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Saluda River Academy For The Arts

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Posted February 5, 2014

My daughter began attending SRAA last year. She is now in first grade. I have been SO impressed with the committment of the teachers and the staff. I LOVE that she is getting a well-rounded education with the arts curriculum. It is wonderful that she can get such a great education and we can still live close to town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

My son went to kindergarten here this year. I was very concerned at first because he is energetic, but his teachers helped him learn to manage that and he has excelled throughout the school year. This is a wonderful school with an excellent staff. I wish we could stay at this school through fifth grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

We have moved throughout our school district several timnes throughout the years and have truly found our home at Saluda River. The staff and families are phenomenol. The school is quaint and everyone is very involved with continuing the success of the school.
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Posted October 21, 2005

My son has attended SRAA since Kindergarten and he is now in 3rd grade. The school has a wonderful balance between standardized education and the arts. He has weekly classes in drama, art, music, computer and physical education. After-school programs in the arts (dance, chorus, etc.), martial arts and 'Mad Science' keep each quarter exciting and new. Parent participation is well coordinated and active with both working parents and those who don't work outside the home - mothers and fathers! The staff, from the principal to the custodial staff all know my son's name and greet him warmly every time they see him. He has prospered and bloomed from a very shy child into someone who is both interested and interesting. We love this school and everyone in 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled50%
Not disabled88%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled36%
Not disabled85%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students70%
Female63%
Male79%
African-American40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female94%
Male65%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled42%
Not disabled78%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English80%
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 Students68%
Female82%
Male58%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled14%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students70%
Female82%
Male61%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled14%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students72%
Female82%
Male65%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled14%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female82%
Male61%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled29%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant70%

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male62%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled17%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male77%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students76%
Female90%
Male58%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled36%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students78%
Female88%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female72%
Male55%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students77%
Female94%
Male58%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled15%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant77%
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 43% 53%
Black 31% 36%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 64%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1520 Duke St
West Columbia, SC 29169
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