School Details

Ashley River Creative Arts

1871 Wallace School Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1555
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 589 students 14 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

97%
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Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
80%
78%
95%
79%
78%
89%
73%
74%
98%
84%
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94%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
78%
77%
95%
77%
76%
96%
72%
72%
96%
71%
70%
90%
75%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ashley River Creative Arts is a public elementary school in Charleston. The principal of Ashley River Creative Arts is Jayne Ellicott and can be contacted at martha_ellicott@charleston.k12.sc.us. 589 children attend Ashley River Creative Arts and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 18% of the 589 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ashley River Creative Arts is 14:1. Addlestone Hebrew Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 50%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Attended the kindergarten graduation and enjoyed the event. It was great to visit the school my grandchild attends. Love the website which keeps me informed of all the activities and news regarding the school. Great School!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is Ashley river creative arts it was the best school ever even though I'm moving on to a new school. But I loved that school they provide extracarricular activities to help you connect with the arts. It is an artistic public school where you are allowed to shine through your talent you can definitely learn something new there I assure you because they have field trips like Barrier Islamd and a trip to WASHINGTON DC! I'm sure everybody who gets enrolled there will surely love it I'm heading on to 6th grade but I cried when I left because I miss ARCAE so much (Ashley river creative arts) I miss my elementary school and I'm pretty sure everyone else would too!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is wonderful. The arts portion allows for so many extras ballet drams Suzuki violin etc. But they're also great academically. RECOMMEND--not your average 'public' school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an amazing school that's living proof that an arts centered education produces amazing results!

  • (5 years ago)

    Ashley River provides every child with the challenges and opportunities to shine that they need to begin a life-long love of learning and human expression. It is rare to see such an enthusiastic and dedicated staff in a public school; such cooperation between students teachers staff and parents. I applaud loudly all the hard work endless fundraising and scrambling the school family does to provide the students with a world class program at this South Carolina public school. Please help this project continue in this time of falling grant figures and limited personal funds. Setting an example of a community owned program that reaches these heights is so important to Charleston.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ashley River Creative Arts has the greatest teachers who love and care about their students in an exciting enviornment.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the most creative school ever. The teachers are so friendly too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ashley River is an Awesome school. We feel our 2 children are getting a great education. The teachers and staff are committed to excellence.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers and administration at Ashley River Creative Arts provide a creative and run learning environment for students. The parents there are active both in the classrooms and through PTA activities and events. I have two children with very different learning styles who attend Ashley River. The teachers have worked with both my learning disabled child and my gifted child equally to help them achieve at their optimum levels. Every child deserves an education like this school provides!

  • (11 years ago)

    Ashley River is a wonderful nurturing inviroment for any child to learn in. The teachers are so loving and caring and they go that extra mile to make sure everyone succeeds.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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