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South Graham Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 602 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

I don't know what this last reviewer is talking about! My 3 kids have gone to this school for the last 5 years + Kindergarden and we love it! We love the teachers & the principal. She has shown us nothing but love and understanding. She always hugs me when I see her and knows every child by their first name. Is it over crowded? Yes. Does it need an update? Yes does it smell a little funky? Yep but the school is old, a bunch of kids are there yea it's going to smell bad. Funding for schools & teachers is at a terrible low right now. I don't think it's the school or principal's fault that there's not proper funding to build a new school or make major updates. Sometimes you have to work with what you have. I think the teachers are great there are about a handful I could do without but I think that's anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

This is the worst school ever. The principal and the office staff are cold to the parents and children. I am a teacher and the staff act as though they have something to hide. They don't want the parents to drop off or come to pick up. The school looks run down and has a terrible smell. It needs to be updated starting with the principal. She is horrible. She doesn't speak and is very ugly when you do have to talk to her. Sitting in the car line for 45 min. each day to wait for my children is ridiculous. The children are there if it is cold or hot and they get in trouble if they talk or play. This school need a change and it has to start with the management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

This school USED to have fantastic character education, USED to have satisfied teachers and there used to be a family atmosphere among the staff and that in turn was reflected in an ideal learning atmosphere. Then something changed with administration. Parent involvement drastically dropped and the heart of the school went cold. Important PTO meeting called, only 3 parents show up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Research based instruction at its best! This school is simply amazing. With outstanding teachers, high commitment to individualized instruction, and excellent support staff, it just doesn't get better than this. The school has strong specialists in Reading, Art, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Exceptional Children. Parental involvement is high.


Posted November 29, 2010

This is a truly remarkable school. The level of parental involvement is high; the teachers are committed; and the school operates with a clear commitment to the success of every student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2007

This is a truly amazing school. I am a teacher, and I have never seen an educational community so committed to the success of every child. The children are wonderfully diverse and mutually supportive. The programs for Exceptional Children, ESOL, and AIG are outstanding.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female26%
Male15%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students28%
Female25%
Male31%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically gifted73%

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male31%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted91%
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 Students31%
Female31%
Male32%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students26%
Female23%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted75%

Science

All Students25%
Female23%
Male26%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted56%
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
Hispanic 40% 14%
White 30% 52%
Black 21% 26%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Elizabeth Price
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Fax number
  • (336) 570-6521

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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320 Ivey Road
Graham, NC 27253
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