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Pine Valley Elementary

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Posted Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't waste your time looking at Pine Valley Elementary!! It looks like a PRISON and kids are bused in from everywhere. It's NOT a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Pine Valley Elementary School is a wonderful neighborhood school. My son has had fabulous teachers, who are so invested in the children & the school. We have made great friends at PVES and enjoyed a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Pine Valley has a very positive atmosphere where the teachers work hard and the awesome parent volunteers give their time all year long. We are the Top Tigers! Our students and staff are safe, kind, respectful, responsible, and healthy. Our building and facility is in need of an overhead covering for our outside blacktop where our fantastic physical education teacher gives her lessons. Our PE teacher endures all weather elements out there as we do not have a gym or multipurpose room. She withstands the heat, sun, wind, and sometimes rain. If the weather is too bad she must have PE classes in the classrooms which can compromise her great lessons. Our enthusiastic PE teacher has battled cancer this past year and is still able to deliver quality lessons with real objectives to our students with whom she loves dearly. It would be wonderful to provide her and our students with some shelter over their heads while they are learning so many skills. We love our school, students, and staff. Please help us to provide an optimal learning space for Pine Valley's Top Tigers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

The teachers at Pine Valley are dedicated and passionate. The academic programs are challenging, thanks to the teachers. The school could work on stronger administrative leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2010

I love Pine Valley and my daughter has grown more in the 6 months of attending this school than her previous school. She has problems with her reading and they have been just wonderful to her needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

This is my son's second year at Pine Valley. We feel that it has been a wonderful school. Both his Kindergarten ans 1st grade teachers are great. Kindergarten teacher helped my son with the transition to a new school since we moved here after Christmas break. 1st grade teacher, I am getting the same caring response from her as well so far this year. I would definitely recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

This is our daughter's kindergarten year at Pine Valley. We have been very pleased with our experience there. Her teacher is caring and enthusiatic, and the staff has been helpful. Pine Valley's positive behavior system has been recognized at the state level. We love how positive character traits are taught from day one and rewarded when displayed by students. I have no experience with the previous principal, but the new one seems to be doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

The teacher my child has this year is great Other staff members seem very geniune and friendly; however, the principal is very condesending. She seems very cold and shows no empathy at all. I've heard a few teachers express their frustrations with her management style. After reading the other comments, it seems this has been a problem for a few years. Maybe someone will finally address this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

Pine Valley is an excellent school with dedicated, caring and highly qualified teachers who set high expectations for all students. Due to the the micromanagement leadership style of the principal, teachers and parents feel suppressed and devalued. Teachers here need help from the system administrators to find a way to make this a good working environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Pine Valley has very dedicated teachers, who are lead by a principal that is very controlling. I have had many opportunities to work with the principal on various PTA functions and have also found her to be difficult at times, not a very warm person. The level of parent involvment is high, all are encouraged to give time. The parents seem very supportive of the teaching staff. Academics are number 1 here, very high expectations of both students and staff. Need more room at this school, it is growing at a fast rate.Staff is usually very open and friendly and approachable, principal harder to deal with. My children have received an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

Pine Valley has not been the best experience of my son's first 3 years in school. His K class had a really good teacher that seemed to really care about her students. His 1st and 2nd grade teachers, both have had very poor communication skills with regards the parents. It seems that they just do what it takes to get through the day. Pine Valley puts on a good front, but when you get down to the core, I would not recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have a 5th grader at Pine Valley and I find that the work is challenging but not impossible. Her three teachers are very involved with making sure that each child obtains the best possible education they can. I am very pleased with the education my daughter has received while attending Pine Valley Elementary.


Posted October 6, 2003

Homework, homework, homework - Be prepared for lengthy homework assignments beginning in kindergarten. I have a third grades whose spelling words appear to me to be way beyond third grade level. It's great to be challenged but if your child struggles at all, your are in for frustrating times.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male45%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female52%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students41%
Female35%
Male46%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted89%

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 66% 52%
Black 15% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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