School Details

Saluda River Academy for the Arts

1520 Duke St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 739-4095
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 407 students 14 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

76%
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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
  • Lexington 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
69%
77%
75%
63%
75%
63%
62%
70%
80%
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77%
69%
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
  • Lexington 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
80%
72%
69%
76%
72%
63%
69%
62%
64%
72%
74%
73%
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
  • Lexington 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saluda River Academy for the Arts is a public elementary school in West Columbia. The principal of Saluda River Academy for the Arts is Tonya Fryer. 407 students attend Saluda River Academy for the Arts and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 64% of the 407 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saluda River Academy for the Arts is 14:1. South Carolina Connections Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 51%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 19% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter began attending SRAA last year. She is now in first grade. I have been SO impressed with the committment of the teachers and the staff. I LOVE that she is getting a well-rounded education with the arts curriculum. It is wonderful that she can get such a great education and we can still live close to town.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son went to kindergarten here this year. I was very concerned at first because he is energetic but his teachers helped him learn to manage that and he has excelled throughout the school year. This is a wonderful school with an excellent staff. I wish we could stay at this school through fifth grade!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have moved throughout our school district several timnes throughout the years and have truly found our home at Saluda River. The staff and families are phenomenol. The school is quaint and everyone is very involved with continuing the success of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended SRAA since Kindergarten and he is now in 3rd grade. The school has a wonderful balance between standardized education and the arts. He has weekly classes in drama art music computer and physical education. After-school programs in the arts (dance chorus etc.) martial arts and 'Mad Science' keep each quarter exciting and new. Parent participation is well coordinated and active with both working parents and those who don't work outside the home - mothers and fathers! The staff from the principal to the custodial staff all know my son's name and greet him warmly every time they see him. He has prospered and bloomed from a very shy child into someone who is both interested and interesting. We love this school and everyone in it!

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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