School Details

Pathways Elementary

431 Strouds Creek Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-9136
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 448 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
52%
47%
46%
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

66%
54%
48%
54%
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

50%
60%
48%
38%
48%
40%
30%
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

Pathways Elementary is a public elementary school in Hillsborough. The principal of Pathways Elementary is Ms Connie Brimmer, who can be contacted at connie.brimmer@orange.k12.nc.us. 448 students go to Pathways Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 48% of the 448 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pathways Elementary is 13:1. Montessori Farm School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 64%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%
Asian 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We love Pathways! My boys are in Kindergarten and 1st grade and both started at Pathways in Headstart Pre-K. Mrs. Sharpe was the most wonderful person! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for them. Even now as they are getting older they both still look forward to going to school every day b/c they love their teachers friends and classes. The principal Mrs. Brimmer is fantastic with the kids and parents. I am honestly surprised that they do not have a higher "GreatSchool" Rating and am quite curious what we can do to improve that...

  • (3 years ago)

    Im not sure my kids are attending the same school. Yes. Everyone is nice but they cant get the job done. I have 2 going/gone through that school. Day to day admin is a mess security is lax; anyone can walk in academics are shotty at best when addressed the school board is not truly responsive. There isnt enough characters remaining for me to explain it all. If I were pressed to give this school a rating it would be a D+

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a special needs child at Pathways. I am a strong advocate for all kids of all abilities and find that Pathways is wonderful in including all kids into their school. The staff at this school truly love your child and make sure each child is getting his/her needs met...they go above and beyond what is expected from a teacher!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of 2 children that attend Pathways Elementary. I absolutely love this school. Everyone is warm and friendly but most of all they all have the best interests of the children at heart at all times not just when the parent(s) are physically present.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pathways is all about what is best for the individual child. I have three very different children that attend and each child has received exactly what (s)he needs for growth and success. The principal is wonderful the classes are fairly small and the environment is soooo warm and friendly. My children feel comfortable and 'special'; which I believe is essential for learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a school when you drop your child off you have confidence that your child will be receiving the best education in a friendly and safe environment.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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