Bluffton Elementary School

160 H. E. Mccracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bluffton Elementary School serves 653 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bluffton Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Bluffton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Bluffton Elementary School's student population of 653 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students653 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

Bluffton Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bluffton Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#433 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
36%
9%
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Black
12%
34%
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White
42%
51%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBeaufort 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bluffton Elementary School is Bluffton High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is H. E. Mccracken Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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