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Lead Mine Elementary

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Posted October 24, 2013

Lead mine is an awesome school! Great teachers and principal. Many active parents. Extra programs and activities for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

We have been very happy with Lead Mine. The teachers are wonderful and so is the rest of the staff. Many opportunities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Excellent teachers and staff, Great "extra" activities and programs, and a good atmosphere with a lot of parent involement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

As a 5th grade student I like this school a lot. The teachers are fun and nice and it's not just doing worksheet after worksheet. You learn things, take notes, and work with your group and alone. The academically gifted programs are great too. They challenge you and make you think in new ways. There is a teachers assistant with us most of the time helping when you don't get things. There are extra activities like band, yearbook, safety patrol, etc. open to 5th and some of them open to 4th graders. The few downsides are the music classes which most of the students in my class find boring because of the songs we play and the xylophones or recorders we ALWAYS play them on. The after-school care program seems to be some of the kids getting told to be quiet almost as much as the older kids do homework, all of us go outside, and we eat snack. As someone with food allergies I think they reward you with candy and food for being good way too much. They could give out pencils or cool erasers of things like that but instead they give you candy. They do try to find candy and food items you can eat though.


Posted October 28, 2012

My seven-year-old, second grade daughter has a wonderful teacher, who differentiates for the students based on their academic needs. The teacher is also very flexible, approachable, and has a good sense of humor. The same can be said for the principal and his support staff. My daughter is being challenged in all academic areas as well as in her special classes, such as physical education, art, and music. She is also expanding her media and technology skills. Her homework load is manageable, and she participates on the school's jump rope team one morning a week before school. Lead Mine Elementary is a great place for my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Lead Mine is great !! The staff is the greatest group of people. 2 years there, not 1 problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I have two children at Lead Mine. The teachers are caring, so dedicated, and great at providing opportunities for differentiated instruction. One of my kids is gifted and one child struggles a bit. Both have received nurturing, challenging instruction that pushes them to be the best that they can be. Both kids love going to school and adore their teachers. They have continued teacher/student relationships from previous years, too. The school also has several peer tutoring/interaction activities such as visiting high school students, older reading buddies for homework tutoring, and buddies for exceptional children. We're sorry to be relocating away from this wonderful school. We hope to maintain contact with our friends and teachers in this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

I have a 9 year old Leadmine. It seems like a great school. Teachers and principle are great and so involved. We have teachers phone number and emails. School is safe and the kids seem happy to be there. Would recommend! The only thing I've been noticing is the over-crowdness. But that's not the schools fault. Over-population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I have a student in Kindergarten and another in 2nd grade. I have been very pleased with their academic growth in this school year. Both teachers are very kind, able and devoted. We do not participate in the school's extracurricular activities at this point (we already do dance, basketball, swimming, etc). I am a grade parent in both my children's classes and that is my one criticism -- there is little parent involvement and it always seems to be the same few. Otherwise, we've found Leadmine to be a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

I left Phila. Pa. in search of good public school education. What I found was Lead Mine. It was excellent. I was pleased with all aspects of the school especially the parental involvement. Would recommend to anyone!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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%
Female65%
Male71%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students61%
Female56%
Male66%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female51%
Male56%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 52% 52%
Black 28% 26%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 40%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2006)
  • Honor School of Excellence (2005)
  • Honor School of Excellence (2004)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Gifted & talented

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

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Gary Baird
Fax number
  • (919) 870-4122

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Arts & music

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Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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8301 Old Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
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