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Oak Grove Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 545 students

 

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Posted January 5, 2014

My two children both attend Oak Grove. It has the outward appearance of a good public school: Good neighborhood, wealthy parents, well behaved children. What they teach at Oak Grove is confusing and often meaningless not at all designed to prepare your children for success in the future. If you are interested in children who regurgitate core curriculum, memorize facts and help the school improve test scores, then you are in the right place. If you child does not fit this mold, good luck getting help. They are parsimonious about doling out resources for special needs children. The Special Ed teacher seems to be illiterate with a computer, but what she lacks in technology she more than WAY makes up for in her ability to interact with the children, so that is good. The teachers make good efforts to be helpful,but when the going gets tough, they are pawns to administration. The school is limited w/technology. They don't seem at all inclined to update use of technology or even utilize valuable parent IT resources on a volunteer basis. To this parent, it is a reflection of poor Principal leadership. I wish the PTA would raise funds for iPads or something actually useful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

I was worried about sending my son to this school because of the rating, but it has turned out wonderfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My son is finishing his first year in Kindergarten and it was great. His teacher was Ms. Whitney. I can say I had my doubts about my son entering into the DPS school system but I worked closely with his teacher and she always had a very organized plan for my sons class. It allowed me to see his progress and know what he accomplished through the year. I enjoyed the interaction from the school because they kept me aware of activities and my sons achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I feel like the teachers are not taking time to help children that are behind. My child comes home with homework and can not even begin to explain what it is that she needs to do. This makes me very upset! You're teachers your job is to teach all of the children in the class and make sure they understand what's going on!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

horrible school, too much name calling even from the adults :(
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency40%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female28%
Male33%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students28%
Female24%
Male31%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically gifted70%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted80%
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 Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students27%
Female18%
Male33%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted80%

Science

All Students27%
Female14%
Male38%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted70%
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 62% 26%
Hispanic 26% 14%
White 7% 52%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Aisha Howard
Fax number
  • (919) 596-4145

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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