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Oak Grove Elementary

Public | K-5 | 793 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 18, 2014

I want to say that my son has gone to Oak Grove for 4 years and this year I look back and realize how amazing the staff is at meeting my son's needs. In the past years the CCR staff was very negative but with new teachers it is a truly a positive experience. They are all very supportive to parents and have open comminication, and work well together to come up with solutions and interventions. The CCR teacher we have has classroom experience so she understands the regular classroom teachers needs and works so well to get my child on benchmark. I am very pleased with the administrative decisions and parent involvement in this school. This is the first year that I am taking the time to inform parents that if your child is struggling the child is looked at as a person, not a test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

Oak Grove strives for a nurturing environment while teaching skills and academics. The policies in place for safety and anti bullying are great. Special needs are addressed and when concerns arise they are handled professionally. I hope to find a supportive middle school like this. All teachers are taxed with large classes, testing and challenges but most of the teachers here seem to manage it well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I'm a kid and I love this school. You kid should come. It is where I met my best friends. I also get a good education and I love the teachers. I also am in A.I.G. So I like almost everything about this school.


Posted August 13, 2013

Oak Grove is an excellent school. The Parents are the best on the planet. The teachers are fabulous. The PTA is amazing and we are so lucky to have such a hardworking group of volunteers to make our school a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

We absolutely love the school! Teachers are great and the year round experience is wonderful. My only criticism is if you have a child 2nd grade or younger, that is testing well above grade level, they won't even speak to you about bumping your child up a grade. I believe this gets attributed to the EOG's. They would rather have strong test scores from child that is above grade level than lower scores from a child that is challenged by their current grade level. They do seem to make an effort to enrich your child with more challenging materials and put them into AG enrichment opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Oak Grove Elementary has a very strong PTA - parents have several avenues to be involved and participate in their child's educational experience. The teachers our children have had over the past few years have been very approachable and receptive to us being involved parents. The school is in the process of upgrading technology avenues used for teaching. The teachers are not afraid to let parents know that they don't know how the changes coming down from the school board will affect the communication or learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Great school very safe,to say they have wonderful teachers is an understatement. They are the best in Wake County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Great teachers, great students. Proud of what they do and what they stand for. Couldn't ask for anything else.


Posted August 11, 2013

We have an awesome PTA and dedicated staff to make this a great place for kids to experience extras and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Oak Grove Elementary is an academically competitive school where the teachers work hard and are the backbone that makes the environment such a great place for a child to learn. If your child needs support or extension, it is hit-and-miss on a good day. The CCR department is not-so-great and the AG teacher does a lot of feel good talking with very little follow through. Administration is a mixed bag, as one is personable and lovely and the other is much less than. The issues with the school would likely be gone if the principal were to be booted out. Overall, it's an environment where children will thrive because the teachers WANT them to and work hard to ensure they do. The PTA is full of dedicated moms, which helps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2013

My child is in kindergarten, so I have limited experience with the school. However, it's been wonderful so far! The teachers have been great, the parental involvement is huge, and my child is thriving. He's excited to go to school every day and has learned and grown so much this year. I'm in the school weekly to volunteer and it's an extremely happy, positive environment. We're totally satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

Our nephews came to live with us rather unexpectedly and had not been attending school. We enrolled them at Oak Grove for one year before being reassigned to Briarcliff where they attend now. I can unequivocally say that the teachers and principal at Oak Grove were amazing and very helpful with what was a difficult transition for these two boys. Everyone we encountered at this school went out of their way to help the boys and help us. I have nothing but great things to say about Oak Grove.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

I agree with the writer that said the Principal is a waste of space and behaves like a limp dish towel. The school is fine if your child is especially talented at regurgitating core curriculum on pace with the schedule in which they teach it. If however, you need more from a school, you won't find the help and support you need here. The teachers do not seem checked at all. Our teacher made a clerical error that changed my childs entire grade? Funny that happened only after reaching out to administration for some intervention. Ah well, my experience isn't all bad. The teachers are okay depending on the grade and who you get. But why risk your child's education when the chances of getting a standout teacher is less than 50%? Only a small portion of the teachers want parents involved. And because they lack help and support, the kids come home stressed, overworked and lacking enthusiasm to say the least. My advice, find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

The teachers at this school are awesome. They put in 110% every day they come to school. My children have had a great education at OG especially my special needs kids. Their CCR teachers really care and make sure that they get everything they are entitled to. What bothers me is people who praise their child's teacher then in the same breathe bash the teacher, and I have heard these parents do this. And doing it on the computer is cowardly. If you have a problem with the teacher talk to them face to face. If you dislike the school so much get out! You had 4 choices this past spring! Please convert all the energy you use to on this BLOG to be productive not destructive. Otters you rock!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

Principal - is lifeless, emits the feeling she is not all there. Staff has been there for some time so current principal should get credit for what was there. CCR teachers lack enthusiasm/interest. Students/parents feel CCR is a waste of time. Check your students paperwork. One CCR teacher doesn't check her students work - therefore consistent mistakes are make. CCR teacher doesn't review mistakes with student so no educational corrections are made. I have 9 weeks of papers to prove it. PE teachers - only one is good - other is not impressive. nothing comes home form Art - odd. The computer teacher is a floater - main teacher teaches computers as well. Principal needs to move on. CCR program needs to be looked at and re-hauled, the 2nd grade teachers need to chill out and encourage students. All but one throws stress their way which DOES NOT excite the child to go to school. With that much stress in the little bodies - there's no room left to learn. Amazing things you find talking to other parents. I hope that WCPSS reads this and gets involved. Parents can't do it all - they still have to go thru THAT SCHOOL so can't upset things too much or backlash! HELP!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

Oak Grove is a great school, in large part due to the excellent teachers and support staff who make everyday a challenging adventure for students. There have been complaints about the Principal and agree, she's not warm and fuzzy, but give her credit for hiring a great staff! She is balanced by a great Asst. Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

My family has been attending Oak Grove for nine years. During that time it has gone from 5 stars to 4 stars, mostly because the current principle is aloof and there have been put into place too many unnecessary rules. Lighten up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Commitment above and beyond by faculty, staff and the PTA is shown on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

Because teachers, parents and students make it awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Oak Grove is like a family to me. All three of my children have had the good fortune to attend and that has provided them with the basis for a happy childhood. The teachers and staff are there year after year with little turnover. It is a thriving, learning, kind, respectful environment which provides the foundation for good citizens.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students81%
Female75%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
Black42%
Asian90%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities41%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black58%
Asian90%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities48%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black 7% 26%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 9%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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