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Whittaker Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 616 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2013

This is by far one of the worst schools in SC. My daughter attended this school and was constantly asking for $2 every Friday just to wear what she wanted. I think that is absurd. They don't have any paper towels in the restrooms and to top it all off they have a concession lady selling candy and soda. She allowed my child to buy $5 worth of candy. Also during fields day they had music that used obscene language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The fourth grade team from last year was awesome. This year the fifth grade team are just as fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Whittaker is a nice school. Its just one big happy family that is surrounding by eduacation and neigborhood that helps with their support.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled40%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male75%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled40%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students62%
Female74%
Male45%
African-American62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male62%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students83%
Female98%
Male72%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students72%
Female82%
Male64%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students88%
Female97%
Male80%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled55%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female100%
Male84%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled55%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students71%
Female87%
Male58%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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%
Female88%
Male86%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students74%
Female66%
Male81%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students69%
Female60%
Male77%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 94% 36%
Hispanic 3% 7%
White 3% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Orangeburg, SC 29115
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