School Details

Herbert Akins Rd Elementary

2255 Herbert Akins Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 567-4100
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 845 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

72%
61%
47%
70%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
59%
48%
58%
54%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
62%
48%
54%
51%
40%
53%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Herbert Akins Rd Elementary is a public elementary school in Fuquay Varina. The principal of Herbert Akins Rd Elementary is Ms Kathy Warren, who can be contacted at mkwarren@wcpss.net. 845 students go to Herbert Akins Rd Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 845 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. New School Montessori Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 49%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 24%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Asian 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
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 25% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughter's second year attending this school and I am impressed with both the leadership and the teachers at this school. The teachers are concerned not only for my daughter's academic success but they are also concerned for her success as a social being interacting with others. When I attended the parent teacher conference I was amazed at the level of education they were providing to my 1st grader. This school is definately rigerous and my daughter has lots of home work each night but I love seeing my daughter learn and comprehend new things. For the 1st grade they are doing math with unknown variables reading followed by an analysis and some awesome science projects. There is a huge emphasis on not only learning words but comprehending what is happening in a book and being able relay this information to another person. My daughter loves the school and they have been very proactive in working with my wife and I to help my daughter succeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the 4th grade and reading and writing has always been his tough subject. This year he has improved in reading comprehension and writing. His current teacher is Mrs. Hollingworth she truly cares about her students and makes learning fun for the kids. The school also have online resources for the kids such as study island xtra math and these sites help with EOG testing. My rating is based on Mrs. Hollingworth's dedication to her students education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic teachers. Not so hot leadership. I have two kids at this school and have been consistently impressed with the quality of the teaching staff - they are caring motivated and energetic and absolutely dedicated to making sure their kids truly learn. I am considerably less impressed with the principal and school-wide communication and leadership. All we ever get are the broadcast phone calls which are annoying since they go so quickly you can't write anything down and invariably seem to ring during dinner. I also get the feeling that the school isn't particularly child-centered - last year's yearbook had the first five or six pages dedicated to various teachers and administrators and oh yeah around page ten there's some kids who hang out here too. If it weren't for the absolutely fantastic teachers we'd be looking for alternatives.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School. Warm and friendly front desk. Caring competent and knowledgeable staff. The administration is wonderful. This school just opened but give it a chance. I think this school is one of the best I've seen.

  • (3 years ago)

    Wake Co. Schools in general has serious issues. Just watch the national news! Herbert Akins has been a disappointment. No use of technology nothing to challenge students to read low test scores no school functions (except for a "select" few) Zero school spirit. Our former school in this system has lots of educational community and family centered programs. So far this year at HARES - zero - only a book fair with a rude clique of volunteers - no thanks! We are pestered to death by the PTA to donate for a shade structure (hello? bad economy! get a business to sponsor) yet they do nothing for our kids or the teachers. Cancelled a fun run no field trips no newsletters outdated website. Only a random automated phone call with too much information to write down quickly and your child will listen to it so you will still have no clue what is going on at school. Teachers are the only saving grace. Pay cuts no assistants overcrowded classrooms and no apparent direction from the admin make this an uphill battle for them. Our former school Holly Grove is outstanding so it makes us score this school well below average.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has caring individuals who work with the children and give everything they have. Staff and administation who do not work with my kids actually know their names. Some spend endless working for the children. The office staff is very helpful. I would highly recommend this school to others. The PTA has implemented some good things this year. Turnover has been low.

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