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Startown Elementary

Public | PK-6 | 567 students

 
 

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Posted December 28, 2013

I Absolutely love this school! Our daughter has type 1 diabetes. And they allow her to carry her cell phone around w her! Nurse Amy is great along w Dr Thomas Howell! I'd recommend this school to anyone in the area!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Clearly, this is an excellent school. Startown does an excellent job of maintaining a balance that respects the rights of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

This school discriminates against children with special needs. Selective teachers have there pick. If a child is not part of a teachers pick, the child is bullied by both students and teachers and the administrative staff will do nothing about it. My daughter attended this school. Her last year there was the 5th grade. My daughter was put through pure HELL. We now home school her. She has never been happer. Her grade point average has doubled since she has been removed from the public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

Our daughter attends this school and we couldn't be happier. We looked at several private schools in the area and found the activities, expectations and staff at Startown to be superb. The teachers recognize academic potential and strive to ensure all students reach it. Startown school made us feel like we were part of their school family even though we were new to the area. You will not be unhappy with this fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Everyone at Startown has such a caring heart for all the children!!!! They really try their best to make sure each child gets the attention and help they deserve!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I have 2 going to this school. The staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I have 2 students at Startown. What I love most is the amazing staff. The teachers and administration are some of the most caring and dedicated people I've come across. They are great role models and really connect with the students. They use a challenging curriculum that is also flexible to meet students needs. This school goes the extra mile in all areas! Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

We recently moved here at the beginning of the school year. I really like this school for my children. I enjoyed my childrens teacher as well as the bus driver. I only have one question and that is does the school have tutoring for second graders for reading and math if so please let me know. Mpruette@yahoo.Com thank you so much for all you do to help my children suceed in their schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I was not surprised to see one review for Startown School in the last year. I found it hard to write a review for Startown School. I found myself trying to weigh the good things about Startown School.I should not have think this hard to find good in the School. I have had 2 children attend Startown School and can think of only 3 teachers that were meant to be teachers and truly love their job. That is such a small number for a school it's size. The Startown School faculty is not a very accepting group of employees. I find most of them including the TA's to be rude and judgmental especially if you are not apart of Startown Optimist group. However I hold the Principal of the school responsible for their behavior. You can't always be the nice guy and sometimes a teacher is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

What a wonderful school! Excellent teachers, fantastic support of the arts and physical education! Very few discipline problems, yet culturally diverse! Have sent two through this school, and will send two more, wish the school was a k-12 school, because you hate to leave such a wonderful caring place.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
82%

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 39% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students19%
Female17%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female45%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students39%
Female42%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students35%
Female28%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted77%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students27%
Female32%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted64%

Science

All Students34%
Female29%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted77%
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 Students48%
Female43%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female53%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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 73% 52%
Asian 9% 3%
Black 7% 26%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 5% 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Dr Thomas Howell
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Fax number
  • (828) 465-6568
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4119 Startown Road
Newton, NC 28658
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