Buena Vista Elementary

Public K-5

 310 Batesville Road
       Greer, SC  29650


 (864) 355-2200

District: Greenville 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 637 South Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.9
Number of students:  882

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.8%
African American:
12.4%
Asian:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.2%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Buena Vista Elementary ranked better than 95.6% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranked 7th among 51 ranked elementary schools in the Greenville 01 School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), African American (12.4%), Asian (9.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buena Vista Elementary is 18.9, which is the highest among 52 elementary schools in the Greenville 01 School District! (See more...)
Compare Buena Vista Elementary employs 46.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Buena Vista Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Buena Vista Elementary 28th of 637 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Buena Vista Elementary in the ranking list.)

Greenville 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Greenville 01 13th of 82 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Buena Vista Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.75 34th 542 93.7%
2004 89.21 20th 550 96.4%
2005 86.28 37th 557 93.4%
2006 85.66 47th 559 91.6%
2007 85.15 44th 566 92.2%
2008 80.23 78th 577 86.5%
2009 83.62 64th 580 89.0%
2010 84.82 57th 589 90.3%
2011 88.08 29th 597 95.1%
2012 87.47 30th 594 94.9%
2013 87.07 40th 599 93.3%
2014 90.36 18th 630 97.1%
2015 96.07 10th 638 98.4%
2016 95.48 7th 619 98.9%
2017 96.51 6th 639 99.1%
2018 95.73 15th 624 97.6%
2019 93.32 28th 637 95.6%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, May 13, 2016

Open Quote To sum up: racism, and bullying of the students by the staff are normal procedures at Buena Vista Elementary School. Teachers have: no insight about children psychology whatsoever (one would think that with such a career choice...), sloppy tests and corrections, as well as unwillingness to recognize and to correct their mistakes. No matter how competent the administration could be, it is witnessing this abysmal situation, and worse scaring environment for our children, with a feeling of inadequacy and the inability to change it.

Diversity barely exists at Buena Vista Elementary School, which does not reflect the reality of our population in SC, and in the USA in general. Yet the "silent lunch" table (aka the public shaming table: a direct demonstration by the teachers to the children of what bullying is) is always crowded with a large majority, if not 100%, of children of color! Since I could not believe it the first few times I attended lunch there, I randomly went for lunch over a period of time, and took pictures of the children at that table. The fact that the public bullying by the administration/staff is normal procedure is shocking enough. But that this bullying is specifically targeting children of color is simply sickening.
As this was not bad enough, some teachers do not have the skills required to be around children. Would you believe that they graded the Mother's Day gift the children made?! Way to rob the joy of this activity! On top of it, some children got an F. As we all know, when it is graded, the pleasure is gone. But here, the children also felt like they were offering a horrible gift to their Moms. Bless their hearts! One teacher returned the gift to the child who gave it to her for "teachers' appreciation week". How tactful!
On many occasions, there were errors in the tests, both in the directions and in the corrections. Some grades were miscalculated, then entered wrongly in the system, and not corrected even after being pointed out many times.
Fieldtrip day has always been the best day of the year. Children had been so warned about all the punishments that could follow if there was any misbehavior on their part, that some of them did not want to attend the fieldtrip, while others had stomach aches the morning of.
Some of the school claims are not fulfilled such as the "author or illustrator visiting the school yearly, and interacting with students and parents" (May 13th, we are still waiting to meet this great VIP), or "if the spelling test is correct on Monday, the student will not have to test again on Friday" (won't he/she now?! My child had to take every single one of them, every Friday, all year long, despite the obtained good grades on Mondays), and so on.
Dr. Mohr, the principal, is a pleasant person. I would even say competent if only she was free to apply her ideas, and to make the necessary changes in her school.

