The Byrnes Schools

  • Grades: PK-12
  • Student Enrollment: 269
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2.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
  • Address
  • 1201 E Ashby Rd
  • Florence, SC 29506
  • Phone
  • (843) 662-0131
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School Description

The Byrnes Schools enrolls 269 school students from grades PK-12. It is located in Florence, SC, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $35,388.

School Operational Details
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 175
    Note: Kindergarten Operates Five Days Per Week
  • School Hours Per Day: 7
    Note: Kindergarten Operates on a Full Day Schedule
School Associations
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2.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for The Byrnes Schools

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 29, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Will also be pulling my child out so he isn't left without a place to go next year if/when the school is shut down by the bankruptcy court. I've tried to get concrete answers out of the school by they keep giving me the run around and make me feel guilty for even asking. What's more, they've gotten pretty good at lying and manipulating the truth to make themselves sound better, but I don't need spin, I need truth. I found a local blog who has been identifying a number of the lies and inaccuracies coming from the board and the administration.

    Definitely worth a read as it gives another side to the story along with copies of public documents to back up its claims.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 13, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I had my child @ Byrnes 3K & 4K then tried public school for 2 years but returned because of the bullies we found in public school. I find the Byrnes staff takes extra time with my child who has been shy, and keeping great communication with me. My child is biracial and there has been no sign of different treatment. The curriculum is great and I plan to keep my child @ Byrnes and will work with them to help my child build the future she dreams of.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 14, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son attended The Byrnes Schools in grades 4k and 5k up until this past Friday April 9, 2010. I was forced to withdraw him from The Byrnes Schools. My son’s head was seriously injured on the playground on April 7, 2010. Mr Colby was not compassionate at all. He stated that he did the best he could do, and that if we were not happy, we could take our son out of the school. We had to call the police because no one cared. John Colby told us the next time we could bring guns too. He was glad to see us go. That Friday, my son told me his music teacher Mrs Krigbaum asked him what was he doing back, and that she would be glad when he was gone. At that point, I knew it wasn’t safe for my child to continue there because it had become I hostile environment. When I withdrew him from the school on Wed April 14, 2010, Mr John Colby did not even come out of his office to address me and my son. He all but said good riddens, without even so much as an apology. I am African American and I have since found out that The Byrnes Schools isn’t designed for African Americans even in the year 2010. That might have something to do with the behavior.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 269
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 30.9
    Full-Time Teachers: 25
    Part-Time Teachers: 9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 8.0
  • Percent Minority Students: 5.6%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 130 (48.3%)
  • Females: 139 (51.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
The Byrnes Schools Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For The Byrnes Schools
  Number Percent
1st Grade145.2%
2nd Grade207.4%
3rd Grade259.3%
4th Grade134.8%
5th Grade217.8%
6th Grade145.2%
7th Grade186.7%
8th Grade186.7%
9th Grade155.6%
10th Grade207.4%
11th Grade3211.9%
12th Grade155.6%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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