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Spearman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 477 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 16, 2013

The school is great. Wonderful, patient teachers whom are very concerned about the students well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

I have nothing but great things to say about Spearman, the Principal, Mr. Jason Lashley and Staff, have all been warm, kind and very helpful in all aspects, and go the extra mile to explain in detail any concerns a parent or child may have. I look forward to each new school year, and I am glad to say my son attends Spearman!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

We have the most caring teachers , I'm a proud parent of such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

I credit Principal Mo Howard and the great staff at Spearman with so much of my sons interest in school. I am proud of the work they did with him and am proud to say my son went there for three great years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This is an excellent school with excellent teachers. The principal knows every student by name on sight and most of the teachers do also.Each child is encouraged to excel where they are strong and grow where they are weak. The teachers give extra time to help students before and after school that need extra help. There is fantastic parent support to help with things that are needed so teachers can focus on class time not getting supplies ready.My son has been in this school since kindergarten and is now in the fifth grade . I am sorry he will have to leave this school next year for sixth grade. Most of the teachers are great but special thanks to Mr.Howard,Mrs.Tourtelot,Mrs.Pittmon,Mrs.Tripp,Mrs.Smith,Mrs.Finley,Mrs.Olive,Mrs.Moore,Mrs.Hasson, Mr.Scrivner,Mrs.Jones,Mrs.Wright,Mrs.Brooks, Mrs.Bloome,Mrs.Uldrich,Mr.Lesley,Mrs.Bridges,all have gone the extra mile to help my son who had special needs and challenges to succeed in regular classrooms. Even when he was a real challenge they helped him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2003

Spearman is a first rate school. The faculty and staff clearly love the children and want each child to be successful. They go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled61%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled39%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled73%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled39%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled64%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled64%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled64%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled64%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
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%
Female97%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled54%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students84%
Female93%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled31%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled23%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 50%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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