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Isaac Dickson Elementary

Public | K-5 | 466 students

 

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Posted November 9, 2011

Isaac Dickson is an awesome school with excellent teacher to student attention, the teachers are professional and effective in making the kids want to learn in a supportive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

My two grandchildren attend the school and have amazing, creative teachers.


Posted October 3, 2009

great school with a hands on approach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

Parents, teachers, students and the entire community work hard each year to make this school a magical place to learn.. Outdoor gardens, a wood fired pizza oven for homemade pizza dinners bring the community together. A sound garden and nature trails add to the unique school grounds. Inside is a home away from home. My first grader loves his school and feels taken care of by is school family, from Ms. Carmen the bus driver to Ms. Kate the gardener to his teacher, Ms. Woods the thoughtful Principal and all the students. We are so fortunate and thankful for this dear, sweet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

We have 2 children in Isaac Dickson and we love the school. It is an experiential learning magnet school. The teachers that we have had are dedicated and creative.
—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.

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students65%
Female78%
Male50%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female88%
Male58%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted91%
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 Students63%
Female57%
Male68%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted89%

Reading

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted95%

Science

All Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 52%
Black 19% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 40%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Brad Johnson
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 255-5589

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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