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Taylors Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted January 15, 2014

The administration is completely terrible. They have changed principals and it is still a nightmare. Don't even me get started about the car line. You sit there for no less than 30 minutes EVERY day because the administration cannot come up with a system that works. They even withhold you child for 20 minutes after school if they are a walker. Completely ignorant all the way around. The teachers seem to be the only decent thing about this school. The entire administration needs to go, though. I would NOT suggest this school at all. I am even moving my son to another school because of the lack of professionalism of the school. The PTA and entire attitude of the school is a good-ole-boy atmosphere. Very clique oriented as others have stated. Rediculous. Two thumbs down...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

Rude, controlling inefficent.---Sick, went to pick up kid from school. Was not allowed access for 15 min. Early dismissals not allowed without a faxed letter. Where are the parental rights????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

We moved from a really bad school district in Pittsburgh PA. My daughter is dyslexic and I thought I would be up for the same fight. The staff was wonderful! They have worked with her closely to make sure she stays caught up with the rest of the class. They have also used Orton Gillingham methods to teach my non dyslexic son. This school has been a blessing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2011

I have dealt with teachers principal and staff on many occasions to only be more than impressed with the lengths they were willing to go to, to be sure that my child was of most importance. The staff from teacher, nurse, office and even janitor are very kind and seem to love what they do and put their heart into it. Indont feel like my children or even myself to be a number there, they treat us like they care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I believe the staff from the office workers to the teachers to the principle give 100%. They work hard to give each and every child the best education they can get. The student curriculum is advanced. They teach children not only to learn but to love, respect, care, and have confidence. I believe Taylors Elem. is one of the best schools in the US. I am very proud my daughter is attending Taylors and would not want her anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I am a parent of two children that attend Taylors Elementary, and I am not pleased with this school at all. The admonistration is unprofessional, and do not help to solve problems. Both principals do not follow up on what they say they will do. It is very frustrating as a parent to have a problem with how the work is being presented, and talking to the teacher gets you zero results. Then you go to administration, and they also do nothing after they tell you that they will help resolve the issues. This school is not friendly, nor warm. The PTA is ran like a clique, and parents that dont fit in the box are made to feel unwelcome. I would advise anyone before going to this school please recomsider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

I have been involved as a parent at Taylors for the last 10 years. My children both attended 6 years there. The principal Vaughan Overman, is the most dedicated administrator! She holds the faculty and staff to the highest standards; but doesn't expect more than she gives and does herself. Taylors Elementary School provides a warm and nurturing environment, while continually challenging both students and teachers to strive to learn more, enjoy learning and to become responsible, and successful community members! Single gender classrooms have been extremely successful. Parents are not required to participate in this program. Related arts classes are always co-ed, and there is plenty of social opportunities for the students. The statistics have proven that the single gender classrooms have all but eliminated behavior problems, and test scores have greatly improved. Taylors TopCats are the BEST!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

i have always loved this school, my older brothers and sisters went there, me and my twin brother went there and so did my little sister. Now that i'm all grown up and on my own my son is now attending taylors, and he is learning so fast even though i am in the military they are teaching him the skills he needs, and as a single mother in the military that is something you can really appreciate.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled33%
Not disabled76%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
African-American21%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female69%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled41%
Not disabled86%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled18%
Not disabled85%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled35%
Not disabled79%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled53%
Not disabled88%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled29%
Not disabled78%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant70%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male75%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 62% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 51%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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809 Reid School Rd
Taylors, SC 29687
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