School Details

James W Smith Elementary

150 Koonce Town Road, Cove City, NC 28523
(252) 514-6466
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 471 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
47%
47%
24%
42%
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
  • Craven County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
45%
48%
26%
42%
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
  • Craven County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
50%
48%
29%
41%
40%
37%
50%
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
  • Craven County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James W Smith Elementary is a public elementary school in Cove City. The principal of James W Smith Elementary is Mrs Renee Whitford, who can be contacted at renee.whitford@craven.k12.nc.us. 471 students attend James W Smith Elementary and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 93% of the 471 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James W Smith Elementary is 15:1. Vanceboro-Farm Life Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 54%
Hispanic 19% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have so many wonderful things to say about my son's school that it makes it difficult to find a starting point. We were blessed with a very bright child who is incredibly sharp and asks questions like who what when where and why about everything and will very seldom settle for a simple yes or no. J.W. Smith affords my son the type of learning environment that is truly conducive to having all of his questions answered. He has made the principals list three times in a row. I thank GOD for his academic achievements but also for the EXCELLENT teachers that influence his life daily and shape and mold my son's mind and character. In front and at the helm of every great team is a great leader. The Principal is doing a phenominal job and has the support and endorsement not only from the staff but the parents as well.My son looks forward to school each and every day including turning in his required home work assignments. I'm certain that other parents feel equally as impressed as I am that J.W Smith School goes way above and beyond the call to make sure our children leave there with the very best and highest quality education they can. I am and will be forever grateful!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is awsome i wouldent wanna go anywhere else

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is attending James w. Smith for his 2nd year of school. My child learned so much in school and the teachers and staff work with you if you have any problems. I am proud to be part of this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My twin son and daughter attended this school year. They both have done well and love going to school. What great teachers. Always going the extra mile to ensure that the students are ready for the next grade level.

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Overall score

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