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W. B. Goodwin Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 2013

W.B. Goodwin is a title 1 school. The good part about this designation is that the school is eligible for all kinds of interventions. Free reading and math tutoring are available. There are also a number of paraprofessionals on staff. There is a sizable Spanish speaking community in the area and ESL services are available. The school is very well administered. The principal is visible on a daily basis and is often seen in the halls. The staff is cohesive with a common vision. The students are well-behaved, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. I would be well satisfied if my children attended this school. Thank you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2008

One of my earlest observations as a parent of children who attended Goodwin is The Great attitude of both teachers and their administrative staff. It has been their encouragement, and committed to excellence that have help my children make the most of our quest for growth and steady improvement in education . I would challenge every parent to commit to working with teachers to find what resources are available to help you child suceed. Goodwin has earned its above average School performance rating for the last two annual School reports because parents, students and teachers believe 'Every day is a good day for learning at Goodwin Elemetary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

My child attended this school last year and I was very disappointed in the quality of education she received. My child's needs were not meet and no added effort was made to ensure them. I would not suggest this school to any parent. I believe that each child is unique in the way they learn including my own, my child did not receive the skills needed to be sucessful in this school.
—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.

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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled80%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students51%
Female51%
Male52%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled10%
Not disabled56%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African-American42%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male53%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled20%
Not disabled67%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled39%
Not disabled69%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled23%
Not disabled81%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male54%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled55%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled54%
Not disabled70%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled31%
Not disabled58%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled9%
Not disabled81%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male75%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled9%
Not disabled81%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students56%
Female46%
Male65%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female64%
Male71%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant67%

Writing

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled68%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant60%
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 67% 36%
Hispanic 26% 7%
White 4% 53%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • SCIRA Exemplary Reading Award (2005)
  • District Teacher of the Year Finalist Leanne Wojtkowski (2006)

Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mary Reynolds
Fax number
  • (843) 767-5929

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • Goodwin has an open door policy to parents and welcomes parent involvement in the classroom. we are working hard to build good community relations and appreciate the support of our many business partners such as costco, sellars hardware, the kiwannis club and more.
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  • Goodwin is proud to provide teachers and students with small class sizes that help foster classroom community and allow teachers to meet the individual needs of students. Class sizes range from 12-16 in grades 1-5.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Charlestowne Academy
Charleston County School of the Arts
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5501 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC 29418
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