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Carolina Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1098 students

 
 

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Posted October 15, 2013

We have recently transferred my grand daughter to this school. They were amazing and made us feel welcomed and right at home. They took their time in explaining all the rules and expectations. Her new teacher was great. She made my grand daughter feel special the moment we walked in. AMAZING!!!


Posted September 26, 2013

I'm new to this area. I've been here for a yr & have been looking for good schools for my son. I've heard from many people that this school is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

My son, currently in 3rd grade, has been a student at CFE from Kindergarten. I could not have asked for a better school for him. We both have loved every teacher we have had so far. Each teacher has really taken the time to work with him. He is in GT ELA this year and I give much of the credit to the great teachers he has had. I've been impressed with the curriculum at CFE. They understand that kids are capable of so much when given the tools and the opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

My daughter was reading at a 1st grade level when she started 3rd grade here. We moved from southern NJ. Her 3rd grade teacher here got her reading & she never stopped. She's about to start honors classes in ELA and math at middle school this coming school year. Thank you CFES teachers & staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

I was the 5th grader who typed on this page before and I would like to take back what I said abbout 5th grade, it is horble!!!


Posted March 30, 2011

I think people should see this school in a childs point of view which is in 5th grade.I am a straight A student that came from NE area two years ago, I loved the teachers where we used to live and never had a problem before coming to this area. I feel that this school has horrible teachers, if you are intrested in going to this school I ask you please to reconsider, or just keep an eye on the gym teachers and the 4th grade teachers. But if you have a child going into 5th grade you are in luck because most of those teachers are much better.


Posted September 17, 2009

My child started in the child development program and is currently a kindergartner. I am extremely grateful for the quality of early childhood education that my son has received. The teachers are very attentive, caring and the curriculum is varied and structured. My child has thrived in this environment and I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

this school is great!! i have a 6 year old girl in kindergarten and a 10 year old girl in fourth grade. they love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I have a 9 year old daughter in third grade and a 10 year old son also in third grade. We are at the end of the year and both my children have done very well this year. I am a Support Facilitator and I work with special needs children. My son needs extra help as he has problems with his working memory. He has recieved the all the help he needed and has surpasted all his goals for this year. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I have a son in the child development program. What a great way for him to start of his educaitonal career! It is a great school and he has expereinced nothing but success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I have a girl who is 1st grader in CFE. We are very happy with their program. She loves her school. I've never heard bad thing about any teachers in CFE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I have been at many different schools through the years and CFE is tops! The curriculum, and staff are some of the best. Overall, students are well-mannered and are there to learn. When reading other reviews here that complain, ask yourself why. Read them carefully. They are very telling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

This school, as other Horry County schools, has a leadership problem. As a result the teachers feel they may treat the children with little or no respect. When the leadership is informed of the treatment that the children are receciving there is no action taken. I would not recommed this school to any parent. Nor would I recommed Horry County schools. The leadership at the County level is as within the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

CFE is a top rate school! The principal is always doing what is best for students, parents, and staff. The staff is fabulous...dedicated, hard working, caring, highly qualified, and always puts children first. I highly recommend CFE. The parents are excellent...supportive and involved. The school is a home away from home. The CFE staff and administration have high expectations of themselves and the students. CFE prepares students to succeed in life. I spend most of every day at CFE and it is a stellar school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2006

My daugheter was in kindergarten last year, and we could not have asked for a better year. Her teacher was wonderful and showed such care and concern for her. The entire staff is top rate and they are dedicated to the children. The school's leadership is strong and places the needs of the children first. Any parent that states otherwise simple hasn't spent much time at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

We moved to Carolina Forest beacause we heard CFE was the best in Horry CO. Academicly it is good, but most of the teachers and staff are very stand offish and rude. I have seen my daughters teacher humiliate children in front of the class on more than one occassion. I have reported this to the principal and nothing changes. Alot of the teachers have no control over their classrooms. Most of the people in CF are snobs and their are alot of very nasty children in the school. Their is no discipline with the children, they are allowed to do pretty much what they want. I use to volenteer, so I have abserved all of this. We are currently trying to move to St. James schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

We moved from the city of Myrtle Beach to Carolina Forest because of CFE. We have two children that attend CFE. Our children are getting an excellent education. The staff and administration are professionals and very nice. When I go to the school, I am always greeted by the ladies at the front office. When I walk to my child's classroom, if I pass a teacher or staff member in the hallway, they are smiling and always say hello! I have met many nice parents and have made great friends by being involved with the PTO and school functions. We are so proud to say that our children go to CFE. Kids are happy and Mom and Dad are happy too.:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

We moved from Columbia SC to this school district 3 years ago. I have found it to be a great school depending on the teacher and the administrative staff. We have had both very bad and very good teachers there. As for the C.F. area the one parent is correct. We moved from a Metro area and yet the people in this area for very snobbish. We are a very outgoing family and yet we hardly get hello from school officials on down. This could be a good forum to give people in the area a heads-up that this needs to improve. I beleive you also have to get involved in the activities in the area, but we have and it has not helped. I have heard it is because of the overflow of Northerners that keep to themselves that have transpoanted here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Yes, CFE is stretched with too many children right now but is the best school in the area in my, and many other's opinion. I moved to the area (Carolina Forest) for this school and have been more than pleased with my daughter's progress, teachers, and other staff members. The teachers and staff go above and beyond what they 'need' to do in an effort to know every child, their ability and help them in any manner. My daughter will be at the 'new school' next year...and I know already although it will be nice to have fewer children and a newer building, we will greatly miss CFE and the staff! I feel blessed that my child began her educational experience here and I only hope that the new school continues the excellent example that CFE has set in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

The school is over populated..the new school will help, however, teachers aren't equipped to handle overflow nor do they have the patience. Staff is just not up to par.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female91%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled74%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled65%
Not disabled93%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female93%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled93%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled48%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled55%
Not disabled95%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled73%
Not disabled95%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled64%
Not disabled92%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled73%
Not disabled95%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled68%
Not disabled95%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male90%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled59%
Not disabled94%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled92%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled42%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled35%
Not disabled91%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 71% 53%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Black 9% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 54%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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285 Carolina Forest Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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