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Beech Springs Intermediate School

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Posted May 20, 2008

I am so glad my this is my child last year at thisa school the teachers are the worst they dont care about the kids all they care about is how they look and who is calling them on there cell phones they are only allowed to play on the tennis courts they cant run and paly like any other kids at an other school this scholl is the worst like i said i am so glad i dont have to go back to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

Our son is in the 5th Grade this year and just start back in September after we moved from South Florida. We were afraid with the transition since he was in a private school there and then would be switched to a public school system here. We must say that his grades have improved tremedously even going through the transition stage, this last report card he made the ' A ' Honor Roll at this school. We feel that the teachers here really excel in their qualifications and our son is proof of that. And we don't have to ask him to do his homework infact he does it with pleasure, and loves his teachers which is important in a child's learning. Based on that we would recommend this school to future parents moving to this area. God Bless
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I am so glad my child only had to attend this school for 1yr...his 6th grade yr. We moved from CA, upon arrival I soon learned they were teaching things he learned in 4th & 5th, they are only allowed to play on the tennis courts & when I called as to why...I was told nobody knows thats the rule. The teacher doesn't return my calls & they don't believe in giving homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter was in Greenville County Schools until this year. She is in the 5th grade now. I was sooooo disappointed in the school where she was and now in only a few weeks I have seen a change in her like you would not believe! This school is great! I don't have to ask her to get her homework done anymore! She loves this school and gets her homework done ASAP and getting ready for school used to be a challenge, but not now! She is ready to go! I have yet to hear her complain about not wanting to go to school! When my child is happy going to school, I know the school is doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

Beech Spring's administration is very caring and top notch. Their caring attitude toward their regular and substitute staff shines! The students there seem to really enjoy their classes. Lots of extra time and relavent activities put in by the teachers to assist the students in their learning. The staff really seems to pull together as a team and 'family'. Love their monthly PTA events for the moms,dads ,& grandparents, such as Muffins for moms...
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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 77% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

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 70% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
White89%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled50%
Not disabled89%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial85%
White83%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled29%
Not disabled86%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled88%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled29%
Not disabled87%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial69%
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled35%
Not disabled90%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled17%
Not disabled79%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled17%
Not disabled78%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled20%
Not disabled86%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled36%
Not disabled82%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled23%
Not disabled84%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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

Algebra I

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

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Applied Biology

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

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Biology I

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

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English I

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

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Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

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Physical Science

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

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2010

 
 
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U.S. History

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

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U.S. History and Government

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

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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
White 67% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 64%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Duncan, SC 29334
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