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Southwood Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 648 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2008

We moved here from out of state, we picked this area for the school. We are very pleased with the principle. She is in it for the kids! There are a lot of good teachers that care too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My child has gone to this school since she was in kindergarden. We have had bumps in the road but this school is awesome. I love the princ. coley. She really is for our children and their future. I pray they get the new school built b4 my next daughter starts. I agree with the other parent way to over crowed. but everyone seems to handle it to the best of their ability with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

This is the best by far of any school I have ever enrolled a child in in 26 yrs. the teachers are great, the curriculum is great and all the office personell are pleasant and helpful. The teachers do their utmost best to help the child learn and take in to consioderation the whole family situation when dealing with a problem child to find the best solution for the child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

MY child is in 1st grd. here. We are pleased with the teachers They are Great! Our problem is how over crowded the school is. This is actually 2 schools crammed into one. Its a shame our children have to suffer because the School Board/Superintendent has done nothing to rezone or look at this problem. But they can build a new elem school for TYRO . This is absurd!! Over 1100 Children in one place is CRAZY its no wonder half the school is out sick all year. Some need address this situation and make some changes instead of IGNORING it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I am happy with the overall job the teachers are doing at Southwood. My daughter is a first grader this year. I was pleased with her teacer and assistant teacher in kindergarten they were excellent. Misty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

This was my child's first year at this school 2003/2004. She loved it so did I. The teachers are great! they have great communication skills and always let me know what was going on.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students38%
Female48%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 Students31%
Female13%
Male47%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female22%
Male44%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female50%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black 5% 26%
Two or more races 4% 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 73%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ashley Lemley
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Fax number
  • (336) 357-5227

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5850 North Carolina 8
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