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W G Pearson Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 543 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

I am very displeased with this school. My PreK son was sent here for specific needs help. I see no improvement. Communication is poor. Little or no feedback is sent home with my son. Email and phone calls are not responded to at all or only after many attempts. They had no teacher in place for about a month into the school year. I was not informed of this until the day my son started. He had a substitute. Personal things go missing. His lunchbox is always a mess when he gets home, which suggests there is lacking supervision during meals. so does that mean supervision is laking the rest of the time too? He was sent there for help and I see no help at all. I did not have a choice for him to attend here. Stay away from this school. this is not a magnet school it claims to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

electives + innovative curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter is in First Grade and I couldn't be happier that I chose this school for her. She has really excelled and the structure of the class and electives are great. The teachers make themselves available and the I'm very pleased with the education that she is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Of the teachers I know at WGP, they are there to make a difference in kids lives. One at a time. It's time more schools broke out of the mold of looking at children as numbers or minorities and look at them as individuals with dreams and hopes. This school believes in this. And that's why we've chosen to send our kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have a fantastic, high energy staff, terrific students, and an incredible program. Our Enrichment Classes, full time arts teachers, and beautiful green building make W.G. a great place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2009

My grandson who is in the 4th grade attends this school and we have been very satisfied with the instruction and guidance he has received. I give it 4 stars.


Posted July 14, 2009

I give it 5 stars! I love it. My kids love it. I have two boys enrolled right now and they love that they can pick electives and enrichment classes each semester. It's like given them a say on what they enjoy in school. Each elective provides reading and math and allows the children to learn and have fun plus engage in things like the piano, computer skill, chorus, band, dance, puppet making, animations, and it goes on and on. It's wonderful. The teachers are very enthused about getting all the children through and getting them to reach their goals by the end of each school year. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

The elective structure is amazing. The teachers are all very good and committed to each student. The facilities are first rate and Principal Chambers is Dynamic and engaging. AIG students are particularly well served.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Just like in most schools there are enthusiastic parents and there are average parents. Over all parents play a big role in supporting PTA activities and coming to meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I have been very pleased with this school. My son is in kindergarten and his experience has been great! His teacher is top-notch. I wanted to get involved with the PTA but was turned off by the lack of follow-up that I received. I have talked with other parents and they seem to have positive feedback regarding the quality of education that their child is receiving. The principal makes herself available to talk with parents anytime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

WG just moved to a beautiful new facility further down Fayetteville Street. They also began a new magnet program, a GT program. My son is excited about the drama program, and they will have band, computers, and other courses not found in many schools. The school is now more diverse, and while many parents from the old school were unhappy to see so many teachers replaced, the staff so far seems energetic. One problem, dismissal, can only get better. It takes the staff quite awhile to move the students through carpool. I can only hope this will improve.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

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

All Students15%
Female12%
Male17%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically gifted60%

Reading

All Students22%
Female25%
Male20%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted73%
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 Students18%
Female22%
Male14%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically gifted59%

Reading

All Students18%
Female22%
Male14%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically gifted77%
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 Students22%
Female21%
Male22%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted67%

Reading

All Students11%
Female18%
Male6%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students12%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically gifted47%

Science

All Students17%
Female21%
Male14%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically gifted73%
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 67% 26%
Hispanic 29% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
White 2% 52%
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 91%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • LaManda Pryor
Fax number
  • (919) 560-2661

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3501 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
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