Annual Report to Parents (2020-2021)


    Sangaree Elementary at a Glance 


    Sangaree Elementary (SRE) is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancEd is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.


    Awards and Recognitions

    The MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness Achievement Award (District)

    • 2016-2017 – Grand Prize Winner in BCSD
    • 2017-2018 – Runners-up in BCSD
    • 2018-2019 – Runners-up in BCSD
    • 2020-2021 – Runners-up in BCSD

    National Healthy Schools Bronze Award (National)

    • 2017
    • 2018

    USDA Healthier US School Gold Level Award (National)

    • 2018-2022


    Spring 2021 Benchmark Data



    • Not Meeting Expectations: 25%
    • Approaching Expectations: 22%
    • Meeting Expectations: 27%
    • Exceeding Expectations: 25%

    First Grade 

    • Not Meeting Expectations: 43%
    • Approaching Expectations: 7%
    • Meeting Expectations: 11%
    • Exceeding Expectations: 33%

    Second Grade 

    • Not Meeting Expectations: 46%
    • Approaching Expectations: 9%
    • Meeting Expectations: 14%
    • Exceeding Expectations: 31%



    Create a future we dare to imagine and make a positive difference.


    We facilitate and support student-driven learning experience by unleashing the power and potential of education.


    Work and Life Skills

    The ability to respond effectively based on circumstances, environments, or demands to solve prob-lems.

    Critical Thinking
    Gathering information, analyzing, and making decisions to perform the task at hand.
    Initiative Recognizing a need, seeking a solution, and taking action to fulfill it.

    Ability to receive and provide thoughts and ideas in an effective, efficient, and purposeful exchange.

    Demonstrate self-discipline through strong character. Empower others towards solutions that have purposeful impact.

    Persist through independent and collaborative experiences, learning from them, and move for-ward.

    The process of working with others to exchange ideas for a common goal.


    Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Chelsea White

    Ali Little
    Ms. White currently teaches in a first grade classroom.


    Parent/Community Involvement

    Family Math Night
    Family Reading Night
    Fine Arts Family Night
    Parent Teacher Association
    Parent Volunteer Program
    Watch DOGS Program

    Business Partners:
    BJ’s Wholesale Club
    Northwood Church
    Pine Ridge Fire Department
    Pizza Hut


    School Events and Programs

    • Character Education Program
    • Star Catchers Before & After School Program
    • Book Fairs
    • Field Day
    • Sangaree Singers (2nd grade chorus)
    • Family Math Night
    • Family Reading Night
    • Fine Arts Family Night
    • Wellness Committee Activities
    • 1:1 Mobile Devices
    • Jump Rope for Heart
    • PTA Family Dances
    • Lego Club
    • Google Expeditions
    • English Language Learner Program
    • PTA Bingo Night
    • Title I Program School
    • Leader in Me School
    • WCIV Cool School of the Week
    • Family Resource Room
    • Little Free Library
    • Common Sense Media School
    • Ukulele Club
    • Berkeley County Mental Health Support


    School Improvement Council

    The School Improvement Council works collaboratively with the school to develop and implement a five-year school improvement plan (school renewal plan), monitor and evaluate success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives, and write an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan. Councils also assist the principal in writing the narrative for the School Report Card.
    When stakeholders are involved in their children's education, the quality of schools improves and children do better in school. Parents can bring great wisdom to the council. They have intimate knowledge about their children and access to other parents who can provide knowledge and insight.
    Citizens who are not parents of children in the school can make unique contributions to School Improvement Councils. Senior citizens, business people, members of the faith community, staff of social service agencies and others all have knowledge, experience and resources to share. Community members who feel ownership in the school are often the best advocates for the children and the school.

    Council Members

    • Tara Baker, Principal
    • Tammy Alessandro, Title I Facilitator
    • Ginger Hicks, School Counselor
    • Alixander Little, Teacher
    • Brandy DeMarco, Parent
    • Sue Bowling, Community Member
    • Cara McCall, Parent and SIC Chairperson
    • Mistina Chambers, Parent and PTA President
    • Ruth Butka, Assistant Principal
    • Theresa Berard, Instructional Coach


    Contact SRE

    Address: 1460 Royle Road Summerville, SC 29486
    Phone: 843-820-3868
    Fax: 843-820-3874
    Facebook: Sangaree Elementary School Stars