School Details

Efland Cheeks Elementary

4401 Fuller Road, Efland, NC 27243
(919) 563-5112
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 453 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
52%
47%
14%
48%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
54%
48%
36%
50%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
60%
48%
28%
48%
40%
19%
49%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Efland Cheeks Elementary is a public elementary school in Efland. The principal of Efland Cheeks Elementary is Ms Crystal Scillitani and can be contacted at crystal.scillitani@orange.k12.nc.us. 453 children attend Efland Cheeks Elementary and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 453 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Efland Cheeks Elementary is 12:1. Grady Brown Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 16%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am planing to switch the school for my child. There are very few great teachers that we will miss. The school does not care about my child. That is what we as parents have felt.

  • (2 years ago)

    Absolutely amazing things are happening at this school. We have two children who have absolutely blossomed here.. School is comprised of many excellent teachers of which a good number of them have earned their masters or higher. Proud of ECE!. Proud of the administration as they are truly dedicated professionals that have put our children first.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have been at Efland Cheeks for 3 years now. I was very nervous when my they went to Kindergarten as any parent would be but I must say I immediately fell in love with the school. The teachers and staff truly care about the children. Everyone from the Principal to the custodians to the reading tudors...and everyone in between give every ounce of themselves to help each child succeed. I am very proud to be considered a part of the Efland Cheeks School family and would not hesitate to encourage anyone looking for a school to choose ECE.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our daughter began as a kindergartener at Efland Cheeks last year. We absolutely fell in love with the teachers and administration. Our experience was so positive that first year that we enrolled her in afterschool there this year. We appreciate the family atmosphere.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at this school for almost 4 years now and LOVE it. It is not perfect but I have never heard of a perfect school before. The teachers so far have all been wonderful - caring kind leaders always available to talk about any issues. This year we have encountered a lot of project based learning - which has been great for my kids as they can learn at their pace. If you have any concerns about the school - visit. Meet the principal staff and teachers. I doubt you will be disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Although I do love Efland Cheeks I believe that there is a lot of work that still needs to bring it along to today standards. I found that most of the education is taught for the EOG testing. There is no communication and nothing is ever done to disipline children. There are few extra activities for our children. After you loose ten teachers in one year you are back to square one yet again.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is way under-rated. The teachers and administration care a great deal and always go above and beyond what is expected. The principal knows each child by name and is a strong and positive presence. If you are looking for a school that still has the quality of family and community this is it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school for two years now. And love it. The teacher to student ratio is great and I feel that they really care and have the time for each student. Also the have individual phone to each class so you can drop a dime for any reason to their teahers at anytime. A+

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