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Palmetto Elementary School

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Posted February 24, 2013

This is a WONDERFUL school! I literally cannot say enough good things about this school. My two sons go here and they are both special needs. It was difficult at first for both of them to start school, but the teachers here have made all the difference in the world! Now they both LOVE going and they are both doing excellent. That is so important and I feel at ease knowing they are being well taken care of each and every day, while their teachers are doing everything they can to make sure they stay on track academically. My youngest needs certain accommodations, but his teacher (Mrs. Meares) makes sure that he gets what he needs. She is absolutely amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I think yall are doing an excellent job with my son. Mrs. Bell is a wonderful teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

everything is great except for the fact that this school gives detentions to 5K students for tardiness, I have checked the other schools and this is the only one that does this. In a child this young, they ido not understand what they did wrong. It is the parents resposibility not the child. In one Q & A site, one of the parents said that their school held a parent workshop on Saturday for this problem when it occurs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

In one word Great! The teachers go above and beyond to insure student success. The arts and music programs teach, preparing students to continue with their talents as they progress through the years. Parental involvement is not only welcomed it is encouraged. Parents are always welcome and their input is welcome too. They even provide a parent idea box in the lobby. They are always striving for improvement in every way. I give this school the highest recommendation possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

If you are looking for the very best education for your child, look no further, Palmetto Elementary will fulfill your desire. The principal, teachers, and even the office and cafeteria staff put the children first. Teachers are totally committed to making your child top priority. The principal will go to any means necessary to work out any problem which you will not face,but in the event an issue arises, he does not fail to use every means necessary to resolve the issue with the rights of the parents first and foremost in the resolution. We have never experienced a problem, but another parent with a minor problem spoke with this principal, and he put the best interest of the parents and more importantly the child first and the issue was resolved without incident. Leadership and excellent quality education is afforded to every child. Parents are welcomed at any time.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals97%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals97%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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%
Female85%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled30%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled40%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled70%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled70%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled30%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled75%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male81%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled44%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students87%
Female95%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students72%
Female89%
Male60%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled31%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%
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 73% 53%
Black 11% 36%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 64%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:50
School Leader's name
  • Jerome A. Hudson
Fax number
  • (864) 847-3504

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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