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Aversboro Elementary

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Posted April 24, 2012

As with all schools, Aversboro has a mix of spectacular teachers and not-so-spectacular teachers. As with all schools, there are things you will absolutely love, and things that you might not be totally impressed with. I am a person who prefers to get involved and help strengthen weak areas when I see them, so when we got to Aversboro and began our experience with the most amazing Kindergarten teacher in the world, I knew it was going to be well worth my time and energy to do what I could to make the "less perfect" things about Aversboro better. I volunteer there often, attend as many school functions as I can, and love staying highly involved in the school. My daughter has received everything she has needed to excel in her education, and she looks forward to school every day. I am very excited for my second daughter to begin Kindergarten there in the fall, as I know without a doubt that it is the best possible place for her to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Our daughter is in 1st grade at Aversboro and has had a great experience. The staff is welcoming. The principal quickly handles any concerning situations and speaks to all of the children (and parents) by name. Teachers have been proactive in making it a great learning experience for my daughter, providing more challenging work when she has mastered concepts. I do wish the PTA were more visible and communicated more effectively, but you can't have everything. I resolve this issue by contacting PTA officers directly to ask where I am needed. We are happy here and decided not to apply to magnet schools this year because of our satisfaction with Aversboro.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

While my child has only been at Aversboro Elementary for a short time I have to say that I am not impressed with this school. They way they release children at the end of the day is very unorganized. The walkers get sent toward the meeting spot but any person can walk away with a child or the child may be left alone if the parent hasn't made it there yet. I think this makes it all too easy for a kidnapping situation to happen. I don't feel welcome when I come into the school which is hard for me because at our previous school I felt very welcome and filled my day with a lot of volunteering. However, not feeling welcome at this school has definitely made me decide not to offer my time. While I understand that it is the middle of the school year I feel I should not have to ask for paperwork such as the student handbook and other information that would normally be given out at the beginning of the year. Our previous school had new student packets that contained handbooks, PTA information and a school calendar that would usually be sent home on the child's first day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I love this school. this is my childs first year there and I was very scared due to the reputation of local schools, but the staff is wonderful, so is the environment. I love the fact that everyone is so friendly and they always remember your name. I went in once ans spoke to the person that handles afterschool and months later, I had a question for her and she remembered not only my name but my childs name. I think that says a lot about this school. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I am proud to say my children attends Aversboro. I am an active parent in the school and I like what I see. Aversboro math scores are low overall but I am working with my child as all parents need to do to help bring those scores up...Great job Great staff and Great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Aversboro school is a very good school. They have a very friendly and involved Principal. Great teachers who care whether a child suceeds or not and who work very hard to make sure that they do well. The school also welcomes parent support and involvment. The school has a good atmosphere, very friendly and help back office staff. The only thing I didnt like was there was not enough recess 'play time' for students, but I believe that is common among most schools and probably caused by the no child left behind policy . A little more recess time is needed. Good work Aversboro.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

This is a great school and would recommend this to anyone in the area! Teachers are respectful of their student. Good job!/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

Aversboro Elementary Schol sets a perfect example of what an elementary school should be like. Every member of the staff has always shown me exempliary attention, no matter the circumstance. My son absolutely loves it there. We look forward to the next 4 years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

My Children Transfered to this school at the beggining of the year and love it. They have each shown great imporivements from there last school and say that they will never go back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

I was a former student at Aversboro years k-5 I am not in the 6th grade.Aversboro makes sure that you get the best education as you possibly can.The teachers are fantastic and the pricible is awesome.He takes care of the school and makes sure everything is the way it needs to be.Aversboro has came a long way and I would reccomend it to anybody in the area. -Lindsey Gardner-
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

Aversboro, again, exceeds expectations and moves up in test scores. More importantly, the school continues to not focus on scores by attempting to provide high-quality education to each and every student. No child left behind has been the motto of this school since before it became a mandate from the government. Aversboro has a fantastic faculty, a wonderful staff, and an administration who will not settle for less than the very best of each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

Compared with other schools in our area, Aversboro is highly underrated! Even though there is a 'magnet school' in close proximity, Aversboro continues to challenge students, parents, and teachers to excel beyond the 'average' and acceptable levels of the state and county. The leadership takes a hands-on approach and proactively seek to be an innovative school.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male37%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students32%
Female40%
Male27%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted92%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 38% 52%
Black 34% 26%
Hispanic 22% 14%
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 64%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Paul Domenico
Fax number
  • (919) 662-2329

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1605 Aversboro Road
Garner, NC 27529
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