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Whale Branch Elementary School

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Posted October 2, 2013

I went to this school during my Kindergarten- 1st Grade year. This was about 11-12 year ago, I just graduated Highschool. My teacher was Mrs. Kirkpatrick, not so sure she is still a teacher there. They taught me how to read, I missed field day because I was so proud of my accomplishment. This school gets a thumbs up.


Posted October 15, 2010

My 4 daughters all went to WBES, currently I still have 2 daughters there. The principal's ideas not only cater to the children learning; but it is geared to getting the entire community involved. Events aren't just planned for the students only but for the surrounding community. This is how you make a difference in the life of a child. "AWESOME" job to the entire administration at WBES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

My 4 children attended this school for 1 1/2yrs before we moved to Jacksonville, FL and they loved it! We as parents loved it as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

We are new to this school and S..C.Things could be even better than what it is.We really do need more parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I personally love this school. My kids are doing exceptional there. Had to switch a Kindergartner class though, because there are some teachers there that don't teach. But for an overall school, it's great! The principal knows all the students by name!
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students45%
Female41%
Male50%
African-American44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female61%
Male73%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students59%
Female68%
Male50%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not 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%
Female71%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students57%
Female47%
Male66%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 36%
White 11% 53%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 89%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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