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Olde Providence Elementary

Public | K-5 | 725 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted today

OP is the place to be! Our family loves the school staff. We are so happy that all the teachers are involved and have a positive approach to learning. Thankfully, we moved to the right area of town to go here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

Olde Providence Elementary is a wonderful neighborhood type school with professional, caring teachers and administrators. The multiple color behavior chart with the opportunity to improve the child's behavioral rating during the day is a great idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

We just love our new school. Olde Providence Elementary School is everything and more a parent could ask for. It has caring teachers, wonderful leadership by the administration staff and hands on PTA with parents who care. You do not realize how different the CMS school are individually. We are so happy to find the right neighborhood school for our family. It is nice to know that teachers and parents are on the same side and for the student. It is wonderful knowing you are at the right school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

My son is in his 3rd year at OP, having started in Kindergarten. The dedication of all staff I have encountered is front & foremost. The parent volunteerism rate is high also which is fantanstic ! All teachers and members of administration I have encountered have demonstrated no more than complete diligence in seeking a safe & stimulating learning environment for each and every student. I am so grateful that my child's journey into public school education began here. A special side note about the PE teacher- she is a true gem of the community, dedicating countless hours to ensure the kids get the most out of school. She knows literally HUNDREDS of students by name & cares deeply about the culture & moral st OP !! I recvommend this school hands down
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

I am baffled by the negative reviews most recently posted. OP is a very warm and inviting school where my children are happy to walk in the doors every day. The classroom teachers are dedicated and caring and many are quite innovative. They work hard to make sure every child is learning, from the ones who need remediation to the high flyers. The principal seems both dedicated to improving the school by doing the best she can for the children and supporting the teachers. One area which could be improved is communication from teachers. It is inconsistent! While some do beautifully, some don't. Update your websites more frequently, send email newsletters and provide more feedback on report cards. A conference in October shouldn't be the sole verbal/written feedback a parent gets on their child's academic/social/emotional development. Otherwise, OP gets an "A" from this family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

We too had to withdraw our child form this school due to the poor learning conditions that we experienced. The administration is dishonest, horrible and quite unwilling to work with you. Who knew when we bought into this district that it would be the worst mistake we ever made. STEER CLEAR OF OP! NOT the place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

My twins have been at this school since kindergarten and are now entering their final year. I think this is a very good school for advanced learners. My kids have been challenged in the advanced math and writing classes, and as a part of the talent development program. The physical education teacher is amazing and makes sure that the kids have a healthy balance of education and physical exercise while still having fun. She is amazingly dedicated to these kids. There is also a very healthy diversity of race, religion and culture to be found at this school. The parents are very heavily involved which I think is key to making this a top notch school. As a single mom I am very greatful to all of the moms who are able to dedicate so much time to the school and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have one in OP and one who is now in 6th grade after finishing at OP...I have nothing but good things to say about the school...I love the special attention that is given to the younger kids and the activities for the older ones. I think the teachers are doing a great job and look forward to the final years I have at OP..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

Typical of CMS in general, there is a culture of dishonesty among administrators and office staff are frequently rude. PTA is hardworking, but money could be spent more wisely. Volunteers are very welcome. Most teachers are great as are the kids. Parents range from 25 % overachievers to 75% apathetic. 'Special Subjects' each day get the kids excited to go. Differing levels of teaching is good but acknowledges that some kids are left behind early in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

Teachers talk down to parents and are not open to communications that they do not initiate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

As a parent of an OP student, I agree with staff that young siblings should not be able to attend in class events. I have seen parents and been guilty of not watching younger siblings as they wonder around the class. This is a law suit waiting to happen. I also have had a student that had learning differences, and he was not labeled as 'AD/HD' and just passed off. The staff really did try and make a difference. It sounds to me that the prior parent was disgruntled with Olde Providence for reasons .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

I agree 'downward spiral' for OP. At OP, you used to be able to bring siblings to school when you were a volunteer (becuase they actually welcomed any volunteer with open arms); teachers here used to not be condescending to parents; they used to be in better contact; and used to care if a child was falling behind, not just label them as AD/HD and pass them off. Custodial & Cafeteria staff is wonderful & has remained positive, always smiling, always have something nice to say; Overall, the morale at OP has dramatically reduced over the years..what happened, OP?? Not returning......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

I have two children who attend OP and have been actively involved in the school for years. This is an excellent school. The staff is highly trained, the administrative competent and responsive and the principals are of the highest quality. I can't imagine wanting or needing anything from an elementary school not present here. The principal has a open door policy for parents and expects teachers to model the same attitude. The PTA and SLT are among the best and most active in the county. At Olde Providence you get a 'private' quality education at a public school. We at OP hope to keep our uncrowded, responsive, academically challenging, warm and open school a unspoiled jewel in the CMS crown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

We have two children enrolled at Olde Providence and are active in class-specific volunteering as well as the PTA. From the principal to the Custodial Staff, everyone that I and my wife have encountered exude professional proficiency and enthusiasm. It is no wonder that this is a feeder into one of the nations top performing High Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

Both of our children attended Olde Providence Elementary and we are astounded at how poorly managed this school is. The school used to have a great reputation as a high performing school - however, it has taken a sharp slide downward and continues to spiral. We've withdrawn our children from this school mid-year - that's how unhappy and frustrated we are with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

I am very happy with this school. They teach at 3 levels so that all children are challenged at their level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

Excellent school. Best music program of any local elementary school. The staff is committed to excellence, and each child is challenged to their own abilities. Yet, the teachers do not forget that the children are still children. I want to be involved in the school for the benefit of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

We moved to NC in January 2004. We chose our new home based on the local school ratings. Our son's reading and writing (he was in kindergarten) exploded. Our school in texas had a 20+ child to teacher ratio -- technically it is the same here, but with the teacher's aid and all the special classes like computer, music and PE, OP is a MUCH better school. With all that great academia in mind, I would still like to see longer or more recess time. Small children need that downtime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

My sister and friend just moved to NC from Michigan in the last year. Their children are attending your school. Every time I call to say hi they speak about your school as if your a piece of jewelry that is rare. They sent me the reading books you use so that I can teach my kids here in MI (open Court Reading). I still didn't think much of your school until I went to www.greatschools.org and saw the EOG results. That is when I figured out that my sister and friend are not really exaggerating when they say all that great stuff. If I ever make a move to NC I'm sure this is going to be my children's school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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%
Female80%
Male82%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 74% 52%
Black 9% 26%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 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 18%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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