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Flowertown Elementary School

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Posted May 8, 2014

Very unimpressed with this school. You are not allowed to wal your child to their classroom and the front office lady Paula needs some real personal skills. You are not informed of all functions. It's one big mess. They also need to realize that children are not robots and not perfect. My sons kindergarten teacher lacks major social skills. She will barely look anyone in the eye. This school was a huge disappointment. My child will not go back there next year!!! It's a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

The vice principal yelled and called us repeated because we dropped our children off at the front of the school. You are only allowed to drop them off in the back until the bell rings. Both time we did this the bell was ringing in 2 minutes from when we dropped them off. This school is not as good as the test score say. A 1st grade teacher told me my child was rude because she didn't say ma'am to her. Very disappointed and pulled our children out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

I like this school, but I had a bad experience with a Kindergarten teacher who had a negative attitude with my child. It is full-day kindergarten and very busy. The pressure is on for these kindergartners to be ready for testing in first grade. I think the focus should be on the children not testing. Working with the ones that need extra help should be important, not just deciding to hold children back to keep test scores high. Studies show that holding back children is not that effective. My child in third grade had a fabulous teacher and loved participating in the town Council.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

Very unimpressed with all the security I encountered when I dropped my daughter off late, I was told I could walk her back to her classroom, if I waited to be escorted by an administrator. This is my third child to attend, and I have never had this problem before, they simply had you sign in. There was also an administrator stationed in the main hallway, and one outside the front door, all looking very official with walkie-talkies. All this seemed like a bit much too me. Posting here, and writing a letter to DD2 Officials.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

My two children attended this school, my oldest had not so great of teachers for four years. I was reteaching many of the fundamental facts when we got home, due to lack of proper teaching and some teachers on cell phones. My other child, did well, got lucky and had great teachers. I ended up taking them both out and it was the best decision I've ever made. If you like your kids to learn touch points for addition and ryhmes for multiplication, then you'll love this school...if you like them to learn it the old school way, then find a different school. Also, one more note, they definatly teach for the tests. On a positive level, great ART, MUSIC, DRAMA AND PTA, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

I am impressed with this school. The teachers are awesome, the environment is warm and inviting. I always feel welcomed when I am there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Parents are kept informed about school events and happenings. You feel like you know what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

It is where my children went to school and I work there. It feels like our home away from home. The teachers are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

The teachers and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The faculty and teachers are the best. They truly care about every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

It is like one big family fostering the love of learning in all children.


Posted October 8, 2009

They have the best teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love that Flowertown Elementary fosters the love of learning within children!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

They hava a great staff and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Flowertown Busy Bees have a mutually supportive community. It's a great place to work and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Flowertown Elementary School is awesome. Teachers, parents, and administrators work together to provide an active and interactive learning environment for our children. My three children continue to thrive in the atmosphere of encouraging challenge that is provided at Flowertown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Has a great fine arts program!! Offers band, choir, show choir, student council, safety patrol. Has great administraion, teacher, and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My grandchildren attend this school and everytime I visit the school I am always impressed with the time and care the administrators and teachers give to their students. It is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My grand daughters love this school. They started in Oklahoma but moved to Flowertown where they have so much more going on. Thanks for all the help you give to my most loved ones.


Posted June 13, 2009

I love this school! I am new to the area and this is my daughter's first year here in the developementally delayed pre-schooler class. The security check-in gives me peace about my child's safety. Also, the apperance of the school is adorable. The staff and teachers have been pleasent and helpful.
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled42%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
African-American84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male77%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled26%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled46%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled46%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled54%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female96%
Male87%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled62%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled31%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 69% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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