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Brinson Memorial Elementary

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Posted February 5, 2014

We have Title I program that helps students that are struggling, we have a an excellent ECP program that meets the needs of those students that are placed. We also have classes for students who are severely disabled. All of our teachers train on a monthly basis getting updated materials and we all love our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

We love Brinson! We love that the kids come first. We love that the teachers are committed to each student's success. We love that even in the transition of a new principal and assistant principal, the school runs smoothly and the kids are excited to be there. Our son literally loves to go to school each day. He loves learning and understands that learning sometimes means taking a chance and trying something new or tough. He loves every teacher, assistant and administrator who he has encountered. We love that the faculty and staff work hard to learn the names of the students -- even students who are not in their class! We love that the parents are passionate about the success of the school and are willing to give of their time and talents to make great things happen! We LOVE Brinson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

My daughter just finished kindergarten this year at Brinson and I am very pleased to say this is an excellent school all around. I believe her teacher had pure dedication to each and everyone of her students. I believe her teaching tactics were excellent. She didn't have her students learn only from worksheets and books but from hands on activities which make kids want to learn. What a lot of parents forget is, it is not only the teachers responsibility to teach our children, it is ours as well. It is a group effort and we both (parent and teacher) have to be on the same page. I believe at Brinson many parents are involved with the school and there children and that is why this school has tested highly. A lot of people say Brinson is a "military" school, I disagree. Brinson is there doing what is meant to be done, teaching our children. Giving them structure and discipline and setting them up for success. They are teaching our children to become productive citizens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

My daughter has attended Brinson since kindergarten. Although the front office personnel are not the most welcoming, she has received a top notch education. She has had excellent teachers and I could't be more thrilled with her third grade teacher. She has gone from reading on a third grade level at the beginning of the year to reading on a sixth grade level in a matter of months. If you want a strong school without all the fluff, this is one to choose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

We moved from VA public schools and were very disappointed with Brinson in terms of accelerated and special needs children. They do not have accelerated placement until Grade 4 and all special needs children are lumped together by age. A lot of the teachers have limited expectations for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I was very excited to be entering Brinson however I've been very disappointed with the rudeness and the low teacher moral. The school shows very little respect for the children. I haven't found one teacher that sounds excited to be a educator. I feel as if the educators in this school are educators becasue it is a JOB not becasue it's a passion. I am shocked that my child is in school fro 8 hrs and comes home with 3 work sheets. This isn't the school that we thought it was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I know outside play time is not why we attend school. However, since my daughter has come home with many blisters, I feel it is time to update the boring and very limited play structures. I think all other areas are looking good. The principal is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

Brinson is by far the best elementary school in Craven county. It's awards prove this. My son attended all 6 yrs at Brinson and my daughter is currently attending. To say that Brinson is like a Military school is laughable. Brinson allows plenty of room for individuality. However it does require that all students be considerate of others. There is also classes for special needs children that do not do well in a normal class room enviroment or do not do well with their peers. There are rewards at Brinson for reaching goals just as there is in life. However each goal is set for the individual child. So they are attainable. The programs are state wide and not Brinson specific. You will not find a better school anywhere but your child will have to work. It will not be handed to them. They prepare your child for middle school and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

My children have attended Brinson for 4 years. It is a very rule ('process') regulated learning environment, with zero tolerence. It reminds me of a military school. I have found Brinson's environment not to be flexible for an 'out-of-the box' thinking child. My daughter has excelled wonderfully, albeit she does have a nervous breakdown if she forgets her homework. However, my son's spirit for learning has been severely diminshed. There are goals set by the teacher for accelerated math/reading. If you don't make the goal, you don't get to participate in the reward activity. My son has lost his drive to read and do math. They both require computerized tests at the end of each book and math concept-don't pass, no points. It's taken the fun out of learning. In my opinion, the school's teaching for the accolades at the end of the year and the child is their means.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

We spent 4 years at this school before moving. We were completely spoiled and it will be hard to find a school that compares. The teachers maintain a very high standard as you can see by their test scores. The main emphasis at this school from kindergarten is reading proficiency and comprehension using the Accelerated Reading program. Not only are academics at a high standard but I was also impressed with the emphasis on character building. They focus on one character building word per month and really instill a zero tolerance of bullying. The children are very well behaved in the halls. My children loved the school. I only have one concern about Brinson and that is the size of the building and the amount of children moving into the district. It is busting at the seams but they are resolving this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

My daughter attends K at Brinson and I am so pleased with this school! Every month they emphasize a character trait-this month is perseverence. Her teacher, Mrs. Edwards is an amazingly calm, warm and caring teacher. Every class has an assistant. And parents are ALWAYS welcome! Her homework is age appropriate. Time is allowed for play every day-both inside and out. My only suggestion would be for the children to have PE more than once/week. My daughter comes off the school bus HAPPY every day!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students58%
Female49%
Male69%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female48%
Male57%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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%
Female65%
Male67%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
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%
Female59%
Male69%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male60%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Black 12% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 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 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Alexandria Aguiar
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  • (252) 514-6434

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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