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Bookman Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted December 16, 2013

As an Army Bratt and now Army wife, my family has been to several different schools in several states. Bookman Road is by far the best school my kids have ever attended. My son with Autism has learned more in this school than any of his previous three schools combined. The Autism program is the best. My typical son has also learned a lot in this school. It is so obvious that both staff and teachers love these kids. The Principal is phenomenal. Both kids and myself love going to this school. Parent participation is great. PTO general meetings usually have a couple hundred parents so get to PTO meetings early so you can find parking :). Extremely active PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

I love this school. They have a mainstream program that my autistic daughter was in, and it was great for her. After the program she was placed in regular kindergarten. Thanks to the teacher there and the teacher staff she succeeded and now she's in 1st grade. I'm glad my child was able to go there and learn so much. I am happy for the staff and teacher. They are the best and its a great reflection on the school. I love it and considering taking my kids back there this year. It's a wonderful school, and I was sad to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

I would just like to commend the entire staff at Bookman Road Elementary for their dedication and commitment to all of the students. Bookman Road enforces lifeskills and lifelong guidelines and for that I am truly grateful. The staff treats the kids with respect and demands the same. The teachers put in a lot of work everyday to ensure that the students get what they need. No child is left behind at Bookman. My kids have progressed so well in such a short period of time. My daughter is in the first grade and she is reading on a 2nd grade level. My son is in the kindergarten and has wonderful handwriting. This is an awesome school and I look forward to the future. Great job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Bookman Road is fabulous....high standards for teachers and students, great communication, great parent involvement and the staff truly cares about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a very awsome school. The teachers are ranked some of the highest in the state. I know poeple who have the money to send their children to private schools but chose to send them to Bookman Road insted. This school has also received a Greaters Schools rating of 9 out of 10. I know that I wouldn't have my son go anywhere else. Also they school trys to keep the whole family envoled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

I love Bookman Road. My daughter has loved all of her teachers. They along with the administration seem to care about the well being of all of the children. I would recommend Bookman Road to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

OMG! My son went to a school last year that gave him nothing. This year we are at Bookman, and let me tell you he is getting everything and more. This is the best school ever. The teachers and the other staff are just great. I praise God for us being in our house and in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Wow! We were really impressed with this school. My son loved going every morning, the teachers are top notch, and administration is great! Bookman is so well organized and all of the staff is wonderful and helpful. We were so sad when we had to move out of town, this school is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

Good school and great support. Teachers and adminstrators are great about communicating with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2007

Bookman Rd. Elem. is an excellent school!! The staff is out of this world. My children are so happy & have learned so much during their time at BRES. One of Richland School District Two's finest schools!!! If you're wondering would my child do well at Bookman - the answer is absolutely! We have to leave BRES this summer & we are very sad to be leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Bookman Road has a lot of extracurricular activities for the children, Piano, Spanish, Gymnastics, Dance, Chess, Tae Kwon Do (have to pay extra but it's available). My main concern is the new math they are now using - EveryDay Math. However, I think the teachers are great and principal is really involved and cares a lot about the children succeeding. She reads a book at every PTO meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African-American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled100%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Math

All Students81%
Female74%
Male85%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled73%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students82%
Female89%
Male78%
African-American82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female82%
Male100%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled42%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
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

English/Language Arts

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled67%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled75%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled59%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled53%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Science

All Students81%
Female76%
Male84%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled53%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant87%
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 53% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
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 25%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1245 Bookman Rd
Elgin, SC 29045
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Phone: (803) 699-1724

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