Caughman RD Elementary School
Columbia, SC 29209
About This School
In 2011, Caughman RD Elementary School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The South Carolina average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Caughman RD Elementary School Reviews
my child only went to this school for a month and learned nothing. all they did way play the work she did do was stuff she already knew i ask the teacher to gove her more work she did for one day. she were to worry about her not standing in a stright line i just did not like this school and the staff trys to talking to you and break down stuff like you dont know or dont understand what they are sayn.
Due to an over population of students my daughter has to be placed into another teachers class ( we moved to this area about 2 months ago). She is doing work from the previous grade, the school and the teachers send little communication home with the kids, they arent required to have a agenda signed each night, or any day for that matter. She doesnt have homework everynight. She complains about the other children. The school needs to do alot better than what they are doing right now. I am in the process of looking for a new school for her.
Both of my children attended Caughman Rd. Elementary. They were in AAP classes from 2nd grade up. Their curriculum was rigorous and demanding. They went on to Crayton Middle and excelled due to the excellent teaching and work they put forth themselves. They graduated in the top 20% of their highschool class and attended USC and graduated in the fields of their choice. I am a firm believer in elementary school being the foundation of learning. Caughman Road could not have been a better choice for me. Perhaps the lady in the above article may want to check the State Dept. of Education for the standards that MUST be taught on every grade level. It seems her bone of contention may be misplaced. Perhaps she needs to chat with State Dept. before she condemns a particular school. Oh, and she does have a choice; private school or homeschool.
My daughter attended Caughman Road for school year 2009-2010. We moved from another state. I was surprised to see that the work she was doing there in school was from what she had done in the previous grade. At first I thought that they might be reviewing after the summer break, but after speaking to the teacher I found that was not the case. I was also shocked to learn that the entire Social Studies class was going to be about South Carolina. Never have I seen this before. We have been teaching her at home on top of what she is required by the school, so that when we move she will hopefully not be to far behind. We are not excited about this next school year, but it is diffcult to transfer to another district in the city without moving. I feel that the teachers should focus more on educating the children instead of discipling them.