School Details

Northside Elementary School

710 North Townville St, Seneca, SC 29678
(864) 886-4445
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 634 students 14 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

84%
80%
80%
68%
69%
73%
50%
60%
61%
70%
75%
75%
64%

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
  • Oconee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
78%
78%
77%
80%
78%
81%
73%
74%
84%
80%
81%
76%

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
  • Oconee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
78%
77%
70%
76%
76%
76%
73%
72%
69%
68%
70%
72%
69%
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
  • Oconee 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Seneca. The principal of Northside Elementary School is Geoffrey Smith and can be contacted at geosmith@oconee.k12.sc.us. 634 children attend Northside Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 53% of the 634 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northside Elementary School is 14:1. Blue Ridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 80%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have three boys that attend Northside elementary school and I absolutely love the principal and the teachers. Every year my boys have had wonderful teachers. I can tell that they actually care about my kids success and accomplishments. They were also available when I need feedback or had questions. Love love love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had three children attend Northside. This schools leadership and devotion to children and their education is a Wonderful. Geoff Smith is the principal and he does a wonderful job. The teachers are caring and are willing to give the parents feed back on what their children are learning and what their child may need help with. As a parent communication is important and Northside Elementary always makes that an important standard. Thank you for caring about children. May God Bless.

  • (9 years ago)

    im not a parent at northside elementary school i went there as a student i loved that school and will always miss it. I had a few rough times there a death of a very close freind of everyone past away i had alot of support from all the teachers and counslers it is a great school for learning and fun it was literally my homw away from home from monday to friday.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of a Northside Elementary student I have seen the staff truly work to 'know' each student. My son's teachers have provided many visuals and hands-on applications to instill understanding of a particular subject. Overall the children of the school are happy and friendly. I also get that same feeling from the staff. Last year my son participated is an after school book club. They offer Scouts 5th grade strings ensemble and Spanish to name a few. The field trips are generally to events ranging from musicals/plays at the area performing arts centers to zoo visits to area colleges and more. The parental involvement is rather strong and supportive of the school through fundraising class volunteering lunches and cookie exchanges for the staff and assisting with school improvements. The music art and P.E. programs have instructors who demonstrate a genuine love of the students and their work. It is evident through the kids! The computer technology offers easy accessible to students in their classes plus there is a computer skills lab. I have been impressed with these skills even powerpoint presentations by students! Research writing and reading are woven throughout the curriculum. I have been very impressed with the 'Read to Recovery' program to assist with reading. I could continue but I think you get the picture. A quality staff and interactive parents make Northside a great foundation for my child to be a 'Learner for Life!'

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been a student at Northside for nearly 4 years now. I have been so impressed with the atmosphere of the school that it was my primary consideration in choosing a new home. Geoff Smith the principal sets and demonstrates a professional (yet caring) standard for this unusually gifted staff. They know and care about the students as individuals not just as test scores. Academically I have been extremely pleased with my daughter's education and skills. There are a variety of ways in which students of all ability levels are encouraged to succeed. The school facility itself is well-maintained clean and inviting. Oconee County is fortunate to have this school and its staff as a part of its school district!

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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