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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted September 16, 2009

Jefferson has great teachers that care about the children and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Im a parent of a fourth grader at Jefferson I cant say nothing but good things about this school. My son has attended this school for 4 years.I wouldnt have him anywere else. Although Im having to adjusting to the new principal all else is great.I love the office staff they are always on the ball and the know the names of each child that walks through the door. That shows they care.Yall just keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My child attended Jefferson for 2 years. I also had problems with lack of parent/teacher communication. I even requested parent/teacher/principal conferences and still no improvement on lack of communication. My son has ADHD and his last teacher kept insisting I have his medication increased. He had nothing less than an A in all subjects but she felt he talked too much. I asked his teachers both years to give him more work to keep him busy but neither would take the time. My son is now in private school and loving it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

This school needs MAJOR renovations and upgrades. It is in very bad repair and outdated. I went there for the gifted and talented program and have a relative that works there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Jefferson is hands down the best school in the area, and the only public school I would allow my child to attend. We home schooled until this year, and I was very uneasy about allowing my child to attend a public school. But, the school won me over. I now consider the staff members of our extended family, and my child is very happy there. I volunteer weekly, I have gotten to know the staff and the children...we all love Jefferson! My child is excelling, she feels loved and safe, it's just a really awesome environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

We are disappointed with this school due to the lack of parent/teacher communication and other reasons. For three years, we have been saying our child needed extra help. She was passed WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO DO THE WORK FOR HER GRADE (so much for academic excellence in SC schools! No wonder we're so low on the totem pole!), and now (no surprise) she is struggling with this grade. NOW the school says she needs to be tested. (Really? Ya think so?) We are so frustrated with this school that it is unbelievable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2004

Jefferson Elementary is the best school my children have ever attended. We recently moved out of the school district and I wish there were some way for my children to return the Jefferson. Lawana Mckenzie does a wonderful job as the leader of that school. If I could pick any school in the country for my children to attend it would be Jefferson. If all South Carolina schools were as good as Jefferson, the state's rating would improve greatly.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students55%
Female67%
Male38%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female43%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students71%
Female84%
Male58%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant69%

Writing

All Students73%
Female76%
Male72%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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 72% 53%
Black 15% 36%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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