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Michael C. Riley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted November 23, 2009

My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years. She knows everyone in the school and they know her as well. They are very kind, friendly and I believe that have helped her staying on top of her learning disability like no other school has done in the past. My son is now on his 2nd year as well and very pleased. I would recommend this school to anyone! We will be moving and very sad to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

All children can excel here. The staff and teachers are excellent! If your child needs help, the staff will provide as much help as the child needs and tools for parents to assist the child for greater success. As a bonus, the students are so diverse. My children have opportunities to understand their world and an appreciation for the multi-cultures at an early age. This is priceless! I can say, education here at MC Riley and Bluffton in general no longer concerns me. With the staff's commitment to excellence and the community's volunteers, this school is a place to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My child has been at MC Riley for two years and I am a regular volunteer at the school. As a previous teacher in another state, I came in with a critical eye. I have been 100% pleased with every aspect of MC Riley. They put academics as their top priority. The teachers are excellent! I couldn't ask for a better learning environment for my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

My child was a student there from K to 6th grade graduation. He excelled, because the teachers and administration excelled. Each and every one of his teachers treated him with respect and care for his well being as well as his academic progress. The principal and vice principal were excellent, caring about the welfare of each student as an individual. There was a generous amount of extracurricular activites, as well as a thriving music department, with a teacher who apparently loved her job and brought her zest and love of music to work with her each day. The chorus class was in much demand and my child STILL says no one comes close to her in spirit and performance. I felt it was an excellent school and wish they all could be as memorable as M.C. Riley! H.H. Griffeth
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2003

I had children in this school for 13 years. I feel the principal, teachers, every one cared about EACH child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I cannot say enough good things about M.C. Riley teachers, staff and administration. It is a pleasure to have my daughters attend!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled60%
Not disabled86%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled47%
Not disabled78%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
African-Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled30%
Not disabled61%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male57%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled40%
Not disabled71%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled40%
Not disabled90%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled33%
Not disabled82%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled60%
Not disabled88%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled27%
Not disabled78%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant70%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled53%
Not disabled89%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female60%
Male63%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant62%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled47%
Not disabled84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant79%
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
Hispanic 46% 7%
White 39% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 72%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bluffton, SC 29910
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