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Ocean Bay Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

This is a great school. I have two daughters attending OBE, one for four years and one for two. Every teacher we have had has been very good, very committed and engaged in helping each child reach their potential. The administration has changed during our time here but so far we have not seen a negative impact from those changes. I think this is a top notch public school, I don't think you can get much better than this one without going to a very expensive private school in a more metropolitan area honestly. My fears of an SC education for my children have not come into reality in the least. We moved to Myrtle Beach 4 years ago, coming from a private school in a metropolitan setting so this was a big, scary change for us. We have been highly involved in school and have been very, very pleasantly surprised and pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Overall, I believe Ocean Bay to be one of the best in the area. My daughter has been attending this school since Kindergarten and I even have her transferred every year to OBE since we moved out of the district because I wouldn't want her to attend any other elementary school in the area. I have never had any problems and am very impressed with the friendliness of their staff. My daughter loves it and I wouldn't have it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

Ocean Bay is a wonderful school. They are very involved in the community and place each child first. I am blessed to have my child in the care of such wonderful loving teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

Ocean bay is over crowded, the homework they send home is a joke ( a photo copied page out of a work book with only half the information you need to complete the assignment.) They wait until the last minute to request money for school projects and parties. The teachers do not keep in contact with the parents. this school has left a very bad taste in my mouth and we've been with them for almost 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

This is my daughters first year at Ocean Bay. I have to say I was very excited to get her into such a great school. I love that this school is more challenging. The education is so much better then the upstate. The only thing I have not been to happy with is the communication. I have sent notes with question/concerns to her teacher w/o responses. I have to say it is very important to have great communication btwn the parent and teacher. I sometimes feel as if I am a bother to my daughters teacher. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens next yr!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

I had both my children enrolled there and I am utterly disgusted. There were several problems one being that the busdriver took my 10 year old and left my 7 year old w/ adhd by himself, running after the bus....she saw him as reported but left anyways...horry county police picked him up on the side of 31 when asked what are you doing ? going to school. When i went and asked Ms Ward what happened she didn't even pull the tape of the bus activity until I demanded to see it, watch out these are the people you leave your precious cargo with to take care of everyday...angry
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Amazing School!Amzing teachers! We miss OBE awful!! Sad we moved!! Great school for autism and special needs too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I have 2 children in this school. It is thier second year at OBE. Last year I thought it was a great school. This year everything has changed. It might be the county's fault and not the school, but it is impossible to get them to challenge my child. The math is waay to easy for 2nd grade and the homework they both come home with can not even be considered homework. The teachers are great and nice. My children are just not being pushed to what they're level is. I would recommend this school compared to the other ones in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Our family has had two children in OBE since it began two years ago. As it enters its third year, we are proud to be part of such a wonderful school. Despite overcrowding challenges, the administration, staff and faculty have done an excellent job - putting children and their education and safety first! In a push to increase volunteer numbers, we have found new and innovative programs and plans underway to make OBE the best it can be for our children. We are VERY proud to be an OBE family member!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I love this school! The teachers and staff are wonderful! I would never send my child to any other school. To those who have had problems with this school...any new place is going to have its problems...so get over it! This school may not be up to your standards so move back to where it is you came from and make Carolina Forest and 501 less crowded with people like you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

My daughter went to this school the first year it open for 1st grade. The teachers have no control of classrooms and the children were not expected to respect them either. The math (Everyday Mathematics) that is taught is a joke and that parents can't even understand it to help their children. And don't bother asking for a meeting after school because you won't get it!! Yes, the staff at the drop off is rude, they are also rude and unorganized at the front desk as well. They also loose paper work and have to be hounded by another school for transcripts after 4 months into the school year!! If we would have had to live in MB any longer, then I would have home schooled my daughter!! And the PTO only wants your money. Look at their quarterly report on how much of the food for the dinner was donated that parents paid for before a meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

This school has exceeded our expectations by far, and my daughter who is in Mrs. Vereen's first grade class loves it and is doing excellent. It is a nice new school, just in its second year and despite the growth in the area and student population, the administration has done a superb job with everything along with keeping teacher/student ratios low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

Ocean Bay Elementary is a wonderful place for kids to learn, families to grow and thrive, teachers to teach in a positive atmosphere where they are respected, and a community of learners connected to Ocean Bay Middle School and the Carolina Forest network. I am honored to be a part of the faculty and know greatness breeds successful young leaders.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2007

My daughter started kindergarden here in 2006. She loves Ocean Bay. The teachers are great. The staff that greets the parents and children in the morning at drop off are quite rude, but overall the quality of education, teacher involvement, and communication with parents is good. I highly recomend this elementary school to all new residents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female96%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled75%
Not disabled95%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled56%
Not disabled86%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled53%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled60%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled70%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled69%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled31%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled40%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled31%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 75% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 42%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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