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Zebulon Elementary

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Posted January 10, 2013

School rating of "7" is probably a huge over-statement. Getting a good teacher is hit or miss. The turnover is so high among teachers you can guarantee there is an underlying administration problem. The few years our children have been there have been fraught with multiple problems. We have also spend thousands of dollars for tutoring to help our children hold their own in substandard classrooms. The receptionist is very unfriendly. The school rules are petty and there is an overall lack of common sense ruling. I will be finding my children another school and I advise you to also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

Also with one of my children at ZES I will say that they have lucked out with the best teachers for their primary teachers. I hope that stays the same, but as for my other child not so much. I think my other child has had maybe 2 ok teachers for their primary teacher other then that the other 4 teachers not so much. It was bad thoes teachers were not teachers at all, it was just a bad situation all the way around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

I have two children at ZES. The teachers are great. My children love it. And it is not very often that you see a principal working the carpool line who knows every child by name. Great place to have fun learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

I currently have 4 kids at ZES and I love it there. The teachers have all been so wonderful and supportive. There is a true compassion for the students that goes beyond the classroom. With 4 kids, I have had lots of teachers I have been in contact with. All of them are top-notch! Since it is a magnet school, there are also many electives available that would not normally be experienced by many elementary aged kids. My children have really flurished at this school and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The administration is right on track with the latest in teaching practices and keeps the staff up to date. Very friendly faces, warm and welcoming enviroment, and most importantly, my kids love going to school there. Yes, there are many other school choices available in a very close proximity, but I wouldn't change a thing! ZES is a great place for those growing young minds!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

My daughter is in her second year here. She is very happy! The teachers she has had are great. Very communicative with parents, very big on students taking personal responsibility. A lot of focus on character traits & what they mean & encouraging them by rewarding them. Spectacular enrichment programs. My daughter has had Spanish, gymnastics, newspaper, & anatomy. This semester she is in theatre production and is thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I have two children who have been students at ZES for 3 years. With the two combined, I have been in close contact with six different teachers and six different assistant teachers. I have been surprisingly pleased with the level of concern from the teachers. I was a little worried about the ratios and the fact that it was a public school, but all my worries were put to rest half way through their first year. The staff is great and if one area needed improvement, it would be parent involvement and participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My child was a student at Zebulon for a year and half. I had hoped that the first year was just a bad year but once we entered into the second year, I realized that this was the norm for this school. I have since put my child in a local charter school. Zebulon would be a great school if a new administration was hired that was not so sociable with the staff. The school needs structure for the staff and less gossiping and staff group clicks. The professionalism and friendly enviroment is desperately needed. The staff seems to be poorly trained on teaching methods and correctly assessing students. Teachers need more training in how to deal with discipline problems. Staff should be more thoroughly screened before hiring. I have many friends in the school system and Zebulon Elementary is run poorly compared to other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

I feel Zebulon Elementary has a lot to offer the Zebulon community. ZES has excellent leadership. The principal and asst. principal really care about the success of their students. I truly wish there was more parent participation and the teachers need some morale boosting. The school is at capacity so building an addition or an additional school would help alleviate the schools growing pains. The school has so much potential, a wonderful challenge to the parents and community of Zebulon!!!
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students45%
Female33%
Male56%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students41%
Female31%
Male51%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted90%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male29%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted86%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female41%
Male33%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students41%
Female31%
Male53%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 37% 52%
Black 34% 26%
Hispanic 22% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 68%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Marion S Evans
Fax number
  • (919) 404-3676

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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700 Proctor Street
Zebulon, NC 27597
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