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Porter Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 586 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted November 3, 2010

My daughter went here 5 years ago and now my son is in the 2nd grade here. This is one of the bet schools you could choose. The teachers are top notch as well as the principal and assistant principal. The office staff is great. We love PRES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

We moved here from Virginia. I have to say that my child has been in the school for 4 years and has liked all her teachers. We think the school is very strong when it comes to the quality of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

We recently moved here from NJ (7/2008). So far both our boys love this school. We have had terrific correspondence with the staff and the teachers. Thanks for all the hard work!~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

Our kids have had great teachers at Porter Ridge. We have had a total of 7 school years there among all our kids and we have loved them all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

My grandsons both attend and are new to this school. I live in Michigan, and have attended the open house and have been there for sharing lunch with them. so far everyone has been really helpful. I have met both teacher and they seem very caring and the boys seem to like them as well. I am hoping to be able to stay up with what there doing. We will visit as much as we can. Right now it's a once a month. submitted by a grandparent that wants to be involved with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

I love this school! we moved here specifically for the school, and my son ended up really excelling and grew so much through the year, I am so proud of him and his wonderful kindergarten teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

My child attends porter ridge elem and i find one of the school secretars to be very diffcult to deal with also teachers sometimes focus on silly behavior then acually trying to help the child learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

We are new to the Porter Ridge schools. So far we've been pleased. The school is nice and clean, and the staff is helpful, if a bit uptight about the school rules. Some of the teachers are a bit inexperienced. I was surprised to see the test scores dropped so much from one year to the next. Also, I have NEVER seen the principal, ever. I have no idea if she really exists LOL, although I do see the assistant principal often and she seems very nice. The school also seems on top of special education issues. Overall I'd say we're pleased, although I'd like to see the test scores come up again.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English51%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female45%
Male42%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted86%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 52%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Black 12% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
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 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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