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Starr Elementary School

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Posted October 5, 2009

I have watched Starr Elementary grow and become one of the best schools in the area. Both of my chldren attended Starr and the teachers are wonderful to work with the parents to support the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

My son goes to Head Start located at Starr Elementary everyday. Our family has found it to be a great school with wonderful murals on the walls and a warm welcoming enviroment. The teachers are highly visible and the children are always appear well behaved. The administration seems well organized, efficient and friendly. We are grateful that Head Start is housed in such a community minded open enviroment.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
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%
Female84%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students72%
Female65%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students80%
Female72%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female77%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%
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 Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students88%
Female94%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female69%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant74%
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 86% 53%
Black 9% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 61%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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