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Northwood Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2013

I have 3 children. My oldest is now in middle school. I've had awesome experiences in the last 5 years they've been there. All the staff are very friendly and caring. The only complaint I have is that both the organization and the teachers for 4th and 5th grade seemed to not be as involved in the kids as the pre-k through 3rd grade. The staff was more "boring" not creative enough to engage the kids to learning activities. But other than that I love Northwood. They have a strong parent -teacher communication, PTA is very involved, nice building, most rooms are nicely decorated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

Northwoods is fantastic! I have one child in second grade, and an incoming kindergartener. Everyone seems to know each other, and parents are truly welcomed. It is a wonderful, family-oriented atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I have a child in Kindergarten. This is a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are fabulous and the parents are supportive. I definitely recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

My grandchildren have just started there 2 weeks ago. I am very pleased with the turn out for them. They love it there & are very happy to be there.I feel good about this school change, when they they are ready on Sunday to go to school on Mon. this is great.We are very pleased with the school change transition was great for them. Thanks so much for all you do at this school.


Posted January 9, 2009

I currently have a child in 1st grade at Northwood Elem. and my oldest went 1st-5th. My youngest will attend for Kind. this Aug. All of our children's experiences have been wonderful! Of course there been a few 'bumps' here and there which were overcome. One of my regrets is that I didn't go ahead and send my oldest to K at Northwood-if I had she would have been reading much sooner. My son has Mrs. Renick this year and she is a fabulous, young, caring teacher. She and Mrs. Hicks (K) have absolutely provided the groundwork for my son to be successful in school and to LIKE school! He is truly Happy at Northwood and that is the best reward a parent/child can recieve! It doesn't matter 'where' a child goes to school, it's about the teachers who build the foundation for positive learning experiences that last a lifetime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter was in K with Ms. Burken at Northwood and she is a very, very young 5 yr old who is very hyperactive with a very high IQ. At first she had great difficulty conforming to regular classroom behavior and wanted very much to do flips instead. Ms. Burken and the Speech Therapist teachers worked with her very closely and after a very short while, my child was coming home with smiley faces everyday, when at first we thought we were just going to have to take her out. We moved after just a few months, so I can't say much about the school as a whole, but I can say this, Ms. Kathlene Burken is one top-notch K teacher, any school smart enough to have her on staff is tops in my book. Laureen Olson
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Posted September 22, 2004

My son was in Pre-K at Northwood after being transferred from another High Point Elementart School that was below average. We loved the teachers that worked my child and were pleased with how hard they worked to ensure that he had all of the tools that he needs to be prepared for Kindergarten. I can't say enough about the principal there. He is totally awesome! Very involved and genuinally concerned about the student's performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a parent of two children at Northwood.My oldest child is a fifth grader and my younger child is in second grade.We have been at Northwood for two years and to date it's the best school my children have attended!Larry Allred is a wonderful, caring person and an excellent principal.Also,the teachers are very devoted to making each and every child achieve their full potential.I'm so thrilled that my two girls have had the opportunity to attend Northwood and get the education they need and deserve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I am the PTA president at Northwood for 2003-2004. This school is very caring school. They embrace every child no matter who it is. They have given 110% to raise our academic achievement from 69% in 2000 to 85% in 2003. We are proud of our school. I will give you an example of what they have done. My child is in the 4th grade and is LD child. She received 4's on her EOG's and scored in the 95% in math. They made this happened. Northwood is making great gains and is a wonderful school for your child. Their doors are always open to parents, grandparents etc.


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students48%
Female37%
Male59%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency48%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students33%
Female28%
Male39%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black29%
Asian50%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students27%
Female26%
Male29%
Black9%
Asian29%
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted68%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students20%
Female17%
Male24%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted50%

Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted83%
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 35% 26%
White 26% 52%
Hispanic 25% 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 88%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Scott Winslow
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  • (336) 819-2921

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818 West Lexington Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
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