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Sunset Park Elementary

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Posted June 5, 2013

I love sunset park elementary. My son is just about finished up with kindergarten, we had a great experience! Love his teachers, they really helped him grow this past year! The security is great, doors are locked at all times.Their drop-off and pick-up procedure is wonderful-very professional! The staff works very hard to ensure our children are learning and get exercise as well! Thankful Sunset Park is our school :]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

My daughter loves this school and the teachers are very 1 on 1. This school pushes children to their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I am a parent/pta president. I love my school because of everyone that works and every student in that school. Sunset park is the kind of school that you can call everyone in there is family. What makes our school is the loving pricipal and assistant principal that make you want to just stay all day and help everyone that needs help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

My child goes to Sunset Park. She loves the school and her teachers. The teachers there are doing the absolute best they can with what they have. They have not received many updates or resources for the school in quite a while. I agree that this is due to the lack of support from the New Hanover County School Board. Those people need to pay this school a visit to see first hand what these teachers are doing with the few things that they have. Imagine what they could do with more resources. To address the review from Janurary 20th, they are in the process of adding onto the school. I have heard that the addition will include a gym, more classrooms, and a new media center. The faculty and staff at Sunset are great at what they do and it really shows. You should check them out!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

My child has been attending Sunset Park for only one year. He has shown growth in all areas. The staff and principals work to make sure that each child's individual goals are met. They provide opportunties for the children to work in small groups. From what I have seen I've noticed the teachers praise each child based on the talents that they bring to the classroom community. The school lacks resources for extra activities. This is not based on the leadership within the school building but the leadership of the elected officals that serve on the New Hanover County School Board. If you have questions about the quality of education that the students receive you should visit the school and see first hand the positive learning experience that the teachers provide for the children. I am proud to say that I am a Parent of a Student at Sunset Park!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I am concerned by the review posted on Jan. 20, 2008. I feel that Sunset Park is a good school. The teachers at this school work hard and with limited materials. The administration and teachers work with the budgeted materials and facilities that the school board gives them. Many of the teachers supply things with their own money. My child could go to another school, but I choose for her to be taught by the excellent teachers at the school. As for communication between parents and administration I always feel that I am well informed. Every night a home/school communicator comes home with my child with information for me. Academic events of the school are communicated, but not well attended. Every school has room to grow and improve and I believe Sunset Park strives daily to be the place that children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

If you are considering sending your child to Sunset park you may want to think twice. The leadership at the school does not effectively communicate with parents and despite what they claim they do not encourage parent involvement. The school has no gym or the proper facilites to accomodate parents and guests at school functions. There are a few good teachers there, but there are also a lot of teachers who aren't very good so it's a gamble whether or not you will end up will a descent instuctor. All in all this school needs some major improvements starting from the principle down. The buses are also unsafe and the leadership does not respond to complaints about bus safety. Hopefully, in the near future Sunset Park will take the necessary steps towards improving each child's educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

This school, although has a great level of parent communication, lacks many of the programs nessesary for special needs students. It has a great acedemic program but that is pretty much where it ends. This school has strong leadership and a diversified staff and student population but does not have the training to correctly handle some of the problems that arise because of that diversity. I believe that this school is half way to where it needs to be in order to fully serve then needs of it's students and the community.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

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 48% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students34%
Female21%
Male41%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female21%
Male26%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
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 Students37%
Female45%
Male29%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 56% 26%
White 24% 52%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Jakki Jethro
Fax number
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