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Brookland Cayce No. 1 Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 387 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2013

BC No 1 has lost my child and a few others. Allow for bullying to go on. My daughter was in the OASIS program and was still not very challenged by it. She was still bored with the activities of the program. The principal is a good one! Most of the teachers only care about their *star* children. I am totally disappointed by this school and the staff at the district office! Good luck if you decide on this school. Beware of the bullies, favoritism, and losing of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

I am very well pleased with the teachers and staff at the school. When I come in I am greeted by either Mrs. Suber, Mrs. Earle, or Mrs. Rush the nurse. I feel that my child is in a very safe enviroment. I went to the school when I was younger so I know alot of the teachers and I know that my daughter is getting a good education. The testing scores has improved greatly. The school needs more parent involvment. The teachers have an open door if you ever need to talk about the well beings of your child at school or at home. I love the school with my baby going into kindergarten next year i am so exicted that my family will still have some kind involement with the school. Great job staff you are doing a great job! Thanks for all that you do for our
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

I have two kids that go herer and the teachers are great. They have great student to teacher ratio. Mr. Clark in a great principal. This school is the best so far that my kids have been to and this is there 3rd school. I think this one is a keeper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

5 stars! We have two children at BC Grammar. My daughter is in the OASIS program, and we're thrilled with the progress she has made. All of my childrens' teachers have been tremendous! We love Ms. Hutchins, Ms. Sexton, Ms. Busbee and Ms. Ragsdale. Mr. Clark is doing a terrific job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

The student teacher ratio is great! The school and classes are small, child gets more one on one. Administration does not pay close attention to children leaving, pick up person, safety guidelines of such not met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

This is a small school with great student to teacher ratio. My children receive much more one on one than ever! The teachers are caring and creative, as is the guidance and pricipal and vice principal as well. Other side, office and administrative staff lack in child safety. I have witnessed signing in and out students and know minimum regulations not followed. Not checking for id's, not noticing people leaving or coming. Alternate door unlocked allowing for anyone to come in and out with out checking with office. The 12 times i have noticed signing in and out (either for my children or others) only one time did someone get out of their chair to check sign in/out log, or greet pick up person. no one ever asked for id or checked child file for authorized pickup persons.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male87%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled70%
Not disabled84%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students74%
Female65%
Male82%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled73%
Not disabled74%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students68%
Female50%
Male85%
African-American40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled33%
Not disabled75%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students56%
Female69%
Male46%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled61%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant56%
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 Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students70%
Female54%
Male85%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students63%
Female67%
Male63%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female25%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant45%

Writing

All Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled65%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant58%
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 36% 36%
White 30% 53%
Hispanic 24% 7%
Two or more races 7% 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 82%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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