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Lucile Souders Elementary

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This school needs to get it together at the front desk as a step parent that quite often pucks up my step, i am so sick of being bombarded with phone calls to the parent to see if its ok after the parents have already sent a note. Every week its a battle LEARN MY NAME AND MY FACE. I can appreciate the security but its a broke system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

My daughter has gone to several schools throughout Cumberland county and the us because of my husband being military. This was by far the worst school we have ever been to. The turnover for teachers is high and the principal is awful. I have never experienced such a rude professional in my life. I don't understand how she is still employed as an educator. My daughters teacher was excellent in 2nd grade but at the end of the year she left. Her 3rd grade teacher was amazing also but again by year end she was also gone. I hear they have a new principal this year so maybe things will be better but if you hear that Tammy Holland is your child's principal run to another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

School location is only great perk. Rude uneducated office support staff. Teachers are educated but the principal is very rude and is not very easy to communicate with. The homework is over the top and tests are extreme. She has favorites and seems to be agressive I hope they switch the staff for my childrens upcoming years or I may have to switch schools. I think the leadership should be more diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

The leadership at this school is horrible. The principal is rude and very unprofessional. She talks down to students, parents, and teachers. She has on several occasions given me a rude look, blown of my concerns or made a rude comment to me. The students in 3rd,4th, and 5th grade are put under an incredible (sometimes unrealistic) amount of daily pressure to pass their end of grade testing. The Principal only rewards students who pass their E.O.G test and does little to nothing to celebrate students who have made large growth and progress. The leadership at this school has created an environment where students are feeling inadequate and hate school by the end of 5th grade. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

I am very happy with Lucile Souders! I was worried when we first moved here and reading all the reviews about the area and school. But that quickly changed once my daughter started school. The teachers, staff, and principle are FANTASTIC. It's nice to walk in and everyone knows your name as well as your child. The class size was perfect and there was a teachers assistant always there. My daughter was challenged mentally everyday. The homework was appropriate and since the teacher and I communicated at least twice a week, She offered to send more work home to add to the challenge. I can't wait for my son to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I absolutely LOVE this school.. My daughter started here when she was in pre-k and is in the second grade. The teachers take their time with the children. My daughter has learned so much here.. She is above average in reading and doing excellent in all other aspects. Thank you for being such a wonderful school. The principal is doing an outstanding job - from day one! I want to thank her and also the wonderful office staff who are always smiling and ready to help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

LS is not the best school in my opinion.Communication is horrible,and i have three kids in this school.From what i see the teachers don't work enough with the students...they need more staff.And every other week is about money,they are always asking for money and i see nothing of it.They also give the students too much home work.My kids walk in the door 20 minutes later they start on hw and don't finish til after 8,this makes kids dislike school.By that time it's time to get ready for bed.And there have been a couple of times i wanted to go up there and give a couple of teachers a few unpleasent words.But like i said thats my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Lucile souders is a great School.I could not ask for anything better than that. Staff is great thanks to all of you for your hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

LS is a great school for my daughter in kindergarten. The teacher she has is wonderful and the communication between the prinicipal and the parents is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

LS is pretty good at the upper grades with really good teachers at the 3th to 5th grade levels. My major complaint is with communication to parents. VERY disorganized office and administration. The AG program is slow to get started and again information is hard to come by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

This is a push them through school. Due to the low level of parent (one-parent homes) involvement, children who can be taught at home are largely ignored in the class room. I can only speak to grades k-3 as I quickly moved my children out of the area.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students41%
Female35%
Male47%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female48%
Male19%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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
Black 73% 26%
White 13% 52%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 82%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Rhonda McNatt
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