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Glen Arden Elementary

Public | K-4 | 485 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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26 reviews of this school


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Posted September 21, 2009

Teachers care about students. They spend a lot of time planning activities and tutoring students when needed. Parents are also a valuable part of our school. They are included in the classroom setting daily!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Glen Arden is my childs school and I am very excited to be an active parent. I have been the room coordinator for all three years of her school experience and Glen Arden has teachers and administration that support my childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My kids like going to school...enough said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I would not recommend this school. In my opinion, the administration does not foster communitcation with the parents. I have found through the experience with my daughter, that major issues between parents and teachers are ignored and dismissed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Glen Arden is an exceptional school. The staff works diligently with students and parents to make sure that each child receives the best education. The level of parent involvement is like no other, parents are encouraged to come into the school as often as they choose and participate. Glen Arden has been a School of Excellence for nine consecutive years and is well deserved of this award. Leadership is top notch. It's a great place for a child to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

glen arden is a great school for your children to go to because it is has a super pta that organizes everything and they have a lot of fundraisers and a read a thon.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 2% 26%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Kristina Specht
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Fax number
  • (828) 654-1801
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Arden, NC 28704
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