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Dr John Codington Elementary

Public | K-5 | 538 students

 
 

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted August 23, 2013

My school is Codington. it is an amazing school with dedicated teachers. They care about their students and work with each individual needs. excellent leadership. Love Mrs. Fornelli and Mrs. Durante.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Its a wonderful school and my children love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It is a happy school, organized, and an environment for learning and fun.


Posted September 18, 2009

Because of the support they gave me and my son during his diagnosis of ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have very dedicated staff and teachers that truly care about our children. This includes our bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and custodial staff. Our school is the cleanest and safesty in the county thanks to everyone that is involved in our school. Even with recent budget cuts, our staff and parents' commitment to the school is endless and the heartfelt appreciation and teamwork is fantastic. We always achieve 100% PTA membership and our scores are amongst the highest in the state. Our children are kind and well behaved children and thrive from the level of involvement of our parents in our school. We love our school. It is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The energy and enthusiam the teacher's bring into the minds of our students makes learning enjoyable and inspires them to be good people. Codington is a shining star of good public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Codington Elementary is gifted with wonderful and committed teachers and staff. A year round school that consistently ranks at the top for student scoring in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My family loves Codington because of the amazing sense of belonging. Everyone in the school, parents, kids, faculty alike, feel like we are a big family! All of us are joined together to make our children's elementary school experience the most of what it can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Codington school because the classroom teachers and the special education teacher are excellent. Mrs. Delo is the best teacher my son Jonathan has ever had. She is great with a child who has special learning needs. Ms. Pridgen has extension knowledge on research based reading programs and how to match them to a child learning needs. Mrs. Buchanan truly cares about my child and is dertermined to ensure is education is a success. In a nut shell... the school puts the children and their learning needs first.. that is why they are so successful and achieve "school of excellence" every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

From the staff to the wonderful parents and volunteers, Codington Elementary is the BEST school I have ever seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Love the parent involvement in all areas of the school! Way to go Codington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My son loves this school and is excited to go to school every morning. We are one big family at Codington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best staff in New Hanover County. Our PTA rocks! The Staff and faculty along with parents work together to ensure that our kids get the best education available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Safe, caring learning environment. Staff and faculty dedicated to giving the best education to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

This is the best school in wilmington. Our children have the best educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

This is an outstanding school in terms of academics. However I found the other parents to be a little snobbish. I am a single parent (an educated professional single parent) and I felt a little snubbed by other parents. I've never experienced this at other schools my children attended in New Hanover County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

The parent/staff involvement is what makes this school so wonderful. With over 500 PTA members, we are never short on volunteers.The year-round schedule works great for my family. I feel we have the best teachers and a strong administrative office. We have some of the highest test scores in the area. We also offer enrichment/acceleration for our students during our 3 week breaks, every 9 weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

I have found this to be a wonderful school. We have a great principal, teachers, staff, parents and student body who are involved and dedicated to the learning process. And that is what makes this an excellent school. I feel privileged that my children are part of the student body that attends here at Codington. Frances Steurer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

Codington's as strong as an elementary school can be! It's a school of choice and enrollment's determined using a lottery system with automatic admission to siblings of current students. It's a year-round school (9wks.on and 3wks.off with approximately 5 wks.off in the summer.) One week of each break is devoted to either an enrichment experience or remediation to help those lagging behind to catch up instead of making them wait until the end of the school year to attend summer school. The staff is fabulous! My three children have all had wonderful teachers. Codington has Life Skills classes for children with severe/profound developmental delays that are top notch, and the school also has a full-time nurse. There are after-school enrichment classes, tutoring, and after-school care programs available. The administration is strong and attentive and the PTA is strong. It's clean and safe. I cannot recommend this school more highly!
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students75%
Female70%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically gifted94%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted86%

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 85% 52%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Black 5% 26%
Two or more races 3% 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 28%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Wilmington, NC 28412
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