Rama Road Elementary

1035 Rama Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
(980) 343-6730
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 614 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

46%
66%
61%
44%
62%
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
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
58%
54%
35%
56%
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
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
62%
56%
47%
55%
54%
65%
67%
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
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rama Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Rama Road Elementary is Patricia Denny and can be contacted at p512@cms.k12.nc.us. 614 students attend Rama Road Elementary and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 97% of the 614 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rama Road Elementary is 12:1. Providence Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 5%
Hispanic 24% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 32%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
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 97% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    SO very proud of our students and staff for EXCEEDING all growth goals for the 2013-14 school year when two neighboring magnet schools did not meet. Our 5th grade students grew their proficiency 30% points in science alone. OUTSTANDING!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers work hard. Everyone does their best to help the children. My son has gained a lot from attending .

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awful. Unfortuantely you do not realize it is that bad until you move to a different school district. My daughter was in Kindergarten at Rama and we moved to Fort Mill in March. My daughter who was "ahead" of other students at this school is now "behind". My daughter told me she had to spend most of the day with her head on her table waiting for other kids to catch up. If you have to live in this area choose private school otherwise your child will not be able to compete when they reach college level.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is one of the "best kept secrets" in Charlotte. Teachers work together to provide a team approach to learning. Every teacher has a vested interest in every student. Staff work together to individualize learning opportunities for all students. The school has an international feel with many cultures represented. Diversity is celebrated! In addition Rama is the first Discovery School in the country. A strong focus on science and technology provides students with a challenging curriculum with a strong 21st Century focus. Century

  • (1 year ago)

    Rama Road Elementary School is a hidden gem!! The teachers are extremely competent caring and empowering. My daughter continues to blossom in her academics and her confidence is soaring!! We are Rama Proud and College Bound!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am dedicated to my student's growth each and every day. Students here feel safe and our part of the Rama family. Being a Title I school does not mean low-quality staff and education. Being a Title I school means that we receive extra resources from the district to make education here even more meaningful for our students. The diversity of this school allows students to grow into mature real world individuals who are prepared for life. Rama proud and college bound!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is just wonderful. Have you ever walked in somewhere and felt the "family" feel? Walk into our halls at Rama and you will experience this very thing. We have dedicated teachers and staff members that work hard everyday to ensure every student is engaged in his/her learning. Check us out. Take a chance. And definitely take a tour and see for it yourself.

  • (1 year ago)

    Being a Title 1 school gives Rama a bad reputation - which I am guilty to say I believed myself. All it really means is that we have more resources technology & opportunities than the schools around us! As teachers we love our students and many students (and parents!) come back to visit previous teachers because of the personal connections that are made throughout the school year. We are a welcoming caring staff and have an open door policy to the community. Come & see for yourself - we would love to answer questions or have tour our classrooms to see how happy & engaged our students are each day.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children at Rama Rd one of whom has special needs and I have been so impressed with the teachers and administration over the past 2 years. They ALWAYS go above and beyond and I feel like everyone has my children's best interests at heart. The principal Mrs. Denny is very accessible and seems to know every child's name. Becoming a Discovery Education School has also been very exciting and given all of the children at Rama access to some amazing resources. We are Rama proud and college bound!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in kindergarten at Rama Road. We have lived in neighborhood across from the school for 10 years and always wanted to support Rama Rd. From the day she started school in August we have never questioned that decision. She is reading and writing at or above grade level and we couldn't be happier with the quality of teachers and administrators at the school. Yes the test scores could be better but there are many layers to that onion. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in the school should visit talk to the principal and see firsthand what is happening in the classrooms. You will see that this school is a true hidden treasure whose potential is finally being realized.

  • (1 year ago)

    This time last year we felt as though we were on an emotional roller coaster with the decision of where to send our child to school. Do we send our child to Rama or do we move? After visiting a number of schools observing the classrooms and hearing from the principals our decision was clear to go to Rama Road. Our child is in Kindergarten and it truly thriving excelling in reading and learning every day. I love hearing what he is learning each day. Principal Denny is amazing and has a clear and defined plan to see Rama Road succeed. She has brought in excellent teachers created a welcoming environment introduced school uniforms and brought in new programs such as Discovery Education. We have had a great experience and are thrilled to see our child begin their education on a positive note. RAMA PROUD! Our family encourages you to visit the school and meet with Principal Denny during your decision making.

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible communication between my son's kindergardener teacher and us. We are having to work twice as hard to catch him up on reading because she has not made us aware not ONCE that he was behind. Very happy to say he switched schools and he may have a chance already having a better experience and it has only been a week. It took his new teacher one week to realize he was behind. Very disappointed with rama rd teaching mechanisms.

  • (1 year ago)

    It's our fourth year and we have been very pleased with our experience with the staff their control and discipline in the classroom the way they teach to small groups so that each child is learning on his/her level (not left behind able to move forward).

  • (1 year ago)

    This school provides a wonderful environment for our special needs daughter! The fact that she is a special needs child was revealed to us by the teachers and administration here and they have helped us learn how to better facilitate our child's education. Every teacher administrator and staff member has been very supportive and kind during the multitude of steps taken to teach our child how to learn. They are doing much more than provide an education. They are teaching our child how to learn and teaching us how to help to that end. There are of course bumps in the road but being a parent and realizing that you are responsible for your child's behavior keeps that in perspective. As a parent of a child that is on the spectrum I can't imagine a better environment to facilitate her education personal growth and social interactions.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our second year at Rama Road Elementary. We too thought we had lost by not getting picked in the lottery and going to a magnet school. In reality we hit the lottery. Rama is a very special school with great teachers and adminstration. It has been a challenged school in the past but with the leadership now in place it is excelling. Rama is improving daily and is so rewarding to the kids and parents to be a part of change that is bigger than just one person. With the internationally diverse student body and staff the school has so much energy and opportunity to learn. Our daughter is above grade level and is challenged by the staff to learn and grow and is given many tasks to cultivate her talents. Our family is all in at Rama and so proud to be there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my kids have thrived at Rama Road. Having one child with a learning disability and one who is more typically developing I was concerned about the school being able to address both of my kids' needs. My concerns didn't last long!!! The level of individualized education is astounding. The students are encouraged supported and challenged. Rama Road had also been adopted by Discovery Education as the only elementary Discovery School in the country. While the school year has only just begun our family is looking forward to all this new partnership has to offer particularly the project-based learning and technology components. It's a really exciting time to be at Rama. We are proud of our decision to attend our neighborhood school!

  • (2 years ago)

    If you have a special needs child BEWARE! The are a few amazing teachers in this school but with 546 students a few teachers are spread VERY thin. I am so disappointed as I was told this was a great school and well...it is as long as your child is not autistic.

  • (3 years ago)

    We initially tried to opt out of our home school Rama Road simply based on neighborhood perception and test scores. Once we did not strike lucky with the lottery we toured Rama and were pleasantly surprised. Now you could not get us to go anywhere else. It's a loving learning environment filled with mastered prepared teachers a strong administration and a growing P.T.A. We are happy parents with a happy child who is learning by leaps and bounds.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rama is an AWESOME school. Great teachers and principle. So glad Rama is our neighborhood school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rama's teachers staff & administration are quite an impressive crew! They are highly educated energetic and devoted to the success of every child. Neighborhoods that have opted out of Rama over the last decade are returning. Parent involvement is increasing each year and there is a sense of school pride that was missing years ago. Most importantly children are nurtured engaged and encouraged at Rama Road. Sending my kids to Rama was one of the best parenting decisions I've made.

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