Simpsonville Elementary School

200 Morton Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 355-8300
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 786 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

86%
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75%
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85%
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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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
81%
77%
77%
80%
75%
76%
75%
70%
86%
87%
84%
83%
81%
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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
85%
80%
83%
82%
76%
86%
77%
69%
70%
79%
72%
88%
85%
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
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Simpsonville Elementary School is a public elementary school in Simpsonville. The principal of Simpsonville Elementary School is Jan James and can be contacted at jhjames@greenville.k12.sc.us. 786 students go to Simpsonville Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 44% of the 786 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Simpsonville Elementary School is 16:1. Plain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 59%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 23%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We have a 1st and 3rd grader at SES and we love the teachers there. They really care about their students and try to make it fun while having to stick to the strict testing demands from the state. The principal is "hard". She is very strict and we've witnessed her yelling at the children in the cafeteria. However I also see her very active in the school. She is always in the hall or greeting students/parents at every event. I wish the PTA would hold more parent involved events and show more involvement in school activities. All around we are pleased with SES and continue to see it improve.

  • (7 months ago)

    We ended withdrawing my child from this school due to her needing special help and after 1.5 yrs. of being unable to achieve any kind of real solution ( was only considered after I was withdrawing her) we tried to find a better alternative. Myself and another parent have heard the principal yelling at the children. If you want your children to be treated with love and respect that they deserve please seek elsewhere!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The teachers are so wonderful there . My kids love going to this school . They really go above and beyond for the students.........I love volunteering there because it is so nice to be a part of this school.....

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is great! For the most part.The assistant principal is not exactly welcoming or friendly. The door has been slammed in my daughter's face on many occasions making my husband have to pull around to park and check her in tardy. 5 tardies and they punish the children with detention for something out of their control. My child has had 2 excellent teachers and 2 not so hot ones. Honestly if we could switch schools we would. At the end of the year the teachers play "dodge ball" and get out their aggression by nailing the children with the balls. My daughter and several others came home crying. If not for the administration and some of their ridiculous rules I would give 5 stars. If you have a choice please by all means choose another school in the district. This is elementary school. Not a prison!!

  • (4 years ago)

    We love SES. The teachers are phenomenal parent participation is great even the support staff go out of their way to make the school like a family. The principal and vice principal are very visibly involved with the kids and staff. Efforts are made to accommodate the the different needs of different children. I have two there currently and greatly appreciate the instruction care and love they receive daily.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two 5th graders at SES and we have been at this wonderful school since 1st grade. The teacher morale is excellent and that translates to a nice family feel to the school. The volunteers at this school are tireless. There are lots of opportunities for parents to be involved either helping the teachers with classroom stuff or helping the very active PTA with projects. Besides the academics there are other fun things to participate in like Chorus Spanish Club Garden Club Larson's Math Lab and Skippers Jump Rope Club. The principal is so great with the kids and the parents. I'm pretty sure she knows every child's name and I can tell that she loves them all. We have lived here for 15 years and if I were just moving to the area this is the school I would pick for my kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family loves Simpsonville Elem. School. It is a beautiful new school with outstanding teachers. The faculty and staff are all helpful and friendly. The students are challenged each day and technology is implemented into the classroom and beyond. We have been through public schooling private schooling and homeschooling in Greenville County and we are extremely pleased with SES. I wish that we would have found it sooner!

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