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Mamie Whitesides Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted April 26, 2014

My children have been to private schools over the years and hands-down this has got to be one of the best elementary school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

First the positives: a beautiful new building with large classrooms and room to grow; a wide variety of special areas (art, music, PE, and library; Spanish and computer were recently added); and a very active PTA. If your child is an average or below-average learner, the school is probably fine. Lots of resources for under-performing students, and the teachers will certainly teach to grade-level standards. Perhaps the biggest negative: If your child is an above-average learner, this is probably not be the best place. Large class sizes, kids who need extra help, and inevitable behavior issues leave teachers with very little time or desire to challenge higher-achieving students. The bar for achieving an "excellent" rating in South Carolina public schools is unfortunately set pretty low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

I have both of my children in this school and I must say that, I could not be happier. The teachers that both of my children had are wonderful, patient and always so willing to work with them. I want to thank Mrs. Norris, 1st grade from the bottom of my heart for all the work, patience and dedication she gave my son especially with his reading skills. We moved from Georgia to here in the middle of the school year two years ago and he was not able to catch up to pass to the second grade, his reading level was way below first grade level when he started this year with her, not only did he pass to the second grade but is reading almost third grade level! I have to thank God for teachers like her, and Whiteside School for their wonderful support and care they give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Both of my children attend Mamie P. Whitsides and I feel the children get a great education. The teachers and all staff are very caring about what and how they teach. The teachers always give extra help to the children when needed and keep me, the parent, informed about the progress. They are very accessible and I like that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

As a pediatrician and father, a really wonderful experience so far for my kindergartener.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

I have had children attend Whitesides for the past 13 years...one is a senior in college, one is now at Whitesides in the 4th grade and the last will be attending next year...Whitesides is a very interactive school which welcomes the input and support of parents while treating my child as if he belonged to them biologically....I pay extra money to live in this school district and it's worth every penny!...by the way, if u want a seat at the PTA meetings, u betta get there 30 minutes early, its standing room only...thank you Mrs Pounder and your staff
—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.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female96%
Male81%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled46%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled27%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-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 69% 53%
Black 18% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 30%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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