Friday, April 16, 2010

New 2009 South Carolina State Report Cards Just Released

The 2009 State Report Cards were released today with a number of schools showing improved scores over 2008.However, according to a story in the Post and Courier newspaper "the improvement primarily stems from changes to the state's accountability test and scoring system, and it will take another year before test scores can be compared exactly from one year to the next. State education leaders cautioned against making year-to-year comparisons, and they said elementary and middle schools didn't have as high a bar to cross this year to receive better ratings."

Here is a link to the Charleston County Scores.

Here is a link to the Dorchester 2 Scores

Even though apparently the 2009 scores have been "watered down" to a degree, they should be helpful in comparing the relative performance of the different schools to each other. Even though the scores from Charleston County remain poor as a whole, the Mt. Pleasant scores are impressive, with every school obtaining an "excellent" grade with the exception of one, Laing Middle School which received a grade of "good":

High School
Wando - Excellent

Middle Schools
Laing - good
Moultrie - excellent
Cairo - excellent

Elementary Schools
Belle Hall- excellent
Charles Pinckney - excellent
James B. Edwards - excellent
Jennie Moore - excellent
Whitesides - excellent
Mt. Pleasant Academy - excellent

Primary Schools
Laural Hill - excellent

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The New East Cooper Regional Hospital To Open April 1, 2010

Here is a slide show of the exterior of the new East Cooper Regional Hospital in Mt. Pleasant scheduled to open on April 1, 2010.