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Hershal H Beam Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 552 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2008

I have 3 children who attend school here, they all do pretty well. The teachers are good about keeping you informed of progress or problems, and the principal is good at keeping things in order, and doesnt allow nonsense. Overall the school is a good school.
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students32%
Female43%
Male22%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female32%
Male20%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 Students29%
Female28%
Male31%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted90%

Reading

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students17%
Female9%
Male24%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students16%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically gifted70%
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 46% 52%
Black 33% 26%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Two or more races 4% 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 96%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Susan Redmond
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Fax number
  • (704) 866-6320

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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200 Davis Park Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
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