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Geiger Elementary School

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Posted March 28, 2007

Geiger Elementary is a family oriented school. It has been this way for years, which is a good thing and becoming a bad thing. Principal leadership is poor. Principals do not want to face disciplinary issues or address the teachers problems. The teachers feel like they are fighting a loosing battle. I think the bill in South Carolina should be passed for Fairfield counties parents to take their children to another district. Their education is limited because the teachers don't have all the supplies they need. Honestly if this doesn't get any better soon, it would be better if the state took over the school.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
22%
Writing

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students71%
Female89%
Male55%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students47%
Female67%
Male30%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male50%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students70%
Female89%
Male53%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Writing

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
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%
Female100%
Male55%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students66%
Female92%
Male50%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male30%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students78%
Female100%
Male65%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students76%
Female100%
Male56%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students62%
Female69%
Male56%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male70%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Writing

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 82% 36%
White 13% 53%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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