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Plain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Simpsonville. The principal of Plain Elementary School is Gary Long (Interim), whose e-mail is glong@greenville.k12.sc.us. 947 students go to Plain Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 38% of the 947 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Plain Elementary School is 17:1. Simpsonville Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 60%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 26%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

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

  • (5 months ago)

    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.

  • (10 months ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    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!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very nice school. Caring staff. Teachers take an instant interest in your child.

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (8 years ago)

    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!

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