Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011

School District’s Absolute Rating on School Report Card Improves from Average to Good

The School District received an Absolute rating of Good on the 2011 District Report Card, improving from an Average rating. Ninety-three percent of Greenville County schools (80 schools) received Absolute ratings of Excellent, Good, or Average on their 2011 School Report Cards, an increase of one percent (one school) over last year.

From 2010 to 2011, 16 schools’ Absolute ratings improved, 65 schools’ Absolute ratings remained the same, and five schools’ Absolute ratings decreased.

Individual School Results

  • Sixteen schools earned an Excellent Absolute rating in 2010 and 2011:

    Augusta Circle Elementary
    Bell’s Crossing Elementary
    Bethel Elementary
    Brushy Creek Elementary
    Buena Vista Elementary
    Oakview Elementary
    Pelham Road Elementary
    Skyland Elementary
    Stone Elementary Academy
    Woodland Elementary
    Riverside Middle
    Sterling School (Elementary and Middle)
    Eastside High
    Mauldin High
    Riverside High
    Wade Hampton High

  • Oakview Elementary, Riverside High, and Sterling School have achieved Excellent Absolute ratings each year that Report Cards have been released.
  • Eight schools’ Absolute ratings improved from Good to Excellent from 2010 to 2011:

    Blythe Elementary Academy
    Crestview Elementary
    Plain Elementary
    Summit Drive Elementary
    Beck Middle Academy
    Greenville Middle Academy
    League Middle Academy
    J. L. Mann High Academy

  • One school’s Absolute rating improved from Average to Excellent from 2010 to 2011:

    Blue Ridge High

  • Six schools’ Absolute ratings improved from Average to Good from 2010 to 2011:

    Duncan Chapel Elementary
    Fork Shoals School
    Gateway Elementary
    Lake Forest Elementary
    Rudolph Gordon Elementary
    Blue Ridge Middle

Absolute Rating - District

  • The District earned an Absolute rating of Good, increasing from Average.
  • The percentage of students scoring Met and Exemplary on PASS increased in every subject from 2010 to 2011.
  • The percentage of students passing both sections of 1st attempt HSAP increased from 2010 to 2011.
  • The percentage of students passing End of Course tests increased from 2010 to 2011.
  • The on-time graduation rate increased from 2010 to 2011.

Growth Rating – All Schools

  • In 2011, 87.2% of schools (75 schools) earned a Growth rating of Average, Good, or Excellent, compared to 88.4% (76 schools) in 2010.
  • From 2010 to 2011, 18 schools’ Growth ratings improved, 52 schools’ Growth ratings remained the same, and 16 schools’ Growth ratings decreased.
  • The Growth ratings for elementary and middle schools longitudinally compare students’ PASS scores from 2010 to their PASS scores from 2011.
  • The Growth rating is calculated by assigning points to each longitudinally matched student score for each PASS test based on the growth or decline the student had from 2010 to 2011.  Schools earn more points for moving students to higher levels.
  • High school and career center Growth ratings are based on the overall performance of the school from one year to the next based on the Absolute rating criteria.

Growth Rating – District

  • The District earned a Growth rating of Average, maintaining the rating earned in 2010.
  • The District Growth rating is based on components of the elementary, middle, and high school ratings.

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