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Rea View Elementary

Public | K-5 | 732 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

As a parent I could not be happier with our experience at ReaView. We have been at the school for 4 years. We have experience from K-5. The staff is outstanding. I cannot say enough about the principal, Donna Cook. She knows the name of every child,sibling and parent. There is such great dedication from the staff to the students. My children love Rea View. They have loved all of their teachers. As a parent I feel that Rea View is a very safe environment. Any visitors are required to enter through the front office and can only be buzzed in after checking in with the staff. As volunteers we have to wear a name badge and can volunteer after we have cleared a background check. I am confident that my children's' educations are in excellent,capable and caring hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

I have had a child at Rea View since it opened, and have had a great experience from the beginning. I just read the last review (yesterday), and it sounds more like a beef than honest feedback. School has not even started and there may be changes to make sure the students are taken care of. That's how the PTA, teachers and staff work together to make this school amazingly successful on every level year in and year out. Without knowing the grade of the two classes singled out (and the appropriateness of the class size), whether there are teachers assistants also in the room (therefore still maintaining a good FTE teacher to student ratio), and the circumstances makes it really hard to know whether that feedback is terribly valuable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

Students per FTE teacher on this website is 18. However, class sizes for two of the people I know attending in 2011 are 25 and 24.


Posted April 13, 2011

My daughter started kindergarten this year at Rea View Elementary and I could not be more pleased. I considered home schooling because I was afraid of her being exposed to a poor teaching environment. I could not be more pleased with the teachers or staff. My daughter is reading and doing addition and subtraction with 2 months of school remaining. I used this web site to find good schools while living out of state. Rea View was rated very well and I agree with the rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2011

I have been very disappointed in Rea View. We moved to Union County just for the school system and heard wonderful things about it. If you have a perfectly behaved child you will be fine. If you have a child with any type of attention issue or special education need the school will fall short. VERY short. Communication is horrible, they focus on negative re-inforcers in stead of positive ones. Our child has suffered tremendously at the hand of the teacher and the administration's lack of handling situations promptly, appropriately and truthfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I am very pleased with Rea View elementary school. My daughter has attended for 2 years now and excels academically. The facilities, Teachers, principal are all excellent. The specials (PE, art, music, spanish) are great with good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

My kids go here. The school does the absolute minimum to game their test scores. Here are just some examples: - Last year, my daughters class was given 30 mins extra to complete the EOGs. - My 3rd grader had a math test. Multiplication by zero... (yes you read it right). - My son was given his exam questions before hand so that they could use it as an aid. - My son had an open book exam. They had the page numbers on the questions where they could get the answers. - The school does absolutely nothing extra in terms of academic activities. No participation in any of the following: Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad etc. - Other TD programs are poor at best. We have not received any information on other programs available to kids. Luckily, we have friends who have kids going to schools that help parents out by sending out additional information/resources. - The lack of energy shown by the principal runs through the entire staff and is evident in the lack of excitement across everything. If you have an option... look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

My grandchildren attend this school and I have been very impressed. The staff and teachers are friendly, supportive and are on top of any problems. The lunch program is very good and I would like to have other schools in NC learn from them. I have eaten there several times and the food is awesome and displayed to appeal to the childrens appetite. I am impressed with the security at the school and keeping the children safe. Thank Rea View!!!!!!


Posted February 18, 2010

We love that this is a neighborhood school and my daughter can have close by friends! I've seen first hand the teachers and staff with the kids and have nothing but praise for the exceptional job they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I have been very pleased with the level of attention and instruction at Rea View. The facility is fantastic. The children are offered state of the art access to computers in every classroom and a number of other tech related teaching tools. I give Rea View a big thumbs up. The only downside to Rea View is that only 3 neighborhoods feed into the school. Hunter Oaks, Somerset and Longview. Rea View has not gone untouched by recent budget cuts and some of the Exceptional Childrens Programs have been modified due to schools now sharing the same EC teachers(quite unfortunately). My child has been receiving some additional assistance and testing and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I've felt incredibly supported in our journey to make sure services are availble when and where needed as much as possible. Its a great school. Excellent parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I have been a part of Rea View Elementary school for the past two years and I am thrilled with every experience my child has had. My child is a part of the after school program and I have never had one bad experience with the staff nor the coordinator. Every day that I go to pick him up, he gets upset and tells me I come to early. They have a lot of unique activities, field trips and most important they do a lot of community outreach. I was very proud that my son was a part of helping to raise over 2,000.00 for relay for life. it meant so much to him to help with a wonderful cause. He worked very hard washing cars and raising his part of the money. Rea View Elementary has the full package.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

I am not a fan of the afterschool program at all. We will not be wasting our money away on that next year. On a brighter note, we love the school! We are very happy to be a part of the Rea View family. My son loves his teacher... she does a wonderful job in meeting his needs. And he loves is specialty classes art, music and PE. He is constantly bringing home nice art projects, he's more into playing his piano, and wishes he had PE every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

Our son is THRILLED to be a student at Rea View. He was not challenged to reach his full academic potential, but overall it was a good school year for him. The principal & teachers did a fine job opening this school & developing a solid bond with the community. We encourage administration & faculty to set the bar higher for student achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Our two sons have absolutely thrived at this school. The leadership is excellent. In addition to a principal (and assistant principal!) who are a joy, the teachers we had this year were, too! As parents, we always felt welcome at Rea View and encouraged to be involved. What a wonderful year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

We are very impressed with the level of learning at this school. Two of our children attend Rea View and are very happy there. Coming from the Northeast, we feel our children are even more challenged at Rea View than they ever were in NJ. Teachers are quite strict, however.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled students91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students76%
Female70%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted93%
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 89% 52%
Asian 4% 3%
Black 3% 26%
Hispanic 2% 14%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 3%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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