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Benton Heights Elementary School Of The Arts

Public | PK-5 | 659 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2013

Have been giving this school chance after chance to prove itself for 3 years and I'm troubled by the whole charade. We're on principle #3. Arts school does mean expression yet the lack of even letting their stundents wear a stripped color shirt of their choice is not allowed. Ethnic diversity is great here if your spanish and african american otherwise you might as well be in a third world country. This school only supports lower income students and families who have no other choice in regards of location or desire of a true education based on truth rather than charade. Union County should be ashamed of the true reason for this schools purpose. A dump zone with a fancy name. Their are some good kids and staff here that deserve much more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

This is one of the greatest schools I have ever seen. I am a grand parent and I just love the Principal, Mr. Harvey, the teachers, and even the custodians. Everyone wears smiles and looks so happy to be educating these precious children. I can never say enough thanks, Benton Heights for all you do. You are there with the children and It really shows. God Bless all of you. Loretta Hall


Posted September 30, 2009

I researched many schools in the area and chose Benton Heights due to the diversity and high quality programs offered to the students. I cannot express how pleased I am with this school and the staff. Mr. Harvey as well as all of the classroom teachers I have had the pleasure of working with have proven to be caring, inspiring individuals with a true desire to better the lives of young people. I am an educator myself and can honestly say that I cannot imagine my child in any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

this is the best school ever especially the arts program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This is my son's first year at BHES. I moved him from a different school in the county. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They use positive discipline, which works wonderfully. In my opinion, this is the best school in Union County. BHES is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

Excellent school with caring administration and teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 23, 2007

Outstanding leadership and teachers! We are pleased with the attention and education our children receive! A very diversified student body with paerental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

benton heights ,the best. we love you TIGERS,. A 5 STAR.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

My daughter attended k-5 at benton heights, and had the most wonderful and pleasurable learning experience in this multi-ethnic setting. Some of her fondest memories will always be of the teachers and experiences that she encountered there on a daily basis. shan b. price
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

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

All Students25%
Female28%
Male21%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female32%
Male24%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students32%
Female30%
Male34%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female26%
Male15%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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%
Female24%
Male38%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically gifted80%

Science

All Students21%
Female14%
Male28%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically gifted90%
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
Hispanic 59% 14%
Black 27% 26%
White 13% 52%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 89%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Blaire Traywick
Associations
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Fax number
  • (704) 296-3106

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 Concord Avenue
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