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West Pelzer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 502 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

My child attended this school from 3rd-5th grade. Some individual teachers are good, caring, and helpful. However, communication has been unsatisfactory. This year, we never received the login information for ConnectED, even after several attempts to get it from the teacher. The last three weeks of school were spent taking surveys and watching movies. There was no homework or PASS review sent home since they returned from Spring Break. There has also been a lack of communication regarding obtaining report cards at the end of the year and we now must wait until September. Playground rules do not allow for the children to play tag or football as someone may get hurt. It also is the time for children to walk laps around the playground for punishment of minor infractions such as talking out of turn. Overall, rather disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

My child started at this school this school year, it was horrible. Everyday she was crying not wanting to go. This is a child that loved school, learning and being with friends. Something had changed, after many meeting with the teachers and principle nothing was resolved. I learned from my child how she was being made fun of and bullied everyday at this school and the teachers knew it. When I went back they said nothing like that happened there. They knew the other students well and their parents (they were well known at the school). It was torture sending my child there, so what is a mother to do when a school allows this??? I removed my child and started home schooling she is now the happy child I had before we sent her to this HORRIBLE EXCUSE of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

West Pelzer has been a Godsend to me and my family! We really wanted to send the kids to a private school but due to the economy we couldn't afford it. West Pelzer has been everything and more that we could ever ask for. Last year the city closed down a near by school. West Pelzer hired on almost 3/4 or their staff and took on more then 1/2 their students. This left no one with out a job and kids didn't have to go very far to find a new school, just down the road in fact. My kids have been a-b honor roll students and the teachers and staff are wonderful, they really care and they put forth everything they have into helping our kids succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My girls have been at west pelzer for 3 years, we moved them from another school that was supposed to be the best. Moving my girls was one of the hardest decissions we ever made. It has also been the BEST one. The teachers at this school are very involved with all aspects of my childrens future from education to role model. Alot of parents try to hand pick teachers at the last school, at this school I dont think there is a teacher choice. From the ladies in the lunch room, strings, art, and all other teachers, to the principle they all know who my girls as well as needs that may be specific to help them succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

This might not be the newest building but this school is wonderful, the teachers are caring, the principal is wonderful, and I had absolutely no problems. I wish my kids still went there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students84%
Female91%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled60%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female56%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students67%
Female83%
Male50%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled46%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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 89% 53%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 3% 36%
Two or more races 3% 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 57%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 West Stewart St
West Pelzer, SC 29669
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