Being located in the middle of rich, mostly Caucasian neighborhoods paying high taxes, is not enough to make a school a great school. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Open Quote I have had two of my children at Buena Vista. My daughter was a teacher at Buena Vista and I am now a Kindergarten aide at Buena Vista. I have seen this school from every perspective and can say that This school strives to give the children the best educational experiance avalable. You can trust your child to the professional and devoted teachers and staff of this fine school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Buena Vista Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 686 147 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 847
1989 730 140 23 0 0 n/a n/a 0 893
1990 761 128 27 0 0 n/a n/a 0 916
1991 815 128 22 0 0 n/a n/a 0 965
1992 837 130 35 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1002
1993 878 145 34 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1057
1994 877 149 30 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1057
1995 801 89 27 7 1 n/a n/a 0 925
1996 801 89 27 7 1 n/a n/a 0 925
1997 763 107 26 4 1 n/a n/a 0 901
1998 757 118 24 8 0 n/a n/a 0 907
1999 756 124 13 11 0 n/a n/a 0 904
2000 685 126 21 16 0 n/a n/a 0 848
2001 680 124 29 22 2 n/a n/a 0 857
2002 585 98 33 29 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2003 585 98 33 29 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2004 591 88 34 40 1 n/a n/a 0 754
2005 576 96 45 44 1 n/a n/a 3 765
2006 575 87 60 34 2 n/a n/a 4 762
2007 611 89 62 39 2 n/a n/a 0 803
2008 629 106 86 46 0 n/a n/a 3 870
2009 597 114 83 50 1 n/a n/a 4 849
2010 592 114 71 45 1 n/a n/a 12 835
2011 538 91 80 55 0 0 20 0 784
2012 554 97 82 45 0 2 26 0 806
2013 534 115 98 41 1 0 38 0 827
2014 553 113 90 49 2 0 34 0 841
2015 565 96 75 55 2 0 43 0 836
2016 599 74 76 62 3 0 40 0 854
2017 580 109 86 68 2 0 37 0 882

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Buena Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 847 47.3 17.9 n/a
1989 893 47.1 18.9 n/a
1990 916 49.0 18.6 n/a
1991 965 49.2 19.6 11.7
1992 1002 50.0 20.0 11.8
1993 1057 49.7 21.3 13.1
1994 1057 50.5 20.9 13.2
1995 925 50.5 18.3 11.4
1996 925 50.5 18.3 11.4
1997 901 50.0 18.0 11.2
1998 907 49.1 18.5 13.3
1999 904 50.1 18.0 12.8
2000 848 48.5 17.5 12.7
2001 857 49.5 17.3 14.1
2002 746 44.0 17.0 15.7
2003 746 44.0 17.0 15.7
2004 754 38.6 19.5 15.1
2005 765 40.5 18.9 18.0
2006 762 46.3 16.5 14.9
2007 803 58.6 13.7 14.1
2008 870 47.8 18.2 14.8
2009 849 44.8 19.0 17.2
2010 835 43.8 19.0 19.3
2011 784 41.4 18.9 19.6
2012 806 42.1 19.1 20.7
2013 827 45.0 18.3 22.2
2014 841 44.4 18.9 22.1
2015 836 47.0 17.7 23.6
2016 854 46.0 18.5 20.3
2017 882 46.5 18.9 21.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buena Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 847 47.3 17.9 n/a
1989 893 47.1 18.9 n/a
1990 916 49.0 18.6 n/a
1991 965 49.2 19.6 11.7
1992 1002 50.0 20.0 11.8
1993 1057 49.7 21.3 13.1
1994 1057 50.5 20.9 13.2
1995 925 50.5 18.3 11.4
1996 925 50.5 18.3 11.4
1997 901 50.0 18.0 11.2
1998 907 49.1 18.5 13.3
1999 904 50.1 18.0 12.8
2000 848 48.5 17.5 12.7
2001 857 49.5 17.3 14.1
2002 746 44.0 17.0 15.7
2003 746 44.0 17.0 15.7
2004 754 38.6 19.5 15.1
2005 765 40.5 18.9 18.0
2006 762 46.3 16.5 14.9
2007 803 58.6 13.7 14.1
2008 870 47.8 18.2 14.8
2009 849 44.8 19.0 17.2
2010 835 43.8 19.0 19.3
2011 784 41.4 18.9 19.6
2012 806 42.1 19.1 20.7
2013 827 45.0 18.3 22.2
2014 841 44.4 18.9 22.1
2015 836 47.0 17.7 23.6
2016 854 46.0 18.5 20.3
2017 882 46.5 18.9 21.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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