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J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 719 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2013

I LOVE J.Glenn Edwards. Edwards is a uniform school and think it helps with structure and keeps the children on the same level. My two children have attended this school for the past 3 school years and I could not be more pleased. I have experienced teachers from every grade due to how my childrens grades have overlapped and have no complants. In my opinion Edwards is the best school in Lee County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This is the worst school environment any of my children have ever been in. We are a military family, have been in many different schools in. Even with 2 high schoolers, we have never had a problems. My 3rd grade child had privileges such as going to recess or being able to talk during lunch taken away due to not understanding, on her second day, that she was supposed to bring a workbook page to lunch with her. She was forced to walk in front of the class and write her name on the board and allowed only to walk around in one parking space during lunch for misunderstanding the instructions. This in only one example. She wakes up in the night or cannot sleep because she is afraid that her homework is not perfect and she will have privileges taken. RED FLAG! I have spoken to the teacher numerous times, who is condescending and appears not to care about my concerns. She states that I am the first one who has had a problem in the 14 years she has been there. I have tried to speak with the principal who is always too busy and never returns phone calls. We will be homeschooling until we can relocate to Pinehurst. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH before sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

Went to the parent night met the teachers, assistant principal & PTO & loved them. Opened up todays paper & read about them Love them more. This is some where that your kids are watched after and taught well.


Posted September 20, 2011

I agree, my child goes to this school to with the other parent who posted. This school does the best it can do with the area it is in. The principal & staff was working around the clock cleaning up the community when the tornado did extensive damage to the school. The staff does care, of course everywhere you go you have few that dont, but I think most of them are gone now. I think parents just need to stay involved to know what is going on & if they dont like something try to fix it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

This is by far the worst school that my kids have attended!!! I would not recommend sending any kid here. We are moving to another state due to jobs and I am so excited and so are my kids to get out of this school. I have a first and fourth grader and the teacher for first grade, should have been teaching in ISS for highschool. She really needs to evaluate why she started teaching many years ago and reinforce that again.. And the pricipal is just as bad, she will defend her staff EVEN when they are wrong!! I have gone there many times to show proof and their excuse is always that they overlooked it!! Really?? In my opinion, most are there just to collect a paycheck!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This school does not care about your child, especially the principal. There is peer pressure and picking on and stealing and no child is treated fair or good.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female54%
Male29%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English51%
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

Math

All Students46%
Female60%
Male35%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students35%
Female50%
Male25%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted86%
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 Students40%
Female35%
Male44%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted86%

Reading

All Students36%
Female32%
Male39%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted91%

Science

All Students39%
Female32%
Male45%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted86%
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
Hispanic 47% 14%
White 28% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Two or more races 2% 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 84%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Christina J. Womble
Associations
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Fax number
  • (919) 776-8689

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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