School Details

Oak Grove Elementary

3810 Forest Grove Court, Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-3960
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 545 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

33%
35%
47%
31%
35%
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
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
36%
48%
29%
32%
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
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
39%
48%
27%
31%
40%
27%
36%
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
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oak Grove Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of Oak Grove Elementary is Aisha Howard and can be contacted at aisha.howard@dpsnc.net. 545 students attend Oak Grove Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 88% of the 545 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Oak Grove Elementary is 13:1. Spring Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 51%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.3%
Asian 0.6% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My two children both attend Oak Grove. It has the outward appearance of a good public school Good neighborhood wealthy parents well behaved children. What they teach at Oak Grove is confusing and often meaningless not at all designed to prepare your children for success in the future. If you are interested in children who regurgitate core curriculum memorize facts and help the school improve test scores then you are in the right place. If you child does not fit this mold good luck getting help. They are parsimonious about doling out resources for special needs children. The Special Ed teacher seems to be illiterate with a computer but what she lacks in technology she more than WAY makes up for in her ability to interact with the children so that is good. The teachers make good efforts to be helpful but when the going gets tough they are pawns to administration. The school is limited w/technology. They don't seem at all inclined to update use of technology or even utilize valuable parent IT resources on a volunteer basis. To this parent it is a reflection of poor Principal leadership. I wish the PTA would raise funds for iPads or something actually useful!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was worried about sending my son to this school because of the rating but it has turned out wonderfully.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is finishing his first year in Kindergarten and it was great. His teacher was Ms. Whitney. I can say I had my doubts about my son entering into the DPS school system but I worked closely with his teacher and she always had a very organized plan for my sons class. It allowed me to see his progress and know what he accomplished through the year. I enjoyed the interaction from the school because they kept me aware of activities and my sons achievement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel like the teachers are not taking time to help children that are behind. My child comes home with homework and can not even begin to explain what it is that she needs to do. This makes me very upset! You're teachers your job is to teach all of the children in the class and make sure they understand what's going on!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    horrible school too much name calling even from the adults (

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