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College Park Elementary

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Posted April 8, 2014

This school has small class sizes and opportunity to accelerate learning if ready. My child is receiving individualized spelling 2-3 years above grade level and has been placed in advanced math and reading. The online Discovery Education is a hit in our household in order to explore topics more in depth. The teachers are friendly and the class sizes smaller than at some other public (and private) schools. The student body is diverse, which is important in an increasingly global society. If I had a few wishes it would be for year round status, eliminate the uniform dress and for more advanced learner interaction to challenge and stimulate. However, some of these are decisions by the county school system and not the individual school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

After working in schools as a teacher, and now being in the parent roll this school has offered a wonderful first experience. My stepdaughter has a great teacher who has been helpful and is knowledgable. The school has many family and student activities and a very active PTA. It is a diverse school that offers a quality experience for students as well as for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

This is an Exceptional school in every way. The fact that is is a very diverse school is only a PLUS in my eyes, and in no way hinders the school. The principal and co-principal are top knotch and make the success of this school their principal goal in life! My kids are known by all staff, are embraced and encourange. They are both gifted, but only because the staff here is truly exceptional and have lifted my kids up to a new level in learning. Wow - every school should learn from College Park and go by their way of learning - "the 7 principals of happy kids" (from the author of 7 princiapals of successful people). The kids learn one of the principals each month and it gives them purpose and accountability in their life at school. I cannot say enough about this school! wow. good job College Park School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

This principal (Maria Greene) is amazing! I have never seen such an enthusiastic, principal. I have seen her read books to the children, my son goes right up to her and hugs her at school functions, she is always upbeat and smiling. Very approachable, very positive. My son's first grade teacher has also been awesome. She really seems to get my child, and he has honestly thrived in her classroom. He actually cried during spring break because he missed her so. This is a child who cried not to go to school in kindergarten! (At a different school of course). Many other staffers and teachers are also quite impressive. Everyone knows my son by name and they make him feel welcome everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

My child loves College Park! The Teacher's and staff want every child to succeed. They care about the students and are always ready to help in any way they can! They believe every child is a Can-Do- Kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

I have volunteered at College Park for three years and so have had a chance to see hours of interaction of adults with children in grades 1 and 4. I have also taught and volunteered at other schools in other cities. College Park's 'can do' attitude pervades everything. Adults are friendly and upbeat. Classes are orderly and focused. Teachers are impressively aware of individual children's styles and issues. All the teachers I've worked with were strong and one was perhaps the most impressive teacher I've ever seen. The principal is steady, energetic, and positive.


Posted May 29, 2011

My son has been at College Park since kindergarten and will be graduating from 5th grade in just a few weeks. We love the family/neighborhood atmosphere of the school and the staff is wonderful. There isn't a teacher that passes us that does not greet my son by his first name, same with the cafeteria staff and custodial staff. We are making a big transition to middle school next year and wish we could bring the staff with us! We will certainly miss College Park
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

My son has been at College Park for 4 years now and I have not seen but dedication and great support from his teachers and staff. Teachers are highly qualified, administration are very welcoming. I could not think about a better school for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

My husband and I have 2 children at College Park Elementary. We have been very pleased with the school, the teachers, and the staff. In the past we have attended other schools, and overall College Park is a great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

This School needs to improve since it has failed its EOP (End of Year Progress) for 3years in a row. If it fails in 2008 it will be taken over by the Government and staff will be replaced. Once Latin American children learn the Englisgh Language other educated children can learn too once they catch up in education. It is a assigned ESL School (Englisgh Secondary Language) so your kids can learn the English Language using No Kids Left Behind funds from the Federal Government. My children love it because it is so easy.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students24%
Female28%
Male21%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English36%
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 Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female24%
Male28%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female35%
Male57%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 35% 26%
White 32% 52%
Hispanic 23% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 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 80%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Maria Greene
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  • (910) 350-2162

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