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A. C. Corcoran Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 672 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

If you want a positive outlook on this school you may need to look elsewhere. There are very few teachers including the principal who are positive about making this school a better place for children. My children are the minority here and they do get bullied on a weekly basis. They are told by their teachers that they shouldn t tattle, so nothing gets settled. My youngest's Kindergarten teachers yell at their students and reflect on the students in a very negative manner. My 2nd graders teacher Mrs. Ferguson is an extremely well rounded, positive, and patient teacher! She and the few other teachers that try to help this school are the only thing good about it. The school in general starts 15 min to 20 min earlier than any other school and they seem more focused on getting kids to school on time than dealing with negative behaviors that keep my children from learning in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

My kids love this school. Their grades have improved and they adore their teachers for helping them improve those grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Our son's kindergarten experience in 2007-2008 was outstanding. It far exceeded our expectations and a lifelong learner has been created. He's excited about 1st grade and his younger sister is ready to go there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

This school doesn't offer any extra cirriculums for their children. Unfortunately, my child has to attend this school another year. I think the school should get knocked down and rebuilt. Please add an auditorium!!!!!!
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students44%
Female54%
Male33%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students33%
Female39%
Male26%
African-American25%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals32%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female75%
Male48%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%

Writing

All Students47%
Female60%
Male33%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students57%
Female69%
Male47%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female55%
Male35%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Writing

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 36%
White 17% 53%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 78%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8585 Vistavia Dr
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