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Parent Survey Title 1

Parents, please consider completing the survey so that our Title 1 coordinator can best meet the needs of our school community. The survey is avaliable in English or Spanish.  Thank you! The survey will be available through February 2.


GCS Alert Form

At times throughout the year, Greenville County Schools experience closures and delays due to inclement weather.  If you would like to receive a text message regarding school closings and delays, please consider completing the GCS Alert Form (Spanish Version) and return it to the office.  If you currently receive text messages from the district regarding closures, you are already signed up and do not need to complete the form.


State Report Card

2018 State Report Cards
South Carolina School Report Cards

Our State Report Card was released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state.  The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.

For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”

Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).  EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another.  Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.

Armstrong ES State Report Card


Register for 2019-20 Kindergarten and First Grade

Register for 2019-20 Kindergarten and First Grade December 4-7, 2018

Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools will be held Tuesday-Friday, December 4-7, 2018. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in first grade. Students who are currently enrolled in a GCS 4K or 5K program do not need to register. Visit your assigned Greenville County public school December 4-7, 2018 to register. For your child's school assignment and other information, visit the Kindergarten Registration website or call INFOLine at 355-3100.
To enroll a new student in kindergarten or first grade, a parent must present the following at registration:

State-issued Birth Certificate
Properly Completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate
Two Forms of Proof of Residence (two documents required such as a current utility bill or copy of lease agreement)
Photo ID from Any State/Country