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Oakley Elementary

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Posted September 11, 2013

The staff at Oakley are the most dedicated group of teachers I have ever come across. They rise to every challenge presented to them with cheerfulness and huge ability. This is a place where truly no child is left behind, not in the government sense but in the real world sense of every child being developed to their full potential. My son was there until middle school and I would have no hesitation about sending other children there if I had any. Parents are given every opportunity to participate in school events and in making school decisions. Considering how underfunded NC's schools have been for a long time, Oakley does an amazing job that any business wold be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My daughter no longer attends Oakley (we pulled her mid-year), nor will her sister, a rising kindergartener due to poor leadership. Ironically, I do not see any recent reviews on this academic year since the new principal arrived. Teachers were genuinely loving and most seemed to care about each individual child, but strong leadership is the key to a happy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

Oakley has been such a wonderful school. Both of my children have gone there. My son is now in middle school, but my daughter is in the 4th grade now. The staff has been wonderful with both kids. My son has aspbergers and they were very helpful and respectful with that and my daughter was very ill when she was in kindergarden and was hospitalized for 6 weeks and the staff and students were very supportive. They are both exceptional students rising above grade level every year. I have no complaints about this school at all!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

I gave this school a one-star review some time ago, which was removed. I am a former student of Oakley Elementary, and I had nothing but entirely bad experiences there.


Posted August 2, 2010

We pulled my son out of Artspace and put him in Oakley, I can not say enough good things about this change, we were put threw quit a traumatic couse of events at Artspace, and everyone at Oakley made this transition so much easier, and my sons reading jumped 7 levels in 3 months! Don't go to Artspace!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

We love Oakley!!! This is a great school! My son is a rising third grader and his whole experience has been great there> The staff is wonderful everyone is treated like family iI would recomeend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

My daughter has been going to Oakley for two years and we are both pleased with the school. She was so shy and afraid to meet new people. Now she is very out-going and even plays sports. The teachers are so giving to these children; everyone is involved in this school. Parents, teachers, students,administraitors, and all the other employees at Oakley are involved and show a love for this community; that's how it shouls be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

We have enjoyed our experience with this school and the teachers. Our eldest daughter went to Oakley 1999-2003 school years and is now in Reynolds. We live in Oakley area and bought another house here just to be able to keep our lil ones (when they get old enough) in Oakley. The teachers overall have been very attentive with our child and still stay in contact with us even though she is in another school. I could go on and on but Overall we are extremely statisfied with what we experienced there and looking forward to our future exps. with our lil ones. The only prob. we found was the principal at the time 'seemed' a bit difficult to reach, speak to and more concerned with the job and less with the students. There's now a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I feel this school is very well balanced. There are wonderful teachers as well as other staff members. I am very pleased with my child's enthusiasm about the school.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male27%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students38%
Female46%
Male30%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted80%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male49%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male44%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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
White 58% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 1% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Michael Benigno
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  • (828) 274-1721

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