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District of Laurens County School District 56

Superintendent:  Dr. David C. O'Shields
Board Chair:  Mr. Jim Barton
Phone:
864-833-0800
District Address:
211 N. Broad Street Suite B Clinton, SC 29325
Student Enrollment: 2766


Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates).

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 39.6%    (479 / 1211)
39.6%
State 46.6%    (160707 / 344866)
46.6%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 35.7%    (432 / 1211)
35.7%
State 38.9%    (134048 / 344866)
38.9%

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

District 41.1%    (83 / 202)
41.1%
State 58.0%    (32072 / 55309)
58.0%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

District 33.1%    (50 / 151)
33.1%
State 44.3%    (23342 / 52725)
44.3%


Additional Information

Our District Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 85.9 Down from 89.1

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

SC READY English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.7 31.0 28.7 23.2 16.4
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 25.4 27.0 24.7 21.9

Mathematics



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.7 33.6 30.1 19.9 15.8
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 32.1 28.1 19.6 19.3

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 4.5 29.2 25.2 15.8 18.3 6.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.5 17.4 18.1 21.3 18.9 17.8

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 9.9 29.8 27.2 21.2 8.6 3.3
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 8.1 24.4 23.2 20.5 14.1 9.7

District Level Details

SC READY Performance by Grade Level

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 43.2 37.3 35.4 41.9 36.1 45.1

Mathematics


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 46.5 37.3 34.4 37.1 31.5 29.2

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 95.8
Our DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 93.1
Our DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 97.9
Our DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A 99.7
Our DistrictStatewide
Female 99.0 98.7
Our DistrictStatewide
Male 98.8 98.3
Our DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 99.3 98.6
Our DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 98.8 98.4
Our DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 98.9 98.7
Our DistrictStatewide
Disabled 98.5 97.2
Our DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 98.7
Our DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.1 98.6
Our DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 99.0 98.4
Our DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 97.7
Our DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 98.6
Our DistrictStatewide
African American 98.6 98.3
Our DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 98.9 98.5

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 40.3%    (167 / 414)
40.3%
State 46.0%    (51887 / 112768)
46.0%

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

District 33.3%    (43 / 129)
33.3%
State 47.0%    (18371 / 39120)
47.0%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

NOTE: EOCEP scores in US History and the Constitution, and the corresponding SC ALT assessment in Social Studies, have been excluded from the Preparing for Success indicator rating for High Schools for the 2021-22 school year.
District 24.7%    (42 / 170)
24.7%
State 37.8%    (20635 / 54594)
37.8%


Additional Information

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Percentage of Students enrolling in Kindergarten and Demonstrating readiness to learn

Our DistrictStatewide
Overall 32.4% 36.0%
By Domains:
(The cut score for "Overall" was used across all domains in order to provide comparative information. Does not necessarily reflect domain level readiness.)
Social Foundation 38.2% 52.2%
Language and Literacy 29.5% 29.8%
Mathematics 31.4% 28.1%
Physical Well-Being 42.0% 51.5%

First and Second Grade Students on Track for Success in ELA and Math

  Our DistrictStatewide
  % N % N
Second grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the third grade. 40.3% 159 51.9% 49894
Second grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the third grade. 47.8% 159 54.7% 49894
First grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the second grade 50.6% 178 53.2% 49892
First grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the second grade 53.9% 178 58.8% 49892

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

SCPASS Science

Science


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.7 35.7 23.2 23.4 16.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 33.0 20.0 22.9 23.2

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 10.9 38.8 17.1 8.5 15.5 9.3
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 11.7 25.2 16.2 16.0 13.2 17.8

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 4.7 53.5 17.1 13.5 4.1 7.1
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.8 40.1 16.3 13.6 10.3 13.9

District Level Details

SCPASS Performance by Grade Level

Science


Grade 4Grade 6
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 44.1 38.0

English Learners' Progress

English Learners - EL

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

Percent of EL Students who met progress toward proficiency target

District 46.3%    (38 / 82)
46.3%
State 54.3%    (33790 / 62238)
54.3%


No Current Records Available.





Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

District 80.8%    (164 / 203)
80.8%
State 83.8%    (49072 / 58534)
83.8%

District Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2019 2020 2021 2022
District 85.1 78.2 81.2 80.8
State 81.1 82.2 83.3 83.8

Additional Information


No Current Records Available.





