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North Chatham Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 550 students

 
 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted November 28, 2011

My fifth grader is extremely happy at NCE and enjoys going to school each day. This is the third elementary school that he has attended and the balance between academics and extracurricular activities seems to be appropriate. The staff is helpful and friendly and his teacher is extremely competent and experienced!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My kids love North Chatham. They like the teachers on and off...lol. I really love the new pricipal that took over and I think he is going to continue making the school an excellent learning facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

NCS is fantastic! This is our second year at NCS and we have been very pleased! The teachers are very caring and the school is small so the principal actually knows the students and you arent just a number! The teachers help bring out the best in your child! My daughter loves going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

We are very happy with this school. Great Teacher, lots of activites. great after care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

hi, i go to this school and I am in 7th grade. this school is wonderful! if i have a prob. and i need help trying to solve it they help me...they are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

This is a great school with a diverse population. The teachers are wonderful and hard working professionals who truly care about the children and their education. I'm always welcomed! warmly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

All three of my children attend this school and all three have seemed to like it alot. On the contrary, though, my daughter doesn't get the academic differenciation she needs. Overall, this is a quite nice school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

North Chatham School has provided an outstanding educational experience for my son's Kindergarten year. His class has 18 students and is staffed with both a teacher and assistant teacher. He has had an opportunity to participate in the Science Fair and a Young Author's competition. He loves to go to school which was one of our primary objectives for his first year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I have had the privelege and honor of teaching at North Chatham School for the past 3 years. I have been a part of 4 other school districts in the past and find North Chatham to be an example of excellence. Our staff is truly dedicated to our students, everyone from admistration to custodial staff. Our test scores show that we are commited to constantly improving our academic programs and meeting the North Carolina Curriculum of study. We also continue to add to our extracurricular activities in order to meet the needs of our diverse population. We have a wonderful PTA who supports our school tremendously. I was sadden to read such a negataive review of our school on this site. I encourage the parents/community members to voice thier opinions about our school, so that we make sure we are constantly striving for excellence.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2006

The teachers at North Chatham are extremely devoted to their students. They bend over backwards to provide all children, whether they are high, low or average students, with opportunities to grow. In my experience I have always been kept informed of everything that happens at school and have been welcomed to come to help in the classroom and be a part of their learning experience. I have witnessed the love that those teachers have for their students and the dedication to helping them succeed. My family at one point thought of moving to another county for my husbands job but decided it was more important to keep our children at North Chatham. I can only sing praises of the faculty and staff as well as the students and parents at North Chatham school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I am also a parent of a student at North Chatham School. My opinion about this school, however, varies greatly from the first message posted on this board. My daughter has attended NCS since Kindergarten and is now in 6th grade. I feel extemely blessed to be a part of this school community. North Chatham has played a large role in helping to shape the interesting, intelligent, creative, and fun person that is my child. Yes, there are times when every parent feels that a school could be doing something more or could have made a different decision. But paychecks are never the motivation of any teacher. I respect the teacher's difficult role and do not believe people can criticize unless they have taught themselves. North Chatham School is a blessing to so many. I am sorry for the parent who has encountered something negative to make the outlook so bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

I feel this school does not educate the children it puts that on the parents. The faculty/teachers just collect paychecks. If your child is struggling they will let them fail rather than help. The parent has to initiate any form of getting help by contacting other schools in the area or even going outside of the county to get help. It takes them five months to notify parents that a child is struggling or has failed an assessment that has been performed. I would not recommend sending your child to this school unless you are a teacher &/or you plan to 'take the teacher out for brunch' when they have done testing that week or their pet gets ill. I have found and feel that the only way for a child to succeed at NCS is through 'giving to the school'.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students39%
Female48%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted91%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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%
Female34%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted88%
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 Students59%
Female70%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiency26%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female64%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted85%

Science

All Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted85%
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 57% 52%
Hispanic 31% 14%
Black 6% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 47%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Dale Minge
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Fax number
  • (919) 968-6216
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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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