Goucher Elementary School

604 Goucher School Rd, Gaffney, SC 29340 | (864) 487-1246
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 296
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 604 Goucher School Road, Gaffney, SC 29340
  • Principal or Admin: Ashley Clary
  • Fax: (864) 487-1248
  • Website: www.cherokeeschoolssc.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 296
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 17.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 134 (45.3%)
  • Females: 162 (54.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 18 (6.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 201 (67.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 219 (74.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Goucher Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black155.1%
Asian10.3%
Hispanic134.4%
White26790.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Goucher Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten206.8%
Kindergarten4214.2%
1st Grade5719.3%
2nd Grade4214.2%
3rd Grade3110.5%
4th Grade5618.9%
5th Grade4816.2%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 29%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:71%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 20 Years
  • Average Salary: $45,501
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Goucher Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience--
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$49,07686%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Goucher Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 20, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Excellent school! I went there and teachers are the most caring of any school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 02, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is an absolute JOKE. The staff are all nothing more than over-grown high school bullies. They say what they want and then either hang up on you or walk off while your talking. God forbid you go to the school to have a meeting with any of them - they'll hide.

    There are very few teachers in the school who are worth their weight and maybe SC needs to do with RI did and fire the entire school so they can get it fixed.

    This is the most slap-shot screwed up school in all of Cherokee County. If you can transfer your kids - do it quickly before they end up in this twisted mess any longer!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Goucher Elementary School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PASS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

PASS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201048.2%54.0%46.1%
200976.3%59.5%53.6%
 
Math Test
201079.3%67.7%70.0%
200966.6%66.7%67.0%
 
Science Test
201066.6%47.2%55.7%
200935.5%49.2%61.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201042.8%61.8%73.2%
200962.0%64.7%74.4%
 
Writing Test
201063.3%65.3%71.0%
200953.3%63.2%68.9%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201066.7%68.7%62.3%
200975.0%69.3%63.6%
 
Math Test
201080.7%73.5%76.7%
200968.0%73.5%76.8%
 
Science Test
201068.4%58.0%69.2%
200942.6%56.6%68.7%
 
Social Studies Test
201057.9%64.0%76.1%
200946.8%66.7%79.8%
 
Writing Test
201073.7%68.6%72.2%
200959.2%66.4%70.1%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201075.5%72.5%63.3%
200978.3%68.2%64.8%
 
Math Test
201064.5%68.7%71.3%
200984.8%75.7%73.5%
 
Science Test
201052.1%53.3%66.0%
200960.9%57.6%68.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201050.0%54.3%66.1%
200960.8%55.5%70.0%
 
Writing Test
201064.4%71.8%74.5%
200974.4%70.4%73.2%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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