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Viewmont Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 626 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2013

Viewmont is a great school. We were concerned when the principals changed for the 2012-13 school year; however, things could not have gone smoother. The new principal and vice-principal are fabulous and really care about the students. The changes they have made have been nothing but positive. I like the way the staff and teachers do their best to emphasize teaching over testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Great Principal. Progressive reading program. Children taught to respect others. Proud to send my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Wonderful School! My kids attended another school in the city of Hickory and the language, stories and attitudes they brought home were horrendous. We pleaded with the principal of Viewmont and she allowed us to enroll our kids there, even though we live a few blocks out of district. It's been a night and day difference. My kids don't get exposed to the language and attitudes that they did at the other school and they truly enjoy going to school. My youngest child has been waiting for 2 years to attend Viewmont with his siblings and he absolutely loves his Kindergarten teacher. My kids haven't had a teacher yet (and we have 4) they didn't like. Parent involvement is awesome and the staff and administration are top-notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I absolutely love this school! My son is in the first grade and has an absolutely wonderful teacher. He attended kindergarten at Viewmont as well for most of the year, but for a about a month and half last year he attended a Catawba Co. school and I could not believe the difference! I felt like my son was back in a daycare! When he came home in the afternoons he could not tell me anything that he had learned and he had no homework and no reading or sight words to learn, while he enjoyed no homework I worried about him falling behind and getting lazy on me. So this summer I moved back to Hickory just so he could once again attend Viewmont! I love this school and I love that they push the kids to do their best and use their full potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

The people are what makes the difference. The administration and staff are excellent top to bottom and my 2nd grader absolutely loves his teachers and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

This is a fantastic school. We moved here six months ago and my 5th grader loves it. The teachers are great and very communicative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

I could not be happier. Viewmont Elementary has embraced my adopted child and help him to feel that he is an important part of the school family. He's learning and growing in many ways due to their input. This school exposes him to many cultures and nationalities and helps him to learn to embrace all people. I firmly believe what Hillary C. says 'It takes a Village'. We've found ours. Thank You Viewmont Elementary! K. Wilkinson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Viewmont is a wonderful school. The staff is very friendly and the children and families are all made to feel welcomed. The school stresses reading and allows many opportunities to help children reach their highest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Great school and very good environment for learning.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English48%
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 Students40%
Female33%
Male45%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male30%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted89%
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%
Female41%
Male44%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted89%

Reading

All Students26%
Female17%
Male34%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted68%

Science

All Students38%
Female30%
Male44%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Hispanic 22% 14%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 68%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Jeffrey Hodakowski
Associations
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Fax number
  • (828) 327-4619

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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21 16th Avenue Northwest
Hickory, NC 28601
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