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Sand Hill-Venable Elementary

Public | K-5 | 731 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2014

MY CHILD HAS ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL SINCE KINDERGARTEN. WE HAD A CONCERN HER KINDERGARTEN YEAR THAT WE DEALT WITH. HAD A SUPERB TEACHER IN 1ST THEN IN 2ND THE TEACHER WASN'T THE BEST. 3RD & 4TH WERE GOOD BOTH YEARS WE HAD A SWITCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR DUE TO MATERNITY LEAVE. A NEW PRINCIPAL TOOK OVER IN 2012-2013 SHE IS A LITTLE LACKING IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE PARENTS. A NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STARTED 2013-2014 HE APPEARS RUDE AND SLEF IMPORTANT FROM THE COUPLE OF RUN INS I HAVE HAD WITH HIM. IF I HAD A CHOICE MY CHILD WOULD NOT BE ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL STAFF HAS BECOME COMPLACENT AND UNCARING ABOUT THE EDUCATION THEY PROVIDE. I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO BE INVOLVED IN MY CHILDS EDUCATION BUT THIS SCHOOL MAKES THAT DIFFICULT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

This is our first year in Asheville and my daughters first year in this school. We love it. We love the teachers and the principle. They are very involved with the parents and I deffinitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Excellent school with new priciple. Test scores improved acrfoss the board with all grades meetings state standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

This is an excellent school. The staff are inviting and very enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

Great School! Great staff! Great Parents and Students!
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

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 48% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted77%

Reading

All Students43%
Female49%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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

Math

All Students41%
Female49%
Male32%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female35%
Male38%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted78%

Science

All Students23%
Female20%
Male25%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically gifted70%
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 69% 52%
Hispanic 21% 14%
Black 6% 26%
Two or more races 3% 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 73%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Carmen Murray
Associations
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Fax number
  • (828) 670-5034

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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154 Sand Hill School Road
Asheville, NC 28806
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