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Bryson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 856 students

 
 

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Posted September 24, 2013

I believe that the Staff and Teachers of Bryson Elementary are the best of the best and deserve the recognition that so often goes unnoticed. It is so much easier to dwell on the negative aspects of people that are doing their best to fulfill the State Education requirements, that they have no control over. Principal Chambers, Assistant Principal, Staff, and Teachers, thank you from the bottom of our heart for all you do for our children, especially how you truly care for their total well-being, and the moral compass you provided in the school. This is our daughter's first year in Public School, and I appreciate how the staff, teachers, and PTA Leaders that have been so gracious, kind, and understanding of my numerous questions. I was amazed at the attendance of parents at the volunteer meeting recently, and as parents my husband and I stay involved in our children's school(s), and the impact of parental involvement makes all the difference in your child's success in school. May God continue to bless your efforts! Kathy B. Long
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

We live in this school area and if you are looking for a free daycare than this is fine. But I wanted my kids to be happy with teachers that care. After the first teacher meeting before school we took our daughter out of the school and applied for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

Bryson Elementary is the best school ever! Always has been. I attended there as a child and last year my 1st grader had MY 1st grade teacher! There are also a few more staff that remain! My oldest child went through Bryson Elementary also. That should tell you how loving and determined the teachers are! The PTA is awesome!!! The principals (Mr. Chambers and Mrs. Mills) and all staff (counselors, lunchroom, office, etc.) are excellent!! The middle schools say that our children are the most accedemically ready for 6th grade compared to the other elementary schools in the area. I highly recommmend this school to any new people in the area!!! " IT'S THE FINEST SCHOOL ON THE PLANET!!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

OK, I am the person who did the last review but I forgot more than I thought... sadly, this is not good. SO. CAFETERIA. MAJOR NO-NO! There is HAIR in my food, yes HAIR!! ( I also know it is not mine because I have not gone gray ( or white ) and probably won't for a long time. I really think SOMEBODY needs to buy hair nets for them.... Isn't that what the PTA is for???? ANYWHO, I ( and many others in my class and possibly the whole school ) DO NOT want to pay for food we are'nt even going to eat because it's full of hair. I'm leaving this school to go to Bryson Middle but I'm sure there are others in lower grades that want this ended. I recomenned for the PTA to go to the store and buy hair nets before food inspectors show up.


Posted March 5, 2010

Good School. The principal is very nice and keeps the school well-organized. Mr.West ( guidance ) is very nice and teases you (in a good way) all the time. Mrs.Cheasteen ( 5th grade guidance) is also a good guidance couselor. The school all-together I would rate at about a 4 and maybe a half. ( I mean there is always one of those days...) The not-so-good thing about this school is that in the fifth grade, you go on a field trip to DC. The cost for 1 person is around 450 dollars, and in my case, two people cost 800 some-odd dollars. We had one fundraiser for that and our profit was what we made (not counting what we bought) I think there should be more. But, my teacher has given me the idea of doing my own fundraiser and I also know this is not the schools fault.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

the best school and the only elementary school my kids will ever go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

Our son had a wonderful experience at Brysn this year. His teacher is excellent, and I was very pleased with the growth we saw this year in both reading and math. Communication between home and school was great and we are looking forward to another great year next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

Great school with exceptional caring teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

Bryson is a great school. Our son absolutely loves it. The level of caring and interaction between the staff and parents/children is amazing. Mr. Chambers (principal) and Mr. West (guidance counselar) are great. The academics are super! I highly reccommend Bryson to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

The teachers and staff at this school are excellent. We wanted our son to experience life in a smaller town such as the Greenville area, but we were also concerned that rural schools not have the same advantages as larger suburban schools we were used to in the north. Bryson has been a wonderful experience. Our son excels in the subjects, feels loved and accepted, and is in an honors program in the third grade. Parents have a lot of input as to how this school performs and the PTA is well organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2004

I feel that my child's individualities are discouraged at this school. Guidance counselor would rather keep his phone calls short than listen to a parent. It seems as if they could use to restructure their priorities.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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%
Female90%
Male75%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled42%
Not disabled89%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled16%
Not disabled84%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African-American42%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female93%
Male61%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled39%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students81%
Female93%
Male69%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled26%
Not disabled90%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled43%
Not disabled90%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled57%
Not disabled91%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled43%
Not disabled87%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled50%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled50%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled30%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 61% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 12% 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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Simpsonville, SC 29681
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