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Elizabeth Traditional Elementary

Public | K-5 | 542 students

 

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Posted July 27, 2013

ETES is an amazing school with a wonderful staff that encourages parental involvement. I am so glad all 3 of my boys will get to experience the atmosphere that ETES offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

This is an amazing school that offers a quality education to the children and a staff that embodies the ethics needed to produce higher learning. The school offers a diverse ethnic environment, which encompasses the 'real world' to prepare students for higher learning, becoming an ambassador for their communities and personal achievements. Certainly, one of the best learning institutions offered in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

My kids have been there since they were in Kindgergarten. My son is in 5th grade and my daughter is now in 4th grade. I love the school. Mrs. Sprencer-Smith (principle) and Mr. Slattery(VP) are always there in greet the kids in the morning. The teacher are all outstanding. Absolutely no complaint. The parent are highly involved in school activities. Especially the main fund raiser for the year "Fun Run". Wow.. parents are all over the field. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

We have only seen positive things so far. There is a diverse group of students (I have seen students of Black, White, Arab and Asian decent). Teachers and staff are always friendly and the school communicates well with parents with weekly emails and through backpack folders. School/PTA events seem to happen monthly and they always encourage parents to come and get involved with the school thru volunteering (tutoring) or donations m negatives (small but noteworthy). Parents must pay for certain supplies mandatory for each grade. In 2009 Kindergarten parents had to pay $30 for 'letterbooks'. Each grade has different requirements. Its a small price to pay for a terrific school though. Their busing is later than many CMS schools and those who pick up students in the car line have to be very weary of congested downtown traffic! Without a doubt 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

This is our 3rd year at ETES - we have two children enrolled now - and we love it! The teachers are wonderful, dedicated, loving, nurturing, and have high expectations of the children. The parents are involved and friendly. The staff is wonderful and the principal/asst principal are both very involved. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

My son has only been in the the kindergarten class so far, and what he has learned there amazes me. he recites his school pledge all the time and awes people everyday. What an impression this school has made on my family. His brothers will join him in two years and I cannot wait. Thank God for the Magnet program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

My daughter has been at ETES for 4 years. The staff, teachers and principal are the best! They care so much for every child's academic success. Parental involvement is so high. The school size and class size is small compared to many CMS schools. Absolutely the best elementary school in Charlotte.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

Superior leadership and parental involvement combined with students who are fluent in their second language by 4th or 5th grade makes this one of the top international language schools in the country for its grade level--and it's public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Our 2 children were lucky enough to have been selected for this magnet program. This is simply the best of CMS. Parental involvement is so important to the students and the staff. I wish there was more quality like this in CMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

ETES is simply the best public elementary school in Charlotte. We recently left for a full-time TD program and decided to come back to Elizabeth. (Thank goodness for that amazing principal.)
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted94%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male62%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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
Black 60% 26%
White 29% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 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 43%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Susan Spencer-Smith
Fax number
  • (980) 343-5474

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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