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Broad River Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 354 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2008

BRES has a wonderful learning environment. The school plans insightful activities that help parents understand their mission and uses of technology, curriculum and standards. The communication between the school and parent as well as teacher and parent has been wonderful. I feel I am truly a part of my daughters learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

We find BRES to be an exceptional school. The administraion, faculty and staff are great in every area. It is evident that they really care about the total child and truly believe and instill in each child that they 'can' and 'will' learn at Broad River. The school's environment is safe and it's top priority is student learning for life-long achievement. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

BroadRiver Elementary is a good school the only problem that we have is no communication between Parents and Staff. Many People live with what happened in the past with Teachers who have moved on and Principles who have moved on. It is time to get involved in your child's school that way no other Parent can decide what is write or wrong for your child, Come to a PTO meeting just one time . You will see other parents wanting to hear your voices they are your children let your voice be heard! Mine is I always get involved I need to know how my childs future is being taught, is she getting the coping skills to help her succeed! I will stand by BroadRiver! We need Parenst to get involved you are important!Your child needs to know Mom and Dad care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Broad River Elementary is a school that is on the move. Issues with safety, homework, and instruction are no longer drawbacks but rather strengths. This is a very nurturing school that emphasizes excellence in education of all of our students.The new administration has been proactive in establishing a school culture that fosters the Primary Years Program/International Baccalaureate that stresses internationalism and principals that help our children understand the importance of education and citizenship. We are dedicated to excellence in education.
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Posted September 11, 2005

My son is in his 4th year at BRES. He has received excellant instruction. The teachers are all great, not to mention the office staff. I am very please and would not even think of sending him to any other school. Usually it's the parents that don't want to get involved that do the complaining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

We pulled our son out of this school because all the teachers wanted to do was have the children play, while they sat on the computer. Then, when it came time for them to be tested, the children were completely clueless. I would not recommend sending any child to that school, unless things change. The one person that helped that school, Mr. Mansell was just transferred. My advice is to find another school or home school your child. They would come out ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

We have had several problems with BRES in the two years which my child has attended. There has been very little communication between the parent and classroom. We had to specifically ask for my child to receive homework, and even then it was not on a regular basis. Not really the best practice for a school which, for 3 years consecutively falied to meet state standards. Spelling tests are not given in my child's class because some children fail and others do very well. There are many negative influences in the school. Second graders are threatening eachother with violence and using profanity on a regular basis. The teacher, during a conference, admitted that there is more he could do but has to spend his time with the problem students, whom he mentioned by name. Overall, not a good place to prepare children for success.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students65%
Female85%
Male52%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students54%
Female65%
Male47%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students50%
Female62%
Male41%
African-American42%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female79%
Male55%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students44%
Female72%
Male26%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals52%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled33%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled53%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled20%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled47%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students69%
Female79%
Male60%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled27%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Gail Wages
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (843) 322-8380

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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474 Broad River Blvd
Beaufort, SC 29906
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