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Pathways Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 448 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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6 reviews of this school


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Posted January 6, 2012

We love Pathways! My boys are in Kindergarten and 1st grade and both started at Pathways in Headstart Pre-K. Mrs. Sharpe was the most wonderful person! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for them. Even now as they are getting older, they both still look forward to going to school every day b/c they love their teachers, friends, and classes. The principal, Mrs. Brimmer is fantastic with the kids and parents. I am honestly surprised that they do not have a higher "GreatSchool" Rating and am quite curious what we can do to improve that...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

Im not sure my kids are attending the same school. Yes. Everyone is nice, but they cant get the job done. I have 2 going/gone through that school. Day to day admin is a mess, security is lax; anyone can walk in, academics are shotty at best, when addressed the school board is not truly responsive. There isnt enough characters remaining for me to explain it all. If I were pressed to give this school a rating it would be a D+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

I have a special needs child at Pathways. I am a strong advocate for all kids of all abilities and find that Pathways is wonderful in including all kids into their school. The staff at this school truly love your child and make sure each child is getting his/her needs met...they go above and beyond what is expected from a teacher!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

I am a parent of 2 children that attend Pathways Elementary. I absolutely love this school. Everyone is warm and friendly but most of all, they all have the best interests of the children at heart at all times, not just when the parent(s) are physically present.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Pathways is all about what is best for the individual child. I have three very different children that attend and each child has received exactly what (s)he needs for growth and success. The principal is wonderful, the classes are fairly small and the environment is soooo warm and friendly. My children feel comfortable and 'special'; which I believe is essential for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

This is a school when you drop your child off you have confidence that your child will be receiving the best education in a friendly and safe environment.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students49%
Female46%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female62%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students66%
Female54%
Male76%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted93%
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%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted85%

Science

All Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted60%
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 74% 52%
Black 14% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Connie Brimmer
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Fax number
  • (919) 732-9142
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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