School Details

Blowing Rock Elementary

165 Morris Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3204
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 327 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
56%
47%
76%
54%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
50%
48%
69%
49%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
52%
48%
63%
50%
40%
69%
56%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
53%
39%
67%
63%
46%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
53%
39%
81%
63%
48%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
54%
34%
80%
57%
41%
89%
72%
59%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
44%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blowing Rock Elementary is a public middle school in Blowing Rock. The principal of Blowing Rock Elementary is Mr Patrick Sukow and can be contacted at sukowp@watauga.k12.nc.us. 327 students attend Blowing Rock Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 22% of the 327 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Blowing Rock Elementary is 12:1. Hardin Park Elementary is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 88%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree that some teachers show favoritism to certain students and parents. They refer to students in a negative way during casual conversations with other parents. It is not a positive environment in which to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have four children at this school and have had a great experience. I disagree with some of the negative posts from earlier years. There is much family support from a caring community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful school and great community! Have had great teachers who truly care and it shows in the results of the testing!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school and amazing education. So pleased with what this school offers my children on a daily/yearly basis.

  • (4 years ago)

    Standards are high at this school and teachers try very hard to help all students who are not performing up to these standards. Unfortunately parents often view these endeavors as attempts to "label" their children. It seems as if one disgruntled parent has attempted to bring down the overall rating of this school by rating it "1 star" twice on Oct. 11 2010. The school is great. It has amazing community support and some really caring & energetic teachers. There are a few teachers here who are not perfect but that's the case everywhere isn't it? The key is that parents need to remember that they are working with the teachers to serve their children's best interests.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a culture of arogance at this school. The teachers label the kids that they think won't score high on the state tests so that they can be kept from causing the schools rating to drop. They are not interested in the childrens success just their own reputation. Wish I could sell my house and move to another district

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to aggree with all of the parents that say the teachers and administration only take care of a select few students. They don't treat the children equally.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was very worried about my child starting a new school but we have been so happy about our experience here. The teachers and staff have been very helpful. I especially like the positive reinforcement of good behavior!! Keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our community's school deserves the best resources possible for the children of this wonderful mountain community.

  • (5 years ago)

    The School is not one of the best. The teachers are not treating the children equally.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school around. My dad attended I attended...and now my children do. The principal and teachers are GREAT! They keep us very informed and up to date. I never worry about my kids when I send them to school in the morning. My kids actually look forward to going and the rewards they get for good behavior. It's rare to see kids get excited about 'eating lunch with the principal' but my son does! It's one of the few schools around that really truly care about the kids that go and their education.

  • (8 years ago)

    The principle is a micro manager.The teacher are more concerned with their social status than treating the children equally.The principle does not make the school a safe place for the children.

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