Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013

81 Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improve on School Report Cards

Eighty-one Greenville County schools (96.4%) received Absolute ratings of Excellent, Good, or Average on their 2013 School Report Cards, an increase from 78 schools (94%) in 2012. 

Thirteen schools improved their Absolute ratings, 65 schools maintained their Absolute rating, and Absolute ratings decreased in 5 schools.

Greenville County Schools received a Good Absolute rating on its School Report Card, the same rating earned in 2011 and 2012, and received an Average Growth rating.

Schools Earning an Excellent Absolute Rating in 2012 and 2013

  • A.J. Whittenberg Elementary
  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Beck Middle Academy
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Blue Ridge High
  • Blythe Elementary Academy
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Bryson Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Eastside High
  • Gateway Elementary
  • Greenville Middle Academy
  • J. L. Mann High Academy
  • League Middle Academy
  • Mauldin High
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Paris Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Plain Elementary
  • Ralph Chandler Middle
  • Riverside High
  • Riverside Middle
  • Rudolph Gordon Elementary
  • Sara Collins Elementary
  • Simpsonville Elementary
  • 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 (2010-2013)

  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Eastside High
  • Mauldin High
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Riverside High
  • Riverside Middle
  • Skyland Elementary
  • 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.  Monarch Elementary earned an Excellent Absolute rating in 2013, the first year of the school’s operation.

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Good to Excellent from 2012 to 2013

  • Crestview Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Greenville Sr. High Academy
  • Hillcrest High
  • Travelers Rest High
  • Woodmont High

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Average to Good from 2012 to 2013

  • East North Street Elementary Academy
  • Greenbrier Elementary
  • Slater-Marietta Elementary
  • Tigerville Elementary

The 2013 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 2013, 85.7% of schools (72 schools) earned a Growth rating of Average, Good, or Excellent. 
  • The district earned a Growth rating of Average. The district Growth rating is based on components of the elementary, middle, and high school ratings. 
  • The Growth ratings for elementary and middle schools longitudinally compare students’ PASS scores from 2012 to their PASS scores from 2013. 
    • 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 2012 to 2013.  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.
    • Among GCS high schools, 7 schools’ Growth rates increased, 6 schools’ Growth ratings remained the same, and 1 school’s Growth rating decreased.

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