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Boulder Bluff Elementary School

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Posted April 8, 2014

I think this is the most caring school that my daughter attended. Teachers are strict, but loving. They try to help your child. They believe parents are important in the process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is one of the best schools I have ever seen. The teachers are outstanding. They go above and beyond to help their students. The staff are always looking for new ways to serve the school, it's parents and it's students. My son is in 2nd grade and his teachers have always helped my son and me to understand what is needed in order for the child to succeed. The Art Teacher, Music Teacher, PE Teacher, Computer Teacher and Librarian help the children to be well rounded individuals. These teachers look for talent and participation from the students. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

Grate school my 5 year old daughter and 6 year old nephew go there it's a very good school I like it alot very friendly kind staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

the teachers are nice to the parents (butter melt in your mouth kinda nice) the kind of nice to make the parent happy for the time being and than they go on as they were without another thought but my child is talked down to, pushed aside and I also seen a paper that was graded differently than another students who's parent is also in the school system, I choose to treat it as a mistake on the teachers part. but I tell my child that the teachers have many kids she has take care of and very little time to do it, which I do believe but what I don't agree with is the way the teachers talk to my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

I have 3 children that all go to BBE and I LOVE IT!!! All the teachers my children have had are AMAZING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

My child attended this school in kindergarden and my other child attended this school in 4k. The one in kindergarden was diagnosed with autism-no support given at school. I had to complain to the doctor about the school until they finally decided to evaluate him.If your child has a communication disorder do not expect help nor understanding from staff. Child was later put in a self contained class. Few months after that we moved away and it was the best thing for my child. He was placed in a regular class and flourished academically. The teacher of my child in 4k constantly tried to cause drama by going to the school psychologist and putting ideas in my child's head until I called a meeting with the principal and complained about what she was doing. My child started to complain about not wanting to go to school. Good thing we moved away. The only friendly person there is Ms.Jennifer, the rest scream at the kids, especially the little ones. If your child has learning difficulties or behavior problems they treat them like trash. If your child is gifted and has the right last name they'll be treated kindly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I have also observed that the parents that complain about BBE are never there. Come to the school and be apart of the amazing things happening at BBE! :) You can change more by being there then complaining on the side lines.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

My child has been in this school since 4k and only one year was I asked to volunteer . They say we can always use a volunteer , but when asked ,they say (We have a lot of volunteers this year , sorry , maybe you can help us next year.) It seems like they pick and choose who they would like to help them. That's from the top to bottom and in all areas, Including the cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I have had mixed dealings with BBE. Although the teachers were pleasant, my children only bloomed educationally when I moved them out of this school and put them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

My son has been attending BBE for school, after school,and summer camp. He loves it. The teachers and helper are wonderful. His teacher is the best. He always had homework to keep his mind working. Most schools and teachers don't do that. The teachers always keeps the education process going even at home. I just wish more parents were involved in their children. That has nothing to do with the school. It is todays world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

The major fault with this school is poor administration. There are many excellent dedicated teachers who strive to give the children a good education. However the morale is low and can be evidenced by the large turnover in the last few years. The school is supposingly run in accordance with the Cromer model with the SPMT which consists of faculty, parents and administration together making policy and decisions. However this is not the case since the administration pushes through its'desires without regard. Another example of poor administration is the way different teachers are treated. This can be an excellent school for teachers and parents but it seriously needs a change in both administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

My daughter started attending this school in the Kindergarden and she loves it very much. Her grandmother moved to W. Ashley and my daughter didn't want to change schools because she enjoys it very much and she is learning so much above her reading level and winning class awards and I love to see her happy. And this school makes her happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

My daughter attended this school and just fell in love with her teachers and studies there. She was made to feel that she could grow up to be anything she aspired too. I found the teachers and volunteer staff to be very well informed and helpful with any concerns that I or my child had. My daughter is now a senior at Goose Creek High School and she has always talked about how much she loved the teachers there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2003

I attended this school as a child myself. My daughter attended the school from K-4 to 5th grade. Even though they have rebuilt the school, and it looks better on the outside, the leadership in the school is not very parent friendly. Only certain parents were ever called to help. Only certain parents received attention to their concerns. The teachers are great here, but I see alot of them not getting the respect they deserve from the upper staff at the school. It appeared as if you were not a part of a certain 'click', you were dismissed quickly and so were your concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled23%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
African-American26%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Subsidized meals21%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled18%
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female80%
Male56%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled27%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students56%
Female70%
Male44%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled27%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled40%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled40%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled33%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled47%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled47%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not 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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students68%
Female62%
Male73%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 44% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 8% 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 68%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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