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Vienna Elementary

Public | K-5 | 627 students

 
 

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Posted September 24, 2013

Vienna Elementary School is warm and inviting. Smaller than many other schools I think that it is close to a private school within the public school setting. Principal Dees knows not only every child by name, but every single family member. (I don't know how she does it, but she does!) Vice Principal Davis was my daughter's math teacher before moving up to VP. She has an amazing, inspiring connection with all of the kids. Each child is individually placed in classrooms with great care. Ms. Dees and Ms. Davis know every child well and hand-place them with both teachers and peers where they will not only learn the best but will be the happiest. The whole staff of teachers is truly remarkable. I feel Blessed that my children have gone here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

There is a reason why all the parents, children and teachers at Vienna are so happy. This school is run like a well oiled machine. My daughter just started Kindergarten there out of our zone and after visiting several other public schools in the area we chose Vienna because it feels like it is the safest, most individualized and caring school in the area! They seem to have a wonderful balance of academics, socialization and enrichment. With the start of Kindergarten comes a huge transition for the child. I was so pleased to know they schedule an afternoon rest/quiet time in the beginning of the year. This is HUGE! Not all schools do this but they should!! I have also been so happy with the way my child's class uses positive discipline techniques and reward systems, not punishing the entire class when someone misbehaves etc. (and this happens at other schools). Communication has been great as well...we are one happy Vienna family and are so lucky to be able to attend school here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Vienna is an excellent school. It's like a small town school in a big city...tucked away as a hidden jewel. The teachers go above and beyond to teach the students and all the extras just add to the great atmosphere that is Vienna.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My school is small enough to care but big enough to make a difference! I love Vienna!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Vienna is called an elementary school, but in fact it is a community. A loving, caring, exciting, challenging, (and every other wonderful "ing" word you can come up with) community. Vienna meets EVERY child where they are and inspires him/her to move forward. The kind, helpful, encouraging way that Vienna children treat each other speaks volumes about the teaching they receive. At the risk of 'overselling' Vienna, it is simply the best school in which I have ever set foot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Love Vienna! If you are looking for a school that is family-oriented that teaches the whole child please check us out! Left another school after visiting here once. you can not go wrong with this hidden Jewel in Pfafftown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

We like this school! Artwork on the walls made by kids. Really warm atmosphere. Nice teachers. Good support staff. Kids welcoming to new students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this school... My oldest daugher started here when she was in 3rd grade and vienna did wonders with her! My youngest daughter began vienna and we moved so she is now in another school in the district that is supposed to be one of the top school.. Needless to say we will be returning to Vienna because there is so much more to this school! Mrs Dee's makes your child feel like they are one of her own this is a wonderful school and cant wait to bring my daugher back next year! She cant wait either!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

My daughter started Vienna at the end of fourth grade. I was worried about her starting a new school so late in the game and if she would get lost in the shuffle. WOW, this school is so wonderful and she excelled as if we hadnt moved and changed schools at all. MS. DEES is the best thing that any school system could ever ask for. She is the asst Principal but as far as im concerned she is the SCHOOLs everything. She is the most personable person who you can tell truly cares about each student and her teachers and staff. Her entire heart and soul is in this school and our children. I can not say enough good things about her and how happy my daughter is at Vienna. Makes me even happier that we moved to enjoy such a wonderful school even if for a short time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Vienna is like no other school! It is a home for all children. The school is a community of students, parents, teachers, administrators working to nurture each child and provide an appropriate level of challenge. VIenna provides an appropriate balance between a focus on achievement and raising responsible citizens. It truly is amazing in every aspect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

Vienna has impressed me so much with regards to the leadership and their attention to any and all concerns regarding my children. I have three children in this school- this is our first year here as we moved from Charlotte this summer. Mrs. Dees has been a wonderful leader and her level of care for the whole child and making certain their experience here is positive has been such a pleasant surprise. I feel like I am in private school here- they care what we as parents think, the teachers and leaders listen, and in addition to being an excellent scoring school academically, they are able to incorporate that warm community feel bringing fun to the classroom as well. I love it here- and so do my children- we are lucky to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

Vienna is the best kept secret in WSFCS. The leadership is responsive and knows the student body exceptionally well. The teachers are fantastic and everything is geared toward what is best for the child. The parent involvement is also top-notch. I now have 2 children in this school after spending 2 years at another highly-rated school in the zone. There is no comparison between the two: My and my children's experience at Vienna is superior academically and socially. Vienna does an exceptional job with gifted kids and those that dont fit the mold. I highly recommend to anyone who will listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Vienna is a school of communications and has unique qualities such as a live broadcast every morning and instant recess on Tiger TV everyday. The staff is outstanding and goes above and beyond anything that is asked.


Posted August 25, 2009

My daughter attended Vienna for 6 years and Ms. Dess is the best, bar none, school administrator we have ever met. Vienna is a public school but the school works as a private school. Staff and parents work together happily. #1 school in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

So far so good. We transfered from out of state and I was on guard to protect my children. I have been treated with care and so have my children. No school can ever be purfect, but with the teachers and the wondeful AP Mrs. Dees, this school will try beyond human limits to be the best, not only with their test scores but with how happy the children feel there. Definelty one the of best schools in the WSFCS district. I haven't ahd any problems so I can't say how that would be handled but my feeling is that Mrs. Dees will try hard to resolve any issue that would arrive. The olny reason I would give four stars instead of five is because five would be for perfection which I can't say, who is purfect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I highly recommend this school. This is not her district school but was one of the five choices we had. After reviewing all 5 schools, this was on top. We are thankful she is allowed to come here. The teachers listen to your concerns and communicate with the parents when needed. I love the fact how the parents are so involved with the kids and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I am just about to be finished with my 12th year at Vienna - I have 2 daughters that did not overlap in Elementary school. I have to say there have been issues but I would strongly recommend Vienna to anyone. We love the teachers and the school is very well rounded with talent. Thanks to Vienna for 12 fabulous years! Mary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

There are several high quality schools near Vienna, however I choose for my son to continue at Vienna over Meadowlark after a move. The administration takes the time to get to know each child and work with the parents. Mrs. Dees is a tremendous value to the school over all and she's the Vice Principal. The new principal, Mr. Mitze is an asset as well, but I dont know him as well as I know others in the front office. I'm grateful to everyone at the school for making my son's experience a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

We love it! Our son is in first grade and my daughter starts K in the fall! It has been wonderful and my son is doing really well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

This is our first year at Vienna (Kindergarten)... I can't say enough about the staff and teachers that we have worked with this year... The teachers are one in a million... very open and receptive to parent involvement and communication... Ms. Dees, asst prinicipal, is phenomenal... They are certainly setting the stage for my child's lifelong learning... We feel very fortunate to be here!
—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.

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students73%
Female63%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male73%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male69%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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

Math

All Students70%
Female60%
Male79%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students69%
Female57%
Male81%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 80% 52%
Black 7% 26%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 14%
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 22%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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1975 Chickasha Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
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