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Bethel Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 30, 2013

I find this quite interesting. I wrote a review for this school at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, but I returned to look at the reviews, and noticed that not only MY review, but all the other negative reviews for this school have been removed. I feel that this school could use some work. We dealt with a teacher who had no business teaching. She had no patience with children, singled my child out (I was told this by other parents), and was more concerned with coloring technique than actual academics. (2nd grade) We moved at the end of the school year, and my child had been on the A/B honor roll all year, as well as thriving socially. When we came to Bethel, his grades as well as self esteem suffered. I can only hope that the problems we had were because we came so late in the year. I'm not saying the entire school is terrible, but it was not a good first impression. I am hoping that the upcoming school year will prove that Bethel is worthy of such a high rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

Welcoming, Warm & Award-Winning is Bethel in a nutshell. After being at 5 schools in 3 cities over 4 yrs, we couldn t be happier with our location & school assignment! From the parent-painted murals that adorn the walls to the warm welcome you receive in the Office, Bethel feels like a 2nd home & a place where your children will be surrounded by caring individuals, be they faculty, volunteers or students. This school feels like extended family, which is wonderful for anyone, but especially for those who have relocated w/o any family around! About test scores & technological advances, Bethel is THE place to be. Bethel takes education seriously & it shows in its award winning teachers & clubs, & technology (iPads/iPods/etc.). Students continue to achieve high test scores which is testament to great teaching! Bethel is also special b/c of its long history & small size! You can rest assured that your child won t be some nameless face in the crowd. At Bethel each child is known, valued, and nurtured! Bethel s inclusive-style PTO should also be mentioned! All are welcome to participate! The bottom line is that Bethel is an awesome elementary school & that we could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

Ever notice that everyone rates their own school "excellent?" Just like people assessing their own driving ability. To me there are only a handful of "Excellent" schools in any given state. That stated, we chose to live in this area because of the schools and have not been disappointed. Academically, Bethel Elementary is strong especially for a public school that has a range of abilities in their students. However, what makes this school great from my experience with three other elementary schools (we moved a lot) is the strong relationships the teachers and administrators have with the children and parents. If you and your child want to remain anonymous and "fly under the radar" this is the wrong school for you. If you think personal attention from just about everyone at the school is good for your child's development, than that is Bethel's greatest strength. Both of my children love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

As an active parent at Bethel Elementary, I rate it a 10! It's a great school with great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

This school is great. The teachers and the staff are the best around. I am so happy with everyone at this school.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female86%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Writing

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students76%
Female66%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students71%
Female53%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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 84% 53%
Black 5% 36%
Hispanic 4% 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 23%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6000 Hwy 55 East
Clover, SC 29710
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