School Details

Parkway Elementary

160 Parkway School Drive, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-3032
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 499 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
56%
47%
46%
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

54%
50%
48%
58%
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%
45%
50%
40%
58%
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

47%
53%
39%
62%
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

44%
53%
39%
56%
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

47%
54%
34%
57%
57%
41%
68%
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

Parkway Elementary is a public middle school in Boone. The principal of Parkway Elementary is Melissa Costin and can be contacted at costinm@watauga.k12.nc.us. 499 students go to Parkway Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 42% of the 499 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Parkway Elementary is 14:1. Green Valley Elementary is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 88%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.8% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    parkway school depending on your likes of teaching is an okay school but some are very strict!

  • (10 months ago)

    Parkway is a great school! It has caring teachers and workers. We have an excellent music department including plays band strings and chorus. We also have a basketball volleyball track teams for middle school. Students can also join the county fottball team. Parkway school is like a private school in most places. Parkway is a great place for kids to grow up! Everyone is excepted and cared for by teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers are not the most patient for kids with learning disabilities. Administration was not very vigorous in responding to bullying often punishing the victim for retaliation more than the perpetrators. One teacher said she was "too busy" to deal with bullying. Most homework consists of repetitive excercises xerored from workbooks or printed off of someone else's website. I'm glad my son doesn't go here anymore.

  • (3 years ago)

    Parkway Elementary School is an excellent school with a great reputation incredible teachers who care involved parents with a good PTO a very caring principal who goes out of her way and impressive athletic teams (boys basketball 2011 and girls volleyball 2011 #1) and performing arts programs (Aladin 2011 was incredible). Before we came to Boone we would have had to look at a private school to get this kind of quality education. Thank you to everyone involved with Parkway Schools!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This elementary school has high academic results and the teachers are long term career educators and most are true practicing Christians.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parkway school always has fundraiser (which are awesome) and things where parents are welcomed. Parkway's level of learning for students is very high. I would give it a 8 or 9 out of 10. All grades have fun ways of learning. what ever class you are in you are learning even in gym class. PARKWAY IS AWESOME!

  • (6 years ago)

    Parkway is the best school! The teachers are phenomenal! Most have their National Board Certification and teach the children in fun creative ways! The administration is caring and pro-active and the parent groups are extremely involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    I as many parents anticipated my child's entry into the academic world with excitment. I couldn't wait to see what my child would be. Would she be a social butterfly? Would she be shy? Would she be scholarly? I had no idea that entering Parkway school would mean that I would lose my child to a system that is way too hung up on hanging a banner proclaiming their excellence and not on helping my child be the best at who she is. You see Parkway School thinks they are a 'School of Excellence'. I beg to differ. There are no children at Parkway School only robots who must conform to a rigorous routine of suiting a system that leaves no room for a child to be who they are and is leaving them all behind. It is a sad situation when banners mean more than children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parkway is a wonderful place for a child to attend school. My child is in the third grade at this time and he loves coming to school. The teachers are warm and caring and they treat each child as if they were their own. There is a warm family atmosphere around the entire school. The school is also a School Of Excellence. If you ask me What could be better. My child is getting an awesome education in a family atmosphere.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parkway School is an excellent school! The administrators and teachers truly care about our children. Academically Parkway ranks as one of the top schools in our county and state. Parkway is a North Carolina School of Excellence because of its academic excellence. It is also a 'School of Excellence' for our family. Thank you Parkway School for having the highest academic expectations for our children and for believing and caring about them. What a wonderful school for children to attend!

  • (10 years ago)

    My children go to Parkway and I am really disappointed in this school. My husband and I work all day and almost every week we have some kind of project to do with our children. Learning should be fun and I am all for helping children with homework but this is getting ridiculous not to mention costly. I ask my children what the class did in school and I hear about parties for this and that. Parent accountability is one thing but working on projects that can easily be done in class is another. Cut down on the parties and spend that time on class work so parents can spend the limited time they have with their kids on more than just homework or projects. Some times we just want to have time to go out and play or sit and talk.

  • (10 years ago)

    Being that my daughter transfered from a smaller school before attending Parkway we noticed that the children in her grade level are not as friendly and there is some bullying which was not the case at the smaller school. I think the school is too big so in turn causes teachers not to be able to recognize the students who are bullying.

  • (11 years ago)

    Parkway School is a great school overall. There is a need for more sensitive approach to students who otherwise are not financially priveleged. There needs to be a seperate middle school because the middle school student has very different developmental needs.

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