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South Fork Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 513 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

This was first school in USA when we moved to this country. My daughter loved this school and her memories are still fresh. I like the way teachers supported students as well as parents to adjust well with new environment. I love this school and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I have a nine year old boy who has been attending South Fork since he was four years old through the More at Four Program. I agree with other posts that everyone know you by name. The teachers and faculty are great. I am a firm believer that parents play a very important part in the school's academic sucess because teachers need our support as much as we need their support. South Fork is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I agree with the other post that South Fork is not the newest or prettiest school in the district, but I love the faculty and staff. It is so nice to walk in to the school and everyone knows you by name. All the teachers are so supportive of the children. No, it doesn't have the highest test scores, but I love that my children are exposed to so much diversity. South Fork is a great school that more people should appreciate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

This is my daughter's second year @ South Fork, her being a 1st grader. This school needs money for improvements and expansion, but the teachers....The teachers really care about the students and make due with what they have. My daughter has loved both her primary teachers as well as the teachers that do the 'specials' as she calls them. (music, media center, gym, etc) The teachers understand that raising and teaching children should be a joint effort and involve the parents in homework and class activities. It may not be the newest or prettiest school in Winston Salem, but it shines in all the areas that count.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

I am a firm supporter of this school having had 5 children attend two of which are still students I feel its great! Academics challenge my children and the faculty is great! PTA is struggling. What would make this a better school is for the parents to join the PTA and work together. We recently moved out of district and opted after the 1st quarter to return our children to South Fork which was the best thing since melted butter. Children are excelling and are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

I do not like this school my daughter is in kindergarden they will not let me go to her classroom they will not let me go eat lunch with her untill the middle of the school year they lock all of the doors untill school is out exsept at the front office i think i should be able to be more involved alot of the people there act like they just hate there job i cannt stand it.I feel that they should be alot nicer working with children
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students26%
Female28%
Male24%
Black23%
Asian30%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female33%
Male15%
Black18%
Asian17%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English32%
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 Students33%
Female50%
Male20%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female28%
Male10%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students31%
Female34%
Male27%
Black22%
Asian39%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female20%
Male22%
Black19%
Asian-5%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
Black33%
Asian22%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 35% 26%
Hispanic 27% 14%
Asian 17% 3%
White 16% 52%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2005)
  • School of Progress (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20
School end time
  • 2:50
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Tricia Spencer
Fax number
  • (336) 774-4666

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4332 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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