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Pepperhill Elementary School

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Posted February 20, 2014

Pepperhill elementary is one the best school to have your child attends,the principal Mrs.Underwood is just a awsome lady,her staff is also awsome.Great leadership keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

In my years as a parent of three children, I have never found a school quite like Pepperhill. From the very first moment we walked in the doors to register, me and my children felt special. The principal, Amy Mims, actually walked out to meet me and my children and showed them around the school herself. My kids can't wait to go to school everyday. The teachers all work so hard to help all the students in the school. I get phone calls when my kids do GOod things! I've never seen anything like it. By far, the top school around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2006

Pepperhill Elementary is an awesome school! My children love to go to school every day, and Ms. Mims is the best principal I have ever met. She takes the time to care about all of her students and their parents. The teachers at Pepperhill love kids and teach their hearts out every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Pepperhill is a marvelous school! It is full of caring teachers, staff, and a principal who instills an excitement about the improvement of the school on a daily basis. My children love attending Pepperhill. The moment you walk in the doors, you can feel the caring environment! I feel that my children are well challenged and that the school has established high expectations for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

Thanks to Amy Mims, Pepperhill is a better school now for my daughter than it was when I attended many years ago. I don't know about anyone else but I chose Pepperhill for my children to attend. There are several new programs that have been implemented and all seem to be working well (from high 5's to the STARR club). Thanks Amy, for providing my daughter a safe and happy place to attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

My son entered Pepperhill at age 10. This has been the worst experience for him. I have been up to the school may times because of the behavior of not only the children but of the teachers. I had to remove my son from a class, because not only were his classmates picking on him but the teascher was also. He is now happier that he is in a classroom where he feels safe. Even though I was told that the children were supervised on the playground I found out that they were not. My son now curses, fights and many other things, he did none of these things before. I am very happy to say that he will not nor never attend this school ever again.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

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%
Female84%
Male64%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students56%
Female64%
Male47%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students55%
Female65%
Male42%
African-American53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female57%
Male71%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students56%
Female72%
Male37%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students66%
Female74%
Male57%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabled7%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students62%
Female72%
Male50%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabled13%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students60%
Female68%
Male50%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled20%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabled27%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students64%
Female77%
Male50%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled14%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled20%
Not disabled86%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals42%
Disabled10%
Not disabled63%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students62%
Female53%
Male68%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant56%

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male58%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled0%
Not disabled73%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 76% 36%
Hispanic 13% 7%
White 10% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 85%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3300 East Creola Rd
North Charleston, SC 29420
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