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4 out of 5 Anderson 3 Schools Receive Excellent Ratings on SC State Report Cards
4 out of 5 Anderson 3 Schools Receive Excellent Ratings on SC State Report Cards
A3 Daily
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

4 out of 5 Anderson 3 Schools Receive Excellent Ratings on SC State Report Cards

Anderson 3 Tops the Upstate, Again!

The state Department of Education's recently released school report cards show high performance for Anderson 3 schools. 4 Schools including Crescent High School, Starr-Iva Middle School, Flat Rock Elementary, and Starr Elementary receive an "Excellent" rating for the 2018-2019 school year. Anderson 3 and only three other school districts in the state achieved "Excellent or Good" across all schools. 

"The state report cards are one measure of the district's student achievement and growth throughout the year. Having all 5 schools achieve Excellent or Good ratings is phenomenal. It's a testament to the hard work and innovation of teachers taking place in our classrooms on a daily," said Kathy Hipp, Superintendent of Anderson School District Three.

Of the scores given, Anderson 3 continues to lead the upstate for the second year in a row with a 92.90% graduation rate, which topped last years rate of 92.50%. South Carolina's school report cards are comprised of several additional categories, factoring in academic data such as achievement, preparation for success, college & career readiness, and improvement on state goals. The report also factors in the school environment, which includes engagement, safety, and overall classroom environment. Anderson 3 performed well above the state average in almost all categories on the report. 

"In Anderson 3 our "why" is to have a laser focus on students and our goal is to provide an environment in each school that reaches the whole child," Kathy said, "Through core academics, STEM programs, expanded arts offerings, and athletic opportunities, each child can engage in reaching his/her full potential."

The rating scale consists of 5 categories: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, and Unsatisfactory. The High School Excellent minimum is 67, Middle School Excellent rating minimum is 56, and Elementary Excellent minimum is 61. Anderson 3 received the following ratings and scores:

Crescent High School: 72 - Excellent

Starr-Iva Middle: 65 - Excellent

Flat Rock Elementary: 66 - Excellent

Iva Elementary: 59 - Good

Starr Elementary: 76 - Excellent