School Details

B. D. Lee Elementary School

401 Overbrook Dr, Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 489-5748
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 374 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

67%
69%
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62%
73%
40%
48%
61%
47%
59%
75%
55%

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
  • Cherokee 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
66%
78%
63%
70%
78%
36%
63%
74%
55%
72%
81%
59%

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
  • Cherokee 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
66%
77%
56%
69%
76%
39%
66%
72%
54%
58%
70%
51%
67%
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
  • Cherokee 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

B. D. Lee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gaffney. The principal of B. D. Lee Elementary School is Sharon Jefferies and can be contacted at sharon.jefferies@gw.cherokee1.k12.sc.us. 374 children attend B. D. Lee Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 92% of the 374 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at B. D. Lee Elementary School is 16:1. Luther L. Vaughan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 26%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Multiracial 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have had two children and now a grand child going through B.D. Lee Elementary School. I have not experienced anything other than outstanding leadership and a positive atmosphere at this school. The teachers take so much pride in their work and students. I can say that B. D. Lee Elementary is there to educate the children and distill morals and values in these children. I don't think B. D. Lee could have a better principle than Mrs. Sharon Jefferies. Mrs. Jefferies has always had an open door policy and is a professional educator. Mrs. Jefferies is always eager to help out the children and her community. I give B.D. Lee Elementary a A+.

  • (12 months ago)

    I don't know who dr. Harris is but BD LEE is my school district and I deal with Ms. Jeffries. Now I have foster children and they can be difficult at times with the readjustment and all and I think her and her staff do an amazing job with the academic after school care extra cariticular activities as well as disciplinary actions...thank you ms. Jeffries. ...RB

  • (10 years ago)

    I have found this school to be exceptable. Dr. Harris and staff are always available to assist parents to better educate their children.

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