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John R Lawrence Elementary

Public | K-5 | 502 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted July 26, 2011

My grandaughters attended JLE as new students for the 2010-2011 year. I greatly admire Dr. Woody and the complete staff. They all care about the kids as individuals and are always ready to help and answer questions. This is a GREAT school.


Posted September 12, 2008

We have a unique situation in that due to my health my daughter is living with my parents for this school year, while I am in Colorado. My daughter has just begun so my review is limited at this point. However, here in Colorado it is very difficult to have communication directly with the teacher. Everything has to go through the office and then be passed on to the teacher. My daughter's teacher has a direct extension at the school and has gone above and beyond by providing her home and cell phone number. Her teacher is aware that my daughter is under a great deal of stress trying to be a 'big girl' while handling the seperation, attending a new school, and the homework that she is not accustomed to. In Colorado they believe that homework is a hinderance to the parents; therefore, it is not required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

I would say that this school is average at best. It is all about teaching to a test , something you hear about all year. Half of my daughters third grade year involved bringing home worksheet after worksheet that were supposed to help with the EOG. It is already the second week and I am already hearing all about the EOG tests. It is very disenchanting! The biggest emphasis at John Lawrence is about attendance and test scores. They do nothing to foster the love of learning. They have very few extracurricular activities. The teachers last year were great but the principal could not stop talking about how we should never miss school. I know that school is important but every time I went to an assembly or parent night that was the majority of his speech. I moved to this area specifically because of this school and I am disappointed. I think that we have lost our way when we teach our kids that we are successful when we pass a test. Not to nurture them as childrens and help the kids find the love of leaning within themselves. I must say that the biggest bright spot at school is the P.E. teacher Mr. Warden. My kids loved him and learned a lot in his class and he did a great job teaching them to believe in themselves. I bet if none of the teachers had to teach to the test than they would be a whole lot more like Mr. Warden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Thus far in this new school system, I have been impressed with the commitment to getting things done and getting them done through sharing responsibility and communication. Thumbs up from me and my boys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I am a C.I.S. volunteer and grandmother. The personnel/staff at JLE are very helpful and appreciative of volunteers.


Posted December 28, 2006

We love John Lawrence Elementary. Everyone there (teachers, staff, principal, etc.) is great. It is one of highest ranked schools in the Triad. When we were moving to this area, we researched schools and JLE is the reason we live where we do. We don't regret coming here at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

My children were in the Guilford County schools and were doing great but when we moved to Randolph county I realized they actually had to study to keep up their A and AB honor roll statis. The school we were at was not as 'tough' and challenging. We have been here at John R. Lawrence now for 5 years and I don't think I could have picked a better school. Everyone, from the office workers to the cafateria workers to the volunteers to the teachers, is wonderful and willing to help the kids with any type of problem.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female46%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Black 2% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 43%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Alex Charles
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  • (336) 861-8101
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6068 Suits Road
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