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Pittsboro Elementary

Public | PK-4 | 487 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted October 20, 2011

I was skeptical at first to send my child to this school. For quite some time, the gossip regarding PES had been pretty negative. BUT... things have apparently changed from the days of the past, and I could not be more pleased. PES has wonderful teachers, a caring environment and extremely active PTA. Parents... don't think twice about sending your children to this school!! It's not necessary to enroll your child at Woods or move to CH!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

This is our third year at PES and we are very pleased. The environment is great as well as the teachers. The PTA works very hard to ensure that all students and teachers benefit from fundraisers and other events. All three of our children are doing great academically and LOVE going to school. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

I had heard a variety of feedback about PES, so my husband and I were nervous at first to send our child there to start Kindergarten. We are extremely paranoid parents, so we really were not sure if we would home school or not from the start. I have nothing but praise at this point. Everywhere I look the principal is there saying hi and checking in with whatever is going on. My daughter's teacher, Mrs. McKee, is absolutely wonderful...I could talk all day about how thankful we are for such a wonderful teacher and her assistant Mrs. Hamm. So far the parent involvement has been good, but it could be better. I think the same group of men/women tend to get things done, but I also think it's like that in most cases. Overall it's been a fantastic experience so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

We moved here from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District. The kids have done better here and received more then in the "top" NC schools in Orange county. We are very pleased with this school as well as the two succeeding schools-Horton and Northwood. They are back to doing challenging work like when we lived in Va. and they went to a private school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

this school cannot deal with anything out of the norm. if your child is anything but average you will have problems getting the school to work with your child appropriately. they disregard federal laws and have no problems telling you about budget problems and other kids they have to consider. I wouldnt have written this, but calling this an "amazing little neighborhood school" is misleading. That is probably true if you are using standards from back in the 70's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

An amazing little neighborhood school - my kids have excelled in this nurturing environment! Active PTSA and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male36%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted86%
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 64% 52%
Black 15% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Two or more races 6% 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 42%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Christopher Poston
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  • (919) 542-1146
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375 Pittsboro Elem School Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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