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Okatie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 640 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted October 30, 2014

OES is a terrific school. The teachers go above and beyond to give the students the best education possible. I have found the principal and vice principal to be friendly, kind, and fair. It is a blessing to have my children at OES. Go OWLS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2014

Okatie Elementary is simply fantastic. They offer so much for the students. This school has art, drama, band, chorus, and science lab. There are also so many clubs and activities that children can get involved with and enjoy while they are learning. The teachers and staff are all so professional and the atmosphere at this school is so warm and welcoming.


Posted September 1, 2014

this school is not what it seems to be. Lots of favoritism and judgement is passed to parents of a students that have english as a second language. Principal is very hard to talk to and is always judgmental. If a child is behind parent is asked to remove the child to another school so the scores would not fall under... hmmmm its a luck of the draw getting teacher. Some of the teachers are frantic neurotic...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

This is one of the best schools I have ever seen. They have a great environment for our children to learn in. The principal and the assistant principal are two of the most caring individuals in the industry. The teaching staff and assistants are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Jaime is the BEST Principal and school leader in Beaufort County! The pride this school has from leadership to, teachers, to students and parents EARNED THE BLUE RIBBON NATIONAL RECOGNITION!! just two days ago for exemplary education of ALL students. This school is an American Model School and its WELL deserved! Thank you Okatie! My children have been extremely blessed to be a part of this community. WHOOT WHOOT Okatie Owls EARNED their WINGS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

My daughter just finished kindergarten and will be attending first grade next week. This school is the best in Beaufort County. Teachers team teach, and work in small groups so the kids can work at their highest levels and not be held back. The science program is awesome! My daughter loved working the garden. And we have the best art, music, and drama programs!!! Test scores are high because the teachers care and they take the time to work with all the kids individually. This is a science and technology based curriculum. We chose our house to make sure we would be at this school! Go OKATIE Owls!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

My children transferred to Okatie from Bluffton Elementary this year. Both of my children are high performers and Okatie by far services them better. Bluffton used my child as a teachers assistant and though extra specialized assignments were offered by her previous teacher, they never followed through concentrating instead on the non-performers. So much for equal opportunity education! Okatie gears her homework to her skill level and sends her to the GT teacher for more challenging work despite the fact that she is not yet in the 3rd grade (when district officially offers GT programs to students). Pinckney and Lawton are also by far more experienced then the team at BLE and run a tight ship. Also the teacher teams are focused and communicate in a manner that is noticeable. By far a superior public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I have a son who attends Okatie and he loves his school. I think that the teachers there are wonderful and caring. He have learn so much in the third grade that I'm sure he will do wonderful in the 4th. His teacher was Ms. Sweet. He attended the after-school program which helped him with math and reading skills. Okatie Elementary is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

My k class had 30 plus in a one teacher room and the teacher was absent most the year.
—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 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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled64%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female96%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled55%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant66%

Writing

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%
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
White 63% 53%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Black 15% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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53 Cherry Point Rd
Okatie, SC 29909
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