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Buffalo Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 621 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2009

Great teachers. Great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

All the teachers and faculty at BES are very caring and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I have 3 kids @ Buffalo Elementary and they are all performing above my expectations. They have all had some great, caring teachers. I feel BES not only encourages its kids to do their best, but also offers many opportunities for students to expand their talents. The best thing, however, about BES is that the staff really does listen to parents' and students' ideas and opinions. We feel really blessed to have such a quality school in our small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

great school with great group of children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I have threee daughters at Buffalo school. Two have moved on and I still have one there. I would put this school at the top. From the caring staff to the wonderful programs, they are the best!@!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Buffalo Elementary School is located in a high poverty county. These funds would mean so much to our kids. Everyone at Buffalo Elementary strives to be the best and make our children feel and become their best. There is a family atmosphere anytime you walk in the door. I am proud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I have a son that has special needs, this school has been a blessing for us! Everyone from the principal all the way down to the students made his transistion to this school a very positive one. He was attending another elementary school in our county, they did not meet any of his needs, nor did they want to. I have been extremely pleased with the care that has been given to him since he has been there! This is the only elementary school in our county that is adaptive for special needs children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

This is a great school with qualified and caring teachers. Of course the teachers can't do it alone. This school has over 600 students enrolled and there are only 250 members of the PTA and most of them only attend the meetings when their child is in the program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2005

The teachers are excellent at BES I am impressed by their skills! The teachers are under extreme pressure from the state (because of PACT testing) and still manage to give our children everything they need. As for the person who posted the October 2004 comment you might want to learn how to spell and use correct grammar before you criticize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

I think this school is aweful due to the fact some teachers there dont treat the students like they supose to. Plus this school cant make the grade it has failed for 2 years in a row, I had my kids here before and was a very involved parent with my kids and saw to many things that were not right teachers hollering at these kids, ppl just walking up and down these halls and I mean noone would come out and see who these ppl were, this is not safe for our kids, I didnt feel good about this school at all, I think the parents of these kids at bes should just drop in and you will see what I saw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

I basically feel that my son has done alot better tranferring to this school. He has improved tremendously. I would like to say that the teaching staff as well as other faculity are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
African-American35%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female73%
Male89%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students62%
Female72%
Male49%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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%
Female90%
Male67%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled46%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled55%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled55%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled73%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students64%
Female85%
Male47%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled36%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students76%
Female88%
Male68%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female61%
Male86%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%
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 58% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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733 Main St
Buffalo, SC 29321
Phone: (864) 429-1730

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