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Powhatan Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 577 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2012

Powhatan has excellent test scores, but I believe that parents contribute to that success because they put in a lot of effort at home and in the community here. I have 2 kids here and I've put in the time and I'm pleased with how they've done.This is our first year and one of my kids is in an upper grade and the other is in Kindergarten. My stress has come from our Kindergarten experience. Academically, the team is ON! But the relationship between parent and staff is OFF. Unless a child is in daycare or attends preschool, Kindergarten is the very first experience of school, not just for children but their parents too. It's imperative that both PARENT and child feel welcome.The K team falls short in making this happen.There's academia but there's NO relationship. How can school support grow if parents feel unwelcome from the start in Kindergarten? I don't think the school creates this alienation because I only feel it from the Kindergarten teachers. They just do NOT want us there unless we are invited. They want our money and that's fine and our kids, that's great! BUT PARENTS are a major part of the team and I think that this group of ladies needs to be reminded of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

We moved here from New York, and I am pleased that we were in the district for this school. My daughter attended ECES for half od kindergarten, and from 1st on up she was in PES. I have loved every teacher she has had, and have had no issues with any of them. I have also had no issues with the principal...past or current. I've always felt very welcomed into the school by all staff as they are very friendly. I agree with the previous poster that it would be nice to have some diversity within the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

First let me start off by saying, I have never had an issue at PES. I have enjoyed the last 3 years but thought to do a review since my child is leaving after this year. Secondly, I was pleased that my 5th grader has enjoyed her time at this school. We have met some wonderful teachers, parents and staff. My criticism of the school is in the lack of diversity in teachers and staff. Studies shows that really can make a difference to a child. Another criticism is that there is a huge disparity on reading and math for one subgroup of people. The numbers are so drastic that it should be alarming. I am not blaming the school entirely but I am also not blaming the child or their parents entirely. Just know there are good teachers at this school and some wonderful staff...but it would be GREAT if there were a bit more inclusion and representation of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

As a parent of a child that attends Powhatan, I am so thrilled with the education my child receives. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The teachers and administration are knowledgable and very supportive. The test scores are evidence that we are part of something wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

Both of my children currently attend Powhatan Elementary school. Their teachers have proven to be highly qualified (just check out their testing scores - can't be all because of deomographics!) as well as very loving and understanding. Administration is excellent and most important of all FAIR to ALL parents, staff and students. I am very pleased with this school and everything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Please reference previous year comments about East Clayton Elementary, which was under the direction of the Principal now at Powhatan Elementary. This Principal was rude, did not return phone calls and was very defensive when challenged with concerns over the classroom environment and quality of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

So far so good. My daughter loves this school and her teacher is great! We are very pleased coming in at the middle of the year and it appears this new school is on the right track!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students44%
Female37%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted93%
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 76% 52%
Black 9% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
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 15%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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