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James Y. Joyner Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 339 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

All I know is if the same person who is in charge of the organization of the bus/cars is handling the school affairs, it's going to be an awful year!! This is my daughters first year here from another state, my first impression has been awful. Ive never seen a school more unorganized for the morning routine! Something needs to be done about pick up/drop off and buses, its ridiculous!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

I attended Joyner Elementary School for fourth and fifth grade and can honestly say it was one of the worst experiences of my entire life. This school deserves nothing comparable to a star. I would give it zero if I could!


Posted January 24, 2013

We have been at Joyner for 4 years now and have been very pleased! The principal, Mrs. Ebbs, has done a great job and knows the kids by name. As a matter of fact, all the teachers know the kids by name. The teachers I have had experience with have been caring towards the kids and my child is very comfortable there. I would suggest that parents get more involved--PTA, volunteering, etc. That's how you really get to see what a school and its staff are like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

My child started kindergarten at Joyner this year and I am pleased so far. He has a great teacher and my concerns with his early reading struggles have all but vanished under her instruction. I have not had much one on one with the administration but things have never seemed amiss in that dept. I had some trouble with their bus routes and the parking situation is totally ridiculous or nonexistant i should say and the entire facility seems in need of a facelift. If you are aconcerned parent worrying about the bad reviews on here I would not get too upset. so often disgruntled individuals negatively review things and the other end of the spectrum is not heard. I am pleased as a whole with joyner as well as their after school aces program. My child's growing mind is being fostered in an environment one would bepleasantly surprised to find in a public school scenario.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

I have been at Joyner for 7 years and i have watched teachers come and go but this is the first year that i can say that i want my children to go somewhere else. The principal is cold and all she does is stay in her office on her computer. The new teachers yell and the only thing that i can say that is good this year is the PTA. They have planned great events this year. If they don't switch principals again we will loose have of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

My children have been in 3 other schools, and it is obvious that the staff at Joyner are the hardest working and most dedicated people who truly care for my children, as well as for all of the students. My children have been lucky enough to have had most of the teachers in the building throughout the years and I can truly attest to this. Each of my children was treated as an individual and though they were not always in the top of their classes, they were challenged and grew. The new principal is warm and welcoming and has a wealth of knowledge about what kids should be learning. She addresses concerns and is very approachable. I love the parent programs that have been offered this year, too. It is sad that more parents don't take advantage of these opportunities and become involved in the school. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

This school changes staff like they change socks...which is good, because they are all incompetent. I have dealt with WITNESSING a teacher yell at my kids over leaving a gap in seats at breakfast, and looking at them in a threatening way...they won't even GO to breakfast any more! She is hispanic and, favors hispanic children, hugging them and helping them, while the other students get yelled at and treated like dirt. I have a pretty good luck with the teachers but the new principal is just RIDICULOUS. She comments every report card, and if the grades are not up to HER par, she will say things that SOME kids would take to heart!!! My child is L.D., and she told her "SHE CAN DO BETTER!!!!" She doesn't even KNOW the students she is writing to, or their background and what the have had to deal with in life! She has been there since August!!! She no longer allows children to have treats for their b-days..she is a HUGE CONTROL FREAK!!! I ONLY give this school a 2 because of the FEW teachers that really love their students FROM THE HEART...but that is personal..it gives no credit to anyone else....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I have not been very happy with this school. They moved kids all around at the beginning of the year causing alot of stress on my kindergardener. Communication is not good. Sometimes we get letters the day before events. Teachers seem to do the minimum and the principal hasn't been real helpful. I do not plan to send my kids here next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Joyner Elementary is a GREAT school because of the wonderful staff and the time they take to make sure the school is running smoothly and the communication lines are always open and the children are PRIORITY #1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

Joyner is now an opt-out school for at least 3 other GSO schools, further detracting attention from avg. and above avg. kids. Teachers are too busy with kids who need help with basic competencies to address 'middle-of-the-road' or higher levels. The teachers are an asset but the principal is abominable. Joyner continues to deteriorate since 2007.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Both of my children attended this school I was impressed with the staff I dealt with,this is a very good school with excellent teaching and aces staff and opportunities for learning of ways to help your child succeed if you are interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

My child started at Joyner this year, and thus far I've been very impressed with her teachers and the overall staff, including the ACES group. She seems very happy and I feel that she is getting the right building blocks for her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

i never liked this school and the teachers were rude and i will never let my 3rd child attend this school i made the mistake to let first 2 attend and i won't make that mistake again
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male42%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students20%
Female17%
Male24%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female22%
Male28%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
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 Students33%
Female40%
Male29%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female47%
Male29%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female7%
Male18%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 26%
White 30% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 80%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Denise Ebbs
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  • (336) 545-2029

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3300 Normandy Road
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