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Posted July 14, 2011

Exceptional teachers, active parents, and an all around safe, learning environment make this school a positive place for all children. Test scores on this site do not match the annual report card numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
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 71% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male45%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled13%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled6%
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Female19%
Male32%
African-American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals17%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant24%

Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled0%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled8%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled0%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students64%
Female77%
Male45%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled13%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male58%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled7%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students83%
Female89%
Male74%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female74%
Male62%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled7%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students65%
Female70%
Male57%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled13%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%
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 Students52%
Female60%
Male43%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant52%

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male47%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 76% 36%
White 18% 53%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 84%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • State Palmetto Silver Award (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Gifted & talented

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

School start time
  • 7:32 am
School end time
  • 2:32 pm
School Leader's name
  • Bill Payne
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (843) 466-3087

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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