Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Bostian Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 320 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 7, 2012

My son has a disability and after having trouble with his school in Landis I was happy for him to be changed to Bostian. He has improved a lot since being here at Bostian and I love all the teachers! I will always be thankful for everything this school has done for my son. They have showed patience and compassion that he was not getting at his other school. A+ for Bostian!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

Our family moved to this area so we would be in the Bostian school district. Bostian is a wonderful place where teachers and students take learning seriously, yet have a lot of fun in the process. My child's teachers have always gone the extra mile to provide top-notch instruction. Their expectations are high, which makes students strive to meet them. The school has great leadership who truly care about children. Bostian has earned a great reputation in the area with good reason!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Bostian is small school with such a nurturing environment. It is evident that the staff really care about the children. The students really get a feel for the family atmosphere and sense of belonging. Parents are actively involved at Bostian. The students love coming to this school. When it is time for fifth graders to say good bye at the end of the year, many don't want to leave because of their positive elementary experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2008

I have so much Faith in the teachers at Bostian that I know my child is being taken care of in more ways than academically also emotionally and physically. The small hometown school environment is beautiful . Bostian has definitely sets the bar. I am proud to be a parent of a first grader at Bostian Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

We transferred into Bostian last year. This year I will have a 2nd grader and a kindergartner. I love the small school atmosphere and the strong relationships that form in this environment. I have always felt welcome in the school and classroom and look forward to many more years of involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

This is an excellent school. I have tremendous faith in the administration, faculty, and staff of Bostian ES. Everyone does a wonderful job with the children. The students are great, and the parents are very supportive. The scores indicate this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

I put my son in this school because of the great scores this school has earned in the past. He has gain much self assurance and is way above most children his age. I am a single parent and what goes on at school means a lot. My son has gained so much from being here it is unbeliaveable. Thanks to Mrs. Sigmon for her great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Sorry, can't say that this is a great school. There are a few GREAT teachers. A previous parent said that there are a few harsh teachers. That's understated. The principal's action taken when a parent has a problem...'Take it up with the teacher.' There is no trust in these students. The teacher's word is always heard and believed last. Sad, very sad. Glad my kids are out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

I think the staff of Bostian Elementary School does a great job. I would especially like to thank Mr. Brown for getting out in all kinds of weather and directing traffic. I for one would like to express my gratitude to him for this valuable service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I think for the most part this is a wonderful school. There are a couple of teachers that are very harsh but overall the staff is wonderful. The secretary and office staff are very friendly and helpful. I feel confortable with my kids in this school. Keep up the great work! Let's have a wonderful 2004-2005 school year.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Female73%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 52%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Black 0% 26%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Lisa Sigmon
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 856-0807

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4245 Old Beatty Ford Road
China Grove, NC 28023
Website: Click here
Phone: (704) 857-2322

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT