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Fairforest Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 25, 2013

I love this school. I have had 2 children in this school. One is still in the school. I could not have ask for better teachers to teach my girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

I love this school. The 5th grade teachers are outstanding ! Bittersweet moment that my child will be going to middle school next year . I love Faireforest but she's growing up as well. God Bless the entire FF staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

Great teachers who love their students and teaching.


Posted July 27, 2010

This school is fantastic. The teachers go above and beyond to give each kid what they need.


Posted July 21, 2009

This school is fantastic. The teachers are there for the students and for each other. You will not be able to find a more supportive administration or colleagues who care more about each other. It's an excellent place to work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2008

This school has been wonderful to my kids, the teachers do go out of their way to help and teach children. Yes, there are rules and we as parents have to help our children abide by them. My son had some problems with reading and the principal saw to it that he got the help he needed. Thanks Mr. K! The new school is beautiful and is an excellent facility They are in 5th grade so I know they'll be disappointed to leave next year. They also have many afterschool programs for working parents, I did'nt have to use them because I'm a stay at home mom. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

This school ROCKS! My children absolutely race each other through the house to get ready for school..it's unbelieveable! We moved here from the mid west and by far, this school believes in the children. Our kids went from low esteem to giants all because the teachers are there for the kids. The Related Arts Departments are top notch (Gillespie, Silvers, Coach A, Chesser. Harrisen). The Administrators (Mr. K and Dr. Metcalf) of the School are the best. The teachers are the finest and they shine with a brilliant touch. -A Pleased Parent
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled50%
Not disabled87%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled57%
Not disabled76%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled43%
Not disabled82%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled46%
Not disabled91%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students88%
Female81%
Male94%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled54%
Not disabled92%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled39%
Not disabled81%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled46%
Not disabled88%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled39%
Not disabled93%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled72%
Not disabled95%
English language learners97%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled39%
Not disabled90%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male87%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled60%
Not disabled87%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled50%
Not disabled94%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant85%
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 48% 53%
Hispanic 24% 7%
Black 17% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 68%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3050 North Blackstock Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29301
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