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West Greene Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 450 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2012

I have 3 kids that are currently attending this school. This school has a very large minority population and is challenged daily by significant social issues. In regard to instruction, overall I have been very disappointed. The teachers that my kids have had are overwhelmed with the wide academic gaps among the children, and there are serious discipline issues in the classroom. When I visit the school I find staff to be unfriendly--not smiling. It makes me question why some teachers chose education as their career. Maybe they just wanted their summers off?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

My son attended West Greene several years ago. My impression was distinctly one of 'love/hate.' I give WG high marks for being a clean, safe school--and I found many staff members there who genuinely seemed to like kids, and enjoy teaching. The school really put effort into searching out effective education methods, and attempted to motivate their students beyond the 'status quo.' One thing bothered me though: at the time my son was there--don't know if it is still the case or not--there were a lot of staff members who were closely related to one another. My son's experiences on a couple of occassions underscored that too much family in anything other than a family business, can easily lead to pointless complications and a loss of integrity when it comes to getting problems solved. Over-all though, I'm not unhappy he attended WG, and neither is he.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

My daughter attended West Greene for the first time this year and has loved it! She has learned a great deal. The only problem I have is the rate at which the students learn and the amount of work they must do, which I feel is probably part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Her teacher has been wonderful and very helpful. We only had one problem this year so far with 2 other students but we spoke with the principal and he was very easy to talk to and very understanding. He took care of the problem right away. There is a lack of competency, courtesy, politeness and communication with some of the staff however and I wish they offered more activities but overall it's been a good school.
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Posted December 15, 2006

I have had children and grandchildren attend West Greene Elementary School. The staff is hard working, knowledgeable, caring individuals who strive for excellence in teaching students. Every staff members' goal is to provide the best education possible for each student. There are numerous programs/initiatives at West Greene to meet the needs of all students and parents. West Greene staff members know that parents are an important part of the educational process.
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Posted October 2, 2006

I have had several grandkids go through West Green Elementary. What consistently seems to be missing is a level of integrity and sincere honesty in the staff. It truly hurts me to say this about any person - and when it appears so in an institution that has such potential impact in and on our community and our children, I find myself at a lost to understand its source.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students21%
Female17%
Male23%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically gifted77%

Reading

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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
Black 38% 26%
White 32% 52%
Hispanic 29% 14%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 77%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2003)
  • School of Distinction (2004)
  • Global Communicators Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

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

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:45
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs JoAnn Pennington
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (252) 747-7591

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
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • The parent organization is called &#34parents for progress.&#34 the pfp is very active within the school throughout the year, hosting events such as family fun night and the annual teacher appreciation luncheon. the pfp provides teachers with an &#34allowance&#34 at the annual book fair and they provide meals for the teachers at special events throughout the year. the pfp executive committee meets with the principal quarterly.
More from this school
  • West Greene received the designation of &#34Super Safe School&#34 from the Department of Public Instruction in 2006-2007. West Greene also won the district's Campus Beautification Award in June, 2007.
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Students typically come from these schools
Snow Hill Primary School

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Greene County Middle School
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303 Kingold Boulevard
Snow Hill, NC 28580
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Phone: (252) 747-3955

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