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Waldo C. Falkener Sr Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 602 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2013

Falkener elementary,this is good school..Yo me siento satisfecha en esta escuela,su rendimiento es genial,los maestros son amables,profesionales y capacitados..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

This is a great school for a child to learn and explore topics and languages of international interest. My son is enjoying his 5th grade year at the school. I'm a single mother and I'm pleased with the fact that he has a male teacher (for the first time)that challenges my son and his peers intellectually. My child complained about his teacher being too rigid at first but he is now performing better than he's ever performed in Math and he enjoys learning science. Thanks Mr. T.....The school has a fairly new principal who is sometimes rude and expects a lot from her staff even though she's never taught any of the core subjects. Being involved and getting to know other parents of children at the school will help you stay abreast. Students also takes trips to Washington DC at the end of the year. I've heard more positives than I've heard negatives about the school but I've not had any complaints.... Just make sure that your child gets the right teacher... You know one who cares more about your child progress than just a PAYCHECK.... GOOD LUCK like that one he had in the third grade at the school...now thats another story
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

This is the worst school ever!!!!!! This was the first and last year my children attend this school!!! This school was so bad i had to move my kids in the middle of the school year. I was so happy when my kids got into the school, but that quickly changed. My %th grade teache told them "what happens here, stays here", I told him this is NOT Vegas. My third grader teacher let her cry for an hour before sending her to the consulor and no one ever called me. The last straw was when a child hit my daughter in the head with a book and nothing was done about it. After remiving my kids thats when iother people stared telling how bad the school was.Wish I would have knew sooner!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

Falkener is a great school. You can see that the teachers care about the kids and have a desire for the students to succeed. The IB profile is a great learning tool that helps to encourage the students in many different areas.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male27%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female27%
Male20%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 Students25%
Female22%
Male27%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female29%
Male24%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted80%

Reading

All Students14%
Female19%
Male10%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Academically gifted60%

Science

All Students9%
Female-5%
Male12%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Academically gifted50%
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
Black 73% 26%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Asian 5% 3%
White 2% 52%
American Indian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Pamela Stewart
Associations
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Fax number
  • (336) 370-8025

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3931 Naco Road
Greensboro, NC 27401
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