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Balfour Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2013

This is the best school my child has ever attended. The teachers are wonderful and assists my child in what she really needs to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

es una escuela q se preocupa mucho por los alumnos pero les exigen demasiado en el aspecto del aprendizaje, mas con los chikitines de k nder y de primer ano, yo digo q no les deben exijir todo ala vez, como por ejemplo les ensenan la ABC y quieren q al mismo tiempo se ensenen a leer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

This school only cares about test scores. It pushes kids to the point to breaking. Teachers try to make things fun but it doesn't really work. Principal is very rude. Dont send your kids here! They do not want parents in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I have six children and have three currently enrolled in Balfour right now. My oldest is now in the 7th grade. He went to Balfour from Kindergarten through the fifth grade. His grades were excellent, and still are. My children have expressed how much they love the school and that there is not another school that they would even dream of attending. Overall, the teachers have been wonderful. But overall we are very satisified with the school and the teachers and we stand behind our school and its teachers so that our children will get the education that they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Balfour is a wonderful school. The teachers there are the best (especially the K-2 teachers)! The administration does a great job as well. The students are polite and well-mannered.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 14, 2006

I have not had alot of great response with this school this year. I find that the main classroom teachers are out quite a bit. I have also noticed that after being out, they tend to try to cram a months worth of learning into one week. It is absolutely impossible. I believe that it is imperative that the teachers in this school, implement different types of learning methods for their students. We are living in a computer world now and we cannot teach all of our children like we did 10 years ago. Principal to parent response is not as thorough as it should be either. Come on guys, it's a new century. It's time to step up your learning game. My child's teachers aid is great! My child seems to do much better when the main teacher is out. What's really going on?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Balfour is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers. There needs to be more classes for children who have disabilities. The children should not be main streamed. It takes away from the children who dont have disablities and does not give children with disablities what they need. Both sets of children lose out and are not able to have whats best for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

Balfour is a school with great potential, and many great teachers, but lacks leadership from the principal. As a result some excellent teachers are leaving positions.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students24%
Female22%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female26%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted85%
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 Students37%
Female31%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female20%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female12%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 14%
White 24% 52%
Black 6% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 100%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Janet V Means
Associations
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Fax number
  • (336) 672-0238

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2097 North Asheboro School Road
Asheboro, NC 27203
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