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Carroll T Overton Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 409 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

Overton is a STEM school, a one on one iPad School, exceeded expected scores on it 2013-14 EOGs.


Posted June 6, 2012

One of the worst elementary schools in Salisbury. Principal is clueless. Math instruction is lacking. The reading is substandard too.


Posted June 1, 2012

The kids don't get recess half the time. The principal is a complete dish rag. Lots of behavior problems in the classrooms to the point children cannot learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2012

The school is going downhill. Communication is poor at best. They bombard families with useless robo calls and omit to communicate the important info about your child's progress. The only thing holding this school together is about 8 families who consistently participate in everything to keep the school afloat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

Both of my daughters attended this school and both had an excellent experience. With the new addition of Ms. Dohme and the experience of teachers like Mrs. Rutherford this school will continue to improve with great strides. Mr Johnson's technology programs and his after school marching band have been great additions. Best wishes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

I have strong reservations about the leadership at Overton. For example, she rolled out a brand new evaluative tool for grading in the middle of the 3rd quarter. She seems to avoid conflict which means it is quite difficult to have a meaningful discussion with her if you have a problem or even a question. Excellent PE teacher and program -stresses movement instead of just measuring situps and pushups. Weekly Art AND Music - not something many schools offer these days. VP is quite good at relating to kids. They seem to adore him. Everything is highly regulated, which is not always a good thing. Silent lunch? Even for kindergarten? Why on earth would you punish a child who can't keep from talking, with something they cannot do? No outside recess unless temp is above 40F. The PTA is a small group but they work very hard and have been pretty good with fundraising. The Library staff are great! Children who lose a book (it happens!) are not punished by not being allowed to check out books. They do everything to keep books in the hands of the kids. The teachers are exceptional. I have NO reservations about the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

The best public elementary school in Rowan County. A high level of parent involvement and a tradition of academic and character development. The facility itself is getting pretty old and there are a few portable classrooms but overall there just isn't any other choice for K-5 in the Rowan public school district.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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%
Female43%
Male38%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male29%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
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

Math

All Students35%
Female52%
Male22%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students36%
Female48%
Male27%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female27%
Male37%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female37%
Male44%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 45% 26%
White 35% 52%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 1% 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 74%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Betty Tunks
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Fax number
  • (704) 638-3534

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1825 West Park Road
Salisbury, NC 28144
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