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Discovery School Of Lancaster County

Principal: Charles Rivers

Phone:
8032870867
School Address:
302 W. Dunlap St. Lancaster, SC 29720
Serving Grades: K-5
Student Enrollment: 109

2021-2022 Overall Rating

Excellent
63 out of 100
School performance substantially exceeds the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: Standard

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

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

School 51.0%    (26 / 51)
51.0%
District 47.9%    (3132 / 6537)
47.9%
State 46.6%    (160707 / 344866)
46.6%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 52.9%    (27 / 51)
52.9%
District 45.5%    (2977 / 6537)
45.5%
State 38.9%    (134048 / 344866)
38.9%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time N/AV N/A

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

SC READY English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 2.0 27.5 19.6 23.5 27.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 26.3 24.8 24.0 23.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 25.4 27.0 24.7 21.9

Mathematics

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 2.0 27.5 17.6 23.5 29.4
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 28.0 25.6 20.9 24.6
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 32.1 28.1 19.6 19.3


Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 81.3 95.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 79.1 93.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 96.3 97.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 100.0 98.0 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 96.4 97.3 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 100.0 97.9 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 96.3 97.4 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 100.0 97.9 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled Data N/A 96.2 97.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner Data N/A 96.7 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 100.0 97.9 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic Data N/A 96.1 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 94.1 97.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 97.5 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American Data N/A 97.8 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 98.1 97.6 98.5

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY Science test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course Biology and U.S. History test results for high school students.

Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 47.2%    (1007 / 2134)
47.2%
State 46.0%    (51887 / 112768)
46.0%


Additional Information

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Percentage of Students enrolling in Kindergarten and Demonstrating readiness to learn

Percentage of students Demonstrating Readiness on the KRA 33.3%
33.3%
Percentage of students Approaching Readiness on the KRA 55.6%
55.6%
Percentage of students Emerging Readiness on the KRA 11.1%
11.1%
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Overall 33.3% 33.7% 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 55.6% 56.1% 52.2%
Language and Literacy 44.4% 22.8% 29.8%
Mathematics 33.3% 25.8% 28.1%
Physical Well-Being 55.6% 57.9% 51.5%

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

  Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
  % N % N % N
Second grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the third grade. 31.6% 19 38.6% 1179 51.9% 49894
Second grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the third grade. 31.6% 19 49.2% 1179 54.7% 49894
First grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the second grade 44.4% 18 26.7% 1168 53.2% 49892
First grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the second grade 61.1% 18 48.2% 1168 58.8% 49892

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

SCPASS Science

Science

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 1.0 31.7 20.1 24.4 22.8
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 33.0 20.0 22.9 23.2

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 54.3%    (578 / 1065)
54.3%
State 54.3%    (33790 / 62238)
54.3%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students included in Accountability Calculation 3
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 4

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned

School 74.7%    (30 / 40)
74.7%
District 48.9%    (18 / 35)
48.9%
State 51.1%    (19 / 35)
51.1%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students

School 81.7%    (33 / 40)
81.7%
District 50.4%    (19 / 35)
50.4%
State 51.0%    (19 / 35)
51.0%

Lowest Performing 20% of Students

School 67.7%    (27 / 40)
67.7%
District 47.5%    (17 / 35)
47.5%
State 51.1%    (19 / 35)
51.1%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 86.60 54.20 55.30
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 78.20 47.90 48.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 87.30 52.80 52.90
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 52.50 38.90 40.10
Our DistrictStatewide
English Learner 55.10 57.60
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 82.80 49.70 50.20
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 84.00 53.00 53.30
Our DistrictStatewide
American Indian 45.10 47.30
Our DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 82.50 75.00
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 74.90 48.60 49.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 74.70 48.90 51.10

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 School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses N/AV N/A
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 29.6 Up from 24.0
Percent of students retained 0.0 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 Down from N/AV
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 N/A
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 N/A
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 9.4 Up from 3.5
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) N/AV N/A

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 4 45 16
Percent satisfied with learning environment 100.0%
90.9%
93.8%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 100.0%
93.3%
100.0%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations Data N/A
93.2%
92.9%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 7 Up from 6
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 44.4 Up from 31.3
Teacher attendance rate N/AV N/A
Average teacher salary $46,440 Up from $45,562
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 100.0 No change
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 66.7 Down from 71.4
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 69.8 Up from 64.3
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 N/A
Prime instructional time N/AV N/A
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 18.2 to 1 N/A
Percent of inexperienced teachers 63.6 N/A
Number of inexperienced teachers 7 N/A
Percent of out-of-field teachers 90.9 N/A
Number of out-of-field teachers 10 N/A
Percent of inexperienced school leaders N/AV N/A
Number of inexperienced school leaders N/AV N/A

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

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 100.0 16
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 100.0 16
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 100.0 4
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 50.0 4

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

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? No
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 0
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 0
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 3
Students with out of school suspensions 8
Students expelled 0
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 0
Incidents of bullying and harassment 0
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $46,440 Up from $45,562
Percent of expenditures for instruction 66.4 Up from 66.2
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 59.4 Down from 62.7
Average administrator salary $96,272 Up from $84,694
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 56.5 Up from 51.9
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $8,577 Down from 9016
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $860 Up from 127
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $743 Down from 826
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $415 Up from 63
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $9,320 Down from 9842
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,274 Up from 190
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $10,594 Up from 10031