School Details

Northwest Elementary School

1769 Pikeville/Princeton Hwy, Pikeville, NC 27863
(919) 242-3419
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 887 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
35%
47%
51%
36%
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
  • Wayne County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
34%
48%
50%
35%
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
  • Wayne County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
32%
48%
38%
29%
40%
42%
29%
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
  • Wayne County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pikeville. The principal of Northwest Elementary School is Mrs Theresa Cox, whose e-mail is theresacox@wcps.org. 887 students attend Northwest Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 45% of the 887 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwest Elementary School is 18:1. Fremont Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 41%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. My kids have been going to NWE for 4 years. Teachers really care. My sons are doing great.

  • (1 year ago)

    There's a lot of good teachers & a few not so great teachers at this school. The biggest problem at this school comes from its poor leadership. From the level of grammatical errors found in teacher letters and poorly written correspondence from the school's principal I have to question the level of education that some of these school employees have received. My wife and I know a great number of parents other than us that have had direct confrontations with the vice principal over things that any other school would make a top priority. For instance one of our friends had an issue with the set bus routes and was told that it wasn't her (the vice principal's) job and that maybe our friends should just keep their kids at home. When parents drop in during the day for whatever reason school administrators seem too preoccupied with office chat to even give the time of day. Unfortunately this "it's not my job" attitude and sub par performance seems to be acceptable performance in this area given the fact that the current administrators still work at this school. The quick summary The teachers at this school are decent but their leadership is awful.

  • (2 years ago)

    There are some Teachers who care but many more who do not. My son has had a terrible year where the has been bullied and picked on. both the staff and teacher are aware yet do nothing to help!! even when picked on for his religion the advice of the teacher is to change religions??? give me a break!! this is insane. The entire school year the teacher insisted that I put my son on ADD medicine because he is too hyperactive. when I got him tested (only because she emailed my at least twice weekly insisting upon it) the diagnosis was that he was normal and no medicine was recommended. when bringing the issues with the teacher to the principal who seems not to care about much nothing was done. even when I requested a classroom change nothing. I brought the issue up with the school district which then routed my concerns down to the staff of the school hoping that it would have more leverage coming from their bosses but still nothing. So here I am picking my life up and moving to a different part of town just so my son can not come home and ask why everybody including the teacher hates him and what is wrong with him. The only thing wrong here is with this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My oldest attended this school for 4th and 5th grade and I loved it and he loved it. My youngest now goes there in kindergarten when my youngest started he had some special needs to work out and the teachers principle and the whole staff have been amazing with helping! My son has came so far now we are now moving to another state going to be sad to leave this school! I hope we get lucky and get another school as caring and willing to help as this one. Love Northwest!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has teachers with good personalitys however my 2 kids have gone to this school 3 years and ive had alot of trouble with getting my kids on the bus after writing notes to the teachers. Its been with 3 different teachers at that. I think this school is too over loaded with kids to the point teacher cant even do there jobs!!! This year me and a teacher have had lots of promblems with my child bringing home homework and writing it down...i get 1 or the other but never both. We've tried working this out but it still continue........

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent volunteer have had children in this school for the past 6 years and have really seen a change from good to not so good. For the most part I think the teachers are good and try to do their best but get little support from administration which is very detached it seems from school itself. The principal seems cold and distant and not very approachable a complete opposite from the the principal that was there when we started and the affects of this type of administration ripple throughout the entire school in morale and overall feeling about the school. Most teachers are excellent and try to do the best they can with what they have to work with. The school is also getting very overcrowded lunchtime is a madhouse the back looks like a trailer park but still one of the better schools in Wayne County.

  • (5 years ago)

    We used to love this school. A new administration came in during 2008 and it appears that teacher morale has plummeted. The new administration is also very detached from parents. My kids have been very fortunate to have excellent teachers; however we're been apprehensive every time a new year school comes around. As a parent volunteer I've seen many teachers who are skating by. Maybe my standards are too high but every educator should be excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    School has great teachers and staff but it has become overcrowded. The school is no longer a School of Excellence and it shows.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best Wayne County NC public elementary school. School of Excellence 2004 2005 2006. School of Distinction 2007. New Principal began in 2007/2008 school year Mrs. Theresa Cox who had previously served at Northwest and knows the school well. The school acquired 88 new computers this year for its computer lab which allows students to explore and learn different areas in technology. Teachers receiving awards in 2007/2008 include Maggie Keaner Beginning Teacher of the Year & Wayne County Teacher of the Year Marcie Huf Teacher of the Year Connie Cox Instructional Assistant of the Year

  • (8 years ago)

    I am really impress with Northwest School.The teachers treats the kids as if they were their own kid. You can't say enough of Mr. Wingate. I have never been to another school where the pricipal know every kid by thier first name and knows the parents of each kid. I would recommend this school to every kid that moves to wayne co.

  • (10 years ago)

    Northwest Elementary has been a 'School of Excellence' recipient for many years. The combined efforts of staff and parents along with the children make this possible. The parents are always in the loop and are provided the necessary information to know what is going on. Parents are encourage to participate in field trips school functions and as tutors. If you ever attend one of the many programs that the children put on each year you will find that the seats fill quickly and there is usually only standing room left if you arrive less than 15 minutes early. Mr. Wingate gives the word Principal a whole new meaning by truly being a PAL to each child. You can not go wrong with this school environment that not only has the support of the parents but the entire community too.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our children have received an exemplary education at Northwest Elementary School. Our daughter was well prepared for the curriculum at the middle school and our son is entering his final year at Northwest. We have experienced teachers who design challenging lessons an assistant principal who respects the students and champions their successes and a principal who reaches out to each student individually (and knows their names!)

  • (11 years ago)

    northwest elementary school is a wonderful school. i would recommend it to everyone i know. it is one of the few schools in north carolina that has achieved the school of excellence for the past couple of years. it is unusual for a prinicipal of a school containing almost 700 students to know each one by name. the staff will strive to make sure those that need extra help receive it. i myself have volunteer on several occasions in helping children who do not speak english to better comprehend the english language. it is a school i would recommend for all.

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