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Independence Elementary School

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Posted November 29, 2007

This is our second year at Independence and we are not very happy with it overall. It may be that we are used to things being handled a certain way--in the spirit of excellence--and at Independence, things 'just happen'. Mrs. Chandler and a couple of the PTO members basically run the entire school. They don't seek parent participation; PTO only meets when a couple of the PTO officers can meet--during the school/work day, which eliminates most parents from attending. You really don't know what's going on until it's happening. I must say that a couple of the teachers are excellent to work with--and we are going to suffer since Ms. Little, the guidance counselor, has moved on, as she was very interactive with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I have a daughter who attended this school and is now in middle school. She is an honor roll student every time report cards are issued. I credit the care and understanding of the entire staff at Independence with giving her the encouragement she needed to succeed. She had alot of bad things to overcome and everyone at Independence was always there to help. I also have a son, who is currently attending Independence, he is ADHD, with the exception of one teacher, the staff has been very helpful with helping him live up to his full potential. He is a very smart boy, but it is difficult for him to stay focused on his work, but the teachers take the extra time with him and he too, is an honor roll student. The entire staff: secretaries, teachers, custodial, cafeteria staff and Mrs. Chandler are great. They really get to know their students and are there to help with their needs!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
African-American65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female78%
Male89%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled67%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled33%
Not disabled64%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled69%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male88%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled39%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students76%
Female68%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female96%
Male73%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled8%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant72%
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 56% 53%
Black 31% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 0%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jill Pappas
Fax number
  • (803) 980-2010

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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