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North Rowan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 457 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2011

Great school, especially for kids with autism. Kids are treated with compassion and patience. Also more gifted kids are given brain-challenging work. My kids looked forward to going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

I have a son at this school in Kindergarten and so far I've been happy with the parent/teacher communication that I've received. There are a great bunch of teachers at this school who really care about their kids. Every time I go to eat lunch or visit with my son, the students seem to be well behaved and enjoying themselves. Can't ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

North Rowan Elementary school is an excellent school. The teachers treat the students fairly. The teachers don't have cell phones in the classroom and they don't yell at the students. All the students are supreme and get the stuff they need to in order to become a grown adult. The teachers give us homework for the education we need. They use technology to teach the students. The teachers don't just stand there all day, they teach us! North Rowan Elementary is a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I think this school very amazing. If we don't understand something then we can ask the teachers and the teachers will explain it to us nicely. It is also because they don't care which color skin we have; they just want us to get smarter and smarter. Also, the teachers don't yell at us, they respect us! The teachers teach us about things we don't know yet like GPS. I learned that a GPS could help us find our way back to where we started. We also have guidance. In guidance we learn that we shouldn't do drugs and use good judgement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

I was surprised and disappointed when I read some of the reviews. I am at the school constantly and can say 100% that this a hard working, determined group of teachers and staff. It is a sweet bunch of kids and it has gotten a bad rap. The teachers stay late and lug work home. They go above and beyond to help the students. It's a loving, positive environment. I challenge anyone to go and observe. They will see only good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

This school should be monitored better. I was very disturbed by the way most of the teachers act over there. They are very loud, and not very nice. I am sure that there are a few good ones, but the majority of them are not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

I have two kids in this school and so far its doing fine. Especially since they got all new computers. My 3rd grader went from almost failing 2nd grade to straight A's this year so far. My K is missing a lot of days due to viruses but the teacher is good Miss Cook. She has already learned a ton more than she knew going in and I have made several surprise trips up there and her class is very well organized and she even has a helper. Mrs. Wood. They are doing a fine job the kids are well behaved and quiet when I arrive unannounced. I will keep monitoring the kids progress and keep everyone updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My comment would be that the Parents need to go check up on these teachers because I have noticed some of them Yell at the Kids. And just because the teaches have phones in their room I think they take advantage of it because I getcalls sometimes even at work to tell me my child broke a pencil on purpose or that my child talked during a quiet time.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

This is not a great school. There are a few teachers here who are great at what they do, but it's mostly the children that make it bad. Most of the teachers can't control them. No control over the children, no respect for the teachers, just a bad environment for the children who do actually want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

This is a great school that doesn't receive the positive recognition that it deserves. I went to North Rowan Elementary and my daughter now goes there. The principal last year did an excellent job and took a genuine interest in the children. I just wish that more of the parents would do the same. There is extremeley low parent involvement at this school.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students26%
Female34%
Male21%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Female14%
Male11%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students12%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students9%
Female6%
Male11%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students8%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
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 38% 26%
White 35% 52%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 90%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Scotty W Adcock
Associations
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Fax number
  • (704) 639-3080

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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