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Piney Grove Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 618 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2013

I am so impressed with Piney Grove! Wish it went through high school! The administrative staff is caring and attends to issues that arise. Between my kids we have had four happy years there with the most amazing teachers. They seem to have a knack for placing teachers with the grade level for which they are best suited! After speaking to parents with children in other local schools, I feel PGE adds extra activities that other area elementary schools do not. My kids are testing above average already- thank you Piney Grove!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

The ew school principal Ms Frye was so nice to the kids. My kids are at thes school (2 girls) and they both love their teachers. They were encouraged to do better and gets staff support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

Our beloved principal has left and we cetainly miss her. The school will never be the same without her warm personality, energy, and focus on kids. Big shoes to fill and so far the replacement feet fall really short. Luckily the staff is still in place and they pick up where she leaves off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

PGE is a WONDERFUL school. All 3 of my daughters graduated from here and we are so grateful for the great education they received. Dr.Sikes and the entire staff made all of our years there great and very memorable. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

Piney Grove is a wonderful school. The principal knows all 700+ students by name. My two kids are at opposite ends of the spectrim with different ability levels and different personalities. I feel like the principal, Dr. Sikes, has matched each of my kids with the best available teachers for their learning styles. I served as volunteer coordinator, and parents at this school are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love the small town feel of our school. Although there are almost 800 students everyone seems connected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I absolutely LOVE Piney Grove. I have two girls there that are in 1st and 2nd and they both started K there. All the teachers I have gotten to know are awesome and really care for the kids. The principal knows all the children by name and remembers their parents and even the cars they drive if they pick their children up from school. This is a school that definitely cares for the students. I can't wait for my younger two to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My daughter LOVES Piney Grove. She has certainly blossemed there. She began kindergarten at a different school and it was horrible. Now she is at Piney Grove and is doing great. Awesome principal and Awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

It has wonderful teachers, a great principal and feels like family.


Posted July 30, 2009

I love Piney Grove. I currently have two children there and their experiences there have been wonderful. The emphasis that the school places on science and math is evident. I would recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

Dr. Sikes is a fantastic principal. She knows every student and parent that walks through the doors of Piney Grove and it is obvious that she loves her job. I had and 2nd grader and a 5th grader attend Piney Grove kast year, and both of my children liked their teachers and made great strides forward in their education. Great job, Dr. Sikes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Our experience at PGE has been wonderful. We have gotten personal attention from staff members and there is a neighborhood feeling about the school that has one common agenda in mind - the well-being of the children. This agenda starts with the principle and filters all the way down. The principle at PGE is ALL about the kids - not the parents, not the money, not the politics. You can't go wrong with this agenda.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

We brought our children to PG from private school so our son could receive special education. The longer we stay the more impressed I am with how the teachers care for my children. The lower grades have good class size, but the 4th & 5th grades are a bit crowded.The principal in the greatest! She truly cares and listens to parents and children. The parental involvement is overwhelming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

PG is great. There are several children who came from a private school to PG. Not because of the teaching but the student teacher ratio was just as good, the principal listens and acts on it, the activities are wonderful, the children come home happy and seem to really enjoy school, the teachers are fair and work with all levels of children, my child hated music and loves PG music teacher, there are almost 1000 children and I believe the principal knows all their names, the PTA is extremely active the Prez is a father
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

Piney is great. We aren't from around here so it's scary when you have to find a school for you child. We tried a Private Christian school first, we love Jesus but the school was weak and we wanted more. We wanted our child to be happy, challenged and excited every morning when he went to school. The teachers are great, and you have an opportunity to get to know them all if you are active with the school. My child is challenged and loves AR tests, the teachers use a lot of manipulatives when teaching. Enjoyed--seeing the juggling act, switching for enrichment activities on a 7 day schedule, (gym, music, art, computers, media, etc) loved his class and teachers-yes most classes have an asst. up to 3rd grade and the classes are under 20-WOW! The principal is awesome-very energetic and pleasant and doesn't sound like a car salesman. Fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I am very happy with my son attending this school. The building is very clean and 'up to par', the PTA is very strong and the principal, teachers and staff are dedicated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Wonderful small town school! My son attended there for 4 years and had no problems what so ever. The teachers are very open and honest. If you have a concern they are more then willing to help with it.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted84%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students59%
Female48%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 52%
Black 7% 26%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 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 29%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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1500 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
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