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E K Powe Elementary

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Posted yesterday

teachers and staff are very passionate. though my son is sopposed to be here for only 1 year,they treat him very well, suck as ESL class for him. But I think it would be better if they feedback...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

This is our neighborhood school and we could not be happier with it! The kindergarten teachers are the absolute best and I have heard nothing but good things about teachers in other grades! The community is amazing and dedicated - we are so excited to be a part of it. The teachers/parents at Powe really take advantage of every opportunity to create unique and wonderful learning environments (e.g., partnering with Schoolhouse of Wonder to have walking field trips, touring local farms, working with students at Duke and NCSSM to explore science, chess, etc). The afterschool program is fabulous and full of amazing art. Great, great, great school all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Very nice school with the teachers so kind and interesting that we love them very much. my kid likes the maths and spelling classes. Thanks for their cares and interesting classes for the multinational students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love E.K. Powe because it has become a community in and of itself. I love that within one month of the start of kindergarten, my daughter knew the names of all the teachers and administrators, and they knew hers. I love that they promote many avenues towards learning and try to find the right learning style of every student. I love their inclusivity, their faculty, their administration, their parent community, but mostly the students. And I love that the students love and respect each other. Thank you for this opportunity to share my profound feelings about a truly unique institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

E.K. Powe is a small school with a big heart. Dedicated teachers and committed parents create a great community for teaching children. It's a wonderful place to be.
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Posted September 17, 2009

It serves a diverse neighborhood with many interesting programs and it is a partner with Duke University to improve student achievement and build town-gown relations.


Posted June 20, 2008

EK Powe teachers are very dedicated and love their students and families. The school has a very diverse population which makes for a wonderful atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance. Keep working hard soaring eagles...you will continue to SOAR!


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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted80%

Reading

All Students23%
Female36%
Male15%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically gifted53%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted58%

Reading

All Students18%
Female20%
Male17%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically gifted50%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male35%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students22%
Female17%
Male28%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted64%

Science

All Students36%
Female27%
Male45%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted82%
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
Hispanic 36% 14%
Black 34% 26%
White 25% 52%
Two or more races 3% 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 72%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Michael Somers
Fax number
  • (919) 560-2315

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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