Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREAT NEWS! District Earns Excellent on School Report Card

Schools’ Ratings Continue to Improve

Greenville County Schools earned an Absolute rating of Excellent on its Report Card for the first time since the State has released the annual data.

"We are extremely proud of the Excellent Absolute Rating received by Greenville County Schools on the 2014 State Report Card,” said GCS Superintendent W. Burke Royster. “The improvement in our report rating mirrors enhancements across the district in instructional delivery, student engagement, and rigor. It also reflects the extremely supportive and visionary leadership of our Board of Trustees and the commitment and dedication of our principals, teachers, administrators, and staff.  Equally important, this Excellent Rating reinforces our belief that Greenville County Schools is a national leader in innovation, collaboration, and career and college readiness."

Eighty-six Greenville County schools (97.7%) received Absolute ratings of Excellent, Good, or Average on their 2014 School Report Cards, an increase from 85 schools (96.5%) in 2013.

From 2013 to 2014, 13 schools improved their Absolute ratings, 73 schools maintained their Absolute rating, and two schools’ Absolute ratings decreased.

Schools Earning an Excellent Absolute Rating in 2013 and 2014

Schools earning an Excellent Absolute Rating for the last five years (2010-2014) or as long as the school has been opened if less than five years

  • 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
  • Crestview Elementary
  • Eastside High
  • Enoree Career Center
  • Gateway Elementary
  • Golden Strip Career Center
  • Greenville Middle Academy
  • Greenville Sr. High Academy
  • Hillcrest High
  • J. L. Mann High Academy
  • J. Harley Bonds Career Center
  • League Middle Academy
  • Mauldin High
  • Monarch Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • 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 (ES and MS)
  • Stone Elementary Academy
  • Summit Drive Elementary
  • Travelers Rest High
  • Wade Hampton High
  • Woodland Elementary
  • A. J. Whittenberg Elementary
  • Augusta Circle Elementary
  • Bell’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Brushy Creek Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Eastside High
  • J. Harley Bonds Career Center
  • Mauldin High
  • Monarch Elementary
  • Oakview Elementary
  • Pelham Road Elementary
  • Riverside High
  • Riverside Middle
  • Skyland Elementary
  • Sterling School (ES and MS)
  • Stone Elementary Academy
  • Wade Hampton High
  • Woodland Elementary

A.J. Whittenberg Elementary, Monarch Elementary, Oakview Elementary, Riverside High, Sterling School, and J. Harley Bonds Career Center have earned Excellent Absolute ratings every year that Report Cards have been issued.

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Good to Excellent from 2013 to 2014

Schools’ Absolute Ratings Improved from Average to Good from 2013 to 2014

  • Blue Ridge Middle
  • Brook Glenn Elementary
  • Donaldson Career Center
  • Duncan Chapel Elementary
  • Greer High
  • Mitchell Road Elementary
  • Northwood Middle
  • Tigerville Elementary
  • Bryson Middle
  • Fountain Inn Elementary
  • Northwest Middle
  • Sevier Middle

The district’s on-time graduation rate increased from 76.9% in 2013 to 81.7% in 2014, and the five-year graduation also increased, from 75.6% in 2013 to 79.7% in 2014.

The 2014 Absolute rating for the district is based on five criteria:

  • Performance on SCPASS 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

  • The district earned a Growth rating of Good, improving from Average in 2013. The district’s Growth rating is based on components of the elementary, middle, and high school ratings.
  • In 2014, 94.3% (83 schools) of schools earned a Growth rating of Average, Good, or Excellent, up from 85.2% (75 schools) in 2013.
  • The Growth ratings for elementary and middle schools longitudinally compare students’ SCPASS scores from 2013 to their SCPASS scores from 2014.
  • High school and career and technology center 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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