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Mary Ford Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

My grandson Ty'Shawn Roberts is 4 years old and loves his big boy School ( Mary Ford Elementary). He truly has excel a lot and I am very please about this. I have 17 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and school-age children. Now I am with the teens. Children are a gift from God and that's why I enjoy loving them and teaching them to be prepare for the future. Mary Ford is an excellent School and they have a great Staff. Always Professional and willing to go above and beyond the call of measure. Shout out to the Staff at Mary Ford .
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
15%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

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

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
African-American42%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female71%
Malen/a
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Writing

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students73%
Female84%
Male64%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students73%
Female67%
Male76%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students66%
Female78%
Male54%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male58%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students66%
Female81%
Male53%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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