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York Elementary

Public | K-5 | 514 students

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Posted February 6, 2008

The principal does not know how to deal with conflict appropriately and is extremely close minded when dealing with people of different cultures than her own. She talks down to you and treats people with disrespect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

This school has fallen severely under the leadership of the current prinicpal. Her terrible decisions, and refusal to listen to feedback/concerns of parents and staff have caused a nearly hostile environment. This principal's stubborness severely affected my child while at York. Thank God our application to year round school was accepted. I do believe that there are some very good teachers at York, but there is also significant turnover there - that speaks volumes! I've never seen a good school, a school of excellence, be driven into the ground so fast. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

York Elementary is in a downward spiral under the leadership, or lack therof, of the current principal. She was not there when my eldest child attended York. The school was somewhat better then, although the academics were (and are) questionable. Fourth grade classes are atrociously overcrowded (27 in my child's class). The staff, while dedicated, is overwhelmed. Parent involvement is not as high as it could be. I know of many parents who have asked for volunteer jobs in the classrooms and have not been utilized. We are seriously considering moving or homeschooling to get our children out of this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I am a teacher and my child attended kindergarten at York. While they encourage parental participation and have wonderful literacy programs, the administration does not understand how to respond to concerns or criticism from parents. I have had negative experiences when raising concerns about my child's education. This ranged from defensive attitudes from the administration to inappropriate discipline by both administration and teacher. As a teacher and parent I could not understand how the administration at an elementary school could display such a lack in judgement. I am very happy that my child will not be back at York.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

One of the best features of York Elementary is the way they encourage children to read. The media center has many books and they hold scholastic book says regularly for children to pick out and purchase their own books. The media specialist encourages children by recommended authors and books that are similar to the childs interest. They also have a variety of after school clubs, including the chess club. Here children get together in the library and play chess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My daughter has attended York Elementary for the past two years, but we are trying to enroll her in one of our counties many magnet programs. The test scores are significantly lower than many other Wake County schools. I think that says it all.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students39%
Female42%
Male34%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male34%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted85%
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 Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students48%
Female43%
Male52%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted83%

Science

All Students53%
Female51%
Male54%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 40% 52%
Black 32% 26%
Hispanic 22% 14%
Two or more races 4% 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 59%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2011)
  • High Growth School of Progress achieving AYP (2010)
  • High Growth School of Progress achieving AYP (2009)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Watershed Stewardship Award (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Keith Richardson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (919) 881-1338

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • AIG
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • North Carolina State University
  • Wake Soil and Water Convervation District
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Daniels Middle School
Broughton High School
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5201 Brookhaven Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
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Phone: (919) 881-4960

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