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Posted July 6, 2010

I have a 6 yr old that attends Waccamaw as well as several nieces and I really have nothing bad to say about the school other than its age is starting to show. Other than that the staff is excellent and my child is growing rapidly in a positive manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Like the school, not a fan of the fundraising. As a parent, I dont feel welcomed in becoming a member of the pto. The forms I filled out in the beginging of the year, I never received a response nor an invite to join the pto. I feel that the school could be more organized and informative on certain situations... ie. dropping off and picking up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

I am a mother of 3. All 3 go to Waccamaw. This school has along history with my family. I was the only generation not to go to school here. It is the best school for children to learn and grow at. They have understanding and hard working teacher. And, for that they should be noticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

As a parent of two students I love the way my children are being education. This school has went out of their way to help my children get the eductoin they need for high school. Great stuff and I could never say thank-you to much for all the help the stuff and student body have giving my children and mysefl. So a big thank you all; keep up the great work. Love you all!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2004

A great place! Students and staff are proud to say they are from Waccamaw. I am a former student, parent of students, and now employee of Waccamaw School. We are not just an 'elementary school' It is the only K-8 school in Brunswick County. Most recently rated as one of 28 top schools in the state as the best place to work.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 30, 2004

Waccamaw has provided a safe, disciplined and nurturing learning enviroment over the past 11 years for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%
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 39% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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 39% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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 34% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students30%
Female43%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female48%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students59%
Female48%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students41%
Female30%
Male51%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female33%
Male44%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students39%
Female33%
Male42%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female41%
Male55%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male59%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted92%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Academically gifted-95%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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 70% 52%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Black 12% 26%
American Indian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Beverly Marlowe
Associations
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Fax number
  • (910) 287-5123

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5901 Waccamaw School Road Northwest
Ash, NC 28420
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Phone: (910) 287-6437

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