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Sandhills Elementary School

Public | 3-4 | 500 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2013

This school is terrible! I've never seen anything like this before. We moved here from another school district and I'm fed up already! The "transportation" department is a joke! The bus doesn't even come pick my child up half of the time. There always seems to be a bus to bring him home though? There are only tables in the classrooms, not desks. There is not enough tables for everyone. The school curriculum as a whole seems very behind as well. I can not complain about my child's teacher, as I really like her but the rest of the school/district are terrible. I'm already looking into sending my child elsewhere!
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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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 78% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled34%
Not disabled80%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White54%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals61%
Disabled27%
Not disabled58%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students51%
Female56%
Male47%
African-American19%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled33%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled45%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Writing

All Students53%
Female64%
Male44%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled19%
Not disabled61%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled25%
Not disabled73%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male59%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled18%
Not disabled70%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students57%
Female51%
Male63%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled38%
Not disabled62%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled45%
Not disabled74%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Writing

All Students51%
Female63%
Male40%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White51%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled10%
Not disabled59%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant51%
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 73% 53%
Black 18% 36%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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130 Lewis Rast Rd
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