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Ray Childers Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 404 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2011

Outstanding teachers! Parents are allowed to be involved and encouraged to do so. Students are treated well. This people who work at this school have a true love for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The school has a wonderful and caring teachers. The PK program is awsome with afterschool programs are helpful for the working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I kids have been with this school since it opened . Out of the other schools that I been into this is the best out of all. The teachers are great ,if there is any problems they try to fix them in a hurry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

We transfered our twins to ray childers in the middle of the school year. The school staff was very helpful in the transition. The office was very helpful in all aspects of the move. I am so very glad that we moved to this area so my children could attend ray childers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

This school is very organizied and everybody is very nice and their education at this school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

With the exception of one grade level, I have found the teachers to be very easy to talk to and share concerns with. The principals and office staff are always extremely friendly and go above and beyond to make my family feel welcome. As for parent involvement, you can be as involved as you are willing to be. I am at the school practically everyday doing something. My daughter is very happy there and we feel fortunate that she has had the past 5 years at this great school! Go Pirates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I am on putting my 2nd child through Ray Childers. Things seemed to go great with my 1st child, but my 2nd child is ADHD and I don't think that the teachers want to deal with kids like this. I think they should be more prepared to deal with kids that are ADD or ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

I have three children who go to ray childers. They are doing well there an d the teachers seem to be doing a great job. I think there should be more parent involvement but no school is perfect.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female43%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female39%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students54%
Female65%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female56%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted95%

Science

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted80%
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 80% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 1% 26%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Karen Auton
Fax number
  • (828) 324-1390

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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