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Ben D Quinn Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 518 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2010

This school is excellent! I wouldn't want my girls going anywhere else. Pricipal Gatlin and all the teachers and staff are very friendly and sincerely concerned about our childrens education! 5 Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

My child attended this school in 2005 to 2006 school year and 2006 to winter 2007. i love this school the teachers and principals. they try hard to provide a good education, they are more advanced with there learning in this school than where we moved. we moved to nj and when my child started in a school up here, they were doing things they had learned in september . the child study team at benn quin is excellent and they helped my child excell. i will miss this school and the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I have 2 children who currently attend Ben D. Quinn and would absolutely give this school 5 out of 5 stars. I'm also the upcoming PTO president for BDQ for next school year, and have had the honor of getting to know the teachers and staff on a personal and professional level. The principal, Curtis Gatlin, and vice principal, Stephanie Cyrus, are exceptional leaders. The teachers at our school actually care about our children and are willing to talk with you anytime. The respect I feel my children receive at BDQ challenges them to WANT to learn and do well. I believe we have one of the greatest elementary schools in the entire country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

Ben D Quinn lacks leadership and substance for teaching our students more than how to make high scores on the EOG tests for the school. And have a disregard for how children are suppose to act a certain age. My child will not be attending this school and I would not recommend this school to anyone who values a well rounded education.
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Posted April 12, 2007

Ben Quinn is an awesome school. This is my child's second year there and she has done very well. The staff and the principal are all willing to talk with the parents and involve them in any way that would be beneficial to your child. The children are learning at a fast pace and reading better than I did in first grade. I think Ben Quinn has great qualities and the participation of the staff in the children's lives is amazing. Go BENDI!
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

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

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male41%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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 Students63%
Female50%
Male73%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female45%
Male56%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students62%
Female56%
Male69%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students52%
Female44%
Male62%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 31% 26%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 54%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Curtis Gatlin
Associations
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Fax number
  • (252) 514-6423

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4275 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28562
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