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South Harnett Elementary

Public | PK, 3-5 | 566 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2012

South Harnett Elem. needs to update their school website . How can parents get any information with whats happening at the school? Sometimes little ones aren't the greatest source of info and sometimes not so reliable in bringing home newsletters. My son has no problem remembering to bring home homework assignments but newsletters? forget it half the time lol. I think its great that on a teachers classroom website there is an option to see what the curriculum is and updates but its out of date or there is no information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

This school has come a long way. We have three children that have went to this school and the last two years have been wonderful. I can see that the curriculm and focus on getting the children on grade level and raising the standard has been a major focus. The teachers are good and seem to care about the childrens education. The office staff is very nice and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

My child entered third grade at South Harnett Elementary school. According to the beginning of the year scoring my child was way below grade level. But by the end of the year my child scored proficient. I m happy with the improvement in my child and the way things are run at South Harnett Elementary School. I feel the teachers truly care for their students and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

This school has a lot to be desired. The classroom sizes are too large. The teachers scream and yell at the students. All students(in a class) get punished as a whole for the wrong doings of one or two children. They do not have a certain teacher for in room suspension, all of the IRS children get put into a class that is already in session, which is an extreme disruption. Total lack of communication between teachers and parents, it's like pulling teeth. They ask parents to stay involved, yet, when you try to stay involved in your childs' education you are treated as if you are bothering the faculty. Very unhappy with this public school. Will definitely homeschool or go private next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

This school is excellent. I loved my son alexander's teacher. Mrs. Chisholm was a very good influence on my child. His reading has improved greatly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

My daughter attended South Harnett for the 2002-2003 school year. I was very pleased with nearly every area of the school. My only complaint is that they use the 'Accelerted Reader' program, which many schools use, and it doesn't do the kids justice. In my opinion it teaches children to speed-read for quanitity rather than quality. Otherwise I found this to be a great school. Safety and quality were very high. I would be willing to move back to that area and have my children attend there again.
—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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male25%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial32%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female43%
Male29%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students42%
Female37%
Male48%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial53%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted93%
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 48% 52%
Black 26% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Two or more races 8% 4%
American Indian 3% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Brian Graham
Fax number
  • (910) 893-5726

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8335 Nc 210 South
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
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