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Palmetto Bays Elementary School

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Posted August 30, 2013

This is my daughters 8th year at Palmetto Bays. The Teachers and staff are awesome. The Principal ( Ms. Slater ) is involved in all activities, she does a fantastic job ! I just love this school ! I wish they had 6-12 grades as well. I will be very sad to leave this school in June.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

Palmetto Bays is a good school.I do believe the staff could work on being more open on communication with the parents and addressing the children in a more professional manner.I see a lot of socializing during academic time-between teachers that are not 'planning.'More consistency with such a zero tolerance for anything would be outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

Better than 6/10 rating! Look at the reviews. This is our first year after attending another Horry County School and we are very happy. Our K and 3rd grade teachers are great. So far it seems that the teachers and staff are very caring and qualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

The school has great staff and academic excellence. There is ample opportunity for parent involvement and good school-to-home communication. Lots of family activities and fun. Wonderful after-school clubs and a great after-school childcare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I have two children in this school. The Pre-K program was wonderful, Ms. Pauley and Ms. Ewbanks are outstanding. My son was in kindergarten last year and had some trouble, but the teacher(Ms. Schwietering),the prinicpal(Mr. James),assistant prinicpal(Ms. Pilkey) along with many others helped him through his first year. I cannot thank them enough for everything that they have done and continue to do. They have a great after school program that both of my children enjoy. I really like the parental involvement in the school and the pride level from the staff, children and parents. Everyone who I have come across in our first year I have been impressed by. They take the children and their education delevopment very seriously. I have great faith in the school and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

I have two children attending Palmetto Bays. My oldest son has been there for three years and the youngest started this year. We have been very pleased with the quality of education they are receiving and with the teachers they are learning from. Both of my boys attend the afterschool program they have and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The teachers that run the program are very helpful with my children in doing their homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

A beautiful, new facility. Clean and comfortable-feeling. Many students appear to be from lower-income families. Our kindergarten teacher appears to be top-notch, and very caring and concerned. School could really benefit from more playground equipment...this is almost non-existant. Library is lovely, and librarian is cordial and helpful. (Recognizes students by their names!) More library books are needed. Principal seems very qualified and experienced, yet often unapproachable in appearance, and seems to have very little interaction with the students. He does impress me with his concerns for student safety and his willingness to respond to parental concerns in a timely, professional manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My son is starting K-5 today. I visted the school during open house. I was very thrilled about the atmosphere and the surroundings of th school. The school is buzzing with positive energy for all children to enjoy and learn. I look foward to my son going here for his future learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

I have had a great experience with this school. Ihave a daughter that is in special ed. and they have worked hard on getting the best placement for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

Palemtto Bays is a excellent school with excellent teachers and parent communication. Five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2004

My two students go to Palmetto Bays Elementary school. They have excellent teachers that are very skilled and organized. Above all the staff is loving and compasionate.
—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 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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled93%
Not disabled93%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students78%
Female89%
Male66%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled64%
Not disabled81%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female100%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students74%
Female89%
Male60%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled64%
Not disabled77%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students82%
Female93%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled55%
Not disabled89%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male94%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled85%
Not disabled95%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant93%

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled75%
Not disabled93%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled80%
Not disabled91%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled75%
Not disabled87%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled64%
Not disabled94%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled82%
Not disabled91%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female68%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled55%
Not disabled91%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English86%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 53%
Black 18% 36%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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