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Edwin A Alderman Elementary

Public | K-5 | 276 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

I went to alderman around 1973-1974 and really liked it I have very fond memories of it.I'm glad to see it's still there.The pictures look just like I remember! Keep up the good work!


Posted November 17, 2010

I am very pleased with Alderman Elementary. My son is in the first grade there and is excelling in all areas. He had a great kindergarten teacher and has a great first grade teacher as well. The principal really challenges the teachers to get the school scores up and to prepare them for middle school and beyond - even in the first grade. Everyone has been very friendly and involved. We love Alderman!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

I have 2 children here & am very pleased with the overall education experience. Parent involvement is extremely good & teacher care is exceptional. Biggest concern is class size. School year for both of my children start out with about 21 or so, but as the year progresses, it always slips up closer to 30 which is way too many to deal with. Not enough teacher assistants, but parental involvement helps a lot. PTA is very very strong & supportive! Get involved in the PTA! They are your voice & staff truly appreciate what the PTA does for them. Overall, this is a very good place for the beginning years of education. The new Principal, Mary Paul Beall, seems very good since taking over on 1-1-05. EOGs have been very high over the past several years thanks to the teachers & hard working students. Happy Parent
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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 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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

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

All Students41%
Female56%
Male30%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female38%
Male57%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students20%
Female16%
Male25%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students12%
Female12%
Male13%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
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 Students18%
Female11%
Male25%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female11%
Male30%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 43% 26%
White 40% 52%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 2% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert Maxey
Fax number
  • (910) 350-2035

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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