Flowertown Elementary School

20 King Charles Circle, Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 871-7400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1017 students 15 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

85%
87%
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72%
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89%
86%
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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
  • Dorchester 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
84%
77%
86%
85%
75%
82%
73%
70%
89%
89%
84%
82%
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
  • Dorchester 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
86%
80%
91%
84%
76%
75%
73%
69%
91%
82%
72%
88%
87%
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
  • Dorchester 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Flowertown Elementary School is a public elementary school in Summerville. The principal of Flowertown Elementary School is Dr. Camilla Lovell. 1,017 students attend Flowertown Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 43% of the 1,017 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Flowertown Elementary School is 15:1. Newington Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 58%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 30%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very unimpressed with this school. You are not allowed to wal your child to their classroom and the front office lady Paula needs some real personal skills. You are not informed of all functions. It's one big mess. They also need to realize that children are not robots and not perfect. My sons kindergarten teacher lacks major social skills. She will barely look anyone in the eye. This school was a huge disappointment. My child will not go back there next year!!! It's a joke.

  • (1 year ago)

    The vice principal yelled and called us repeated because we dropped our children off at the front of the school. You are only allowed to drop them off in the back until the bell rings. Both time we did this the bell was ringing in 2 minutes from when we dropped them off. This school is not as good as the test score say. A 1st grade teacher told me my child was rude because she didn't say ma'am to her. Very disappointed and pulled our children out of the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I like this school but I had a bad experience with a Kindergarten teacher who had a negative attitude with my child. It is full-day kindergarten and very busy. The pressure is on for these kindergartners to be ready for testing in first grade. I think the focus should be on the children not testing. Working with the ones that need extra help should be important not just deciding to hold children back to keep test scores high. Studies show that holding back children is not that effective. My child in third grade had a fabulous teacher and loved participating in the town Council.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very unimpressed with all the security I encountered when I dropped my daughter off late I was told I could walk her back to her classroom if I waited to be escorted by an administrator. This is my third child to attend and I have never had this problem before they simply had you sign in. There was also an administrator stationed in the main hallway and one outside the front door all looking very official with walkie-talkies. All this seemed like a bit much too me. Posting here and writing a letter to DD2 Officials.

  • (4 years ago)

    My two children attended this school my oldest had not so great of teachers for four years. I was reteaching many of the fundamental facts when we got home due to lack of proper teaching and some teachers on cell phones. My other child did well got lucky and had great teachers. I ended up taking them both out and it was the best decision I've ever made. If you like your kids to learn touch points for addition and ryhmes for multiplication then you'll love this school...if you like them to learn it the old school way then find a different school. Also one more note they definatly teach for the tests. On a positive level great ART MUSIC DRAMA AND PTA though.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am impressed with this school. The teachers are awesome the environment is warm and inviting. I always feel welcomed when I am there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Parents are kept informed about school events and happenings. You feel like you know what is going on.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is where my children went to school and I work there. It feels like our home away from home. The teachers are the best!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    The faculty and teachers are the best. They truly care about every student.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is like one big family fostering the love of learning in all children.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have the best teachers and staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that Flowertown Elementary fosters the love of learning within children!

  • (5 years ago)

    They hava a great staff and excellent teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Flowertown Busy Bees have a mutually supportive community. It's a great place to work and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    Flowertown Elementary School is awesome. Teachers parents and administrators work together to provide an active and interactive learning environment for our children. My three children continue to thrive in the atmosphere of encouraging challenge that is provided at Flowertown.

  • (5 years ago)

    Has a great fine arts program!! Offers band choir show choir student council safety patrol. Has great administraion teacher and parental involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren attend this school and everytime I visit the school I am always impressed with the time and care the administrators and teachers give to their students. It is an excellent school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grand daughters love this school. They started in Oklahoma but moved to Flowertown where they have so much more going on. Thanks for all the help you give to my most loved ones.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! I am new to the area and this is my daughter's first year here in the developementally delayed pre-schooler class. The security check-in gives me peace about my child's safety. Also the apperance of the school is adorable. The staff and teachers have been pleasent and helpful.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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