School Details

Duncan Elementary School

100 South Danzler Rd, Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 949-2373
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 645 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

84%
83%
80%
63%
74%
73%
56%
65%
61%
85%
74%
75%
75%

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
  • Spartanburg 05 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
78%
87%
86%
78%
72%
82%
74%
78%
87%
81%
82%

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
  • Spartanburg 05 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Duncan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Duncan. The principal of Duncan Elementary School is Susan Hill and can be contacted at susan.hill@spart5.net. 645 students go to Duncan Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 69% of the 645 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Duncan Elementary School is 13:1. Lyman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My third child is about to start school here and I couldn't be happier. My oldest son has autism and he has received so much academic help and love from the staff. He has gone through schools in Illinois where they refused to even diagnose him let alone help him... this is one of the reasons we moved here. The special ed and speech therapy he received has been excellent plus the teachers are so sweet! DES has an early intervention reading program available for anyone who is struggling. My second child was in this program and is now a straight-A student. I know most of the DES staff by name and they are so caring. I love their positive behavioral programs like the anti-bulling program Terrific Kids and the Fabulous Fun days. They are implementing more and more security features to help keep our kids safe and I love it. The only reason the Great Schools rating isn't that high is because it is based solely on standardized testing results. I don't know about you but I would rather have amazing teachers and have my kids actually eager to go to school and learn every day than have them score high on a ridiculous test they take once a year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a divorced single mother. My children are in their second year at this school and I am so disappointed with the exception of the individual teachers my children have had. The office staff talks to me like I am stupid and are very rude to me. I am extremely angry over a few incidents with their "check out" process. I was having surgery so my mother went to pick the kids up and they would not let her (even though she was on the checkout list) because I had not called or written a note to let them know. So please explain What is the point of having the list if those persons cannot check out the children? Then six months later I removed my mother due to an unfortunate personal situation and notified the front office she is NOT to come to the school and see the kids. One day they started calling parents at 10am to say that school was letting out at 11 30am due to bad weather and were unable to reach me so guess who they called? My mother-who I specified as NOT allowed to do so. Talk about some inappropriate practices. So beware-Unfair practices and unfair judgement according to your income for some mediocre education. I am moving and changing schools as soon as possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters principal is such a great leader well spoken. Our our office ladys are wonderful and know most kids by name. And the teachers really work together for the schools best interests

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter started at DES as 1st grader coming from a school in CA. I am disappointed with their cafeteria the food is gross! My daughter learned most of what they were teaching in 1st grade in her Kindergarten class. I do not feel like they are able to challenge her enough & I have never seen such undisciplined children.

  • (9 years ago)

    My 2nd child is now in her last year at DES & I couldn't be more pleased with the school & the teachers. My oldest went through DES and is now in 8th grade taking Honors 9th grade classes. Her honors classes began at DES & I give much credit to the awesome teachers she started school with. The teachers I have come in contact with over the years (which has been many) have always been there whenever needed for a child or parent & has done everything possible to fulfil the need or answer the question. The music & art programs are awesome you couldn't ask for 2 more dedicated teachers. The PTO officers are always looking for ways to fufill the teachers needs & come up with awesome programs/ideas for the students. I wouldn't want either of my children to have gone anywhere else to begin their schooling.

  • (10 years ago)

    They allowed my child to pass through to 3rd grade with only a second grade reading level. I was never informed that he had a problem from either his teacher or the administration. In my opinion Dr. Allen is a disgrace to the profession of principal.

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