School Details

Oakwood Elementary School

274 Oakwood Drive, Blanch, NC 27212
(336) 694-4221
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 332 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

34%
42%
47%
42%
40%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Caswell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
38%
48%
27%
39%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Caswell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
48%
48%
28%
39%
40%
48%
55%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Caswell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oakwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Blanch. The principal of Oakwood Elementary School is Dr Sean McWherter, whose e-mail is sean.mcwherter@caswell.k12.nc.us. 332 children attend Oakwood Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 92% of the 332 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oakwood Elementary School is 13:1. Stoney Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 36%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 54%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three daughters so the chances of getting three great teachers is pretty slim. This is the third year in a row that I couldnt be more pleased with their assignment to teachers. They interact with each child as an individual can challenge without setting the bar too high and the love that they put into their work shines through in every single child I meet. THe principal is fantastic I am always greeted with a smile and he too strives to inspire the children to be a better person. I've never seen a school more concerned with learning progress grade promotion giving the kids every tool they can to acheive success.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved here in 2007 I have 3 daughters that attend PreK 1st and 2nd. The teachers are INCREDIBLE by far the most loving and devoted faculty at all levels that we have encountered. The reporting and parent involvement is top notch. Even thought the building is old what goes on inside is ahead of the pack.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very dissatisfied with this school so far. The teacher my son has had this year has been horrible. Her mannerism with the children and singling one out has not only added stress to my son but me as well. I do not feel the school involves parents enough especially concerning the trips off grounds. I am thoroughly disgusted with their lack of phonics training. We are new to this area by 6 months so I am not very familiar with all the academic programs. My son did enjoy his remedial reading class after school. They are in need of more computers for their after school program/club. None of the teachers next year come highly recommended.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends Oakwood and he's in the first grade now. I've noticed that his confidence has been tarnished a bit because of school work.As a mother this is very upsetting to me.I always tell him to try his very best at everything that he does but the level of curriculum that's expected of not just advanced kids but every kid is discouraging and scrary.Every child will not learn at the same rate and I think the school board overlooks this fact when making decisions.We've been blessed so far with dedicated teachers. The ones that will go that extra mile if needed so Thank You to those teachers you know who you are.

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Overall score

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