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Piney Grove Elementary

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Posted September 9, 2013

Terrible Kindergartner Teachers Especially Meredith Ross, Also the principal does not even address issues properly. I am currently dealing with the person above the principal with an issue I am having with the teachers and the principal. If you want the best learning environment for your child I would NOT pick here. My child said that he is enjoying kindergarten but the teachers that I telling him what he can and cannot eat out of his lunchbox that I packed for him are ruining it for him. My child would have been at Crown Point Elementary which is right down the street from our home if it wasn't for the way the districts are set up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

Our experience with this school was good if the teacher was good and very bad if the teacher was not good. There are some outstanding teachers at this school and some teachers who shouldn't be there. Leadership and communication from the principal were nonexistent. She has recently been replaced so things may improve in these regards. We believe the multi-cultural, multi-racial community of students at this school is wonderful for our children. to be part of. However, academic standards are not sufficiently high for what we judge to be the abilities of the students attending.


Posted May 31, 2013

Piney Grove is a great school. When you first see it, you think "oh no". I've always been on the Honor Roll. And if you want to enroll your child at Piney Grove, I recommend, Mrs. Hurt, Mrs. Dukes, or Ms. Terry. The best teachers!!! I miss this school! I graduated in 2011. My favorite memories are at that school.


Posted February 2, 2011

I graduated from this school in 2001 and I think it gave a strong foundation for my educational career. I highly recommend this school.


Posted January 3, 2011

My son is going to kindergarden this year at Piney Grove and he and I love it. They are very caring and he has already learned so much from his teacher Ms. Selvek. If your looking for a great school for your child look no further this is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

My grandson goes there. It is his door to a good future.


Posted October 11, 2010

Everyone there has a true passion for teaching and I feel my son is cared for and given a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

I have a daughter that just started Kindergarden. This school has exceeded my expectations on every level! I would highly recommend Piney Grove to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

This school is absolutely GREAT!! My son is attending school for the first time, he's at Piney Grove for pre-K, and his teacher Ms. Fannell has been wonderful! I have felt like she really takes the time to work with each child and see how they are progressing individually and works on their specific needs until they've learned it. The school principal is also wonderful, she attends all school events and makes it a point to approach each parent. We are happy and greatful our son attended this wonderful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

If you just look at the achievement numbers in the charlotte observer you would get the wrong impression of piney grove elementary. This school had academic growth numbers off the chart 2004/2005 that wasn't published in the charlotte observer. If your child is fortunate enough to attend piney grove elementary school, he/she will receive a fabulous education, but equally important he/she will be attending a school were safety is paramount, parent-involvement is 100% encouraged and where the entire staff is dedicated to promote the academic success of your child! i have a second grader in piney grove. I am involved in the pta and student leadership committee so i see what goes on in-front and behind the scenes. Piney grove elementary has a plan of attack to not only attain, but surpass all of its #'s in 2005/2006!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

I have a child that has been at Piney Grove for three years, and we have been absolutely blessed every year with the teachers and the entire staff. My son loves this school. Everyone there is truly wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

If you are looking for a truly special school family this is the school for your children. At Piney Grove the teachers and staff work with parents to achieve success for each student.There is/are:a full-time Talent Development instructor; 5th grade students learn to play the recorder; we have student class council; student-led morning announcements and a chess club. Additionally, we have an amazing, active PTA. We currently have three children enrolled in this school and we couldn't be happier!
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female45%
Male29%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female29%
Male43%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted87%
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 Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female34%
Male33%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 40% 26%
Hispanic 40% 14%
White 13% 52%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
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 98%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Amy M. Mirco
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6523

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8801 Eaglewind Drive
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