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Leesville Road Elementary

Public | K-5 | 915 students

 
 

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Posted May 26, 2013

The staff at this school is extremely unfriendly. The 2 members of the staff who stand outside every morning and direct the flow of traffic are the most rudest, miserable women that I have encountered with. Being they are the "greeters" of all the drop offs you would expect smiles, waves and friendly "hello's or "good mornings". This has not been the case all year. Don't even bother complaining to the staff. They are just as miserable and easily get annoyed because according to them there is only 2 of them who work in the office and also aid as the nurse! The school would be a much brighter place if the staff would lighten up and remember they work for our children. If they are so miserable with the parents and students maybe they should reconsider working at the school. SMILE, ladies!! Friendly enviornment please! This is an elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

I am so glad my son was able to go to this school. We love it here at Leesville and it is much better than Sycamore. Admin staff and teachers are so warm and caring of the students and parents. Very friendly and the teachers care about every student learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

I just got notified that my children have been assigned to Leesville. I am sooo glad. I know from my neighbors that Leesville is far ahead of the new stem schools because they offer courses to challenge their students. The principal is all about the bright child. She has instituted many programs to provide an educational environment that addresses this child's needs. This is the best school in Wake County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

I have a seven year old who will be in the 2nd grade this fall. I am hoping beyond hope that this new teacher will be more pleasant and child oriented than her first grade teacher. Her 1st grade teacher seemed unconcerned, cold and more concerned with children not speaking than in anything they may have to say.I went to lunch several times with my granddaughter and almost had to trip her each time to get her to speak to me or acknowledge my existence. The lax behavior tolerated at school was difficult at best to undo at home. They need more involved, caring teachers who care about the children's future's instead of just collecting a paycheck and dreading their jobs. Believe me it shows up in all sorts of ways loud and clear. Keeping fingers crossed and eyes open for the coming year.


Posted June 1, 2012

I have a 1st grader and a kindergartner going to this school. Thus far it's been a great experience. Both the teachers are wonderful and are focused on teaching and challenging their students. I have seen such an improvement in my children's math and reading skills over the past year. Also, my children are a little shy so their teachers gave them opportunities to be bold and I see the change in their social skills. The parent involvement is great and I would really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

Leesville Elementary is the best school In WCPSS. I am amazed at what my child has learned this year. He is in Kindergarten and did not know how to read. He is now reading 2nd grade books. Aside from gaining this knowledge, he loves school. He cries when he has to come home. This school is all about the children. The love, compassion and caring that my child receives cannot be compared to any other school. The new Problem -Based Lab started by the principal is an added bonus. It taps into the higher ability child. I am thrilled to be part of the Leesville Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Leesville Elementary School has a safe learning environment and a challenging curriculum. My children are challenged to extend their thinking skills. The staff is dedicated and the principal is such an asset to the school with her many experiences of an educator. She loves the children. We are fortunate to be part of this learning family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Worst school in history they do not back there terachers or subs at all. Very rude people! I will never send my kids there or even recommend them what so ever. Subs beware They set you up to fail. I seen one person let go for something that they did not warn the sub about. Just saying be careful!


Posted April 20, 2008

Leesville has been a disappointment for my son. I have found that his teacher is tired and not motivational for the students. We have found that homework is inconsistent and it is given periodically once or twice a week to none at all. The teachers assistant is very good, but the teacher is not positive with the students and this has become a problem with keeping the children motivated. The school that my son attended previously taught spelling but in his class now there is no focus on spelling, and when I asked about this it was stated that speeling will come from reading comprehension. I do not doubt the abilities of all of the leesville teachers - but what I am disappointed with is the ability of my son's teacher to motivate the students and teach them the lifelong pleasure of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

I'm a substitute teacher and normally don't work at this school- but for two days I was a substitute teacher assistant in the autistic program they have there. It's a great program. The teachers and their assistants are patient no matter what, and though the students were varied in their abilities, they were all learning something new. The ratio of kids to adults in the class I was in was 5 to 3.


Posted July 12, 2007

Leesville has been a great school for my kids, especially my special needs son. I have been very pleased with the AU program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

Great school, and a great principal, who is unfortunately retiring in November. Parent involvement is great; activities and programs are very strong. In my opinion, year-round conversion will be a tremendous benefit to this school. In 2006-2007 my first-grade daughter ate lunch at 10:10 in the morning. Classes met on the stage in the gym, in what was supposed to be the music room, and other spaces that should have been common spaces. With fewer kids in school at a time the cafeteria, media center, gym, and other common areas will be far less overloaded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I found the teachers at Leesville to be very caring and excepting. My daughter was very shy when she transferred to Leesville and they encouraged her and gave her a new level of self confidence. My daughter really enjoyed school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

This school is excellent (its borderline '9' could easily be a '10'). The Principal (Mr. Gainor) is stellar but unfortunately leaving next Fall, the teachers are all top-notch, and parental involvement is very strong. It'd be perfect were it not forced to go year round this year (and not part of WCPSS and its bureaucrats/weak Board).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

This school is by far the nicest and most academically advanced in Wake Co. I taught at Private school in N. Raleigh and found the academics at Leesville to be higher and the children were all testing HIGHER! The teachers are outstanding along with the principal! The parent participation and involvement is like none I have ever experienced befor! OUTSTANDING!!! The scores are above average and the AG program is also outstanding!
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities43%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted87%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male60%
Black22%
Asian83%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
Black44%
Asian75%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black41%
Asian77%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
Black38%
Asian69%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students44%
Female51%
Male40%
Black24%
Asian46%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted83%
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 58% 52%
Black 21% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 0%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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