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Stough Elementary

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Posted June 6, 2012

My child transferred into Stough late in the year and has found happiness in the school and the teachers. The teachers are nice and help the students to be proud to learn. My child loves to go to school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

My child has attended Stough since kindergarten; and she is now in 3rd grade. Something horrible happened between last year and this year. The office staff is great, and the K-2 teachers were, too. But the new principal -- forget it. She came on board this school year. At least, I think she did. I've never seen her -- not that I haven't tried. My entire family is active at school functions, and I haven't seen her at any that we have attended. When I have asked to make an appointment to meet with her, the office staff insists on helping, instead. She never responded to the email messages I have sent her, either. This is such a disappointment after Principal Keech -- who knew each and every student and was very "present" in the school community. My kid's 3rd grade teacher's lackluster attitude and lack of effort are laughable. She does nothing to encourage the kids' self esteem. In fact, she seems pretty good at deflating it. She teaches 100% from worksheets (some of which don't even get evaluated) and puts no effort into "learning experiences" -- which were quite impressive in previous years. NOTE: The teacher rating is only for this 3rd grade teacher. K-2 were all five-stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This school unfortunately lacks strong leadership, high standards for teachers, and quality instruction in the lower grades. Many students do not receive differentiated instruction, especially those who need to be challenged. Teachers rely heavily on worksheets and standardized instruction instead of actually teaching kids to think and giving them a chance to practice skills they have learned in hands-on ways. I would not send my child to this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2011

This is our second year at Stough. We have been very pleased and impressed with the teachers, staff, and atmosphere of the school. There are very few traditional public schools in our county that can also boast a family-like environment, and warm nurturing staff and teachers combined with challenging academics as well. Stough has exciting and cutting-edge resources available to all the children, and as parents we are thrilled that our daughter is receiving a good, challenging education and that she's getting the chance to belong to a richly diverse school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

This is our second year at Stough and we love it. The Principal, staff and teachers are awesome...so caring and positive. The Promethean Boards in the classroom are amazing and we will have one in almost every classroom by the end of the year! The family events are great and my son comes home excited about his day and what he has learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

I have 2 children currently attending Stough. We are in our 5th year at Stough. My kids love their school. We love the teachers! They are caring, enthusiastic, and innovative in the classroom. I am pleased with my children's academic progress. The teachers are embracing new technology throughout the curriculum. The PTA is active, welcoming, and very supportive of the teachers & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

The teachers are caring as is the principal, but unfortunately the kids that attend the school are poorly parented. It's hard to find very many nice kids with good morals at this school. It's a shame really because the staff seems to try really hard. If only the parent's paid more attention to their children. My Son has attended this school for 4 years now and it's sad that we are looking else where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

The office staff is great. Extremely friendly and even remembers parents and kids by name. Academics is mediocre at best. Children are not taught to master the material and parents don't know how to help to study for tests. Children are spoken too respectfully. You may find one great teacher in each grade. PTA is awesome. They really are doing their best to promote the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

We have been very happy at Stough. The teachers are top-notch, the parents are wonderful, and my child has had a great experience so far. He is learning so much, and loves to go to school each day. He has also had his cultural horizons expanded, through meeting friends from a number of different countries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

This is my daughters second year here at STOUGH and my wife & I could not be happier! The principal work her tail off to be the best for our kids & our school. Mrs. Keech, her staff & STOUGH Teachers truly care for children & strive for excellence. At the same time teaching the real parts of life. The 3 R's....Ready, Respectful & Responsible. The PTA is truly an energetic & inviting group that is there for the kids & the school. You won't find a better school in Raleigh, NC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

We have a passionate group of parents and a talented, smart and dedicated teaching and administrative staff who believe in the importance of education and helping each student achieve his or her goals. Our child is thriving and loves Stough. We couldn't be happier and are very proud of our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

We transferred our son from another school to Stough this year and so far we've been very pleased with this school. Great school and awesome PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I love Stough because it has a great character education program called the Character Critters Club and a fantastic principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This is our 7th year at Stough. My oldest just started 6th grade at Daniels Middle School, where interims went out last week. He has straight A's. I credit the wonderful teachers he had during his 6 years at Stough. They prepared him well for middle school. The principal, teachers, staff, parents - EVERYONE at Stough is welcoming and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I grew up in the Oak Park neighborhood and attended Stough for 4th and 5th grade. Five years ago we bought my parents house and are raising our 3 boys in the same house. I currently have a 3rd grader and one in kindergarten. I love that my kids are attending the same school that I did 31 years ago! I have always loved Stough! You can't find a better staff of caring and loving teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Stough Elemetary because we Strive on being the best put keep our kids/teachers postive and our teachers/staff work hard to make sure there on the right track! Horray.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Stough has a great group of administrators, parents and students! Some of the most caring and concerned staff I've ever met. My daughter and I have been a part of the Stough family for 3 years. She is in the 4th grade this year and absolutely loves her teacher! Since our first day we wished she could attend Stough through her college years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

wonderful teachers, that are there for my child. Great school, a good start for my kindergartener. A clean environment, a secure safe environment and I love the location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The teachers are all wonderful. They care about the children. The office staff are the same. I also love Super Kids Day and Mardi Gras.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

As a newcomer to Raleigh, I was very particular about which school my daughter attended. My daughter has attended a Fine Arts Magnet School in Georgia her entire school career and the transition was making me nervous. Upon going to Stough to register my daughter in school, we were greeted by the administrative staff with open arms and they were all so friendly and caring. As I got to know my daughter's teacher and began to visit the school more often, I realized that these friendly and caring characteristics were apparantly an epidemic. Everyone was so cordial and exhibited great hospitality. We felt so welcome. I think I was more nervous than my daughter as she seemed to fit right in. Thanks Stough for making us feel like a Stallion!
—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 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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male41%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiency46%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male41%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted82%
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 Students42%
Female35%
Male46%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female32%
Male42%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students39%
Female42%
Male37%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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
Black 37% 26%
White 27% 52%
Hispanic 26% 14%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 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 61%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Cheryl Stidham
Fax number
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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4210 Edwards Mill Road
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