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Kenneth Gardner Elementary School

Principal: Berlinda N. Mack

Phone:
(843)355-7233
School Address:
1503 Woodland Drive Kingstree, SC 29556
Serving Grades: 3-5
Student Enrollment: 368

2022-2023 Overall Rating

Average
52 out of 100
School performance meets the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: ATSI

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 30.7%    (106 / 345)
30.7%
District 33.7%    (406 / 1204)
33.7%
State 53.9%    (184573 / 342443)
53.9%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 26.7%    (92 / 345)
26.7%
District 18.2%    (219 / 1204)
18.2%
State 40.9%    (139957 / 342443)
40.9%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 88.2 Up from 78.3

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 0.0 40.9 28.4 18.6 12.2
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.2 34.5 31.6 21.5 12.2
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 20.7 24.7 25.0 28.9

Mathematics

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



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 0.0 42.9 30.4 16.5 10.1
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.2 51.4 30.2 12.0 6.2
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 30.3 28.2 21.0 19.9

School Level Details

SC READY Performance by Grade Level

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

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


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 23.9 35.7 32.2

Mathematics

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


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 22.0 28.7 28.9

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A Data N/A 97.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 96.8 96.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A Data N/A 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 100.0 99.6 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 99.5 99.2 99.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged Data N/A 99.3 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 100.0 99.5 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 100.0 99.6 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 98.4 98.5 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner Data N/A Data N/A 99.5
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 96.0 97.3 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic Data N/A 100.0 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A Data N/A 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A Data N/A 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 100.0 99.6 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 99.7 99.4 99.1

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

School 13.0%    (15 / 115)
13.0%
District 16.9%    (66 / 390)
16.9%
State 45.1%    (50704 / 112478)
45.1%


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. Data N/A 0 44.1% 213 51.1% 55077
Second grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the third grade. Data N/A 0 43.7% 213 51.3% 55077
First grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the second grade Data N/A 0 44.9% 207 53.0% 56191
First grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the second grade Data N/A 0 54.6% 207 54.4% 56191

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 School 0.9 66.1 20.0 9.6 3.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.5 61.5 21.0 12.6 4.4
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 32.6 21.6 24.7 20.4

School Level Details

SCPASS Performance by Grade Level

Science

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


Grade 4
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 13.2

Multilingual Learners' Progress

Multilingual Learners - ML

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 ML Students who met progress toward proficiency target

State 53.3%    (34814 / 65316)
53.3%

Percent of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of ML Students Assessed Data N/A
Number of ML Students in ML Subgroup 1

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned

School 78.0%    (27 / 35)
78.0%
District 63.3%    (22 / 35)
63.3%
State 51.2%    (18 / 35)
51.2%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students

School 84.1%    (29 / 35)
84.1%
District 64.2%    (22 / 35)
64.2%
State 51.1%    (18 / 35)
51.1%

Lowest Performing 20% of Students

School 71.9%    (25 / 35)
71.9%
District 62.3%    (22 / 35)
62.3%
State 51.2%    (18 / 35)
51.2%

Percentage of students meeting Median Annual Targets (MATs), individual growth targets reflecting median historically observed gains for similar prior-year goals

Students meeting Median Annual Targets (MATs)

School 71.1%    (297 / 418)
71.1%
District 58.8%    (1121 / 1907)
58.8%
State 55.8%    (294688 / 528459)
55.8%

Percentage of students meeting Added-Value Targets (AVTs), individual growth targets set to reflect progressive learning gains designed to move students toward proficiency

Students meeting Added

School 48.1%    (201 / 418)
48.1%
District 36.3%    (693 / 1907)
36.3%
State 39.8%    (210233 / 528459)
39.8%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 90.80 70.80 56.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 83.80 63.60 48.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 86.20 65.90 52.20
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 59.10 52.80 44.60
Our DistrictStatewide
English Learner 71.60 59.40
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 84.90 64.50 51.50
Our DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 66.70 54.50
Statewide
American Indian 50.40
Our DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 84.40 68.10
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 83.90 63.90 48.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 78.00 63.30 51.20

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 2023
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 79.6%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 68.2%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 58.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.8%
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% 53.3%
*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 0.8 Down from 1.7
Percent of students retained 0.8 Up from 0.0
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 8 Up from 7
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 42.6 Up from 40.0
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 24 343 43
Percent satisfied with learning environment 70.8%
86.4%
92.9%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 83.3%
82.7%
92.5%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 83.3%
87.0%
94.3%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 16 Down from 18
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 43.8 Down from 61.1
Teacher attendance rate 96.3 Up from 89.7
Average teacher salary $48,962 Down from $49,581
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 62.5 Down from 100.0
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 37.5 Down from 72.2
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 64.6 Down from 76.2
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 6.3 Down from 11.1
Prime instructional time 88.2 Up from 78.3
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 24.5 to 1 Down from 29.1 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers 9.5 Down from 23.8
Number of inexperienced teachers 2 Down from 5
Percent of out-of-field teachers 66.7 Up from 33.3
Number of out-of-field teachers 14 Up from 7
Percent of inexperienced school leaders 0.0 No change
Number of inexperienced school leaders 0 No change

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.” 95.1 43
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 91.9 43
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 100.0 24
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 56.5 24

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2022-2023 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 1
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 12
Students with out of school suspensions 35
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 $48,962 Down from $49,581
Percent of expenditures for instruction 65.0 Down from 67.3
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 57.4 Down from 61.4
Average administrator salary $88,200 Up from $87,410
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 95.8 Up from 94.0
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $5,242 Down from 9975
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,825 Up from 1424
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,950 Down from 2449
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $2,756 Up from 908
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $7,191 Down from 12424
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $4,581 Up from 2332
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $11,773 Down from 14756