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Wren Elementary School

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Posted August 13, 2012

The teachers are amazing and dedicated. There is a very small group of very dedicated parent volunteers who make it feel like there is a lot more parent involvement than there really is. The nurse is excellent. Bullying is not handled well at this school. There were several episodes involving my child on the bus that weren't properly recorded by the video cameras, so because there was "no proof", nothing was done. As a result, we had to remove our child from the bus for the remainder of the year. When some of the bullies are caught, finally, we are not told who the child is or what punishment was handed out. It is hard to feel confident in your childs safety when you don't know which kid is teasing him and therefore can't avoid that child during other activities such as play parties, church, etc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

I have one child in 9th grade and one in 7th grade. Wren Elementary prepared them very well. Parents are involved and teachers are excellent--it is a winning combination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

i love this school around here everyone knows each other.............i moved here from new york and my family loves it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

As a parent of 2 boys, one is going into 4th and the other into Wren High 10th. This school has always done a great job with my children. Always willing to help in achieving their highest potential. I would highly recommend anyone looking for the best for their child to look into the Wren Distric Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I think that Wren Elementary is a great school for education. However, I feel the information sheets filled out with emergency contact numbers are not being used. I have had 2 children break their arms at Wren Elem. and neither parent was contacted. Both of me children had to stay at school in pain for hours. This to me is not appropriate. I see no reason for filling out sheets of papers with contact numbers if they are not going to use them. I believe the nursing skills at this school need improvement. No child should stay at school with a broken bone and nothing given to them for pain. I am very upset about this and think something needs to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2004

My first son went through Wren Elementary and is in 7th grade now and my 2nd son is now in 3rd grade at this school and all through these years and diffrent teachers, this school has been the best! Teachers, faculty, and the staff all care about the kids, everyone is so friendly and super nice. The ladies in the office know me by name and know who my children are. They have very involved parents and a SUPER PTA. Any time I have ever called to speak to any of the teachers about anything, they always talk to me and are very helpful and eager to do anything to help my child succeed. The teachers at this school really go the extra mile to help kids learn. I have never seen any grumpy or mean teachers in the 7 years I have had kids at this school. My children have excelled at this school and I would like to thank Mrs. Brady, the principal, for her dedication and hard work for this school and all 'her' children.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled91%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students82%
Female72%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled27%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female97%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Writing

All Students88%
Female97%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-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 91% 53%
Black 4% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 24%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Piedmont, SC 29673
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