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Elizabeth Hanford Dole Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2012

I'm only giving it one star because I have to give something. Otherwise, I wouldn't even give it one star. The comment below is absolutely right on the money. This principal cares nothing except for the EOG scores! Parents watch out!!!! There have been two people quit and three teachers retiring in the middle of the year.


Posted January 5, 2012

I've have several children that have or are currently enrolled at Hanford Dole Elem & through the years the school has undergone 3 administration changes. Unlike previous principals, the current principal is driven by tests scores and disregards the psychological development of the children. Children perform very well on tests, however, they are not allowed to express themselves resulting in feelings of incompentence and frustration. I know that children are expected to respect adults, but children also deserve respect; and I've witnessed on several occasions children being disrespected and or ignored. This is one of the choice shools in Rowan county & until now my children have attended because I'd had faith in the staff. However, after this school year I've decided to take the option of transferring my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

I also want to discuss North Carolina's IEP Plan it so complicated that there is no understanding for parents or it may just be my school district of Rowan County NC that has the problem because they are so racist here. I sat in a conference with the principal, teacher, nurse, and 1 other administrative from the school. The Principal stated to me we were to blame for my 6 year old child falling behind after they pulled his tutoring from him and his 1st grade teacher constantly telling him that his was not going to past to the 2nd grade. Guess what he did not make it to the 2nd grade and now has a very low self- esteem because of it. Tell me why the school knew My son had this delay since he enrolled in 2008 for kindergarten and did not decide to even
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2004

Yes, I am an former student of E Hanford Dole Elem. School. The teachers very well know how to teach and they teach it well and they leave no child behide. This is a school that any child should be able to go and be able to feel safe and this school is one of the few that is able to do this. Then, when it comes to academic programs they know that every student is differnt in his or her own very way and each child is special and they don't expect you do do every thing perfect they want you to try. If I had to rate this school from one until ten would give them a very high nine because there is no way that everything is going to be perfect.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students19%
Female12%
Male29%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female20%
Male21%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students15%
Female12%
Male19%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students11%
Female12%
Male9%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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 44% 26%
White 36% 52%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Courtwright
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 639-3073

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Art room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts

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  • Drawing / sketching
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