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W R Odell Elementary

Public | K-5 | 1046 students

 
 

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Posted December 20, 2013

My daughter has been going to Odell for 4 years and absolutely loves it. Lunches aren't great, you want to pack your own for sure. But remember, this is a public school and they have to work with the meager budget they are given. The quality of education and willingness for the principal to work with the parents on issues is very satisfying, and the facilities are impeccable, new, modern, clean and well appointed. We are absolutely thrilled with Odell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

I absolutely love this school. In my son's first year as a kingergartner, he learned al 50 states, all the continents, all the presidents, etc. Not only was his academic experience great, but the teachers really are some of the nicest people I know. they hug the kids and genuinely go above and beyond the call of duty in their jobs. My son is now a first grader and his teacher was voted "Teacher of the Year". I consider myself lucky to have him part of such an excellent public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

My 2 children attend this school and we are very happy overall. We love that the school is located in our neighborhood. Our experience with the administration has been very positive, and the few issues we had were resolved to our satisfaction. Great communication from the teachers as well as Dr. Marsh. They welcome feedback and love parent involvement. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved for your child at this school. We would like to see some improvements on the playground. Some of the equipment is old and the slides are metal, so the children cannot use them when it's hot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

I have 2 children here, over all the school is a good school. The principal has a giant heart. She loves the kids but sometimes they need a stern person not a soft heart. I believe it is like every other school, there are teachers who go the extra mile and there are those who have a problem dealing with kids who are not average whether they are above or below average. Bullying happens... again some teachers are all over it and try to nip it in the bud..others not so active about it. Over all if you stay on top of your child s education and communicate with them this school is great... All schools have their issues.. DONT BE AFRAID TO STAND UP FOR YOUR CHILD! Communication with the teacher and or counselor or vp will solve almost any issue :) They have a great gifted program. There are security cameras; pick up and drop off seem to run pretty smooth. They are always working to improve things. They are also not afraid to change things or try new things academic wise, although not always a good thing. IF you can volunteer do it, it helps the teachers and out and you get a chance to see firsthand how your child s class works and what they are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

Both of my children have attended Odell and loved it. I also love Odell as the teachers are awesome! This school has a great atmosphere and staff that really cares. My daughter has received extra help and services and has improved greatly! The principal is a wonderful woman and parent involvement is high. Also communication has been wonderful and I just can't say enough good things about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

My Daughter attends kingerarten at Odell, and she is having lots of fun and learning at the same time. But as with all things education, the parent has to be an active participant in their child's education,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

This is a very nice school! The teachers are great! All of my children went there and we still have a son there. Our son loves it there! My daughters that went there loved it there and hated leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

Excellent school! Excellent teachers! We have loved every one for the last 4 years. My daughter has excelled! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

My children have had wonderful teachers each school year at Odell. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

Odell is one of the best schools...My daughter started Odell her 1st grade year...she had Mrs. Widenhouse and we loved her...2nd grade was Miss Cantley, 3rd grade Ms. Gordon and 4th grade Ms. Benson. I must say that we have had some amazing teachers...Unfortunately, we moved from NC to TN and we miss everyone so much...the staff is professional and very friendly...Odell we miss you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My child has been to Odell since kindergarten, and now she is entering the 4th grade. She has always been eager to get to school in the mornings and never complained about he work. She has had top-notch teachers every year and has been very happy here. Excellent atmosphere - love the new school and the principal couldn't be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

W.R. Odell is a great school. The adminstration and staff are amazing. My daughter just completed her first year at Odell and she had a phenomenal year. Miss Miller was her 1st grade teacher and she is wonderful. She truly understands the meaning of 'educating the total child'. I could not have asked for a better first grade teacher for my daughter. Sumitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

W.R Odell is a great school, I love the school and it's faculty. They are so into helping your children with everything and anything they need. Their is one teacher that I just adore, my daughers second grade teacher Mrs. Barber. She is just wonderful with all of her kids. My daugher was struggling in school and she gave her so much confidients that she has sorrowed in school. Me and my daugher loves her for all that she has done and we will truly miss her next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

I attended Odell as a child and both of my children have attended Odell. We love the office staff, the teachers, the cafeteria staff! Everyone is so friendly and Mrs. Marsh is a wonderful lady. We like her so much we named our lil Sarah after her in 2002. Sarah is now in Kindergarten and she loves school so much. I could not ask for a better place for my kid to attend. I can say that I had reservations about the new odell since I was so used to the old one but those have quickly changed. ps..... Mrs. Randle Sarah said she loves you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Great School with great teachers, principal, students and parents. My child loves the enrichment Science Program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

We have gone to Odell Elem. for a couple of yrs and feel the office staff, as well as the teachers are hostile and cold. My child loved his old school and the teachers loved the children. But, you don't feel that at Odell. I have found the teachers to be mean, rude, hostile, unprofessional and uninspiring. They don't appear to like teaching, nor children. Maybe it's because we have only had the teachers who have taught for over 20 yrs. They want the children to be seen and not heard. The school want's financial support but not involvment. The Principal is nice but can't seem to solve any problems. The other two Asst. Principals are worthless. The school is too rigid and unsupportive and that is one of the many reasons we are leaving this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I have to say that agree completely with all of the reviews here as well and felt that another excellent review was warranted. I moved to NC four years ago and I have a child with special needs so needless to say I researched the elementary schools extensively to make sure he would be given the best opportunities he could have. Odell has by far exceeded my expectations in accommodating our needs. The staff as a whole is excellent and is very involved with the students. Thanks for all you do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My son learned so much academically as well everyday social skills. He is 10yrs old and reading at 5th grade level. This is a great accoplishment, because when he start WR Odell he was below grade level. They are the Best!! They Really Care :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I have two children in this school and I must say I am very happy with the education they have received. There are so many wonderful, caring, truly geniune teachers here that I feel very lucky and blessed that my children go to Odell. One thing that does concern me alot though, as mentioned by another parent is that parents can come and go as they please. There is no ID verification which is not a good thing in this day and age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

This is an excellent school with strong leadership that cares about educating the whole child.
—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.

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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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black66%
Asian93%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black45%
Asian79%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students44%
Female35%
Male52%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted81%
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 66% 52%
Black 17% 26%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 4% 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 19%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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1885 Odell School Road
Concord, NC 28027
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Phone: (704) 782-0601

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