School Details

Hobbton Elementary

12361 Hobbton Highway, Newton Grove, NC 28366
(910) 594-0392
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 531 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
47%
47%
57%
42%
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
  • Sampson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
43%
48%
38%
37%
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
  • Sampson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
53%
48%
39%
36%
40%
44%
47%
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
  • Sampson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hobbton Elementary is a public elementary school in Newton Grove. The principal of Hobbton Elementary is Mrs Rhonda Spell, who can be contacted at rspell@sampson.k12.nc.us. 531 students go to Hobbton Elementary and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 85% of the 531 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hobbton Elementary is 16:1. Hargrove Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 42%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 20%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.6% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    If I could give it a 0 star rating I would! I have experienced every negative thing mentioned by this school! I've requested my daughter be tested for a learning disability and they refuse even though she severely struggles. The principal doesn't even step in when bullies are concerned even though my child has been tormented all year! They are slacking to the point they are required to send a letter home each year stating they do not meet academic standards set by the state and the tutoring they have to help this problem does absolutely nothing! Few teachers have actually cared about my childs well being both in learning and safety. The best teacher out there is Nancy Sullivan and if there were more teachers like her it would be a wonderful school! Until the principal steps up and stops letting the bullies run the school it will remain a tortuous place for the children that attend and the parents that are trying to help the problem! My daughter will not be attending this "school" next year because each child deserves a safe caring environment to learn and that is not provided here! This school is detrimental to childrens education and it is disgraceful to even consider it a school

  • (3 years ago)

    My children enjoy going to school and have learned alot from every teacher. Thanks to everyone at hobbton.

  • (4 years ago)

    .This school does not have good programs for acceptional children. I am very dissapointed in the way my child was treated as far as his learning goes I feel like he was not given the attention he needed in the subjects he was failing

  • (5 years ago)

    I think they could do a lot better at disciplining the students who act up rather than the ones who only defend themselves when provoked. The bus drivers need to learn more patience too.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended HES from kindergarten through 5th grade. She and I both have nothing but positive thoughts and comments about the teachers and staff. The teachers are very qualified and the administration does everything that can be done to make this school top notch. We are proud to be 'Wildcats'.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible.. My sister and a few of my family members attended this school years ago. and I myself attended the high school. but I am really dissappointed in the education and attention my son recieved at this school. The staff with he exception of the lunch room and a few of the office personall are rude and not helpful at all. I am glad my child didnt have to attend here for a very long time

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the school is adequate overall. My child has attended the last two years there. I think the majority of the staff I have met are more into 'teaching a child a lesson' instead of encouraging each and every child to do his or her best. The staff seems out to 'make a point' to a child instead of working with that child. Children are not to be compared. Each and Every child is unique and has unique talents. Mrs. Spell has been a great additon to the school with her leadership. She is the one that makes my child feel great.

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