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Sun Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 662 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2014

Sun Valley Elementary the best elementary school. The school has the best leadership. When your children love going to school and learning how can a parent say anything but how amazing the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Sun Valley Elementary is an amazing school whereby students have many opportunities to flourish academically and socially! Great school with hard working students, teachers, parents and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2014

Please, please read before sending your kid(s) here. Don't be fooled by appearances! This school is not a school of encouragement, wanting to reach higher in your potential, inviting environment, kid friendly or just a school you are excited to be at and learn. The school and teachers look and act like their guided under fear. The front office is soooooo cold and I have never had a warm/welcoming reception. The whole school looks like a great place, but it's just window dressing. The teachers seem okay, but I think their limited by the "powers that be." Sad. When higher grade kids are told, "sit kris cross applesauce and up straight" on the floor to read clearly the principal is out of touch as to how kids learn differently (seating, comfort level, etc.). From a parent who wants to support public education there are better schools to send your kids to. Don't go by the number on this page, I did and I regret it!!!!!!!!! Side note: When attending a function that is presented by the kid(s) clubs be prepared for rude parents that talk, get up, make noise and allow kids to run around during the performances. Looks like the parents could have a little etiquette class too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

Seems to be more of a dictatorship. Kids are expected to chant the value statement over and over. Teachers are good. Administration is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

This is my daughter's third year and my son's first year and the communication and education is excellent in this school! I don't want my kids going any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

We love the school. My son flourishes under the guidance of the entire staff. We love how the school embraces diversity and different cultures. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to make the school great...that goes for any school of course, but we love how inviting it is for parents to get involved at SVES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

School is brand new, good teachers and good curriculum.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male64%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female47%
Male54%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students71%
Female61%
Male78%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male43%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students58%
Female62%
Male56%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted91%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 52%
Black 15% 26%
Hispanic 15% 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 38%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr Terri Cooper
Fax number
  • (704) 291-2217

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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