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Sunset Park Elementary School

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Posted August 14, 2014

I was skeptical at first sending my son to Sunset Park. However, this is an excellent school with great teachers. The principal is highly involved with the students and parents. My son has been going for 2 years and loves the activities and teachers. Sunset Park provides a safe no nonsense environment that focuses on teaching and developing your children. My son has developed so fast and completely exceeded our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

This school has not been rated on this site in 2 years. During those 2 years, the school has changed to the Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies. I cannot say enough good things about it. My children receive learning opportunities as well as advanced GT classes that they cannot receive elsewhere in Rock Hill. The school is now a school of choice, which has enriched the school with a wide variety of students w/different strengths. The teachers are amazing, as is the principal, & all teachers are GT certified. I was chair of the school improvement council for the past 2 years, because I wanted to see how the school was changing and improving, and I was very much impressed! Keep in mind when looking at this site for reviews that not many local people have used it, & therefore, you must talk to the parents of children who attend here as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Excellent school, motivated Principal and Vice Principal and support staff, 100% loaded with Gifted and Talented certified teachers. Lots of diversity in enrichment classes, that other RH schools don't offer, at all. My son felt right at home, the minute he stepped in school for a tour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Best elementary school in the area! Stong teachers, respecful faculty, great enrichment activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This is my grandchild first year at this school and she enjoyed the teacher, admin. and staff. When your child enjoy the school you do not worry as much about anything and you know she is surrounded by good professional people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

My children have attended this school for 2 years. There has been alot of extra work going on here. Many changes - for the good. There is great improvement going on everyday. I am pleased with the teachers and admin. staff. A very friendly place with alot of academics going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

The principal has no morals. He does favors for those students whose parents do favors for him.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students87%
Female95%
Male79%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled46%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled27%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled36%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled30%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 47% 53%
Black 46% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 56%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1036 Ogden Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
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