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Oakdale Elementary School

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Posted March 27, 2010

This school is not the school you will want your kids to go to. Because the teachers are mean and your kids will be likely to get sick from the nasty odor and food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

Our daughter is a kindergartener at Oakdale this year and she loves it. Her teacher Mrs.Moore is absolutely wonderful and very motivating with praise, while still setting strict expectations. Also, the dragon dollar program is a great motivator for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

My children have gone to Oakdale for 5 years. Mr McVann is a superb principal who has been so kind in working with us over the years. My son has had problems in school since kindergarten and nothing has changed. All teachers say they don't know what to do with him and have never seen a child like him so that has been disappointing. Antoher issue I have is that there is very little time for excersize! They're in school for 7 hours and only get to move around for 20 minutes a day. Once mine are home they have so much homework along with other duties that there's little time left for playing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

My youngest son started going to Oakdale his 4th grade year, and all I can say is, if your child is 'lucky' enough to get Mrs. Smith (5th grade) count your blessings! She is the best thing to ever happen to him. There aren't enough great words to be said about her. My husband and I have wanted him held back almost every year because we felt like he wasn't ready to move on, but somehow she turned him onto learning and he is now on the 'A' honor roll for the 1st time ever! And my son will even tell you she is the greatest teacher around! Thank you so much Mrs. Smith.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male77%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
African-American55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female67%
Male82%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students58%
Female70%
Male49%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled46%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled9%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled8%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled25%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students75%
Female91%
Male60%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled10%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students63%
Female46%
Male74%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students49%
Female40%
Male56%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant49%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female27%
Male62%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals25%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students64%
Female56%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant64%
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 61% 36%
White 34% 53%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 71%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 2:25pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Neil McVann
Fax number
  • (803) 981-1593

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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1129 Oakdale Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
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Phone: (803) 981-1585

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