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Virginia Williamson Elementary

Public | K-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2013

teachers do not care about student success. they do not follow their motto of doing "whatever it takes" to teach each child. unless your child is perfect in their eyes they will not go out of their way to assist your child. they are more concerned with EOGS than how your child is performing throughout the year. send your child somewhere else if they have special needs or require any type of accommodation or reinforcement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I went to this school and visited the teachers and the deaf students. The teachers are awesome and very helpful to the deaf students. I'm impressed. I feel welcomed. I would like to visit again. Thank you.


Posted April 21, 2008

My son is in the special autistic class at VWES and he has progressed so much all the years he has been there. He is non-verbal and has 'classic' autism and the staff is just fantastic with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

There is no other elemantary school in Brunswick County that compares to VWES. My daughter is in third grade and gets everything she needs and the teacher is always helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

VWES is almost 6 years old. It's starting to become a little crowded already, as they had to add trailers behind the school for additional classrooms. The music, art, and gym teachers are superb. The correspondence from the school is outstanding. They produce a monthly newsletter to keep you informed. VWES does an outstanding job of generating parent involvement/volunteer programs. Parents are always invited to join their child during their lunch time in the cafeteria. VWES definitely makes you feel welcome, I have alot of faith and a sense of security with this school. The only thing I find disappointing is the playground. It is seriously lacking in equipment. For car riders, they offer a 'valet' type service in the morning to keep the traffic flowing; a very personal and kind act in my opinion. Keep it up VWES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

VWES is terrific! My daughter is in the 3rd grade and is struggling quite a bit with the curriculum. However, VWES implemented a new program, PBL (project based learning) which helps students learn with hands on intervention. I feel strongly that eventually, learning will become a 'breeze' for her. However, the progress may be long term oriented, but the PBL program has all the right tools to promote her learning capabilities. The PBL program will be a part of my daughters curriculum until she completes the elementary school. In my opinion it has proven to be a remarkable curriculum even for students who have slight short attention spans.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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%
Female47%
Male36%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female28%
Male26%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female30%
Male40%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 71% 52%
Black 17% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 Shirley Williamson
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Fax number
  • (910) 754-8661

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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