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Woodruff Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2009

Woodruff Elementary School offers a great learning program for all children no matter how difficult they may be. The staff and teachers are always there to answer any questions that you or your child may have. They offer after after school programs for the children which is great. I know my grandchild really enjoys them.


Posted July 23, 2008

My child attended Woodruff Elementary and was very happy there. The new administration in 06 was a much needed change. The school became much more parent friendly and parents became more involved within the school. The teachers at Woodruff are well trained and qualified to teach. The students were well behaved, especially in the hallways. The PTO was very active and made many improvements within the school. We will miss being a part of a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

we have a grandchild who goes to this school. We love it .I picked her up and was very impressed with the students in the halls. They have lots of activities involving parents. We would not change her if we could. this is a GREAT school.


Posted February 13, 2008

This school is better since new administration came in 06. I feel welcomed. Lots of programs for parents and tone is different. The PTO does a lot of projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Woodruff Elementary is very difficult & almost impossible to work with on students with disabilities. Have been trying to implement a 504/IDEA for my child now for over 3 years & still have now gotten this accomplished. If I had the means-she would definitely be somewhere else with more compassionate teachers & administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Son has adhd and principal was no help at all, asst. Principal flat out told me they would not/could not help him, even tho required by law. When picking up children all you do is sign in, they do not check id's to ensure safety of who is picking child up. They think of them as buckets to be filled, not lights to shine. Due to this school system our family is highly considering homeschooling. Our children are not numbers, they are little people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

Never see principal- Need better organization within school system. Two students left school without permission when supposed to be in after school program- Nobody knew where they were! Special education is horrible for students with any type of disability, clueless! Needs new leaders ASAP! Hate to be neagative, but please give me reason to be proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Main Principal is awful! He does what he wants. Assistant Principals do all they can to help parents and students. The 4th grade teachers are the worst! (They do have 2 that are great!) They have several teachers in the 3rd grade that are really good but 5th grade has the best teachers.
—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.

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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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled40%
Not disabled89%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled36%
Not disabled81%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled31%
Not disabled74%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female94%
Male77%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled22%
Not disabled78%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
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%
Female85%
Male84%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled48%
Not disabled90%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled45%
Not disabled92%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled45%
Not disabled85%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled65%
Not disabled92%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled38%
Not disabled89%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled60%
Not disabled94%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled40%
Not disabled94%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled46%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled29%
Not disabled86%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 76% 53%
Black 13% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
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 52%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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915 Cross Anchor Hwy
Woodruff, SC 29388
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