Northside Elementary School of The Arts

840 North Annafrel St, Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 981-1570
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 405 students 10 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

73%
76%
79%
77%
71%
72%
54%
63%
63%
75%
82%
77%
80%
78%
78%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • York 03 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
72%
77%
66%
72%
75%
54%
67%
70%
70%
83%
84%
68%
74%
77%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • York 03 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
81%
80%
68%
71%
76%
75%
67%
69%
86%
76%
72%
76%
81%
81%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • York 03 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northside Elementary School of The Arts is a public elementary school in Rock Hill. The principal of Northside Elementary School of The Arts is Cassidy Valerino, whose e-mail is cvalerin@rhmail.org. 405 students go to Northside Elementary School of The Arts and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 75% of the 405 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northside Elementary School of The Arts is 10:1. Belleview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 36%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Northside Elementary School of the Arts is one of the most welcoming friendly environments you could ever ask for. You can tell that the students are the main focus at this school. You can not beat the arts programs the school has to offer as well! Our family is so thrilled to be a part of this great school!

  • (10 months ago)

    We have just moved from Ohio and my daughter started at Northside. I am currently removing my child because we have bought a house in another school zone. Her teacher was wonderful but as far as the secretary staff I am glad to be leaving. They have never made us feel welcome and seem to have no idea how to handle certian situations. My advice to any parent dealing with this school is to go straight to the principle because the secretary is clueless.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really love this school. They have excellent teachers and staff who really cares about the safety and well being of the kids. This is the second year my son going this school and he love it!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children just completed their first year at Northside. I was hesitant because of what I had heard and read about Northside. I must say I was pleased beyond words with the education staff and principal at Northside. I would like to tell the community to use your own judgement and experiences before you make an assumption. The school was GREAT! My kids loved the teachers staff and the arts at Northside. Please do not judge Northside by what you hear come and experience it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have found Northside School of the Arts. to be one on the best schools in the Rock Hill. # 3 District. The teaching staff is excellent. Linda Crute (the Principal) is amazing. She really cares about the students teachers parents. Northside School of the Art's Rocks!!! Keep up the great work !!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended Northside last year due to my request to have him rezoned there from Lesslie. I'm sure Lesslie is a great school but the faculty and fellow parents here at Northside are what make it like a second home for my family. We based our most recent move on our future address being one that was zoned to attend Northside. The involvement of not just the teachers but the entire staff in the life of each and every student is unsurpassed. I have spent a great amount of time within the school as a volunteer despite working a full-time job and being a single mom and have found that I not only feel welcome but appreciated. My child has learned so much in the last year and has made phenomenal improvements both in behavior and study habits. Northside keep up the awesome job!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Thus far I have found the punishments for children to not fit the crimes and also be one sided where only one child gets punished and the other gets to walk away. The staff is far removed from having any sort of knowledge of how to speak to a child on his or her level and likewise with parents. It is a darn shame when a parent has to call a meeting and request the teacher principal counselor and bus lot attendant be there because no one knows what the other is doing or can detect what is going on with a child. This school needs to be stripped to the bones and restaffed from the ground up with high quality teachers assts. admin and principal!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children attending this school and I am in the process to switch them into a different school. I find a huge gap in communication amongst the staff and a broken gifted and talented program. I have very high regards for the GT teacher but the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and unfortunately the kids are the ones to suffer the most. I find no patience amongst the teachers and punishments that any parent would consider borderline abuse. My eldest child complains about fellow students racism and has encountered sexual harassment by other students. The organization as a whole lacks compassion and sensitivity towards our youth compounded by a lack of knowledge of how to foster gifted students. This will be my kids last year there and they are excited about leaving.

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