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Banks Elementary

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Posted September 30, 2012

Lesson plan is no existent for my fourth grader. School is in the middle of no-where and the teachers seem to define a closed society that doesn not allow for outside intervention. Also, Why are only one star reviews on this site taken down. This should be allowable for all reviews not just the 3 and 4 star ones. I will hope that my review will stay up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

My son has been at Banks from k-5th. My son and I have been happy with all of his teachers. They are helpful, caring and welcome parental involvment. My son has been successful and he is now in AIG classes. I hate that we must transfer to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

I have a son in kindergarten. I have been very please with his teacher this year. He is learning SO much! When I drop him I off feel safe in leaving him and for me that is a major plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

My oldest son goes to Banks and he loves it. It is a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

my daughter is in the 5th grade. She has some delays that make it necessary for her to spend part of her day in a self-contained classroom. I have been so pleased with her teacher, Mrs. Sutton - as well as the staff. They all treat my daughter with respect, expect the best from her, and correct her when she's wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

my daughter is in the 5th grade. She has some delays that make it necessary for her to spend part of her day in a self-contained classroom. i have been so pleased with her teacher, Mrs. Sutton - as well as the staff. They all treat my daughter with respect, expect the best from her, and correct her when she's wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

This is a really great school I have three boys who attends banks, and my oldest is leaving this year. My daughter will be attending this fall. I have really enjoyed the techers that my boys have had over the years. Whenever I needed help they showed my ways that I could help them at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

This school would rank at the bottom of my list of choices. I am also 36 and attended Banks, as well as my two sons (for the first two years and then I transferred them). Their teachers blamed their ineffective teaching abilities on my sons, as well as diagnosing them with ADHD. After professional evaluation, neither had ADHD or anything near it (according to the doctor). The doctor was also familiar with this school. In short, be very careful and highly cautious with the faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

I am 36 and I attended Banks. So did my 25 yr. old sister, my 13 yr. old daughter and now my 5 yr. old son. Next yr. my youngest will be starting Kindergarden and it will be @ Banks! The best school ever!Caring teachers and a very caring and involved principal. If I ever need help with something going on at Banks it is always quickly and very professionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

My son attended this shchool for 5 years, and my daughter is still attending. This is her 3 year, I have been extreamly happy with both of their teachers. I have always been made a part of their education process. I am always told what is going on with my child good and not so good. I am lucky enough to have been room mom most of these years, and so I have worked 1 on 1 with some of these teachers, we love the music, art computer programs. They have wonderful and loving teachers. The PE teacher is great. Most of all the counsler is a very caring lady. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

My son attended banks foe about 3 months, and I really hated, and so did he. The people were not very caring, and it was always a problem to be getting involved in my childs learning. I repeatedly asked to be notified of what i could do to help him reach the level he needed to be at, and all I ever recieved was letters of him not making it. The people at this school were to into their own world for me and my son. So thanks but no thanks.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female50%
Male54%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male44%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted83%

Science

All Students61%
Female55%
Male65%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 56% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
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 61%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Cynthia Faulkner
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Fax number
  • (252) 522-9714

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2148 Falling Creek Road
Kinston, NC 28504
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