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Old Richmond Elementary

Public | K-5 | 444 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 7, 2014

I have had 3 children go through Old Richmond Elementary School and I have been more than pleased with the education level they all received. As well as the personal growth I was able to observe with each one, becoming self confident and very secure with their selves. Old Richmond has always had the best teachers for education and helping a child become all they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

We moved from Arizona this year and I couldn't be more impressed with ORES. My children are very happy here even though they are expected to be polite and responsible and respectful. Kindness is huge here :) The staff are proficient in what they do and the principal will go out of his way to help. Moving from AZ my daughter was not up to par for 2nd grade being the youngest in her class. On the first day of school I kept her out and spoke to the office staff and they said it wouldn't be problem keeping her in 2nd grade again especially because it fit with her age. The principal greeted me and my daughter and was wonderful in placing her in a 2nd grade class within 15 minutes on the first day of school! I was really impressed with her teacher also. She is a very hands on teacher which is awesome and she is learning so much this year even though she is repeating the grade. I have a first grader who had serious anxiety in kindergarten, but is thriving here! And my 4th grader who is usually board is being challenged by his regular teacher and his AG teacher who we love! Great school because of high standards and values and a staff to go along with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

We moved from out-of-state at the end of my daughter's kindergarten year and chose our home largely because of how much ORE's staff and principal impressed us. Staff are dedicated, caring, well-supported, have very low turn-over/attrition, and give attention to each child's needs. Our daughter's first grade teacher was the absolute BEST--experienced, approachable, excited, and absolutely a joy. I would recommend ORE to ANYONE moving to the Winston-Salem area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

I visited every school I could when trying to find a home school for my boys. Some schools I left crying. Old Richmond Staff scooped me up and I have never thought twice, not once, about another school. What a fabulous experience we have had here. I cannot say a single bad thing about this school and I am involved. Old Richmond is THE best choice. With regard to the car line in other reviews, some schools block traffic for lengthy periods to even get onsite. At least here we are not out on the roads. The parking is an issue, but it all works out. And, it is well worth it! Bless the staff and students of Old Richmond! May we continue to trudge forward with all the obstacles put forth and continue the focus of the real reason we all do this...the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

My daughter has been at ORE for the last 2 years and is really thriving. The teachers seem to really care about the students. Although her teacher this year is a little "laid back" for my taste and doesn't communicate things in a timely manner, my daughter is doing great in her math and reading. The PTA is really involved and ORE has a very small town feel. Even the bus drivers are very concerned about the students and won't let them off the bus if they don't know the person picking them up at the bus stop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

My Daughter started grade K this year she has a Wonderful Teacher who she loves dearly could not ask for a better teacher its too bad the teachers cant go all the way threw school with the kids they take time with each student to make sure they understand i wanna just say thank you to the teachers and staff at Old Richmond they are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

My daughter loves Old Richmond. We have had wonderful teachers each year. The staff is friendly, compassionate, helpful and communicate regularly. Could not ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Old Richmond is truly a great school. I have a 1st and 3rd grader that absolutely love their school and their teachers. All of the staff members are great--very friendly. We are very fortunate to have a small, loving school right in our own community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

My 5 year old loves kindergarten and her teacher and assistant are the best women to work with this age group out of any that my oldest daughter had previously in OR. They are patient and caring. They never make us feel unwelcome. They make the classroom setting exciting and fun and are so encouraging they inspire me! If they could mold these 2 women, every 1st time experience for young learners would be an absolute blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

I love the school and more importantly so do both of my boys. I have a third grader and kindergartener in OR, both of my boys seem to be thriving at OR. I agree that if your child is a car rider like mine are that you have to be very patient since the car lanes are virtually non-existant but beyond that the small older school has a real family feeling to it and I wouldn't wish to change a thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is our first year at ORES. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school. My 5 year old is absolutely in love with his teacher-thank goodness, because he is very finicky. The parking situation is a real headache, but the principal actually gets out there every afternoon no matter the weather and helps with traffic herself. She also knows the car-riding children by name. For example, my husband went to pick up our son for the first time and she didn't recognize him, so she took the time to stop and ask who he was. She really, really cares about the safety and well-being of each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Old Richmond is a very warm and welcoming school. The teachers are caring and seem to really want their students to succeed. I'd also improve the carpool area to make it quicker for us parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

very down to earth school. needs more parking areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

I absolutely love this school! They have done a great job. The teachers are wonderful!
—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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students42%
Female38%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students48%
Female38%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students35%
Female28%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students54%
Female44%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 52%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Black 9% 26%
Two or more races 3% 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Tobaccoville, NC 27050
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