Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Greenville County Schools Maintain Ratings on School Report Cards

Greenville County Schools received a Good Absolute rating on its School Report Card, the same as last year, and received a Good Growth rating, improving from an Average rating in 2011.

Ninety-four percent of Greenville County schools (78 schools) received Absolute ratings of Excellent, Good, or Average on their 2012 School Report Cards, the same number as in 2011. Nineteen schools improved their Absolute ratings, 60 maintained their Absolute rating, and three schools earned a lower Absolute rating.

Schools Earning an Excellent Absolute Rating in 2011 and 2012

  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Beck Middle Academy
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Blue Ridge High
  • Blythe Elementary Academy
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Eastside High
  • Greenville Middle Academy
  • J. L. Mann High Academy
  • League Middle Academy
  • Mauldin High
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Plain Elementary
  • Riverside High
  • Riverside Middle
  • Skyland Elementary
  • Sterling School
  • Stone Elementary Academy
  • Summit Drive Elementary
  • Wade Hampton High
  • Woodland Elementary

Schools Earning an Excellent Absolute Rating for the last four years (2009-2012)

  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Mauldin High
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Riverside High
  • Sterling School
  • Stone Elementary Academy
  • Wade Hampton High
  • Woodland Elementary

Oakview Elementary, Riverside High, and Sterling School have achieved Excellent Absolute ratings every year that Report Cards have been released.

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Good to Excellent from 2011 to 2012

  • Bryson Elementary
  • Gateway Elementary
  • Mauldin Middle
  • Mitchell Road Elementary
  • Paris Elementary
  • Ralph Chandler Middle
  • Rudolph Gordon Elementary
  • Sara Collins Elementary
  • Simpsonville Elementary

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Average to Good from 2011 to 2012

  • Berea High
  • Brook Glenn Elementary
  • Bryson Middle
  • Chandler Creek Elementary
  • Ellen Woodside Elementary
  • Greer High
  • Greer Middle
  • Travelers Rest High
  • Westcliffe Elementary
  • Woodmont High

The 2012 Absolute rating for the district is based on five criteria

  • Performance on PASS test, End-of-Course exams, and SC-Alt, administered to students in grades 3-8 (50% of Absolute Rating)
  • Performance on 1st attempt HSAP and SC-Alt, administered to students in their second year in high school (5% of Absolute Rating)
  • End-of-Course exam results administered to students in grades 9-12 (5% of Absolute Rating)
  • On-time graduation rate (30% of Absolute Rating)
  • 5-year graduation rate (10% of Absolute Rating)

Growth Ratings

In 2012, 91.5% of schools (75 schools) earned a Growth rating of Average, Good, or Excellent, the same as in 2011. 

The district earned a Growth rating of Good, improving from a Growth rating of Average in 2011. The district Growth rating is based on components of the elementary, middle, and high school ratings. 

From 2011 to 2012, 28 schools improved their Growth ratings, 41 maintained their Growth ratings, and 10 schools earned a lower Growth rating.

  • The Growth ratings for elementary and middle schools longitudinally compare students’ PASS scores from 2011 to their PASS scores from 2012.
    • 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 2011 to 2012.  Schools earn more points for moving students to higher levels.
  • High school Growth ratings are based on the overall performance of the school from one year to the next based on the Absolute rating criteria.

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