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Mel And Zora Rashkis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 503 students

 
 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted November 5, 2013

This is a wonderful school with VERY bright kids. I have 2 children that attended this school through 2013 and have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

I have two daughters at Rashkis currently in the 3rd and 4th grades. So far our experience has been very good. As with all things, the experience of your child will be highly dependent upon their individual teachers, but in general we are very happy with their experience at Rashkis. We moved to the area at the beginning of the school year in 2012, so I'm not familiar with issues related to prior administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

I have to agree somewhat with the previous posts. It does seem to be all about test scores and when teachers do creative and fun things they seem to get pinched by the administration. The administration is very weak and distant. They seem to have almost no people skills and from the staff members I've talked to, morale is at an all time low. It's such a shame because I think we have some really strong teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

As a student at Rashkis, I have had a bad experience. The principal was awful (at least the previous one, now they have a new principal which I don't know what she's like since I left this school). Anyway, all the previous principal cared about was scores so she doubled up your math and reading and that's why we were Honor school of excellence all the time. There was too much preparation for testing starting from January. The 4th grade teacher that I had used a lot of worksheets and taught only to the average student. ALso there is a huge problem with bullying as kids are rich and snobby and do not get into trouble for bullying. There a lot of cliques with parents as everyone knows each other. Rashis is not a good school if you do not fit perfectly into one of their cliques.


Posted October 18, 2011

The parent that posted May 28, 2011 described an experience that I am having right now with my child. The assessment is SLOW, and the above average student suffers. However, I am holding out judgement right now because I've just had a meeting with the brand new principal, and she seemed receptive, and, I am hoping, may be able to help to improve the situation at Rashkis for the above average students. However, it has been very discouraging to me so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Looks are deceiving - looks great from the outside, but it is in need of help on the inside. I have had 2 children attend this school - it's been very difficult for them due to the bullying that is rampant. There is inadequate leadership from teachers and (former) principal re this issue. Scores are everything and they will go to ANY length to ensure those scores, as PRESTIGE is more important than raising well rounded children. They double up the daily math and reading time to reach those high scores, yet social studies and science are given short shrift, except in 5th grade. Teacher's jobs depend on these scores and some will go to all lengths (not all ethical) to keep theirs. I never fully understood what teaching to the test fully meant until we came to this school. Nonetheless, they did NOT make AYP in 2011. As for gifted education, the whole school is all about saving money, and teaching to the average student. Stay away from this school if you need special education unless you have an attorney - go to Seawell instead. There are better schools out there - don't let the scores fool you as they did me. The school culture is the real problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

It's a very nice building, and probably a good school for a student at or below grade level progress. If your child's progress is well above average, the school is not very supportive nor well run to handle those students. Assessment is slow, and there isn't much meaningful education available for kids well above average progress -- it's left to the teacher's abilities, time, and inclination. There's little support for advanced learners. The focus seems to be heavily on just passing the end of grade tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Nice, spacious, clean and safe. The faculty and staff care deeply about the student. Great leadership. Teachers challenge each student to his/her fullest potential. Hardworking teachers. Vibrant PTA and a very diverse school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The family spirit and inclusive environment make this a hugely successful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2009

This is be far the best elementary school in chapel hill area. The student population is excellent with diversity. This is the newest element school in the area with nice environment and facility. The principal has great leadership and the teachers are well qualified and love kids. I have both my kids in the school, and couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This is second year of my 2nd grade son, and I deeply appreciate the systematic organization of the Rashkis Elementary school. The principal's leadership looks excellent and the teachers' ability is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black36%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male69%
Black50%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiency40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black21%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black36%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black39%
Asian-95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black46%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black31%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 52%
Asian 27% 3%
Black 14% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 22%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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