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Hunter Street Elementary School

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Posted May 27, 2012

The teachers do all that is within their power to help children here. I have had varying experiences depending on grade levels, but overall the teachers are doing more than is expected. I am saying this because I am a teacher in another district. We don't do half what they do at Hunter Street. Parent participation is very low. Only a handful of students ever come to any events. I went to a PTO meeting once where i was the only parent besides the officers. I dare say many of the negative remarks were most likely made by parents who want their children fixed between the hours of 7 and 3.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

By far the worst school in the district. Even the bus drivers hate dropping off and picking up at this school. Children are taught to be afraid of their own shadow and the curriculum is far behind not only other states but others in the district. They have yet to learn that if you make learning fun, kids will not only learn more quickly and accurately, but want to learn. After pulling our child and transferring her to another school in the district, her love and enthusiasm for learning returned as well as her grades. Before Hunter Street she had straight A's and couldn't wait to go to school. While at Hunter Street it was like pulling teeth to get her to go and her grades dropped. Now that she's been transfered...we're back to straight A's and happily awaking on school days. Avoid this school at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Their staff is including the parents in the education of the children. They are fully understanding and work with the parents to help better the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

For all the Staff at HSES. Thank You. You have all helped my child rise academically while helping her keep a positive attitude about school. I will be forever gratefull for the afterschool program and I hope that many other children will benifit from it the way mine did for years to come. I know many of you have made a lasting impression on my child and have helped her to realize a few of lifes greatest lessons. She knows know how important it is to set goals and work hard. She values the importance of helping others and she has a true hunger to learn. Keep up the excellent work and please don't ever forget that you do and can make a differance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

I disagree about the staff not being friendly and 'oppressive'. I think Hunter Street is an AWESOME school. My daughter is in 1st grade and reads on a 3rd grade level. Parents tend to think schools are solely responsible for their kid's educational growth. We play a BIG part in our children's education. I work with my 2 girls for about 2 hrs. each night on homework and reading. We have been in school this year for a little over 9 weeks and my daughter just logged 225 books in her reading log. Her teacher is VERY supportive as is the principal. There are alot of activities after hours at the school. We go to them all and I am always disappointed in the small number of parents that show up. Especially dads. You have to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Hunter Street is a wonderful school. The administration is very knowledgable and always helpful. There is an open door policy allowing parents to volunteer and visit the school whenever it is convenient for the parent. The teaching staff is very qualitfied and always available for parent questions or concerns. The LD services are excellent as are the quality of the related arts availble at the school. This school is also the only one in York Couty offering Montessori Classes for 3, 4 , and 5 year olds in a public school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

After moving here we have found that our children are 'relearning' everything they learned both last year and the end of the year before that. Although the staff is social with adults, friendly they aren't. As far as with children, teachers and upper authority figures are extremely oppressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Great Academically, Wonderful teachers and excellent staff in the office. They also had wonderful LD services.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled75%
Not disabled90%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled83%
Not disabled93%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students76%
Female88%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled67%
Not disabled82%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
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

English/Language Arts

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled47%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male82%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled53%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled73%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled73%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled40%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%
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 72% 53%
Black 13% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 52%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 Hunter St
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