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Byrd Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 755 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2013

I love this school! My child was enrolled in private school last year and I was very hesitate about putting her in public school, however those worries were put to rest as I have had pleasant experiences with all of the staff at Byrd. The Open House was very organized as all of the meetings have been. My daughter's teachers have always responded to my notes in the agenda or via email in a short turn around time, and have otherwise communicated with me. Forl the people who are looking for a school without some issues, good luck, they don't exist. My child is healthy, happy, and receives an education both in the school and at home. I am appreciative and realistic in my expectations in what the school should and are providing. Keep up the good work Byrd Elementary. Sincerely, An appreciative parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

This was such a very poor choice I have made . I arrived here at the school Bryd Elem. assuming what I had heard was just a lot of nasty rumors of unhappy parents. Well I came to visit the school and I had a warm visit, as soon as I enrolled my children the teachers were not very comunicative with the parents do not handle problems fairly.I also notice there is verbel abuse from teachers then always change what was said when other adults are present I find this school a very inconsiderite school when it come to certain situations. Take a look again.If I could afford private school to get a bettter education for my children they would be there.They try to teach no form of bullying,Then you turn around to see that some of the teachers at Byrd are just that.This makes me sad to see what they are showing the future and this school is not so great. Even the food is very poor. GO BYRD THE SCHOOL THAT ALLOWS TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO BULLY! I really should have listen to what the other parents were telling me. I understand now and I get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

I come from a family of and educator, and principal and based on the expectations that my father had of his school, teachers, and students I find Byrd right for my child. She started Kindergarten this year and I have had nothing but wonderful things to say. The give a good foundation and the expectation is there GO BYRD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

I really hope there is something or someone who changes my opinion of this school soon. It is the most unwelcoming environment for a parent and has a very staunch and unhappy vibe. No one smiles, and the teachers look at parents like they are from outer space when they are in the halls or heaven forbid walking their children to class. The principal seems to have the kids best interest at heart but the feeling of the school as a whole is depressed. My kids are not thriving in this environment and the experience I have had with two of the teachers rate as acceptable and then downright terrible. It is early in the year but my kids are very unhappy at this school thus far. We were used to an open door policy at our prior elementary school and parent involvment was encouraged. This is a diametric opposite. I wish I had the money to send my kids to a private school where they valued the parents more. Not being able to talk to the teachers and partner with them in my childs education is extremely frustrating and will no doubt effect their academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Byrd Elementary is a great school. The principal, teachers and everyone involve in their staff are excellent. Outstanding safety, discipline and teaching techniques . You can see they are dedicated with heart to the children. I am very pleased with the staff and the academics results in my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Byrd is a great school! The staff really cares about the kids and my kids really love it. Other schools could really learn from the excellent example they set.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Staff is great. Academic wise, the school is ahead of other area school's. We know becouse we had our children in nearby school's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

Byrd Elementary is a great school. Principal Rosie Berry really cares about all of the students doing their best.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students76%
Female73%
Male77%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled46%
Not disabled79%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled8%
Not disabled57%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals28%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female79%
Male65%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White54%
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled8%
Not disabled50%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students69%
Female64%
Male74%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students60%
Female62%
Male57%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Science

All Students59%
Female58%
Male58%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant75%
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 57% 53%
Black 23% 36%
Hispanic 16% 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 66%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Met AYP (2007)
  • Met AYP (2006)

Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 7.:50
School end time
  • 2:25
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 663-4321

Programs

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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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