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Mossy Creek Elementary School

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Posted Friday, April 11, 2014

We have had a great experience at Mossy Creek with teachers and staff who went the extra mile to help our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Mossy Creek is a wonderfully diverse school! Most of the teachers are extremely welcoming and friendly. My son is in Mrs. Rosier's class and she is the VERY BEST! She and Mrs. Powell have an awesome rapport with their students and Mrs. Rosier really knows how to make learning FUN! We have been very blessed to have our children enrolled in this school. We are always in "the know" and Mrs. Hammond makes weekly recorded messages that are sent to everyone's phone! Talk about a great way to keep the parents informed! My son's teacher also sends out a ROSIER WEEKLY (that explains what skills will be covered throughout the week) and she also emails an attachment to the parents. I couldn't be happier here at MCE! My child can't wait to go to school in the morning! I was a little jealous at first, but I love knowing that he is spending the day with two wonderful people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

My Autistic daughter went to this school in 2005 and was in K-5. The teacher was absolutely cruel to her. Rude, sarcastic and condescending to me. She called me every single day for the entire school year AT WORK because she did not know how to deal with an autistic child. The school sent her to a 2 DAY WORKSHOP to "learn" how to deal with Autistic children, which DID NOT work. She told me I "just dropped my daughter in her lap on orientation day." She REFUSED to allow my daughter to go on field trips with her class. When I spoke to the principal about the issue I was told (and, I quote) "If you daughter has a melt down in public, it will make the school look bad." I went to the district office and was given no help. I had to threaten legal action for discrimination before my daughter was allowed to go. The teacher and principal tried to convince me to MEDICATE MY 5 YEAR OLD for OCD when her doctor specifically told them she did not need medication. By the end of the school year, I moved my daughter back to our hometown where she FINALLY received the help she needed and is now a happy, blossoming and well developed 11 year old. AVOID THIS SCHOOL IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

My son has attended Mossy Creek since 4K and has absolutely loved the school. We actually moved here so he could go to school! As an active parent volunteer, I have spent many hours at the school and have observed the faculty and staff over the years. They are the most wonderful people you could ever hope to have your children be taught by. Mrs. Hammond is the best principal and is very involved with all the children do. I always see her out and about around the school, at all school functions, and even in car line. That is how a principal should be seen, not hiding in her office oblivious to the world. My son is a straight A student and in GT and is receiving an outstanding education. This area is NOT zoned for all bad areas as many would believe. We have a diverse group and, just like any other area, there are some that are not as wealthy as others, but this is not a school of bad kids. As far as "Travelers" go, I have met many of them over the years and several have been in my son's classes. They are sweet children and the majority make excellent grades. Many of their parents/grandparents are also active participants in the school & nice to talk to. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Mossy Creek has been a wonderful for my child. The school has an excellent faculty and staff that is truly invested in the students well being. They do an excellent job of teaching individual students and their academic level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

My son has been a student at Mossy Creek since 4-K. This school used to be one of the best schools in the area, but in my opinion it has really gone downhill. There are some wonderful teachers there, but there are some terrible ones as well. The administration seems to just turn a blind eye to the bad ones. I don't think they are helpful at all, if you have a problem with a teacher you are on your own. As for the previous comment about the bad areas being zoned at The Creek, this is no excuse. Mossy Creek is like every school and every community in N.A. there are bad and good. You can't paint any group with that broad a brush.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

my grandson is a student at mossy creek and we are travelers not gypsies and my grandson has never been sent to the office he won award for his kindness toward his teacher and classmates it seems to me that you are hateful toward little children is it just are kids sent to the office do you work there children are gifts from god all children i can speak for my grandson he is kind and loveing it people like you with hate in there hearts that learn there children to hate what thy fear we love all children are skin has gotten like rubber with all the lies thy say about us if want know somthing ask dont juge and teach your kids to hate the teachers are great mrs vaughn and all the staff is are very kind godbless all by the way he is a ab honer student and one of are kid s won a award out all the school for his computer skills and one child from are village read over 200 books just think before you talk you dont know me are my family yet you hate us words hurt kids


Posted July 1, 2010

I hear things are getting better--new principal this past year. But the problem with this school is the zoning--seems like it got all the "bad" areas, so there are LOTS of discipline problems. Add to that the Travelers (gypsies) are zoned here as well. One student in my child's class was sent to the office 43 times during the school year, and another 37 times. Hard to teach when trying to deal with discipline issues all day. This is a new school with a beautiful outside, but the inside is a whole different story :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Excellent school! My children have been there for three years and have had exceptionally good teachers. They've also participated in after school programs and the gifted and talented program. The art and music teachers are fantastic and well-loved by all the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

There are some very wonderful, caring teachers at this school. Mrs. Vaughn, Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Whitfield, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Brantley, just to name a few. The principal has helped me move my child when there wasn't a good match with a prior teacher. We had 2 good years with 2 of our children and 2 bad years w/ the other. All my children are well-mannered, never been in trouble. Not much help from administration w/ one being bullied. I'm going to try another year. The principal can be helpful if other administration involves her, as promised.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled30%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students63%
Female57%
Male69%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled10%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students55%
Female46%
Male65%
African-American39%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled10%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled21%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male61%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled29%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled36%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female73%
Male78%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled57%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male54%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled21%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%
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%
Female82%
Male76%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled40%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled33%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students63%
Female57%
Male67%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled30%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Writing

All Students68%
Female77%
Male60%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled14%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant68%
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 56% 53%
Black 34% 36%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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