School Details

Rockfish Hoke Elementary

6251 Rockfish Road, Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 875-9343
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 707 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
46%
47%
42%
33%
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
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
37%
48%
48%
26%
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
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
36%
48%
48%
26%
40%
66%
31%
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
  • Hoke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rockfish Hoke Elementary is a public elementary school in Raeford. The principal of Rockfish Hoke Elementary is Mr. Shawn O'Connor and can be contacted at SOConnor@hcs.k12.nc.us. 707 children attend Rockfish Hoke Elementary and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 43% of the 707 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rockfish Hoke Elementary is 16:1. Sandy Grove Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 37%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 0.9%
Hispanic 17% 17%
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 43% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. The teachers/staff are all very friendly and the kids are all pushed to their best potential (in a good way) my daughter has learned SO much this year alone. The principle really cares for the kids welcomes them each morning in the halls and knows most of them by name. Big thumbs up for this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Absolutely love RHE! The teachers are amazing and do everything they can to make sure the children are striving for their best. Children are pushed to do their best but not to an "overwhelming" point. Mrs. Dowless the principal is absolutely wonderful too; You know she really cares for the students! My daughter has went to RHE from PreK to currently 3rd grade (=

  • (2 years ago)

    I really appreciate this school they listen to my concerns strive to make learning more challenging. Mrs. Ashley VP is always checking in around the campus and has addressed previous concerns of mine in a timely manner. The teachers know the children by name and speak to them. Ms. Dallas (Principal) is always smiling and strives to help get the recognition it desirves. The custodial staff even helps children pick up stuff or even tie their shoes when I have seen parents walk by the children. I try to be involved as much as I can but also do not hesitate to call and find out from teachers and the office what can be done to help.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is great. The teachers are so nice and will work with you and your child to get to where they need to be. The principle is very friendly and helpful as well. It scored highest in Raeford Elementary schools last yr too.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is quite behind academically. My son has attended RHES since 3rd grade (he is now in 5th) and I can't say his knowledge compares in any way to others in his same grade with an acceptable academic background. Teachers communicate somewhat. There are programs for academically troubled children but none for the achiever. If the kid doesn't score 100% on some random test he is off the 'advance' program. My son brings 1 sheet of homework/day if that much. It's very sad to see him stuck. I can't wait to put him in private school next year where I hope they can bring him up to speed for the years he's lost moving at a sluggish pace in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent employee and volunteer at RHES and there is alot of upgrading needed at this school. However there is very poor parent participation at this school as well. Only a few hands can't make the difference it takes alot of caring people to make the difference. There are tons of request that go home to the families asking for volunteers and always the same volunteers show so please jump in and give a helping hand and maybe we can work up to having smartboards in every class and bring some ideas to the table to help make the school a better place.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a parent and employee at Rockfish Hoke. I was very disappointed in this school. The gym is very small and technology is very low. They are finally getting smartboards for some of the classroom but not all. The turn around rate for teachers are very high. Most of the teachers are either first year or second. No one likes the principal and the principal doesn't care for the teachers. It's a very tense environment. There's also no money in the school so the fundraisers are poor there are no extracurricular programs or activities. There's an afterschool program but limited slots and unorganized.

  • (5 years ago)

    After moving to this school from a school on post my son was way ahead of the other students in math reading and writing. Everyone at the school is very nice however I am worried about my son falling behind better schools in the area. I'm afraid we'll have to put in in a private school to ensure a good education in this area.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson is in Kindergarten...I highly recommend Ms. Holland and Ms. Couchman. The changes I have seen in my grandson have been wonderful. I wish they could loop to 1st grade with him. That is just how much I recommend them and the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree! My son had Ms. Laughlin in 2001 when she was a brand new teacher. She did an outstanding job. I requested that my twins also be in her class two years later and she did a wonderful job with them to. Her love for teaching and for helping her students achieve is what all educators should strive for!

  • (7 years ago)

    The environment at this school is great. My daughter loves the school and adores her teacher! However this school is OVERCROWDED! My child has 23 students in her class and is forced to learn in a hut. This make shift classroom a joke. And this is with the new expansion to school that was just built.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have no problems with RHES. The teachers care about the kids in their class and want them to do better. They teach every child in their class. They don't let the slower ones fall to the side and forget about them. The kids that need help get the help they need from the teachers and staff and the ones the learn faster get every thing they need to keep moving ahead.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school academically falls behind. My child did not learn what he was suppose to last school year in Rockfish-Hoke. Now he is already struggling the first week in his new grade at his new school(reviewing material he should have learned last year). On a positive note this school does have wonderful art and music teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is well below standards in many categories. To start with academically they are far behind the teachers could use alot more training.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has never been as good as it is now. Mr. Marston and Mrs. Caulder are the best. We are so proud of the changes. They quickly saw that some of the parents wanted to take over and got rid of them. The students are so happy.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daugter learns so much slower than other children and she's having lot of problems in school but the principal is doing so much to make sure she's getting everything she needs and that really means alot to me. also her special education teacher Mrs. Rugg is really great she is a very Positive person and that's good. also I have lots of mixed feelings about her teacher I think that she really don't care for my child and I can't waite until this year is over so she will be out of her classs and maybe she will get a more Positive teacher next year. but other then that I think Rockfish is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    My feelings about Rockfish are mixed. My child is a fast learner and seems to constantly be bored in her classroom. There are plenty of programs for underacheivers however there are none for overacheivers. Also be aware that this school in no way shape or form participates in any Holidays. There is no fun in this school at all! This school is all about making the grade and that is it. On a good note my child has so far had a good year and we enjoy her teacher.

  • (9 years ago)

    We transferred to N.C this year from FL and the transition has been a smooth one. I am very impressed with the school administration and the teachers. The only downfall in my eyes is that NC schools are very far behind in curriculum. My first grader is learning things she learned in Kindergarten at her old school. However it's no fault of the schools and the principal assured me that my child would be taught on her level and not that of the lowest learner! My experience so far has been great!

  • (10 years ago)

    Ms. Liz Laughlin is a great K teacher. My child did well in her class and she is a truly wonderful caring and thoughtful teacher that puts her students first. Wish I was as happy this year with her first grade teacher however this year I am truly disappointed. Hopefully it will get better??

  • (10 years ago)

    I cannot say enough good things about the teachers at RHES. They are a very committed group who always put the child first. I have been honored to have my children in the classrooms of Ms. Newell Ms. Willis Ms. Wahl I have gotten to know many other teachers and staff members and they are one GREAT group of people.

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