Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Red Bank Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

22 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 11, 2013

Red Bank Elementary is a wonderful school so far......I love the partial immersion classes they offer....they have a great system in place to keep track of all students...from the bus, car rider or pick up and drop off.........It is easy to talk to the teachers too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have two kids that go to school at Red Bank. Teachers are hard to work with. Employees are proud and arrogant. They can't figure out how to do anything right. Very displeased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

Lexington District One is the best district in the area, and Red Bank Elementary is the best school in all of Lexington District One. I have had children at Gilbert Elementary and White Knoll Elementary, and they are great schools too, but RBE is the best! RBE has a Spanish Immersion program and RBE is the school in Lex. 1 that is the pilot for the RISC model, a new way of teaching that engages the children-it's a revolutionary approach in which students are the navigators-it's really awesome. RBE also utilizes technology and integrates it into the learning process, and they have a radio show that one of my daughter's is on. My oldest daughter has grown so much personally since she has been going to RBE. She has been on the A honor role every year since she began. I have never had one problem with any of her teachers, and they are all very loving and caring. Once I did have another student bully my daughter, and the assistant principal put a stop to it immediately. The principal is an excellent role model. This school is great!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

The Principal of this school is so consumed with her own image that she neglects the needs of the students and the desires of the Parents. They also overlook a lot of behavior problems at the expense of other children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

My grandchildren are having a great experience at this school. It has a very exciting and welcoming feeling when you walk in the door. The teachers are working hard to provide experiences that are interesting and exciting to promote learning.


Posted October 1, 2009

I think Red Bank Elementary is a neighborhood school to be proud of. They have a super faculty and staff, and they modify their teaching to best meet the needs of the children there. They have had a Spanish Immersion Program for the younger children, and when I see the children coming home, they look happy, like they've had a happy day. I would not hesitate to send a child of ours to Red Bank Elementary, if we had children. I taught for 25 years myself, at a different school, so I feel I am qualified to make judgements about another elementary school and I think that Red Bank Elementary is doing a superior job of teaching its students.


Posted April 14, 2009

I had never heard very good things about the Red Bank area and was a little nervous when my son was going into 4k at RBE. We have now been at Red Bank for 3 years and I can't imagine being more pleased. The Teachers are so involved and caring! The Administrators are the best I have ever seen! We have never had even one problem. I have many friends who teach elementary schools in and out of the district and I can say Red Bank is one of the best. The school is very involved with the community and offers family nights at the school at least once a month where your whole family is welcome at the school for dinner and educational entertainment at no cost to the parents. I am extremely pleased!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

You couldn't get more loving and caring teachers than at this school. They really care and are concerned about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

Red Bank Elementary School is a great school. I was nervous about my child going there at first because I haven't heard much about it. But, the teachers are great and love the students. You can tell they realy care and work hard to teach them. The Principals are great too they are very involved and concerned for the children. I've seen nothing wrong with the school unless it was something the dist. controled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This school is one of the worst schools I've ever had to deal with. There are too many teachers who are tired of teaching and have become short tempered and lack any real passion about their jobs. Anything positive that they do at the school is more for show, than for actually doing something positive for the kids. We are looking to move out of this school district as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

Red Bank Elementary School is awesome! It is large enough to have talented and capable principles and teachers, but not so large that your child feels lost in the crowd. My child feels loved and supported there and is able to grow in knowledge and spirit. My daughter is the 3rd child I have had at RBE. The school building is a little older than some, but the people and community make up for the difference by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

My child goes to RBE. She is in fifth grade this year. But the problem that the school has caused me to send her to another school out of the district to get the education she needed. The bullying problem is awful and no one wants to admit that there is a problem. Everyone is so worried about the kids doing well on the PACT test that they forget why we send our children their in the first place. I am not happy with the teachers their either, my child had a problem with understanding what she reads. They are unwilling to try and help her. My brother went to school here years ago, at that time it was a good school. I would not recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

I am not very pleased with the school in some areas. We are new here, about 8 months.They started at the end of March this past spring. I have 4 kids that go there now and I have only been pleased with 2. They do not control bullying well at all. And they tend not to let the student'being picked on' defend themselves or exlpain themselves to the teacher with fear of being told they are 'talking back'. I raise my children not to do that. But they tend to believe the bully and not here the other side. And there is not a lot of communication problems between parents and teachers. I have never had such a hard time trying to schedule a parent-teacher conference either, very unorganized. If I wasn't moving to the other side of town this month I would pull them out asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

Geat school full of great teachers and a great administration. The principal will always take the time to see you and make you feel important. I know that everyone in that school has my child's best interest at heart. The few students that seem to be the biggest problem are dealt with in immediately and in a fair and firm manner. Sometimes,however, the follow-up when the student gets home is not what it should be. No surprise there! I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

I currently have three children at RBE.I have had nothing but a positive experience. All three of my children are A/B students and they enjoy going to school. We have had to report one bullying issue to the school officials and it was handled immediately. I maintain open communication with all of my children's teachers and principles by phone, E-mail and classroom conferences.No school is perfect and parent involvement is key. My children are doing well at RBE because of the dedicated teachers and staff and the fact that we as parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

This is an excellent school with a lot of parent/community involvement. There is a small group of parents who would just love to run it their way...thus the negative comments. This school is up on technology. The kids use Smartboards, writers, computers, etc. What parents fail to realize is that principals do not have the final say so in most circumstances regarding behavior. That comes from the guidelines by the district office which they must follow. Perhaps they should take their discipline complaints there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

I sent my son to RBE for one year. I was very unhappy with the school, so I pulled him out. I wasn't impressed with the teachers or the administrators. Bright children will be very bored at this school. I agree with the review that said the school doesn't want to deal with bullies or behavior problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

When my children started at RBE I had hopes of a great opportunity for them. My hopes were shattered by the administrators inability to control bullies and monitor school bus safety. I had to move my girls to WKE for their safety. When reported to the administration it was dismissed as 'rough play'. Teachers did not report incidents when the children reported it to them. A child cannot learn if they are afraid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

I am unfortunatly a parent of a student at RBE. If I didn't love where I live, and lived here all my life, I would move solely on the premise to get my child into another school. The students per class is not 15. Our teacher is fantastic, about the only good thing I can say. The administration over all is bad, bad, bad. I have made many attempts to contact them on different issues and have been basically brushed aside when answered at all. There is no desire to improve. Thank god I have time to invest in my child because RBE as a school does not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

This web site is wrong. The number of children that are in a normal sized class at this school is twenty five children per class. This does not mean that there are classes with no more than twenty five. One kindergarten class had twenty eight chidlren in it last year. Sounds like they need to stop using the 'spare rooms' which happen to be class rooms for nothing but adding more teachers and more spaces for our 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled31%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabled31%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students54%
Female46%
Male61%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled25%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled53%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled20%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled33%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female77%
Male87%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled60%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students60%
Female69%
Male49%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled20%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant60%
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 Students75%
Female89%
Male64%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled13%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students71%
Female85%
Male57%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled27%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students73%
Female82%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female52%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant66%

Writing

All Students65%
Female87%
Male47%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled20%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 53%
Black 17% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 7%
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 49%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

246 Community Dr
Lexington, SC 29073
Website: Click here
Phone: (803) 821-4600

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT