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Jennie Moore Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 14, 2014

When we moved to the area a year ago my child was in 3rd grade and excited about attending JME. After 3 weeks, we left JME because of the lack of empathy we observed from the teacher he had at the time. I personally witnessed her telling the children to "shut up". When I withdrew him the principle was standing right in front of me and never asked why we were leaving after a short time. My child is far from perfect, but has always enjoyed school and received As and Bs. Until JME. Well we decided to give JME another shot this January, once again struggling with the lack of empathy at this school. Teachers do not send home weekly updates or upcoming events and choose to direct negativity to the child and tells the child to have the parent contact the teacher. What happened to teachers and parents working together through communciation directly. As a parent I want to know the concerns, but would also like to see positive comments also. We will continue at JME but I do hope they invest in educating especially the older teachers in compassion and empathy. Children lose interest in learning when they feel the teacher is not available to assist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

The school tries to help children with learning disabilities but are not trained in the different methods. I asked in kindergarten and 1st grade for my child be held back as she wasn't producing at her peer's grade level. But they said no. Now that she is in 2nd grade & will feel it & miss her friends, they "say" now is the time. In 1st grade her teacher did NOTHING with her in class. She didn't do anything the other students did, she went to special sessions, but when she came back to class, her learning stopped. I found out from one of my child's resource teachers that they knew LAST YEAR that my child had learning disabilities but NO ONE told ME, the PARENT. Of course, I believe the "experts in education" should provide this information to the parents, but I guess I'm wrong. I've provided them with the psychologist reports telling them what learning methods will work the best and they haven't changed anything in the teaching methods for my child. I love my child's 2nd grade teacher and this is the FIRST year my child has actually learned anything and is excited to go to school. I asked if she could have her teacher again next year if held back and was told NO. That's insane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

We could not be happier with JME! Before our child was old enough for kindergarten we considered placing our house on the market because of the school district. We had heard wonderful things about Laurel Hill and liked that it was a new school. We are so happy we decided to stick with JME. Yes the building is old but the school does the best with what they have. The janitor at the school goes above and beyond to keep the school clean. Mrs. Felder , the principal, is so hands on. She tackles every problem head on. I recently saw her out in the parking lot fixing a school bus.. Her door is always open for you and your family. The teachers we have had are remarkable. Mrs. Brownewell for kindergarten was so loving but kept control of her class. She had our daughter reading so quickly after she started. What an amazing introduction to the JME family. There are only 4 to 5 classes of kindergartens rather than 20 or so at other schools. You quickly get to know all of the parents. I now have a special needs child in the prekindergarten. I could not be happier with the progress she has made in just a weeks. The teachers are very supportive and take the extra time needed with my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

We are relatively new to Jennie Moore and the area/state (Spring 2012 my children transferred to JME). I heard great things about the school, read the great reviews on here, and loved our tour/mtg with the principal, so we bought a house in this district. Unfortunately, I am extremely disappointed in the quality of education and wish we had purchased in the Hill/Pinckney district. Classroom sizes are large (31 students!!!), with some students in trailers. A new school is scheduled to be built; while I don't mind old buildings, the existing one is dirty, smells awful, and is crawling with live roaches about which my children complain. My second grader has yet to produce any school work in her weekly folder (just 4.5 weeks into school, but they should be past the goof-off period by now!) My fourth grader is constantly correcting her TEACHER's misspellings and even getting correctly-spelled words marked wrong on work. I have decided to keep them in a little longer, but if situations do not improve, we will homeschool, while we pursue other options. Sure, JME has art, music, drama, a family-feel, etc., but they need to focus on educating children in the core subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Great school, Cockron for first grade is the best! Karen Felder does very well in her role as principal. Don't know how she does it, it's a tough job dealing with parents with elementary age children. Parents are still getting to know what it best for their children in a learning enviornment, can be emotionally charged (I know). She keeps her cool and ultimately chooses the best route. I've learned no matter what school you choose, the job of making sure your child is getting everything they need that is available to them is still the responsibility of the parent. Instigating communication and staying on top of things is key. My experiance at JME is a large majority of the teachers know what they are doing, have a heart for teaching and a good handle on their class and really love my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

If you are a parent who wants to be involved in your child's elementary education - Jennie Moore Elementary is the place! There is an open door policy for parents to help administration and teachers, you can eat lunch with your child, volunteer in the classroom, walk your child to their room. My children are performing academically and socially way beyond my expectations (current 3rd and 1st graders) thanks to amazing teachers and administration! Coming from Virginia I was worried about the SC school system but even if that school system was right next door I would keep my kids at Jennie Moore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Excellent principal that knows the students, supports the teachers and creates an environment that is genuinely warm and academically challenging. This school has been terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Great school and the only school around that has programs for music, art, Spanish and drama. Each child is treated with care and respect. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I researched every school within a 20 mile radius of Charleston. We bought our house in this district specifically because JME is the best school in the area. The SC reputation originally made us quite nervous. After meeting with Karen Felder, the Principal of JME, we were convinced it was the school for our family. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is amazing, and I can call the Principal any time and she makes time to talk with me. Administrators at other schools redirected me and did not spend any time answering my questions. The PTA is super involved here as well. They have even taken peanuts off the ice cream menu so our allergic children won't be exposed to them. Thank you to Ms. Felder, Ms. Ramsay, Ms. Dailey, Ms. Jenkins and all the staff for your time, effort and care for each child. You make JME a success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

This is a wonderful school.... The best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

JME is an excellent school. My son is in Kindergarten and is having a great experience and is learning to read and write. We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

NOTE - a fantastic, new administration came on board the fall of 2004. Strong leadership has transformed this amazing school into one of the best in the state, perhaps in the country! This magnet school with an arts infusion focus emphasizes differentiated instruction. The staff has evolved into a supportive network doing everything possible to reach every student. Besides after-school tutoring, students in grades 2 - 5 break into small groups for specialized instruction four days a week (TEAM time). All teachers are involved with this including our Special Area teachers. The administration is incredibly supportive of the outstanding parent involvement/volunteers. The principal has an open-door policy and welcomes suggestions. The PTA offers innovative programs to support the students, teachers, and families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

The magnet school program offered by this schoool definitely gives pupils an advantage over some of the other students in the Charleston county area. I attended Jennie Moore in the late eighties and I definitely believe that it gave me a solid foundation to achieve the success that I have today. Three out of the four children in my family received full scholarships to college, so we stand as a testimony to the long term benefits of enrollment in Jennie Moore.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2004

I've been a JME parent for almost 5 years. My husband and I are 'good parents'--meaning we are active, visible and involved in the school and classrooms. Therefore we have had success in getting the excellent teachers and maximum access to the programs available through this magnet school. But, a parent has to be very 'wired' in JME and must 'work' to get any help for his/her child earlier rather than later. Any academic or discipline problems are compounded by poor communication from the administration and some teachers. The administration is reactive rather than proactive when dealing with problems (communication, discipline, academics, etc). Overall, though, JME IS a good school--especially if you take the time to get involved in your child's education.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female98%
Male84%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled42%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male86%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled50%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled83%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%
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 20% 36%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 19%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1256 Hamlin Rd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
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