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Ellen Woodside Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted October 23, 2011

I came here in the 3rd grade (now i am in 7th) and i could only read on a preschool level but by the end of 5th i could read at a 10th grade level now i read at a 12th grade and up level. I loved this school and would go back if I could :)


Posted August 28, 2007

This school gets my vote as a wonderful school. Granted my son got off to a rocky start in K5 and I was not impressed with his first K5 teacher. However, I had him moved and loved his second teacher. Then first grade came around he had problems sitting still and focusing. Ms. Bufford did everything she could possible do for my son. She tried different teaching techniques on my my son. She never gave up on him. Always kept me informed on his progress. My son was diagnosed as ADHD in the second half of the school year. Which medication did help him a lot. But, Ms. Bufford was a big blessing to us. She is one teacher who did not write my son off. She did everything a teacher could do and more. Love You Mrs. Bufford! God Bless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I believe that this school is centered around strong moral values. The quality of the academic programs is remarkable. The extra activities available by the school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

My experience with Ellen Woodside has been a wonderful one. We came here from Florida in Jan 07, and my son was able to adjust extremely fast with the help of his teachers. I find that the school is extremely organized and everyone is so polite. I want to thank Mrs. Campbell for making my son's first six months of school here a memorable one.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
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%
Female84%
Male77%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled33%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled25%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male58%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled17%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male77%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled9%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled27%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled36%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled55%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male72%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled36%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled58%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled42%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female68%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled50%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%
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 71% 53%
Black 19% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 59%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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