Sandy Grove Elementary

8452 North Old Wire Road, Lumber Bridge, NC 28357
(910) 875-6008
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 560 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
59%
61%
49%
48%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
36%
54%
50%
41%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
42%
56%
39%
41%
54%
47%
59%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sandy Grove Elementary is a public elementary school in Lumber Bridge. The principal of Sandy Grove Elementary is Ms Tonya Caulder, whose e-mail is tcaulder@hcs.k12.nc.us. 560 students attend Sandy Grove Elementary and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 560 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sandy Grove Elementary is 14:1. Rockfish Hoke Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 37%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 20% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 20% 13%
Hispanic 13% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The teacher do not care enough about the children's learning experience and not enough parent teacher communication.

  • (11 months ago)

    Sandy Grove is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. Our child is in the classroom for special needs. We are very impressed with how much she has learned during the 3 years of enrollment. Our child enjoys going to school and looks forward to learning everyday.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is alot better than what East Hoke Middle School school was 20 years ago. It was the worst I'd ever seen aside from Hoke High School. I hope that by the time my son gets to High school there's a different one to go to or they totally straighten it up

  • (1 year ago)

    Sandy Grove Elementary is a wonderful learning facility. The teachers have high expectations for students and go above and beyond for every child. Thank you to every staff member at Sandy Grove Elementary for teaching my child and helping him to be a success!

  • (1 year ago)

    I worked at Sandy Grove temporarily and quit during the school year because it was such a horrendous place to work. The whole vibe and feel of the school is very negative. There is very poor leadership and disregard for the best interest of the children that go there. Unfortunately we live in the district. We are trying to move. My child will NEVER go there.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome fun smart powerful updated cool good great teachers are smart and will help you encouraging

  • (2 years ago)

    AWESOME SChool!! WE love Mrs. Marsh and Ms. Daelyn!!! They have done so much for my child she has learned sooo much!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Sandy Grove Elementry School is a great school. Most of the teachers are easy to get along with.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my childrens second year at Sandy Grove and they love it! Their teachers are great at communicating with us about our children's needs and what they expect. They have enjoyed going to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would never send my child here. When we moved here from out of state I went to the school to enroll my kids. I was skeptical because of the low test scores. When we entered there was a staff member with a line of children at the water fountain. I assume a teacher. She was yelling at the kids with such contempt in her voice that it made me so angry I went in to the office to discuss it with the principal. BTW I didn't see anything that warranted her behavior. The office staff could not speak proper english and were completely unprofessional. We opted for a private school. Parents beware.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children attend Sandy Grove and the teachers as well as the office staff are really helpful. I love the curriculm and i love the fact that we can email and have great communication. I love the teachers that my children have.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have my daugther in Sandy Grove and she has been with Mr. Ter Vree. All I can said is that he is a very professional teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty with his students. He is commited to the complete success of his students and his dedication to teach made a huge difference in my daugthers overall performance not only at school but also at home he keept us motivated to get involved at school and I know that he is a great asset to Sandy Grove. Thanks Mr.T for your hard work and for making a huge difference in our Kids education. Mr .Rolando Delvalle

  • (6 years ago)

    We too had Mr. TerVree and he was awesome with our son. Thank you for helping us while going through a deployment as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two boys in Sandy Grove and they both have been in Mr. Ter Vree @nd grade class. He is THE BEST teacher out of that school. My husband has been deplyed for 1 year of the two we have been in Mr T's class and he has been wonderful helpful and very incouraging. My two boys have really grown from Mr T's help.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our son is in his second year at Sandy Grove. He had a wonderful kindergarten teacher last year and first grade teacher this year. He is doing great in school. I feel the school should require every adult to get a pass to walk the halls. I don't want some weirdo walking around with the kids. It does not bother me to take a few extra minutes to sign in the office. I have not heard any yelling in the school. Overall we like Sandy Grove.

  • (8 years ago)

    I worked as the Media Center TA for 9 months and couldn't believe what I saw. The media center was the worst expecting kindergarteners to sit still and quiet for 30 minutes while listening to a boring story from a monotone teacher! Unreal! As a staff member I was embarrassed to say that I worked there. The leadership at this school is lousy. This school is a joke. No wonder NC is ranks so low.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am so glad that my children are not returning to Sandy Grove! My oldest was in the self-contained special needs classroom with Mrs. Oxendine and it was the worst experience I have ever had! The principal raved about how he set up the classroom (as well as the classroom at his previous school yet refused to accept critizism about this class. Overall greatly disappointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children have been at Sandy Grove Elementary school for almost a whole year now and I have to say that I really love it. I am at the school 4 days out of the week (I volunteer in both of my children s classrooms) and I for one don't hear any yelling in the halls as another parent has stated! And the reason for the visitors pass is to promote safety so they know who is walking through the halls.

  • (10 years ago)

    This website and our school tour with Mrs. Daniels played a major role in why we chose Sandy Grove for our child so I feel obligated to let those who are searching know about our experience. I was very disappointed with his Kindergarten teacher who sent items home last year that weren't even spelled correctly and was never able to tell me why my child was hurt at the end of the school day. I hear yelling constantly within the school which is one of the reasons I walk my child to class each day so as to keep my child from being subjected to this treatment for as long as possible. There is a new rule in Sandy Grove that does not let you escort your child to class in the morning. You are physically stopped at the front doors of the school and made to get a visitors pass.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has been at Sandy Grove since it first opened. It has always been a good school and under Mr. Marston's care it excelled! He was always caring but strict. He never discriminated in any way. I for one was sad to see him go. The school is not the same without him. These other parents can praise this school if they want to but there are some teachers of lower quality. Without Mr. Marston there they will receive no support from the administration.

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