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Ridgeland Elementary School

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Posted September 25, 2012

I think you have to take into account the population that this school is educating. This is a TItle I school, so that is already a challenge. But the poverty at this school, even in comparison with other Title I schools, is staggering. There is a new principal there and new curricula is being implemented this year. In addition, they have implemented a school-wide discipline policy that seems to be working much better for these students. Also, some of the parents at this school can be as challenging as the students. There are many parents who even provide teachers with disconnected numbers or wrong numbers. Considering all of this, I think the school is doing much better than what others are saying. At least, give the school a couple years under the new leadership, before we judge them so harshly.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 8, 2010

This school fails academically, safety wise, and socially. Teachers are made to "teach to the state tests", which leaves little time for teaching the basics. Unless you are capable of teaching your own children, at home, on top of what they get at school, your children will fall greatly behind. Anti-bullying laws are ignored, so each time your student attends class, they will be hit by other students. There is no discipline for the children causing the problems. A blind eye is turned to these incidents. It's just a matter of time before you have a "Columbine" situation at this school. The students run the school. These children are set up to fail. If you value your children's safety, and academic training.......find another school district, or homeschool your children....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

I know for a fact that this school is the lowest in the state with their test scores, all subjects are lowering below standards! consider another school district!
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male51%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled15%
Not disabled62%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students37%
Female43%
Male31%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals42%
Disabled15%
Not disabled39%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students31%
Female27%
Male33%
African-American28%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Subsidized meals26%
Full-pay meals47%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female33%
Male43%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Writing

All Students44%
Female54%
Male34%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled0%
Not disabled48%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students46%
Female61%
Male33%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled0%
Not disabled52%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students54%
Female48%
Male59%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled36%
Not disabled56%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
African-American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals26%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled0%
Not disabled33%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled21%
Not disabled52%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant49%

Writing

All Students50%
Female63%
Male38%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled14%
Not disabled55%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant50%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male43%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled24%
Not disabled53%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students46%
Female55%
Male39%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled18%
Not disabled50%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students20%
Female17%
Male22%
African-American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals15%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled23%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant20%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Female28%
Male26%
African-American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals27%
Full-pay meals27%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled31%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant28%

Writing

All Students42%
Female53%
Male34%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled0%
Not disabled49%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant43%
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 65% 36%
Hispanic 21% 7%
White 14% 53%
Two or more races 1% 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 38%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Jaguar Trail
Ridgeland, SC 29936
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