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B. D. Lee Elementary School

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I have had two children and now a grand child going through B.D. Lee Elementary School. I have not experienced anything other than outstanding leadership and a positive atmosphere at this school. The teachers take so much pride in their work and students. I can say that B. D. Lee Elementary is there to educate the children and distill morals and values in these children. I don't think B. D. Lee could have a better principle than Mrs. Sharon Jefferies. Mrs. Jefferies has always had an open door policy and is a professional educator. Mrs. Jefferies is always eager to help out the children and her community. I give B.D. Lee Elementary a A+.


Posted May 26, 2014

I don't know who dr. Harris is but BD LEE is my school district and I deal with Ms. Jeffries. Now I have foster children and they can be difficult at times with the readjustment and all and I think her and her staff do an amazing job with the academic , after school care, extra cariticular activities as well as disciplinary actions...thank you ms. Jeffries. ...RB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I have found this school to be exceptable. Dr. Harris and staff are always available to assist parents to better educate their children.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students67%
Female79%
Male47%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male67%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students40%
Female36%
Malen/a
African-American35%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female54%
Malen/a
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Writing

All Students55%
Female71%
Male31%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals40%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant36%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%

Writing

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students56%
Female49%
Male67%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students39%
Female38%
Male42%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female47%
Malen/a
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Writing

All Students51%
Female46%
Male59%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant51%
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
Black 75% 36%
White 14% 53%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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