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Pelion Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 626 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2011

i am a former student there and i attended pes in 3rd grade and in pre k and the school has good reviews however the schools food gave me tummy issues for 2 years however the school still is a 5 star school.


Posted August 4, 2008

A lot of things have changed in the last three years and PES is a school we can all be proud of! The teachers are friendly and really care about their students and what they learn. The office staff is knowledgable and polite. The principal is very professional, but could use some refinement of her people skills. The vice principals are both wonderful. I'm glad my child attends PES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I went to Pelion as a child and my daughter does also. We love PES and must give praise to the teachers! Without them this world would have no future! My only complaint is the transportation issues, the whole thing about parents being unable to sign there children out after 1:45 is way out of bounds! I have the first and last say so over my child!!! Other then that Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Great teachers and programs, but the old principal was so much better than this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

I have 3 children at Pelion Elementay. I think Pelion Elementary is one of the 'best' schools around. The teachers are so caring and involved. My son's teacher, Mr. Ward, is the best teacher yet so far. He teaches 4th grade. He not only teachs from the text book but involves everyday life stories and makes it fun and interesting for his students. My 4 year has Mrs. Craft and Mrs. Bird....all my boys have had them as their Pre-k teachers....talk about great teaching! They are the best at what they do! I love the sports programs offered also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

I went to Pelion when I was a child and now my son attends. I love that it has a small town feel, but yet offers programs that is in bigger schools. The only thing I don't like is that, because it is so small, children has a tendancy to get 'labeled'. Whether it's due to who their parents or siblings are or because they may have had a bad year previously. I wish the children would have more of an opportunity to make a name for themselves each near year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

My daughter likes Pelion Elementary. She started there near the end of the year last year. The only problem is she keeps getting head lice. She never had it until she started there and now we are 2 weeks inton the near school year and she is send home for nits. I am concern and would really like to see a approvement in this matter.
—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 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled37%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students59%
Female67%
Male54%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled32%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male52%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students61%
Female75%
Male50%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled26%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled47%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled47%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled27%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female61%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled47%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Writing

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled36%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students82%
Female92%
Male71%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students66%
Female74%
Male58%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled22%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students61%
Female68%
Male56%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female44%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled29%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant52%

Writing

All Students54%
Female70%
Male37%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabled6%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 84% 53%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Black 6% 36%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1202 Pine St
Pelion, SC 29123
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