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Congaree/Wood Early Childhood Center

Public | PK-1 | 617 students


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Posted November 18, 2013

I absolutely love the hard work and dedication the teachers put forth with all the children! My five year old comes home with something new everyday that she has learned. Teachers and almost all the staff are extremely friendly but, I strongly feel as though the principal doesn't really engaged with African American parents as I enter the school everyday. She never speaks to me which baffles me; seeing that she is African American as well. If your going to smile and be friendly to selected parents, maybe you should re-evaluate your personal standards. Aside from that, I had nothing but the upmost respect for the entire staff. My child truly enjoys that school!
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Posted October 24, 2013

I love the patients that the teacher have with my K-5 Grand daughter. Thank you so much.
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Posted August 22, 2013

I have one son that attended Congaree Wood and one that currently attends Congaree Wood. This school is amazing, the teachers go above and beyond to see to it that EVERY child is well taken care of and well educated.
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Posted August 22, 2013

A place where we feel at home and our kids are safe and loved. They strive to educate to not only exceed the standards while making it fun for children. We love this school!
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Posted August 3, 2013

My son goes to Congree Wood and they are the best. They have great teachers, principal everyone there is great. They make sure your child succeeds in every way. I love congree wood elementary....
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Posted April 7, 2012

Caring, friendly, and supportive staff staff at this school. Would highly recommend to anyone. Commitment to excellence is superb!
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Posted June 22, 2009

This is a terrific school. My son just finished the 4K program and is excited about going back for 5K. The school itself has a very cozy atmosphere and the faculty is great. The principal knows every kid in the school by name and you can tell that she truly cares about each child.
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Posted July 28, 2008

My 5 year old went to this school last year. I am very impressed with the staff of teachers as well as their assistants. My daughter loves the school and can't wait to go back. I don't worry at all while she is their. Peace of mind is everything. Thanks early childhood center for a great job.
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Posted September 30, 2007

This school has alot of parent notifications. I love the way they have organization. And the safety of the children the system they have is great also. I never worry about my child at school. He love it! he is 5 and we are just getting started. but, he hasn't had one problem and the teacher he has is very creative with teaching the children. I respect the time and effort that they take with the children.
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Posted December 4, 2006

I love this school for my 5 year old, and he loves it as well. The staff there are excellent and really do care. They are always doing something fun and educational with the children. They really keep them learning. Excellent School!!!
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Posted September 9, 2003

My kids love this school. Very friendly people.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 53%
Black 29% 36%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 5% 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 66%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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737 Pine Ridge Dr
West Columbia, SC 29172
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Phone: (803) 755-7474


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