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Eagle Nest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 862 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

Our children have enjoyed Eagle Nest and we are happy with the education and activities offered. The new principal and vice principal are working hard for the students and it shows. I expect more great things to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

Great school.... Exceptional teachers that truly care. The whole walker/car rider thing is frustrating. You can't enter the parking lot due to the car rider lane blocking it. If you need to check your child out early and didn't know ahead of time, or if they are a walker and it starts storming, this makes things difficult and frustrating. Otherwise we've been completely happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2014

Great school. Early bell schedule though. My son loved it and is now going to attend River Oaks Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Good school lots of activities for families help during holiday I feel they encourage a lot of aren't involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

One of the best schools in the world!!! Great teachers, education, students,everything!!!!!! I love it I have went there since the school opened. Now im in 7th grade and theres a middle school next besides it. So I can visit my sis and bro. I love the teachers and staff. The best school!


Posted May 22, 2013

We are a military family. We had 3 kids Eagle's Nest School from 2009-2011. We loved it. The principal was awesome. When the principal stops you in the parking lot and comments on your child's good report card, you know she cares about your kids. We transferred our kids from a private school in Summerville. We had no problems with the car rider line. My son was on a 504 plan, they really took the time to help us. There were always enough people to help. They had great fundraisers. There will always be things you don't like about a school but we would go back in a heart beat! My 7th grader has been to 6 different schools all over the country and this was the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I went to Fort Dorchester High School during which I had the pleaseure of participating in the Teacher Cadet Program. During this program, I had the opportunity to work in a Kindergarten classroom at Eagle Nest Elementary School. I absolutely adored it! The teachers are fantastic and truly work for their students. They always make sure that they are doing everthing they can to ensure their students' education. I was absolutely blessed to have been able to practice teaching at this institution!


Posted July 27, 2012

I am not happy with Eagle Nest Elementary School and am upset that my son has to go back there this year. We were trying to move but are not able. My 1st grade child got LOCKED OUT of the building when at the aftercare program and it wasn't until a teacher heard my child crying and banging on the door that anyone realized it. My child came home and told me this since no one else decided to (no note, explanation, nothing). When I approached the principal she said she was aware of the situation and is putting better practices in place. Also in Kindergarten my child came home without underwear one day and was told to just throw it away because they had an accident. (again no note) My child also came home without a note from the nurse with a large scrap and bandage on his arm. No note when he lost a tooth or had a bloody nose all over his shirt. Believe me if I could find another alternative I would do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Where to begin? Eagle Nest is not my favorite school. The car rider line is unorganized; there is very little adult supervision for the children from the curb to the school entrance while there is a lot of traffic; both foot and car. I was very upset when after only one week of school, a teacher went on maternity leave a few weeks earlier than planned and it was nearly two weeks before a long-term sub was hired. NOT a way to start off the year for kindergarteners. Parental involvement is very low. While there are some parents who give their all, you almost always see the same ones over and over. For a school this size, it's sad. The majority of the teachers are amazing but for those who aren't, the administration tends to turn a blind eye as if there's nothing that can be done. The principal has treated me rudely when I dared to ask questions. They seem more interested with the distric politics than making sure that ALL the kids in the school are being tended to. It's amazing to me that parents who DO want to be involved in their childrens' education are treated as impositions rather than assistants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

I am thrilled with the education my child is receiving at Eagle Nest Elementary. My only concern is the lack of supervision the children have at recess. Nearly all the problems I hear about stem from what goes on at recess. When questioned "What did the teachers do when kids were getting out of hand?" my child often says "The teachers were talking to each other or busy doing paperwork and didn't see any of it." My recommendation would be to hire playground/cafeteria supervisors who's job it is to watch over the students at recess and during lunch. My school had "playground and lunch ladies" who ran a tight ship when I was in elementary school. Not only did the ladies keep a close eye on what was going on the teacher's got a much needed break.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

My daughter thanked me for moving to the neighborhood that is serviced by this school and since she has been there her grades have improved and she loves going to school! She especially loves how funny and engaging her teacher is, Mr. Sanders (4th).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

I think the teachers and staff are hard, dedicated workers. As a substitute teacher and parent, I see these hard-working teachers being talked down to by the principal. There is very little praise for these folks who make the school the best that it is. PTA is awesome! Teachers are awersome! Principal needs to leave ASAP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

My kids love he learning curriculum, learning styles, & learning concepts, are excellent . However, my concern is that the school does not have any programs in place to assist children that haven't been attending this school since pre-K or kindergarten. These are the children that have the most difficulty, especially when entering from a different school district. The school needs to create programs that would be a beneficial factor on these particular students.One that would (decrease stress, increase grades, & build stronger self confidence) In return the school benefits through (the school's increase in academic grading performance PACT etc), The school has yet to put in place a proper channel to give these children the same opportunity as other children. In my opinion this makes the school look as though it only caters to a particular group of kids. As clearly indicated above under tab entitled TEST SCORES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

We moved here from another county in the middle of the school year and my children, one kindergartener and one second grader, love it at Eagle Nest. My only qualm with them is that I dont think they put enough emphasis on reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My son is in kindergarten at Eagle Nest and we love it. It is a warm and nurturing environment. The teachers and administrators have strong expectations for behavior. My son has grown both academically and in maturity in the 5 months that he has been there. I am amazed by the things he has learned and the great strides he has made. The technology available to the students is wonderful. My sons speaks of the things he learns on the computer everyday. Class size is good. Teachers are warm and wonderful. We are so happy at Eagle Nest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Eagle Nest is an excellent school. My daughter is in kindergarten and can already do so many things. She has really enjoyed it and we are looking forward to the next 5 years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

I am very honored that my daughter attends this school. how wonderful it is when my 10 year old daughter is able to explain to me how to use power point to do projects and presentations. The administrators are warm and care about all their students achievevents ,concers and accomplishments. The technology is top notch.They havev highly educated teachers as well as new new ones to the education field that enjoy teaching and it shows through the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

I think Eagale Nest is an excellent school. The techers and staff go above and beyond to help the students. The PTA program is doing a great job in keeping parents involved. Toya
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 78% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled22%
Not disabled88%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled22%
Not disabled78%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
African-American44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled27%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students66%
Female80%
Male57%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled16%
Not disabled74%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled40%
Not disabled93%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled73%
Not disabled96%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant93%

Science

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled47%
Not disabled79%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled73%
Not disabled93%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male68%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled13%
Not disabled86%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%
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%
Male90%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled67%
Not disabled91%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled58%
Not disabled85%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled62%
Not disabled90%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%
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
Black 37% 36%
White 36% 53%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8640 River Oaks Dr
North Charleston, SC 29420
Phone: (843) 695-2460

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