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Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy

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Posted January 8, 2014

Well, in all honesty, any kind of school is bad to me. I mean, we have to get up early in the morning, God knows what could've happened the night before or what is going on in your life, to get worked too hard. Barely getting rights and to get judged by others. No matter how horrible you feel on the inside, emotionally or physically, you have got to have a temperature or to be throwing up in order to go home. We are expected to talk to a counselor that in my opinion doesn't understand at all what you're going through. It's practically a prison for all adolescents and teens. We feel so tortured and you people don't understand the half of it. I hate Busbee. I have never been so stressed out in my life.


Posted August 3, 2013

is very amazing one of the best teachers in the state that actually care about my education unlike other schools in our district!


Posted October 14, 2012

I have been a sub in this school and seen first hand the mediocrity of Lexington School district 2 at its finest. From teachers telling principals, "you tell me what i have to do to get this kid sent to "granby", from the dictatorial rules. This school could do so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Great school! This school has great staff that care about all the students. It is a technology school where each student gets to use itouches and iPads! I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 14, 2009

This school is okay. The staff is great!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

This school rocks, even when the teachers are mean the school still rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

I loev this school even though today is my 3rd day i feel very loved
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 29, 2008

Busbee Middle is a nice school, but needs a better discipline system and needs to be a tad bit bigger!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2006

It is now called Cyril B Busbee creative arts academy and the new buidling is located off 12th/77 bypass. The new school is breathtaking & very state of the art. The Teachers and Staff are very friendly and understanding of student's needs & safety. Busbee has done a 150% turn around from the old one!I believe it will be one of the top ten schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I believe Busbee Middle is making great changes in the right direction. My child was in the Honors classes and had a wonderful exprience there. All of the teachers and staff went far beyound there duties. Busbee has received a bad rap for awhile, but has really turned there reputation around. They are striving to put Education first. What a great job.


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.

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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 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 70% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

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

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled47%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled42%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled20%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%

Writing

All Students71%
Female88%
Male53%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled35%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled30%
Not disabled76%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students57%
Female65%
Male52%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled19%
Not disabled69%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students70%
Female79%
Male64%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled37%
Not disabled80%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female79%
Male57%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled30%
Not disabled78%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%

Writing

All Students58%
Female72%
Male48%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled19%
Not disabled70%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled42%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students50%
Female62%
Male40%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White43%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals61%
Disabled32%
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled30%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female93%
Male68%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students71%
Female84%
Male59%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled50%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 36%
White 28% 53%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 11% 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 83%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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