School Details

Yates Mill Elementary

5993 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4244
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 558 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
72%
61%
67%
70%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
54%
56%
67%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
67%
56%
68%
64%
54%
85%
72%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Yates Mill Elementary is a public elementary school in Apex. The principal of Yates Mill Elementary is Ms Anne Johnson, whose e-mail is ajohnson6@wcpss.net. 558 students go to Yates Mill Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 57% of the 558 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Yates Mill Elementary is 13:1. Swift Creek Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 49%
Hispanic 32% 15%
Asian 3% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 24%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Hello This is a warning for any parents who are thinking about sending their children to Yates Mill Elementary school. My daughter is a student there and I can't get her out of that school fast enough. Sending her to that school was the WORST decision ever! They have the rudest office staff members they can't keep a principal longer than a few months and the assistant principl has an attitude as though she couldn't care less about the students. The school LOST my child to which the police had to be called and involved in helping to locate my child and they are terrible at communicating important information to parents. However they are great about over communicating when it comes to needing donations and volunteers. I have had nothing but trouble from this school from the office staff to the teachers to the principals! Absolutely terrible school!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    great school and great teachers. The school feels very welcoming and my daughter loves going there

  • (4 years ago)

    Yates Mill Elementary school has a new principal (beginning March 2011) and we are looking forward to many changes. Already I have seen a great deal of improvement among the staff. If you had asked me during the leadership under the previos principal I would have told many to find an alternative school if possible. She was not an effective administartor. I saw her very few times since moving to this area in the two years we have been at Yates Mill. Regardless there is improvement. The new principal is very visible and front office staff are always willing to help. It is not a great school by any means but has alot of potential. Looking forward to what the new administration will bring to the new school year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child previously attended AB Combs and Dillard Elementary in Raleigh. This is our first year at Yates Mill. I have to say that this is the best school of the three. I actually feel like the teachers and admin staff are listening to my concerns. They follow-up to address issues and make sure that parents are kept in the loop. Front office staff are super awesome; even going so far as to lend their own personal money in place missing lunch money. Math and Reading group teachers are phenomenal! Highly recommended!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I strongly disagree with the three negative posts regarding Yates Mill Elementary. Both my sons have attended Yates Mill and the staff and teachers were excellent on all levels. I think it is very unfair to state that the 'excellent' teachers have left. No one but those teachers themselves can know their reasons for leaving Yates Mill so don't assume it's because of leadership. You won't find a more hands on staff anywhere. Your child's education is a priority there. I think your negative comments prove you have an 'axe to grind'.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our biggest concern about this school is the principal. She has a my way or the highway approach to managing her staff which prevents teachers from using there own creative approaches to teaching. If you have an AG student I strongly recommend looking elsewhere on the other hand if you child has special needs or is a below grade level student this is a good school for them. There is more emphasis put on below grade level kids and there are numerous teachers and staff that specialize in helping those children. The parent involvement seems to be dwindling a little bit each year since we came here and there is a lot of tension between the administration and the staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    I must agree with this school having poor leadership! My child dreads going to school because of his teacher lack of classroom management! The teacher lacks experience and is very mean to the minority children in her class. I feel that this school needs a new Principal that cares about all the children in her school regardless of creed or color!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Yates Mill Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers strive to push every student to their academic potential. The leadership at the school is superior. No where will you find a more knowlegable driven or involved principle who strives to make Yates Mill the best experience for all children. I have two children there who are happy and challenged. There is a lot of parental support and a very active PTA which is able to purchase supplemental materials at all levels. The teachers are outstanding and all work together to create the lessons for all classes. Discipline problems are dealt with fairly and swiftly and safety is a priority at the school. We are very happy at yates Mill.

  • (9 years ago)

    I appreciate the staff at Yates Mill Elementary. New staff members over the past several years have improved the school tremendously. The leadership of the school provides direction and high expecatations which I appreciate as a parent. Most schools that I visit have inconsistent approaches in the classroom. At Yates Mill I can feel good as a parent knowing that all of the teachers are expected to teach the things they are supposed to teach and not just what they want to. Changes in the staff have been good for the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have found Yates Mill to have an encouraging learning environment through diverse activities such as Time To Shine learning clubs environmental zones assigned to each grade level multiple outdoor learning activities and wonderful reading incentive programs supported by the PTA. We have found school leadership to be positive and open to new ideas. The leadership builds a positive climate for parents and our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Due to poor leadership most of the excellent teachers have left and moved to other schools. On a positive note parents are very active in the school.

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