School Details

Hominy Valley Elementary

450 Enka Lake Road, Candler, NC 28715
(828) 665-0619
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 489 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

62%
51%
47%
61%
52%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
56%
48%
62%
52%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
52%
48%
51%
47%
40%
50%
47%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hominy Valley Elementary is a public elementary school in Candler. The principal of Hominy Valley Elementary is Dr Angela Jackson, who can be contacted at angie.jackson@bcsemail.org. 489 students go to Hominy Valley Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 50% of the 489 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hominy Valley Elementary is 17:1. Sand Hill-Venable Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 75%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Great teachers . . . but terrible leadership. All creativity is gone and all administration seems to care about is test scores. Never see them out of the office. Not very child friendly or welcoming.

  • (3 years ago)

    HVE is a school that is committed to excellence. A wonderful environment for learning and top scores. The staff and administration are dedicated to the students and are amazing.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been very happy with my child's educational experience at HVE. He has been blessed to have excellent teachers and assistants both years. His teachers not only address his educational needs but foster a loving and nurturing atmosphere. He has grown academically and socially while attending. Also the principal is responsive and involved and makes sure to know her students teachers and parents. We are very fortunate for our child to attend HVE.

  • (3 years ago)

    We left this school because although many of the teachers were wonderful the administration was unwelcoming and unresponsive to concerns.There was a rigid punitive atmosphere rather than a collaborative attitude and willingness to hear feedback. When asked why the gym teacher never (not once) took the children outside the assistant principal said "because it's easier to control the children inside."

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a blessing for us and our daughter! The Principal and Teachers are wonderful and my child has done so well her 2nd and 3rd grade years. I feel very welcomed and the office staff greets me with a smile every time I show up. This school is Top Rank! )

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff and parents are wonderful!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so blessed to have my child attend HVE. The principal teachers and office staff clearly go out of their way to foster and nurture a positive learning environment. Never have my questions and or needs been brushed aside or made trivial. In fact the follow up to even the basic of inquiries has been simply amazing. This is a true reflection of the principal and staff. Thank you HVE

  • (5 years ago)

    My son entered kindergarten this year and at first had trouble adjusting. His teachers were so helpful and understanding. He is now excelling in school and loves going. I contribute that soley to his teachers they have really been fantastic. I only wish they could move up to 1st grade next year and be his teachers again!! We have been so pleased.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a very unwelcoming school to parents. They worry more about tile 1 kids and making there overall scores than the average child who wants to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal seems oblivious to much of the goings-on in the school. She initially showed interest in helping resolve a situation with a teacher not showing my son with special needs much attention and allowing children to bully him but did not follow up with it. The situation is worse now. Many of the teachers have a 'it's-my-way-or-the-highway' attitude as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal is distant and runs an agenda with her own career very much in mind. The curriculum does very little for the gifted child; they are the ones being left behind. The PTA has allocated funds to areas not sanctioned by the state PTA and involves a dozen or so parents who can't get others involved.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love this School the teachers and the principal as well!

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal's office is unwelcoming and seem to be bothered by questions or the neccessity to help others. I believe the staff is teaching the students how to take tests instead of the skills needed for success.

  • (8 years ago)

    Since the new principal took over this school year it seems that Hominy Valley is concerned more about rules and procedures than about educating children. This school is not only unwelcoming to parents (with the exception of fund raising $)but has implemented procedures that make it inconvenient for parents to enter the building and/or be involved in the school. It is a big beautiful facility with some wonderful teachers but a school should be family-friendly and focused on a love of learning -- and this school not.

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Overall score

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