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Palmetto Scholars Academy

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Posted April 1, 2014

PSA is top-ranked charter school that was established specifically to address the needs of gifted and talented teenagers. It has developed a curriculum and culture that borrows from best practices, research, and results from around the world. The curriculum is not easy but it is interesting and fun. The use of the British "house" system is an aspect of its special culture and is very popular with the students and teachers. We have one student enrolled here and hope to have another sibling there when she comes of age.
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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 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students92%
Female86%
Male97%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male100%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female87%
Male100%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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
White 70% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 16%N/A57%
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 300-4119

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