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Alexander Wilson Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 533 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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4 reviews of this school


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Posted February 4, 2013

Not impressed. Principal is never around and the school is a mess. Teachers seem unhappy. My child doesn't even want to go to school but I have no other choice at this point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

eh- i've not been too impressed. the school manages to test out pretty well with eogs, but there are definitely shortcomings. half the staff seem unfriendly and unmotivated, the facilities are cluttered, disorganized and filthy and there is only a small group of parents who seem to run the show without allowing much room for newcomers to contribute. hopefully, the new principal can insist on a higher level of professionalism, cleanliness and more parental involvement from underrepresented populations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is my son's first year at Alexander Wilson and he absolutely loves it...We bought a house in the school's district to move from Sylvan Elementary because his grades were suffering horribly. He gets so much more individual attention and his grades have dramatically improved. The teachers were very welcoming. The only thing would recommend is that they have some sort of a buddy system to make the new kids feel more welcome. I watched from the car rider line everyday for a week as my son sat by himself under the slide and not a single person, (student or teacher) spoke to him...This was very troubling for em to watch everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Love the teachers and facilities. They are the best in the county.
—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.

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female49%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students56%
Female61%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted93%
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 66% 52%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Black 11% 26%
Two or more races 3% 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Cynthia McKee
Associations
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Fax number
  • (336) 578-8092
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