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Smokey Mountain Elementary

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Posted October 27, 2011

I have three daughters who at attended SME. This will be the 7th year there for my oldest who loves reading, science, & geography. This year she is excelling in math for the first time. I am so thankful for great teachers who have helped her strengthen her weaknesses as well as encourage her strong subjects as well. My second grader is also doing well & enjoying all subjects. And my Kindergartener has learned to read in the first 9 weeks of this school year. I look forward to the next 8 years at SME as my children grow up. The school is very open to improvement and getting the students what they need to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

its a great schools are awesome and the art work in the school is so wonderful.most of it is nature it so great and pretty neat. The principal is wonderful too!!!!It's a great school to go to if not u prove me wrong.:)


Posted March 24, 2009

This is truly a horrible school. The teachers try but the bullying is a real issue at this school. The administration is lacking on keeping parents informed, often excluding parents from knowing of their own child's progress. School functions are hit or miss. School focuses too much on one demo graphical type of student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

I am from mississippi. I had 2 kids go to this school. They loved the school and every thing about it. They didnt want to leave. I loved the teachers ,the atmoshpere, and the enviroment. It is the best school my kids have been. I hope soon, they can come back. Keep up the good work.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
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 39% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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 39% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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 34% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students30%
Female12%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian19%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students31%
Female28%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian21%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female22%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian17%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students33%
Female22%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian42%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female26%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian27%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian32%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 Students23%
Female17%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian11%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students29%
Female24%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female24%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian46%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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
American Indian 45% 1%
White 42% 52%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Terry Clark
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Fax number
  • (828) 497-4907

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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884 U.S. 441
Whittier, NC 28789
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Phone: (828) 497-5535

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