School Details

Upward Elementary

45 Education Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 697-4764
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 478 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

43%
52%
47%
38%
53%
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
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
58%
48%
41%
53%
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
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
58%
48%
49%
50%
40%
57%
59%
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
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Upward Elementary is a public elementary school in Flat Rock. The principal of Upward Elementary is Ms Brooke W. Ballard, who can be contacted at bballard@henderson.k12.nc.us. 478 children attend Upward Elementary and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 81% of the 478 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Upward Elementary is 15:1. Hillandale Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very impressed with this school. Throughout the years I have seen very dedicated staff members. They differentiate instruction based on what your child needs. They also have many resources for students who are struggling. They work hard to reach every child no matter their circumstances.

  • (3 years ago)

    Upward is such a wonderful school. Every teacher that I have come in contact with have been really great and the Principal is so dedicated and involved. I feel extremely lucky that both of my children attend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Upward is a great school!!! My child lives where she could go to the newest school around but begged to remain at Upward. It has worked great for both of my children!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very dissapointed in this school's lack of concern for children with developmental delays.

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