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Pine St. Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 679 students

 
 

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Posted April 29, 2010

Pine Street has always been a wonderful school, but now with arts infusion it's becoming even better! The children are actively involved in their learning and retaining more information because of the arts. My children love their school, adore their teachers and have learned so much! The creative thinking methods that are encouraged at Pine Street will help them be competitive in this ever changing world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Pine St is full of caring teachers, caring principals, and energetic and creative students. My daughter has been there since kindergarten and loves every minute of her time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

It is like a family! Everyone cares about each other and respects each other. The arts are important and infused into the curriculum. Parents volunteer and help out all the time.Teachers go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2010

Pine Street is a wonderful school! I first experienced Pine Street as a parent, and was blown away at the'family atmosphere.' Parents are involved and teachers/staff really care! Now I am a teacher at Pine Street. It is a comfortable and positive environment to work in. Pine Street School is just the greatest!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

My godson attends Pine Street Elementary and it's the best. He is doing so well and really loves that school.


Posted September 17, 2008

This is an exceptional school. I am not from this area or this state and the worse I can say is that I wish ALL schools were like Pine St. Great staff and faculty, high expectations and fabulous educational standards are also EXPECTED. The teachers are nuturing yet demanding. We are so lucky to have this school and the wonderful teachers and parents here at Pine Street and in Spartanburg, SC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

What a great school!! Everyone is friendly, child oriented and outgoing. My 6th grader has come from a D/F student in District 2 schools to making 2 A's, 3 B's and 1 C this grading period. I have three children at Pine Street and I am extremely satisfied with everyone! Best school in the county for your young child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

As parent's to a first grader going in to the public school system, we were very nervous about the changes that would take place with new people and a new curriculum, but Pine Street was a great change. The school took my son right under their wing with one-on-one interaction to start getting ready for 2nd grade within the first couple of weeks. Service and participation from teachers, administrators, and parents has been exceptional. As I saw on one mother's t-shirt, We don't send our children to Pine Street to be average!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

The best Elementary School, public or private, in Spartanburg...certainly one of the very best in South Carolina. It possesses a rare atmosphere of nurturing, independence, and high academic standards that are beyond exceptional. No better place for a child to begin their academic career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

This school is under the leadership of principle Tommy Stokes, who brings together quality teachers, support staff and parents to foster quality learning, discipline and self confidence, as well as school pride and citizenship. He and the teachers are outstanding as proven on school tests scores year after year. In Spartanburg, if you want the best elementary, this is the one to choose.
—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 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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92%

2011

 
 
97%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female86%
Male96%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled40%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Writing

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled40%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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 70% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 31%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Spartanburg, SC 29306
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