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Simpsonville, SC
Students enrolled: 898

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506 Neely Ferry Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29681

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(864) 355-7700
(864) 355-7774
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Map of Plain Elementary School address.

November 20, 2014
A friend told me about this site so I decided to take a look for myself. After reading a couple of ridiculously negative posts, I felt compelled to post myself. Plain is an OUTSTANDING school - check the test scores and school report card! The culture at the school is professional, compassionate, and proactive. It starts at the top with Mrs. Mihalic and is also reflected in the faculty, office staff, and support staff. When you walk into the school you immediately feel 'welcome' and know you are in a first class educational institution. It is truly a "family" there! To the parent who posted the negative comment about the 'first liners' at the school, did you ever consider that you should be thankful that you have school administration and staff out and about each morning to ensure the safety of all children and a trouble free drop off for parents? How many other schools do you see this happen at? Maybe the serious faces you saw of these front liners are of professionals who are focused on the safety and security of our children/parents each AM. Oh, and Mr Streetman (the new asst principal) is awesome! We think he is very friendly and a tremendous asset to the school!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2014
Plain Elementary is a great little treasure we found a few years ago when we moved to Simpsonville.The administrators have all been very friendly and willing to help with questions and concerns we have had. One of our children has a learning disability and the teachers have done an excellent job of handling our son,and accomodating his needs and all the while never making him feel left out or different.The building ,inside and out is always clean,and I for one really appreciate that!I take special care that our home is a clean and sanitary place to raise our children and I expect nothing less of where they are for 8 hours a day.The grounds used to be a little less in the area of "curb appeal" but, in the last two years they seem to have really worked on getting better. From the custodial staff,cafeteria ladies,office staff, teachers and administrators ,I really can't say anything negative.I will be very sad when my kids have to leave,I am proud to say they got such a great foundation to their first school experience.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2014
My kids went to Plain Elementary last year.We really liked it.We were new to the area and everyone there made us feel really welcome.The only reason they aren't there this year is because we had to move to another part of Greenville.I only posted on here because I was looking at the reviews for all the local schools,and I just could not keep quiet my thoughts on Plain.Great school.Nice peopleand loving to my kids,they learned a lot,and were excited about school. Thanks for everything Plain!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2014
We have been at Plain Elementary School for 2 years. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school community. I can sincerely say these past 2 year have been amazing for my two sons. Their teachers have set high expectations for them. They have nurtured and stretched my boys to be their best academically and to be good citizens. The administration is always willing to listen and respond to the needs of the students and community. This year, Plain implemented a national program called WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) where fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities. The DOGS program is led by Plain's new male Assistant Principal who, like the mission of the DOGS program, is providing a positive male role model to Plain students. My family is very happy at Plain and I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2014
The front-liners (people you come into contact with upon arrival) are not very friendly and don't seem to be very happy at this school. There is one gentlemen, who appears to be a crossing guard helper or some sort, who we have NEVER seen smile EVER. Kind of creepy, at best. Also, compared to the last years' sweetheart of an assistant principal, this year's new assistant principal seems awfully lacking in "people skills" since principals deal with "people/parents" every day. The instructors genuinely seem to love teaching and are above average for our region of South Carolina. Unfortunately, you have a few "sour" apples. We like last year's Plain much better than this year's and 2 stars is the best we can give for an overall experience with this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2014
Second grade has a teacher that is a bad apple, but the other teachers have been great.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2014
Compared to the administration at Greenbriar and other elementary schools throughout the country (my job requires travel periodically), we were appalled at their arrogance. Many of the teachers are great, then some...not so much. From the principal down to the office staff, you assume they are faking their pained smiles so I could not recommend this school. Highly overrated in every category and this will be our last year at the school. Not Happy.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2013
Plain Elementary could be better. My little daughter was bullied by students last year and suffered a teacher that supported the bullies rather than encouraging decent behavior. Plain doesn't tolerate social diversity very well. Excellence is more than academic, and Plain does not live up to it's claim, unless one fits a certain social category.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2012
My son attended this school last year and we were very happy there. The teachers and staff were great. The principle exceptional...she knew just about EVERY ONE of the childrens names. But everyone kept boasting about Bells Crossing Elem. & how great that shcool is & how they won a state award.blah blah blah. So when we had a chance to move we located onthe other side of Simpsonville, just for our son to go there. WORST MISTAKE OF HIS EDUCATIONAL LIFE!!! They STINK. He has a horrible teacher that practically bullies him EVERY DAY! He went from being a staight A & B student to getting C's. He practically cries everyday before school & now has anxiety. Yeah, in 4th grade-Anxiety. I would move mountains to bring him back to Plain Elementary. I am in the process of going to the school board & superintendent. This school (Bell's Crossing Elem) has single handedly ruined my childs educational future. He now HATES school & I am holding them 100% accountable. YOU WILL LOVE PLAIN ELEMENTARY!!!!

- submitted by a community member

December 10, 2009
Plain Elementary is a wonderful school. Over 900 students attend there. Teachers care about their students and their sucsess. If Plain was given a seven, why is there so many people whocontibute their time to keep the legacy of the school strong and at its best? A lot of volenteers come to Plain every single week! there are plenty of other things that they could be doing with teir time. I think that the rating was completly unfair and should be higher!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
The admin their are wonderful and do not get enough credit for all the wonderful things they do. The teachers there are excellent as well.

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September 21, 2008
Plain is a great school. The principal is working hard to make improvements. My kids are very happy and are being challenged to their highest potentials.

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August 23, 2008
I am very satisfied with Plain Elementary. We moved to the area from a different state with outstanding schools, so I was a little nervous starting out. I have been extremely happy with both my childrens teachers each year, and I see the school moving forward in a very positive manner. The only reason that I am only giving the school 4 stars and not 5 is that at times I feel the school is too strict. I understand that with almost 1000 children you have to have order, but there are so little opportunities to socialize as it is (lunch, recess, before and after school, riding the bus) that when there is down time it should be allowed. After all, they are just kids.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2008
Very nice school. Caring staff. Teachers take an instant interest in your child.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
This school is big and beautiful. The teachers and administration are very helpful. I am glad that my daughter attends Plain Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
We have been at Plain Elementary for 4 years now and have enjoyed all of it's opportunities. This school believes that all children should live up to their fullest potential. It offers a lot of extracurricular activities, from chess, dance, clay, art, chorus, etc.. The principal cares deeply for all of these children as do most of the teachers. She is very approachable. Also, there have been times of sad illness with a few students, and this school gets together with the entire community to help in anyway that it can. Great school spirit!

- submitted by a parent

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Plain Elementary School
506 Neely Ferry Rd, Simpsonville, SC  29681
(864) 355-7700
Last modified Plain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Plain Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top