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Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

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Posted August 26, 2013

Jesse Bobo's exciting and inviting environment makes me excited to be here on a daily basis. The faculty and staff are devoted and are always working hard to meet the students needs, whatever that may take. With it's many changes, Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School will soon be the school that all schools admire to be JUST LIKE!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2013

Jesse S. Bobo Elementary is continuously buzzing with excitement. Students are engaged in learning activities and perform based on Common Core lessons. Teachers are willing to go the extra mile to find new and innovative ways to teach and make learning fun. Our school is PBIS trained and students are taught how to exhibit positive behaviors. For example, instead of telling students they can't run in the hallway, we remind them to walk in the hallways. We help students focus what they CAN do instead of what they can't do! There is no other school I would rather be a part of!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2013

Jesse Bobo is a great place for children to be. The staff is caring and excited about what they do, and the LEGO Education partnership that soon kicks off is anticipated by the staff, students, and parents. One of my favorite things about this school is that the students, even when they are out of high school, come back to be a part of the Jesse Bobo Elementary community. As part of our PBIS School Pledge says, Jesse Bobo "is a better place to be."
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2013

The principal Mr. Thomas Webster is doing a great work in this school. I have seen all the staff effort to improve the scores of tests and above everything motivating students and parents for excellence and success. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

I think Jesse Bobo is an excellent school. I have a daughter enrolled in k5 there are she absolutely loves it! She is a special needs child (she has type 1 diabetes), and everyone has went above and beyond our expectations for her. The teachers, staff, and principal are always pleasant and treat the students as individuals and not just kids, which is what I feel is truly a necessity in todays society. I couldn't have asked for a better school for my child and would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school is no way an embrassment to school district 6. I have 2 children enrolled here. I have seen both of them grow emotionally and academically. I have also seen great improvements in their self esteem and confidence. It is a great pleasure to work with the teachers here. Also I don't think you will find a more caring principal than Mr. Blackwood. He and his staff keep a positive attitude and greet each child with a smile. I have found that Bobo has been a positive experience for my children and myself. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I disagree with the first review. My two children were enrolled at that school, and had nothing but pleasant experiences there. My children excelled in all their classes, and it was a pleasure to work with the teachers. It is in no way an embarrassment to District 6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

this school is an embrassment to district 6. there scores are lower than any district 6 school. they don't care about the students self esteem and confidence. some teachers are awesome like miss rogers, mrs proffitt, mrs downy, mrs martin, mrs byrd, and mrs hardee. these teachers are gifted. they work well with the students, but after that it's goes downhill.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students66%
Female74%
Male57%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled76%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students34%
Female29%
Male40%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled39%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male58%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female58%
Male33%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male36%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White40%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled25%
Not disabled46%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students67%
Female79%
Male54%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female59%
Male69%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled25%
Not disabled75%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male57%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled65%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students44%
Female33%
Male48%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant44%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant65%

Writing

All Students52%
Female61%
Male47%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled18%
Not disabled58%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant52%
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
Black 46% 36%
White 24% 53%
Hispanic 22% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Step team

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Thomas Webster
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (864) 576-3180

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Academic Afterschool
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Beta Club
  • Blue Tie Club for Boys
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Robotics club
  • Step team
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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