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James Simons Elementary School

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Posted May 27, 2008

Hard to believe this school has a 3. The school is very inviting and has caring teachers and support staff. The school is child friendly with a lot of emphasis on recognizing kids for academics and behavior.
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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 70% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 Students73%
Female79%
Malen/a
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students27%
Female36%
Malen/a
African-American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%

Science

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American30%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students41%
Female50%
Malen/a
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
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%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male73%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Femalen/a
Male96%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Writing

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male59%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students65%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students87%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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