appreciation for the free education they are being given. Schools can only do so much.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2012

Both my boys have attended Whitesville and they have excelled and are gifted due to the outstanding dedication the teachers have towards student success. Some of the below ratings lead you to believe the entire school is no good, but I say different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

My child has attented this school going on three years. Every year she has had a remarkable teacher, who takes the time to make sure each child learns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I feel that the teachers care about their students. And the school atmosphere is pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

The school is very responsive to my child's needs . Great instructional staff. Administration is willing to listen and has an open door. Technology is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

The teachers are a loving bunch, but the principal seems cold and calculating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

My kids have gone here and I love all the teachers they show real concern for the kids . They show real care for the kids. They keep you informed of things that you need to know and the principal is a great one she knows her kids and watches out for them all. To me that is a big plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

I am very glad that I found this school for my daughter, she appears to be obtaining the desirable education for her age. The only thing it needs improvement is on the extracurricular activities. Teachers are so afraid the children would get out of control, and use extreme discipline methods. The mind of a child is learning through playing and having fun not harsh or extreme disciplining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Mrs. Sumpter is an excellent principal. She really cares about her students. I have 3 children. All three have or are now attending Whitesville and my experiences with the teachers have been wonderful. They make every effort to keep parents informed on their children's well being. I have been impressed by all of them.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled58%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabled17%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
African-American59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male58%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled17%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled43%
Not disabled88%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled61%
Not disabled91%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled52%
Not disabled76%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled48%
Not disabled83%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students69%
Female75%
Male65%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled36%
Not disabled76%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English73%
Non-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 Students79%
Female93%
Male69%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled41%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students67%
Female73%
Male64%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled35%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant67%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant55%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male62%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled13%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 53%
Black 32% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 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 53%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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324 Gaillard Rd
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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