A. J. Whittenberg Makes Perfect Score on National Report Card
On Aug. 2, the South Carolina Department of Education released its report card on schools, including letter grades for each school in Greenville County. A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School was the only elementary school in the entire Greenville County Schools District to receive a Perfect “100 – A” ranking!!
The ranking system is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Federal Accountability System required by the U.S. government to assure education quality.
The perfect 100 score means that every single A.J. Whittenberg student met or exceeded every objective measured – a phenomenal result.
The District reporting also included results of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) testing taken by AJW third graders this past spring. PASS testing is given to every public school student in the state from third grade through eighth grade. Because AJW added third grade for the 2011-2012 school year, this was the first time the school participated in PASS testing.
The AJW PASS Testing results were impressive:
- More than 80% of AJW third graders received an “Exemplary” rating in English
- More than 77% of AJW third graders received an “Exemplary” rating in Math
- More than 90% of all AJW third graders met or exceeded standard in every subject
This amazing success is the result of hard work by our students, staff, administration and all of our parents and community partners. We all have something to celebrate!