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West View Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 915 students

 
 

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Posted September 3, 2013

I am very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the teachers at this school. Upon entering the school you immediately feel safe and welcome. The teachers and staff are knowledgeable and nurturing. My daughter absolutely loves going to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

My son has been attending since he started school. i substitute, volunteer, and am part of the PTA. I'm a single mom on limited funds, but I love being able to do whatever I can for the staff, teachers and the kids. They are the future and this school is blessed to have such caring teachers!!!


Posted April 30, 2012

Before moving to the area 4 years ago we researched and visited many of the schools in the area. We were impressed with the leadership, staff and program at Westview (and it's secondary schools), leading us to buy a home in this district. Now, with 3 school years behind us (with 2 children enrolled), we are extremely happy with our decision. There is solid instruction by caring and vested teachers with many opportunities for growth- they work to meet your child at their level and help them excel. The principals are always available and are involved in the many programs going on in the school. Thank you Westview!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

Apparently my child got the wrong first grade teacher. She was nice and all, but failed miserably at teaching my child handwriting. Now he has habits we're struggling to break. And of course, it's the parent's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

Great school with great staff! The teachers meet children at the child's level and challenge the advanced children. I love this school and my children attended this school since it opened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

An amazing school. I moved OUT Of wake to Garner to enroll my children in this school. I do not regret it for a minute. You could send your children to private school and West View will outpace them in a heartbeat. Fantastic school; Yes, they expect a lot from the kids but so what? It is up to us as parents to deal with a little 'stress' and help our children succeed. Bravo, West View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

We have been at West View since it opened in 2006 and have loved every year. I get to volunteer all the time and the teachers are great! Love the staff too. So friendly and warm. Go West View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I have two kids enrolled at West View and they have been going to West View for 3 years now. It is a very good school with good teachers, but I believe they give way to much homework for elementary school kids. I believe they are trying to improve test scores by piling on the homework and teaching by giving repetitive work which in the end stresses kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

Wonderful facility, teachers and staff!!! PTA is very involved and does great things. Only complaint I have is it's hard to 'get in' unless you know the right people. Love that I can volunteer in my child's class!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

West View is a great school. My children have been going to this school since they opened. Really nice staff, very friendly, caring. I volunteer in my childrens classes and at the school and always feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

I have 3 children who have gone thru/ or are going thru west view. We have been lucky enough to get loving and supportive teachers . Mr Vertrano and Mrs Johnson go above and beyond to make sure your children are safe, healthy, and in a supportive learning enviroment! Mrs Refick is the best and any child who has her is very lucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Great school, great teachers, great support from the parents. My son enjoys going to school and is doing great. PTA is very involved and great at raising money, but can be a little 'cliqueish' to get into. I still plan on nosing my way in, but it seems new comers have a ways to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

West View Elementary is a school of which we are proud to send our child too. The high caliber of administration, teachers and staff is priceless. Each member of that staff is dedicated to helping our kids grow and succeed and it shows! Our school is one in which the parents, staff and community work together every day to support and help our children succeed. Thanks you West View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

Great school! Wonderful teachers!! Parental involvement (PTA) is unmatched! My child loves to go to school now and is doing very well. Need playground equipment and more books in the library, but I guess that could be expected at any new school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students60%
Female54%
Male66%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female55%
Male68%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-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.

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%
Female44%
Male58%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted88%

Science

All Students53%
Female47%
Male58%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted90%
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 76% 52%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Black 9% 26%
Two or more races 3% 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 24%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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11755 Cleveland Road
Garner, NC 27529
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