DS
ALL STUDENTS 80.8 83.8
DS
African American 73.8 79.8
DS
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 93.6
S
American Indian 76.9
DS
Hispanic 82.4 80.1
DS
Caucasian 86.1 86.9
DS
English Learner Data N/A 78.0
DS
Disabled 42.5 57.9
DS
Not Disabled 90.2 87.8
DS
Economically Disadvantaged 75.7 76.4
DS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 96.1 92.6
DS
Male 78.4 79.5
DS
Female 83.2 88.4
S
Migrant 81.1
DS
Military Connected Data N/A 92.6
DS
Foster Data N/A 42.3
DS
Homeless Data N/A 62.9

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

District 65.5%    (133 / 203)
65.5%
State 65.8%    (38486 / 58486)
65.8%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

District 33.5%    (68 / 203)
33.5%
State 29.0%    (16977 / 58486)
29.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

District 35.0%    (71 / 203)
35.0%
State 32.0%    (18725 / 58486)
32.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

District 64.0%    (130 / 203)
64.0%
State 62.8%    (36738 / 58486)
62.8%

Note: The new CCR results (as of 2020) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the cohort of students measured has changed from graduates to all students in the four year on-time graduation cohort (graduates and non graduates).


Additional Information


No Current Records for School(s) Available.





Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 535
CTE completers 56
Total students earning national or state credential 127
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture Food and National Resources 14
Architecture & Construction 0
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 0
Business Management & Administration 0
Education & Training 0
Finance 0
Government & Public Administration Data N/A
Health Science 78
Hospitality & Tourism 0
Human Services 0
Information Technology 0
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 18
Manufacturing 9
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 0
Other * 65

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 35.0%    (71 / 203)
35.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 8.9%    (18 / 203)
8.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 10.3%    (21 / 203)
10.3%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 7.4%    (15 / 203)
7.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.0%    (0 / 203)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 34.0%    (69 / 203)
34.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 0.0%    (0 / 203)
0.0%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 64.0%    (130 / 203)
64.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 11.3%    (23 / 203)
11.3%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 0.0%    (0 / 203)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned a platinum, gold, or silver certificate on the career readiness assessment 58.6%    (119 / 203)
58.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 0.5%    (1 / 203)
0.5%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 1.0%    (2 / 203)
1.0%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students : English, Math, Reading, Science, Composite of all four tests

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students : Writing


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 19.10 18.20 19.40 18.50 19.70
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.50 17.30 19.10 18.20 18.80


Writing
D 5.80
Writing
S 5.80

Career Readiness Assessment

Percent of Students Earning Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our District 36.8 24.1 8.2 4.1
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Statewide 28.4 25.8 13.8 9.8


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Assessment and Earning Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


  Total number of students who tested on all three tests. Students who did NOT receive a Certificate Students who DID receive a Certificate Students who received a bronze Certificate Students who received a silver Certificate Students who received a gold Certificate Students who received a platinum Certificate
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our District 340 26.8% 91 73.2% 249 36.8% 125 24.1% 82 8.2% 28 4.1% 14
Statewide 65329 22.0% 14390 78.0% 50939 28.4% 18579 25.8% 16886 13.8% 9047 9.8% 6427

Level score requirements for each certificate level


Certificate Level Level Score Requirements Certificate levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled jobs in the ACT JobPro® database
Platinum Minimum score of 6 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for approximately 99% of profiled jobs
Gold Minimum score of 5 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 93% of profiled jobs
Silver Minimum score of 4 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 69% of profiled jobs
Bronze Minimum score of 3 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 17% of profiled jobs
*The three core Career Readiness subtests are: Applied Mathematics,Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate ®(IB)

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are rigorous programs dedicated to educational excellence. AP and IB courses provide a challenging educational program that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5; IB exams are scored on a scale of 1-7.

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate ®(IB)
Percent of Exams with Passing Scores (AP: 3 OR higher/IB: 4 or higher) 56.0% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 111 Data N/A
Number of Exams Administered 125 Data N/A

Dual Enrollment

This measure provides the percentage of students (11th and 12th grade students) enrolled in dual credit / dual enrollment classes during the school year who obtain a grade that provides college credit (grade of C or better).

