School Details

Boiling Springs Intermediate School

1850 Old Furnace Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316
(864) 578-2884
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-5 944 students 23 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

81%
83%
78%
84%
86%
78%
76%
79%
74%
87%
85%
81%
80%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
81%
77%
81%
83%
76%
79%
72%
72%
74%
70%
70%
77%
80%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 02 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Boiling Springs Intermediate School is a public elementary school in Boiling Springs. The principal of Boiling Springs Intermediate School is Tammy Greer. 944 students go to Boiling Springs Intermediate School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 52% of the 944 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Boiling Springs Intermediate School is 23:1. Springs Christian Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Hispanic 11% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    We are very unhappy with BSIS. The environment is cold and unfriendly. The principal is rude and never goes out of her way to smile greet wave or make you feel welcomed. Administration's main focus is PASS scores and not the individual needs of the student. Their goal "is raise all scores at any cost". Art and Music is offered to 5th grade but not 4th grade due to "no money for an extra teacher" . Fees for supplies and/or field trips is high compared to other D2 schools and leaves parents wondering where exactly their money goes. Not a parent friendly school. They have a "ghost PTO" . At registration they included the $5 PTO fee in with registration fees without telling the parents. A very "shady" school that does what they want to do. This school makes home schooling for one year worth it!

  • (1 year ago)

    This has been the worst year that I ever had. That's all I have to say......

  • (1 year ago)

    The only thing I have to say about this school is I told the principal I wouldn't allow her to be a principal to my dog!

  • (1 year ago)

    I think this school is terrible. The best thing about it is my daughter only spends one year here. The administration is horrible! Any interaction has been short and curt. My student has 100 in many subjects including her Gifted Talented class you would think the teachers could raise the bar for her? Nope. I have heard nothing from the PTA or any parental involvement opportunities. I look forward to District 2 getting a 5th grade!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is ok overall. I am a current fifth grader and I have had some problems with bullying. I moved form Taylors SC and the school district there was way better. I was in great classes with teachers that really enforced rules better than BSIS. BSIS on the other hand is not as good as Taylors Elementary. BSIS has fun things to do AT THE END OF THE YEAR. At the beginning of the I was in GT (a class for advanced students) but I eventually quit so I could focuse on the more important classes. I quit b/c the teachers don't explain things well enough! I am not completely sure how to recommend this school !?

  • (2 years ago)

    Have had a bad experience with this school. I am all for discipline but seems very strict. After school awaiting pick up kids sit in sun and can't move or speak.It has been a few years since my son's siblings have attended here hoping things are a little more positive this year only have to be here a year thank goodness.

  • (3 years ago)

    By far the worst school my kids have attended.There is a strong sense of punishment and not praising the kids for their good grades and behavior.Seems that all you can do is grit our teeth and bear it until the yr is over (

  • (3 years ago)

    I am shocked at some of the reviews about BSIS. My son had a great experience the 2 years he attended BSIS. The administration is very fair no matter how much money you have or what your last name is. This is different from some schools who give special treatment to certain people based on the above mention criteria. The reason that parents are no longer able to go on field trips is because some of the parents who chaperoned let the kids run wild and didn't make them follow the field trip rules. The school has great teachers who have high standards. I think sometimes you have to consider the source before you post negative comments about an entire school based on one situation or experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    THE WORSE 2 SCHOOL YEARS OF ANY OF MY 3 CHILDRENS LIVES. YOU JUST GRIT YOUR TEETH AND KNOW TWO YEARS WILL BE OVER AND THEY CAN GO ON TO BOILING SPRINGS JR HIGH AND PUT IT BEHIND THEM.PARENTS ARE FORBIDDEN TO GO ON FIELD TRIPS WITH THEIR CHILDREN AND CAN BARELY GET PASS THE DOORS.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! I go to BSIS and all the teachers and staff are very helpful. Mrs. Greer can be mean sometimes but she is awesome.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my sons first year in this school. I don't have the words to describe the environment that this schools brings on to a child. The teachers that my son has they are horrible refuse to listen to any type of reasoning. This has been trully a toughest time and the school has only been in session 3 weeks. Parents need to speak up or nothing will ever change. Concerned parent

  • (5 years ago)

    BSIS is an excellent school. It is sad to see that some have differing opinions. I think the administration is awesome. Mrs. Greer Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Kimble are very organized friendly and really care about the students. They are fair and have great expectations for their students. The teachers are awesome as well. They go out of their way and do all they can to teach my child. The school has lots of fun things for my child to do and he is always talking about the exciting days he has at school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sixth grader and i hate this school. The teachers are not fare and will give you lunch detention not if you were in the fight but even if you only eye witnessed it! i am so glad i am switching schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    Totally agree with the many negatives at this school and the oppressive enviroment that some of the good teachers there have to deal with under the current regime. These are 5th and 6th graders kids expected to behave 24/7 like robots. I don't know if I could even perform to the expectations. High standards are wonderful when they are in a nurturing and caring environment. I still have other kids to go there so my only hope is that leadership has climbed another step on the ladder or the district wakes up.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Boiling Springs Intermediate school. The teachers and Principal go out of their way to make you feel at home. Every child is encourage to use their talents and ablities to do their best. I'm proud to make Boiling Springs my home. Our school should get a 10.

  • (6 years ago)

    Too many complaints to list them all. My husband & I have even met with the principal & a representative from the district office regarding our concerns to absolutelly no avail. Our concerns fell on ears that were pretending not to be deaf but most assuredly they did not hear us or they simply don't care which is even worse in my opinion...

  • (7 years ago)

    It is so funny to me that there is only 2 reviews for this school from 2005 to 2008 and nothing has changed. Teacher just refuse to help kids with disabilities. Like ADHD my daughter has this and she forgets to bring in her reading log on Mondays. Instead of asking her to get it she has gotten a zero in reading for 2 months now. Does anyone think this is right? I don't!! Her doctor told me I needed to get it put in my daughters IEP that the teachers have to remind her of things before giving her a zero. But I can't get no one to call me back about this from the Dist. 2 office. My daughter is very smart she just forgets things most of the time these things are in her locker right outside of her class door. But can not get it out.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school principal says they are trying to work on the issues there however when going to the district 2 office you are never able to talk to the superintendent you always have to go up the chain of command and you are tired of explaining your situation to everyone and just give up and this is exactly what they want you to do. the dropping off and picking up your children is a headache and god forbid if your children are talking to anyone and don't forget if your lunch bill goes over $10 then your child will get a peanut butter sandwich

  • (10 years ago)

    There are 2 good accelerated 'Climb' classes in math and english however some of the staff response to my child's hidden disabilities has been advasarial. Children with disabilites are supposed to be Federally protected but my reaching to others in the District 2 heirarchy has been a futile endeavor. Two kind and flexable Teachers Ms. Lyda and Ms. Kimbrell have allowed my son some success this year. D. Standard

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