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Tramway Elementary School

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Posted April 5, 2006

I disagree that Tramway 'leaves behind' kids with academic struggles. I have adaughter who is ADHD and struggles with everything. Her teachers have always gone above and beyond to get her the help she needed. When she struggled with reading, she was put in the 'Just Read' program and given extra help. Now she recieves math tutoring to help with that. Also the school was fundamental with helping to gether ADHD diagnosed so she could get the help she needed. And no, the school didn't come to me suggesting she get medicated, I went to them and asked for help. As for 'hand picking' thier students..there is no academic information on the application sheets. Nothing that amounts to more than name, address and phone number are used to randomly select students. No one has any idea how a new student will perform until after they are in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My two kids are at Tramway, and I must say that I am satisfied with the results that I get. The teachers are wonderful and are always willing to go above and beyond their duties if they think it will increase the students progress. My kids are African-American,their are only a few in each class which makes them part of the minority within their school population, I have never heard of prejudice from students or faculty. Being in an environment that promotes achievement, learning and success makes a difference in the way kids view the importance of their academics. I'm glad that my kids education is important not to just me 'the parent' but to each individual that has a role in laying the academic foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

Tramway has only been a School of Excellence because they hand pick their students. They also cater to the academically excelled children and the children that have learning disabilities or struggle with certain areas get left behind. My son had difficulty with reading and math. I begged from help from the vice-principal, teachers, and school board and no one would help. When I pulled my son out of Tramway he was in the 5th grade on the 2nd grade reading level. He was discouraged and hated school and the teachers wondered why! Wouldn't you hate school if everything was a struggle? I now homeschool my child and he is at or above grade level w/ all his subjects!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I love Tramway. My children attended another elementary school before Tramway, and the instruction was less than par. My oldest started Tramway in 2nd grade, and my middle child started in 1st grade. For the younger, she left kindergarden not reading on level. We were told by her prior school that there was no hope for her, she simply didnt want to learn. After starting Tramway, she left 1st grade reading on a 3rd grade level. This summer my youngest will start kindergarden at Tramway as long as the school board doesn't mess it up, he will be able to attend through 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

My daughter attended Tramway from K-5th grade. I believe she was given the best education, in the most nurturing environment. We had to move out of the area and just wish that we could have taken the school with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

My daughter is in her 5th year here. The school has maintained School of Excellence for several years. They have an involved PTO who has earned a great deal of money to help the school. My daughter's best friend at school is african/american, and is on the A/B honor roll with my daughter. I have not seen the signs of prejudice or racial partiality the other reviewer mentioned. It is, I guess, all in one's perception. The number of days a child is in school at a year round school is exactly the same as a traditional calendar. They are merely structured differently -- 9 weeks on/3 weeks off, and about 5 weeks off in the summer. If anything in 3rd grade, the curriculum seemed to drag (due to EOG testing). I could not ask for a better educational experience for my daughter or myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

This is a good school however, for african american students there is a bias. They are not being given the same opportunities as other students. I have walked through that school and seen the attitude that some of the teachers have. For a year around school they should not be rushing through the curriculum since the school year is longer however, they are. My (african american) child lost motivation within the first two weeks of school because of bias, after being on the A/B honor roll for for all of her school experience. For African American parents, take part in your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students56%
Female53%
Male60%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English58%
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

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted87%

Science

All Students51%
Female43%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted95%
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 62% 52%
Hispanic 24% 14%
Black 10% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Anne Beal
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