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Jacksonville Commons Elementary

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Posted November 27, 2013

My oldest daughter and fourth grader has been here since kindergarten and now her other siblings are in second grade and kindergarten. If I had any major issues with this school, I would have pulled her out a long time ago and wouldn't have let my other kids start here. But I love the staff and the school. I've been involved off and on with the PTO and it is not hard to get involved and be part of different aspects of the school. In fact, they warmly welcome it. Even though end of the year test scores can be better with the website only scoring it a 5, in comparison to other schools, it doesn't reflect negatively about the school as a whole. Because the school does a lot for the students and parents and make it a great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

This is our 1st year in this school, and my son is excited to go to school every day. We have the best teachers and principal's. They are all amazing. I can't say enough about this school. My husband and I feel very blessed to be a part of a wonderful school. We have never had any problems and I would strongly recommend this school to anyone looking for a school where the teachers genuinely care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

Two of our children have been attending Jacksonville Commons Elementary School for the last 4 years and we have been very pleased with their progress . The principal and the staff (teachers, admin staff and janitors and cooks included) are all very welcoming and involved in the running of the school. We've been in this school from 1st grade through 5th and not once have we been disappointed with anyone. We were stationed overseas before coming to Jacksonville and one of our boys struggled with reading and math, as he had studied in a different language. He got excellent tutoring over his first summer and they have both been Honor Students since then. For more advanced students, there is an AIG Program and the school offers a lot of different activities throughout the year (chess club, battle of the book, speech contest, geography bee, odyssey of the mind, just to name a few). We are going to miss JCE as we are moving this summer. It really feels like being part of a family. We've seen kids grow, families get bigger, some left, some are new to the area. The rating on this site does not portray at all the capabilities or the potential of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

My daughter has attended Jacksonville Commons Elementary for her last four years of Elementary school. She has done exceptionally well. All the teachers are very kind and great role models for students. The staff in the front office is very polite and welcoming when entering the school. The new principle has made a lot of positive changes for the better. We love JCES and are going to miss everyone there,since we are on the move this summer. Thanks to all teachers and staff. We will never forget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

This is my son's second year at JCE. I have seen a dramatic improvement in this school from last year to this year. With a new principal came new life. He is much more involved with the students and I see his enthusiasm has sparked a renewed enthusiasm in the rest of the staff. My son started to show difficulties in reading last year in Kindergarten, and instead of telling me to wait it out they helped me get him evaluated and on an individualized education program that gives him extra attention to help him catch up with his peers before he fell to far behind. Thanks to the amazing teachers here my son is performing at grade level in reading, something I would never had guessed from where he was at mid-school yr 2010. The class sizes are also a bit smaller than many of the other school nearby since the commons is a more established neighborhood and isn't still being developed like Carolina Forest. My son as well as myself are going to miss JCE when we move in Dec. (JCE is also a title 1 school which all students whom are struggling in reading can take advantage of, this program was also a huge help for my son.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I thought we made a good choice in this school, but the score has dropped from a 7 to a 5 since the summer and this school year started. There are 4-5 classrooms for each grade in this school, I only have interaction with 1 teacher. I have been in constant contact with our 4th grade teacher to help our child transition to the new school and curriculum and do get feedback from her, although only when I ask. I joined and offered to volunteer for the PTO on a number of occasions, but I don't get any communication in return.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

This school is great- the teachers really care about the welfare of their students. I was very impressed with the growth that my childre made while attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

Both of my children attended this school. I feel that it was a wonderful experience for them. There is diversity and a common love for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

As a parent, I really liked this school. Both my children's teachers were excellent. I could not have asked for a more caring school staff. The school is excellent at keeping the parents informed of school events and your child's progress. I was also very impressed with the AIG program this school has implemented. My children scored 4's on the End of Grade Testing and this can only be attributed to the proffesionalism and quality of the school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

I have two children athat attend JCE and they both love it. The teachers and staff are wonderful, but the homework is a bit extreme for my 3rd grade child. I do believe that the schools place too much stress on our children and push them way too hard at such a young age. Dont get me wrong, I am all for education, but there has to be some limit set on how much you have to put your child through. After an 8 hour day of school, by son still comes home with 2 to 3 hours of homework EVERY Mon. thru Thurs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

My daughter was a sixth grader in 2004-2005, she throughly enjoyed her first year of middle school, and the teacher/parent communication is amazing. One of the better schools in the county. My kids have attended four different schools, due to moves, and the experience at this school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I would like to say that I think this school is one of the best! the teachers and staff really care about the children and their families. They do everything and more to help the children learn and experience different things. I would rate this school an A++. A special thanks to all the teachers and staff for striving to be the best and helping the children to be the best also. The school itself is a wonderful, bright, and cheerful place where the parents are always welcome.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female28%
Male33%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students35%
Female28%
Male43%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female30%
Male35%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male60%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students32%
Female33%
Male32%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students37%
Female29%
Male45%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted92%
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 41% 26%
White 34% 52%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
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 57%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Curtis Ehmann
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  • (910) 347-2007

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1121 Commons Drive North
Jacksonville, NC 28546
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