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Pilot Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 882 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 15, 2013

There really is nothing special about this school. It's average at best. Like all teachers, the staff here are always fearful of litigious parents and keep communication to a minimum, well documented exchange. It's sad, but I can understand their position. I think everyone that I've ever come into contact with have been very nice, helpful, and pleasant to talk to. I actually raised an issue with the Principal, Pope, and he responded immediately. I'll admit, that I've had my issues regarding a few things, but when addressed in a calm, appropriate manner and forum with the responsible parties, every issue I had was resolved, and by resolved I mean we came to an understanding, not I stomped my feet and screamed imposing my will on them. All in all, this is a decent school. It's not great, but there are a lot of worse schools out there. But seriously, what do you expect, the school is built literally 200 yards from an active railway. It is however, hidden by a thin treeline. I guess that would serve as a great analogy for Pilot Elementary School. Interpret as you will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

Pilot is a very clickish school. Many of the kids form their own groups and exclude other students. The teachers choose favorites and treat all other students poorly. If you are not involved in sports and an active member of the Adams Farm Community, your child will be shunned by the other students, their parents and teachers. Teachers will not like you or your child unless you volunteer and donate a lot of money, time and requested items. I have had three children attend Pilot Elementary over the past eight years and all of them have had negative experiences. Children are not allowed to have individual expression and it is run like a military school. Many of the teachers have snobby attitudes and yell at the children on a regular basis, neglecting the needs of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

I have a child with special needs. Been there 2 years. There is NO support from the PRINCIPLE and VP for the EC classes of kids with Autism. They are rude to the parents, staff & bully the teachers. Mr. POPE will tell you to your face he don't care if you don't agree with him or like something. The teachers do not want to involve them in any complications out of fear of what may happen. They are understaffed and large class sizes. The EC is miss managed, if at all, main staff in department rarely shows up, missing at least 1 day each week, is always disorganized & scattered, unprofessional & pulled away from AU kids constantly by principle to do other jobs, does not manage the facilitators. New younger teachers do not dress to work around kids with stilettos, mini skirts, low cut tops, super skinny pants, and flip flops this sets a bad example & sends the wrong message to the kids. The teachers are too busy texting on the playground to even see what is going on with the kids so they are unable to tell you what happened if there is a problem. Be prepared to worry & battle almost everyday if you have a EC kid and if anyone is wondering yes I am a very involved parent in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

The school is FULL of loving, caring teachers yet run by a Principal whose values are not in line with the teachers and parents. My child was transferred out of Pilot and I can see a huge difference in the way her current school is run versus Pilot. My child's current school challenges her more (over Pilot) and she is excelling under a better structure and implementation from a Principle that shows genuine respect to teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2011

this is my first year with pilot so i cant say anything yet about the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Pilot is a good school but very clickish. If your hair is not the right color don't bother trying to fit in. It won't happen. The same goes for skin color etc. The parents are the worst. One thing my child did learn at Pilot is students can be mean and the parents even meaner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Great school, Like the higher level curiculum then other school. Great staff & teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Large public school with private school feel. Have had children attending Pilot for 6 years (including one special needs) and have never been anything but very pleased with it. Children are expected to behave and rules are enforced, more schools should be that way. Excellent staff/great community involvement and support. You can only get out of any experience as much as you are willing to put into it, education included. As a parent you must be willing to take responsibility for your child and their actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Pilot is a large school with over 900 children! It has some of the most experienced and qualified staff with MANY National Board Certified teachers. The PTA is incredible with programs supporting all aspects of a child's educational experience. The PTA just won the 'Service for Students' award for Guilford County for 2005-2006. I have 3 children attending Pilot and 1 more beginning in the fall, and have not experienced anything that wasn't valuable! I have nothing but great things to say about the leadership, the staff, and the PTA at Pilot! Go Dolphins!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

Great parent involvement at this school. Have been very pleased with our teachers. Great basketball/cheerleading intermurals in January/February. Wish the Advanced Learner program was expanded to earlier grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I agree with the negative feedback. This school's principal does very little for any student or parent and if you have a special needs child - forget it. Slow assessment, nearly no modifications, and on. Teachers disrespect students routinely, class size is high, and never enough assistants. I'd pay money for a private school before sending my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

Don't believe the two previous reviews! They all have blinders on here! Everything is just fine....if there are no issues...but if there are issues that need to be addressed you can consider it ignored! Children who walk are released without proper identification for pick up which could lead to a tragic event. Children here are to be seen and not heard. Run like a military school/ colony. All fluff and no substance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The Pilot staff really care about the children, there is a lot of parental involvement and great opportunities for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

Pilot is a wonderful school for young people!
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

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

All Students51%
Female45%
Male57%
Black32%
Asian78%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students49%
Female39%
Male59%
Black22%
Asian89%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted86%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
Black19%
Asian77%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male31%
Black24%
Asian62%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted82%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black31%
Asian83%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted91%

Reading

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
Black20%
Asian58%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted81%

Science

All Students45%
Female40%
Male51%
Black31%
Asian67%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted86%
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 38% 52%
Black 37% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Asian 9% 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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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4701 Chimney Springs Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407
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