Number of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 121
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 35.1%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 26.4%

The SAT

The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. Its' aim is to assess the student's readiness for college. The current test consists of two 800 point sections testing Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Mathematics. The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. Most students take the test, which is offered several times per year, during their junior or senior year of high school. The district and state averages are included for comparison. State averages for SAT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Tested Average Evidence-Based
Reading and Writing Score
Average Math
Score
Average Composite
Score
Our District 40.0 489 466 955
Statewide 48.8 522 501 1023
The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. For each of the two sections of the test, the highest score is 800.

Note: The new SAT data (as of 2017) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment using a different scale.


Nation's Report Card : NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is designed to measure what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subjects areas, including mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography and U.S. History. The main NAEP tests selected samples of the students population in grades 4, 8 and 12. Long-term trend assessments are given to samples of students ages 9, 13 and 17.

Additional South Carolina NAEP data are available here: Nation's Report Card

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LEVEL NAEP RESULTS

Reading Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 39.0 61.0 32.0 9.0
White 25.0 75.0 46.0 14.0
Black 56.0 44.0 15.0 2.0
Hispanic 55.0 45.0 17.0 3.0
Two or More Races 35.0 65.0 33.0 7.0
Students with Disabilities 75.0 25.0 11.0 1.0
English Language Learners 64.0 36.0 12.0 2.0

Reading Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 95.0

Mathematics Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 26.0 74.0 34.0 6.0
White 13.0 87.0 49.0 10.0
Black 43.0 57.0 14.0 1.0
Hispanic 32.0 68.0 24.0 3.0
Two or More Races 33.0 67.0 27.0 3.0
Students with Disabilities 61.0 39.0 11.0 2.0
English Language Learners 37.0 63.0 19.0 1.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 35.0 65.0 21.0 2.0

Mathematics Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 95.0
English Language Learners 95.0

Reading Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 37.0 63.0 27.0 2.0
White 25.0 75.0 37.0 4.0
Black 52.0 48.0 13.0 1.0
Hispanic 46.0 54.0 18.0 1.0
Two or More Races 41.0 59.0 21.0 1.0
Students with Disabilities 80.0 20.0 3.0 0.0
English Language Learners 67.0 33.0 3.0 0.0

Reading Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 94.0
English Language Learners 90.0

Mathematics Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 44.0 56.0 22.0 5.0
White 29.0 71.0 32.0 8.0
Black 65.0 35.0 7.0 1.0
Hispanic 49.0 51.0 18.0 3.0
Two or More Races 39.0 61.0 24.0 5.0
Students with Disabilities 83.0 17.0 4.0 1.0
English Language Learners 75.0 25.0 4.0 0.0

Mathematics Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 91.0

State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2022
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 74.8%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 67.7%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 50.9%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.3%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 83.8%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 54.3%
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our District Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 15.8 Down from 17.1
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 13.1 Down from 17.4
Percent of students retained 3.2 Up from 1.2
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 13 Up from 12
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 26.7 Up from 13.0
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 99.5 Up from 96.2

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 179 1597 181
Percent satisfied with learning environment 88.1%
87.5%
86.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 89.8%
88.5%
90.0%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations Data N/A
92.7%
83.5%

Classroom Environment

Our District Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 193 Down from 194
Percent of K-3 teachers who are certified in Read to Succeed reading certification N/AV N/A
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 62.6 Up from 56.8
Teacher attendance rate 94.5 Down from 96.8
Average teacher salary $53,240 Down from $54,009
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 96.4 Down from 98.5
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 87.1 Down from 92.1
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 87.9 Down from 88.7
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 1.6 Up from 0.0
Prime instructional time 85.9 Down from 89.1
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 21.4 to 1 Down from 21.8 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 20.5 Up from 14.7
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 23 Up from 16
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 6.3 Up from 1.8
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 7 Up from 2

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety


No Current Records Available.





Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2021-2022 Incident Management System (IMS)


No Current Records Available.




NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

District level Financial Information

Our District Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $53,240 Down from $54,009
Percent of expenditures for instruction 52.6 Up from 52.3
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 42.4 Down from 45.8
Average administrator salary $91,683 Up from $86,388
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 79.4 Down from 80.3
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $8,885 Up from 8266
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $971 Down from 1083
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,634 Up from 1354
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,659 Up from 1081
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $10,520 Up from 9620
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $2,631 Up from 2164
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $13,150 Up from 11784