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Bolton Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 519 students

 

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Posted December 27, 2010

People visiting our school say that the atmosphere at Bolton is warm and welcoming. There is a sense of family between staff, students and administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 5, 2010

This school is the worst choice a parent can make for their child entering school in WS. The attitudes and teaching skills of many of the teachers is substandard, the principal and administration spend all of their time putting out fires related to their poorly performing teachers, there are no extracurricular activities at this school for the children, the building is filthy, and the children aren't learning anything academically or socially. Please do your research before subjecting your baby to Bolton Elementary school. There are better options in the area, steer clear of this one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I think all of the negative reviews are a joke. The principle is very involved. The staff is excellent. The main thing as long as the parent stays involved with the child and participates with the school, there is no room for failure. This school is highly dedicated to making each and every child a success. I am so pleased with my choice of sending my child to this school, even though it is out of our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

Is there a negative star rating? I'm so happy to be getting my child far away from this school. The principle is a mess and the administration is a joke. My child is so far advanced and is held back because the teachers are dedicating all the time to the children who can't speak english. Most of the teacher's are ridiculously rude and their seems to be no control. Another student threatned to harm my child and not one single thing was done about it. This school does not need anymore funding to continue title 1 status. They need a whole new administration. The teacher had no idea what a room mother is. There are no activities and no parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Dedicated staff. Great administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Removed my child from this school. Did not like it at all.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female32%
Male23%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students28%
Female36%
Male16%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female29%
Male20%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female27%
Male20%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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
Hispanic 42% 14%
Black 39% 26%
White 14% 52%
Two or more races 4% 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 92%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Candice Johnson
Fax number
  • (336) 774-4618

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1250 Bolton Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Phone: (336) 774-4626

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