School Details

Pleasant Gardens Elementary School

100 John Roach Drive, Marion, NC 28752
(828) 724-4422
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 397 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

42%
39%
47%
35%
43%
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
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
48%
48%
46%
47%
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
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
43%
48%
36%
38%
40%
48%
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
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
30%
39%
49%
50%
46%

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
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasant Gardens Elementary School is a public middle school in Marion. The principal of Pleasant Gardens Elementary School is Ms Susan Westall, whose e-mail is susan.westall@mcdowell.k12.nc.us. 397 children attend Pleasant Gardens Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 65% of the 397 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pleasant Gardens Elementary School is 15:1. West McDowell Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 14% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%
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 65% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student of PG elementary and the education I got there was amazing. The teachers are very hard working and friendly each one deserves a medal.

  • (6 years ago)

    Undoubtedly the best elementary school within the MCP system. 100% dedicated teachers. My child attend this school for 2 years and the knowledge he gained was remarkable. I work in the system and know this is the best elementary school

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