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White Knoll Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted June 12, 2014

We just moved to this area. My kid has been in a couple of schools in the same School district with good ratings. His teacher is awesome. It is not the classroom teacher only . The principal is great. I have never experienced a better principal than her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Been great for my son. He has the best k5 teachers who have spent alot of yime with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I have a student that pays attention and is a quick learner. WKE is not structured to help her be all she can be; they focus on the below grade level students to get up to grade level. Time management is poor and much time that can be productive is wasted. I assume this is how most schools are, so I am rating WKE average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

This is my child's third year at this school and we love it! The learning atmosphere is great as well as the teachers abilities. I am very pleased with this school and would recommend any parent to this area specifically because of the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

We moved into this specific school district because of the excellent ratings. Since then however we have found that as a school district, it is not open to assisting children with special needs or various learning styles. The same holds true for this school. If you have a square pegged-child that will fit in the schools square-pegged holes, you are fine and you will be happy. If you have a triangle-pegged child, you are out of luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

This is a wonderful school! I am an employee as well as a parent. One of our school's major strengths is our use of technology. Our principal,constantly challenges us to incorporate technology into our curriculum, and gives workshops around the country to show these methods to others. We have a warm caring atmosphere, and highly qualified staff (many with Masters degrees, National Board Cert. and beyond). As a parent, I feel that my child has grown tremendously during her kindergarten year, and has learned to read rather well for her age. I have been every bit satisfied with this school as a parent, and look forward to another year of my child learning at WKE.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2003

Wonderful School and great Leader of a Principal they have at W.K.E. Kids have been attending this School for past 4yrs. This is one of the Best School Districts in Columbia, SC and I'm glad our family is a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 77% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female89%
Male84%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled35%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled18%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students64%
Female75%
Male55%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled18%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled31%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled54%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled54%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled39%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students70%
Female89%
Male55%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled43%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled28%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled55%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Writing

All Students64%
Female78%
Male49%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled11%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%
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 74% 53%
Black 12% 36%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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132 White Knoll Way
West Columbia, SC 29170
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