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Etowah Elementary

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Posted May 29, 2013

Three of my children attended this school and overall it was a fairly good school. They came from Fletcher Elem. when they moved the school zones around, and that school is hard to compete with. The front office staff is by far the best ever and the principal is pretty darn good. Most of the teachers were okay, not great, and one particular fourth grade male teacher was horrible. My daughter, four years later, still talks about him. She said he 'creeped her out'! He was so bad that we had her moved to another class, which she loved. The principal knew the teacher was not acting the way he should and he did not hesitate to move her. I think there are a few better choices in Henderson County -Fletcher, Hendersonville Elem, Atkinson, Mountain Community School - but this school is not horrible. It all depends, like all schools, good or bad ones, on the teacher you wind up with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Outstanding school with a truly gifted principal that does a fantastic job of making certain that only the very best teachers are at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

Athough I think there could be a more appropriate principal in place, the teachers and staff are wonderful. Mrs. Shoemaker at the front desk seems to know every child in the school. Ms. Reiter <resource> is a lady who truely loves her students, she is a remarkable woman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

From the moment you walk in, the warmth of Etowah Elementary greets you. The wonderful murals that line the hallways to the welcoming office staff invite you in to this excellent school. The leadership provided by the administration and teaching staff shows that learning and character building are important here. An excellent PTO involves parents in the school and offers opportunities for them to volunteer. When you drop your children at the door, you can be sure they will be nurtured at Etowah Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

This is our third year at Etowah and I have to say that this school and its staff is outstanding. They welcome parent involvement and are very concerned about your child's wellbeing. The drop-off/pick-up program is a great example of that concern. It's very efficient system.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students71%
Female57%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female57%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 52%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Black 3% 26%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 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 54%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael E Thorpe
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Fax number
  • (828) 891-6579

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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320 Etowah School Road
Etowah, NC 28729
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