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Don D Steed Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 680 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

This is our 1st year at Don Steed, and so far we really like it. I really love that they are able to challenge my above average 3rd grader. The teachers, staff and principal all seem so helpful when needed. I will write another review by the end of the year so I can give more feedback.. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Don D Steed is a very nice school, it is a very good learning environment. It has a big library and a lot of books. The principal of the school is friendly and always at the doors smiling and saying hello. It has a beautiful mural on the wall as soon as you walk in. They have a affordable after school care and tutors if your child needs help in class. They also have a mobile lab with laptop computers for the students. What I like about the school is they are always open to volunteers in the classrooms. I think it could improve by having by having after school activities and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about this school! My child attended private school before coming here, all I can say is that this school is just as good if not better than many private institutions. The teachers are very involved, the principal knows students by name. Also, the parental involvement in this school is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

Awesome school! Your little ones will sure love this school. For those of you who live in Hendrix Farms, this is a great place to buy and rent! The school is brand new and they have the best staff their to work with your children. Excellent teachers, strong leadership, and challenging programs. I LOVE DON STEED and you will too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

If you live in Hoke County, this is the school you want your children to attend! The teachers personalize the information given to the students by paying close attention to what each child excels on or lacks. Then they are grouped during "on your own" time so that the teacher may focus on 2 or 3 at a time for 20 mins or so. I love the time and attention that is paid to all the children. I have visited my daughter's calssroom several times, and have always seen the teachers actively participating instead of sitting at their desk on the computer. Principal knows the children by name, they have a gifted program, and parents are involve more so than others schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

We LOVE Don Steed! All of the teachers and staff know every child by name it seems which really helps when you have a shy child. We feel welcome from the time we walk up to the greeter at the door from the time we get back into our vehicles. We have always felt very informed about things going on in the school as a whole and in the classroom. Keep up the great work and the Family feel Mrs. Gray and everyone at Don. Steed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

There is nothing special about this school. The communication between the school and parents do not exist. The principal is not helpful when there is a problem in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

my son (4) has been receiving speech therapy from this school since it has opened, he is now in the Pre-K program for the second week and already he is counting correctly, the principal is very involved and concerned with the well being of the children, always in the pick up/drop off line to greet parents and students. I would not want my child at any other school than Don Steed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

The staff has the most amazing patience with the children.... even the special ones like my daughter. they put thier heart and soul into everything they do....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

I have two children that attend this school and I am extremely happy with the time and attention they get from their teachers. The student to teacher ratio is low and the level that all the teachers teach on is high. It is definitely the best elementary school in Hoke County at this time!
—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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male38%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female34%
Male35%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female27%
Male40%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students35%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 25% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian 2% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2011)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Kim Tuttle Gray
Fax number
  • (910) 875-2274

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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