Pleasant Knoll Elementary

Public K-5

 2346 Pleasant Road
       Fort Mill, SC  29708


 (803) 835-0090

District: York 04

SchoolDigger Rank:
37th of 624 South Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  614

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.7%
Hispanic:
11.2%
African American:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.0%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Pleasant Knoll Elementary ranked better than 94.1% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranked 5th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the York 04 School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.89. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Pleasant Knoll Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the York 04 School District. Racial makeup is: White (71.7%), Hispanic (11.2%), African American (6.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 15% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pleasant Knoll Elementary is 13.2, which is the 2nd best among 9 elementary schools in the York 04 School District. (See more...)
Compare Pleasant Knoll Elementary employs 46.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Pleasant Knoll Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pleasant Knoll Elementary 37th of 624 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Pleasant Knoll Elementary in the ranking list.)

York 04:

SchoolDigger ranks York 04 1st of 82 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pleasant Knoll Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 91.68 14th 597 97.7%
2012 93.86 3rd 594 99.5%
2013 92.07 7th 599 98.8%
2014 91.95 9th 630 98.6%
2015 95.89 11th 638 98.3%
2016 94.11 17th 619 97.3%
2017 94.56 21st 639 96.7%
2018 92.89 37th 624 94.1%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Open Quote I have a rising 2nd grader who has been at Pleasant Knoll since kindergarten. I can not say enough great things about this school! The teachers we have been assigned have been very enthusiastic, creative and caring. They seem excited about teaching and passionate about their kids actually learning. They were also really good at communicating with us as parents. I am involved in the PTO and other teachers and staff that I have encountered have been great as well. I believe the school is so great because of a top-down expectation of excellence from everyone. The Principal, Mr. Travis Howard, sets the tone for the entire school -- teachers, staff, students and parents included.

There are a couple of small disappointments. The school is situated on a somewhat small patch of land, which has not allowed for a big field for events such as field day and school fairs. We do hold events at nearby Gold Hill ES/MS so our kids are not missing out. It would just be nice to have these events at our own school. Secondly, the Assistant Principal from the first two years, Mr. Peter Olinger, has accepted a Principalship at Springfield Elementary. He and Mr. Howard worked really well together. From a parents point of view, they we kind of yin and yang -- one very high energy and one really low key and laid back, both really fine educators. While I am happy for him, I am selfishly sad to see Mr. Olinger leave. Finally, I wish there were more parents involved in the PTO. We have a really dynamic group of moms and dads working to make our school the best it can be, but we could always use more heads and hands. I don't think that's any different from any school or organization.

I have a 5 year old entering kindergarten at PKES this fall. I am so excited for him that he gets to go to such a fantastic school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pleasant Knoll Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 569 72 39 34 1 n/a n/a 0 715
2011 590 81 32 50 3 0 21 0 777
2012 605 81 36 48 1 0 27 0 798
2013 567 80 33 60 1 0 28 0 769
2014 581 73 39 61 1 0 32 0 787
2015 402 39 26 53 3 0 28 0 551
2016 418 31 32 59 4 0 28 0 572
2017 440 41 40 69 2 0 22 0 614

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pleasant Knoll Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 715 40.5 17.6 10.9
2011 777 46.5 16.7 12.4
2012 798 49.0 16.2 12.5
2013 769 50.4 15.2 12.5
2014 787 52.4 15.0 12.7
2015 551 40.0 13.7 12.9
2016 572 44.0 13.0 13.1
2017 614 46.5 13.2 15.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pleasant Knoll Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 715 40.5 17.6 10.9
2011 777 46.5 16.7 12.4
2012 798 49.0 16.2 12.5
2013 769 50.4 15.2 12.5
2014 787 52.4 15.0 12.7
2015 551 40.0 13.7 12.9
2016 572 44.0 13.0 13.1
2017 614 46.5 13.2 15.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education.

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