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Buena Vista Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 784 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 7, 2012

My son had a terrible situation with his teacher and we only got lip service from the administration. By the time I realized that nothing was going to change, it was too late in the year to change classes or schools. This school has some wonderful teachers. We were fortunate for have them for 4 years, but the last year was a nightmare. If you suspect a problem with a teacher, try to check it out immediately. Don't assume a school that has some excellent teachers can't/won't have an awful teacher(s). Don't assume the administration is going to help you. They have allowed this teacher to behave this way (to some degree) for years. If they make it inconvenient for you to spend time in the classroom or if they won't let you show up on short notice, assume something is wrong. It's a waiting game. If they can stall you long enough, you won't be able to pull your child out of the class without disrupting their academic experience. I am so disappointed that this last year tainted all the good memories we had at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

Excellent school with challenging academic standards. We moved our son from a top private school in the area to Buena Vista and have not been disappointed. Wonderful parent participation and and a teaching staff that goes the extra step to make sure each childs full potential is realized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

We are very happy with the school, my daughter who seem to be a whiz is challenged enough to enjoy and learn. Teacher's have been willing to take the extra step to help kids who are already better to go one step further at the same time spending enough time with kids who need help to get them going....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

We attended this school for 18mo before moving out of the country. They have high standards in the classrooms. My son recieved needed help in some speech and was quickly helped. The parent teacher association is huge!
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 78% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African-American76%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled67%
Not disabled95%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African-American57%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled67%
Not disabled89%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African-American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African-American76%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled67%
Not disabled93%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African-American88%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled98%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
African-American71%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled70%
Not disabled96%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant94%

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
African-American65%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled60%
Not disabled92%
English language learners95%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African-American82%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled100%
Not disabled94%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
African-American71%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled40%
Not disabled97%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
African-American68%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled60%
Not disabled97%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
African-American68%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled95%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male73%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American74%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled46%
Not disabled96%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant91%
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 69% 53%
Black 12% 36%
Asian 10% 1%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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310 South Batesville Rd
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