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Hornets Nest Elementary

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Posted January 26, 2014

I was hesitant to enroll my son here, since we are in the complete minority and the ratings, but we didn't have any other option. It has turned out to be a great school! ALL of the staff have been nothing but nice. They stand in the halls and say "hello" to everyone who walks by, and the principal is very visible and approachable. They run a very tight ship at Hornets Nest. My son is in first grade, and he has no complaints about being at this school. I do sometimes question if he is learning as much as he was at his old school, but his reading and math skills are still progressing, so they're doing something right! We have only been here for 'almost' 2 months, but NO complaints so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

"Diamond in the Rough" I was in a bind and had to pull my daughter out of private school to our assigned school (Hornets Nest). Was very concerned, but did not have a choice. This school turned out to be much better than my daughter's private school! The teachers are caring and very dedicated. They are also very responsive to emails and concerns. The school has a high poverty rate, which dampers it reputation. A fair amount of the middle and upper class parents within the boundary send their schools to private school. However, I am confident that if this school had more parental involvement and more kids attending their neighborhood school vs. private school. Hornet s Nest would be among the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

Poor overall! I would not send an animal to this school! My family had a bad experience with several teachers and the principal was always clueless and never available.


Posted August 28, 2012

I HAVE 1 CHILD AT THIS SCHOOL IN THE SECOND GRADE & HIS KINDERGARDEN YEAR HE HAD SUB TEACHERS HALF OF THE YEAR, DIFFERENT TEACHERS ALMOST EVERY WEEK! NOW HE IS IN SECOND GRADE & GUESS WHAT A SUB TEACHER...... HIS TEACHER WILL BE BACK IN JAN.! I WALKED HIM IN HIS FIRST DAY, WE NEVER EVEN GOT SO MUCH AS A HELLO FROM HER! SHE NEVER EVEN LOOKED OUR WAY! NO SMILE, NO GOOD MORNING! SECOND DAY SAMETHING! TEACHERS SHOULD MAKE A CHILD WELCOME IN THERE CLASS ROOM & WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL & LEARN!!!! NOT FEEL LIKE THEY ARE UNWATED!! MY HUSBAND & I ARE NOW LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL, MY CHILD WILL NOT BE TREATED THIS WAY!!!! I AM A VERY UNHAPPY PARENT :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

i think that this school is wounderful and that it's not only the teachers but the parents that needs to be involved in what goes on at their kids school and with their education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

This is the worst school that my child has ever been in. It has the worst supervision from school personel that I have ever seen. The school seems to think that bully's are fine as long as there is an excuse it's ok to harm another child . The principal never has time for concerned parents. Bully's are not disciplined for there abusive behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

My son is currently in second grade and I have had several problems with the school. My child has had three different classroom teachers this year alone! I find them extremely disorganized and working amid chaos. I am also dissatisfied with the curriculum. I am removing my son ASAP.The administration is friendly and willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

My grandchild has been going to this school for the past 3 years and I have a few complaints. First of all, I have not been impressed with the quality of teachers at this school. Many are new teachers that seem to lack any experience with children. I have strongly suggested to the parents to take him out of this school.


Posted April 22, 2004

My child is in the 2nd grade now at Hornets Nest and has been there since Kindergaten. I must say that they did have a change and got a new principal whom I have met once and have seen around the school a few times and the little time I have seen her she seems to be friendly and I must say the school is in tip top shape as was before. Personally so far the teachers that my daughter had and have are extremely wonderful and very knowledgeable and the curriculars that are being taught from Math to Reading are just great. My daughter loves going to that school and is learning more everyday. So I just want to give this school an A+ for overall. Also I have to say this my child goes to the before school program and it is the best also.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students15%
Female8%
Male23%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female18%
Male31%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female20%
Male25%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male42%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female26%
Male16%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 64% 26%
Hispanic 23% 14%
White 6% 52%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 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 84%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Victoria James Hicks
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6148

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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