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North Augusta Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 725 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2014

We moved to North Augusta in August. I was worried that my son would have a hard time transitioning, as his previous elementary school was excellent. However, the teachers and school staff have been wonderful. His teacher, Mrs. Dukes, is incredible! He has an amazing incredibly diverse group of friends. I am so happy with NAES. The school does a great job of not only teaching academics but also in building a child's character.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2014

Great school with very polite , and caring teachers. Mrs. Burns is one of the best kindergarten teachers that there is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2014

NAE is a mismanaged, throwback to the days of single mindsets and the good 'ol boys net work. If your not from here, been here for multiple generations; think act & preform on que like a stepford child the teachers dont have the time for you. Free thinkers need not apply. This is a regurgitation, memorization, worksheet timewarp. The rest of the education system is lightyears ahead of most anything they have to offer. They are only concerned with teaching to the Standardized Tests that will garner the funds they seem to misapproprate. It doesn't go to the building that desperately needs repair. Nor the library that is woefully under par. The grounds and play areas I would not take my child to as a public area, but thats all they have available at school get no attention. Other countys offer steel drums as an after school activity and robotics, this school offers none. My child would not even eat lunch, it was so bad. It was heated food in paper containers, like low end fozen dinners. So for all those who rated this school four stars because someone smiled, go spend two full days in the school and eat the lunch; take off the blinders. Then go to a board meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

My grandaughter, goes to this school. She is in the 5th grade. She loves her teachers and her principal. This is a great school. I am so sorry she will have to go to another school next year, as this school only goes to the 5th grade. Her dad, may move anyway, as he is looking for a higher paying job himself. Thank all the people who work there. I only wish they would email, any grandparent who would like to know when to pay for yearbooks. My daughter-in-law never tells me anything. Grandma J


Posted May 10, 2012

Very unprofessional nothing like it used to be. The admins have no clue how to deal with parents or children. They need a principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Great school, we all love it! Carying and loving teachers doing best for kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

ALL but one of my children either have gone or is currently going to this school. I would not consider any other school for my kids to go to. The teachers are caring and loving. Even the ladies that work in the office are great. The principal is doing an excellent job and I just LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

Our school has a more than 50 % poverty level in a state that is almost last on the list for educational success. However, as a parent that moved here from one of the best rated school districts ( Ann Arbor, MI) I have to say that every effort that is made at NAE far surpasses what happened in our old school district. The teachers, community, principal, and parents all give 110 %. It is shown every day from the mentoring and Great Leaps Reading volunteer programs to the efforts made by the teachers and staff to not only teach, but care and extend themselves in whatever capacity is needed to help each student. In our county where budget cuts, furloughs and early release days have affected the resources provided and wages of the teachers, our community has come together in a special way to care about each of our 720 children to ensure that they get as solid a foundation in all areas of academics as well as a stable environment that they can look forward to coming to each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

I love North Augusta Elem because the school and the entire staff are a family and they all love what they do teaching our children. We are a family at North Augusta, it takes an entire school to teach a child form every member with a PHD down to a GED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

I love the teachers and staff at the school. They really work hard to make my kindergartener feel welcome and eager to come to school each morning, and they make me feel comfortable and happy to send my child to school because I know he is in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers and staff are wonderful and really get children into reading. They make the children want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

My son is currently enrolled in the 5th grade single gender program. It sounds like there may have been some issues with this program in the past, but the school has worked out the kinks. He has a wonderful team of teachers and has enjoyed and thrived in the single gender environment. The school environment is very nuturing to children and welcoming to parents. The school is very connected to the North Augusta community and Dr. Burkhalter is an excellent principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

We relocated at the start of my son's 2nd grade year. The transition was so easy thanks to the wonderful staff. It has been a great school with a very friendly and caring atmosphere. Teachers have been wonderful. My kids love it and I have been pleased as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Love love love this school. I feel safe, my child is loved and reaffirmed every day. You can be as involved or not as you want. Dr. Burkhalter leads with skill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

My Children, both have gone through North Augusta Elementry, but up until now 5th grade, the school decided to try the same sex classes, which in my opinion and experience was a nightmare. I have transfered my son to another school because of the disorder and misconduct in the class rooms. They stated that the scores were up, but its not all about the scores. Children need a stable and controled enviornment to learn in. They also need to take in to consideration the well being of the children, not just the scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

This a wonderful school, with great teachers. If you need anything these teachers are there. We moved from out of state in the middle of the school year and my son made a very easy transition. The academic programs are top notch and I love how they make your child strive toward goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

My child had a wonderful experience coming through NAES. I would not hesitate recommending this school to anyone. You will not find a better assistant principal and faculty in the state. Parents are always warmly welcomed by the office staff and the faculty. This is by far the best elementary school in Area 2 and in Aiken County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Our faculty,staff,and parent involvement is what makes this school great! The involvement is awesome, you could not find a better school anywhere!
—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.

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students63%
Female70%
Male57%
African-American56%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female93%
Male78%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students72%
Female87%
Male60%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not 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%
Female93%
Male83%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female91%
Male76%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students85%
Female97%
Male71%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English87%
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 52% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 9% 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 58%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 East Spring Grove Ave
North Augusta, SC 29841
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