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Pisgah Elementary

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Posted April 18, 2011

My son has gone to Pisgah since Kindergarten and he is now in the 4th grade. Pisgah Elementary is a great school. It has some really wonderful teachers and a great support staff. The principal really cares about the students. Pisgah also offers terrific after school extra-curricular activities for the students such as Basketball 101, Fit Girls, Book Club, & Destination Imagination. I am not looking forward to the day he has to move on to Enka Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

My husband attended this school when he was a child and my son has attended Pisgah since Kindergarten. It is a small rural school, but that doesn't stop the children from getting a quality education. There is a great teacher/child ratio and the school keeps up with the latest technology. Parent involvement is always welcome whether it be in the classroom or on field trips or helping with PTO fundraisers. Pisgah is really a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I am so glad that my daughter goes to this school. What a great staff, and caring Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I love my that my son goes to this school. It has so many opputunities for parents to interact. Al parents are welcomed and the learning is always fun and soaked up my 6 year old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

i grew up in this school it has plenty of activites for the young ages.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

Pisgah Elementary is a very participation oreiented school with true community values. The building has been maintained very well and we had a new office complex built last year. The faculty and staff are all so friendly and avaliable for before and after school help and conferences. Mr.Jay Dale our principal is very active with the students and parents. He sends phone messages often to inform us of everthing from fundraisers to reminders. Last year in my sons second grade class there were only 16 children, and 3 computers in there classroom, and they have a huge computer lab. The ratios are excellent!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

This school is small, warm and inviting. Children get the attention they need to be successful. Caring staff, safe environment. A+++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This is an awesome elementary school. The staff is very attentive and committed. I feel very blessed to live in this district so that my children can attend here. My son has recieved tutoring and extra homework help through the school free of charge to us. His scores have improved dramatically. I would recommend this school to any parent. The principal, Mr. Jay Dale, is easily accessible should I ever have a question. I simply can't give enough praise to all of the staff at Pisgah. They are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think this is a great school for my daughter. There isn't alot of children there so she gets that one on one time with her teacher and I think that is great.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students59%
Female73%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female42%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students69%
Female60%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students67%
Female60%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students49%
Female36%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted82%
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 88% 52%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 26%
American Indian 1% 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 66%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Jay Dale
Associations
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Fax number
  • (828) 667-9357

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1495 Pisgah Highway
Candler, NC 28715
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