School Details

Lead Mine Elementary

8301 Old Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 870-4120
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 518 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
72%
61%
65%
70%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
67%
54%
64%
67%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
67%
56%
66%
64%
54%
78%
72%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lead Mine Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Lead Mine Elementary is Mr Gary Baird and can be contacted at gbaird@wcpss.net. 518 students go to Lead Mine Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 518 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lead Mine Elementary is 14:1. Chesterbrook Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 49%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 24%
Asian 2% 6%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent teachers and staff Great "extra" activities and programs and a good atmosphere with a lot of parent involement.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been very happy with Lead Mine. The teachers are wonderful and so is the rest of the staff. Many opportunities for the children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lead mine is an awesome school! Great teachers and principal. Many active parents. Extra programs and activities for students.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a 5th grade student I like this school a lot. The teachers are fun and nice and it's not just doing worksheet after worksheet. You learn things take notes and work with your group and alone. The academically gifted programs are great too. They challenge you and make you think in new ways. There is a teachers assistant with us most of the time helping when you don't get things. There are extra activities like band yearbook safety patrol etc. open to 5th and some of them open to 4th graders. The few downsides are the music classes which most of the students in my class find boring because of the songs we play and the xylophones or recorders we ALWAYS play them on. The after-school care program seems to be some of the kids getting told to be quiet almost as much as the older kids do homework all of us go outside and we eat snack. As someone with food allergies I think they reward you with candy and food for being good way too much. They could give out pencils or cool erasers of things like that but instead they give you candy. They do try to find candy and food items you can eat though.

  • (2 years ago)

    My seven-year-old second grade daughter has a wonderful teacher who differentiates for the students based on their academic needs. The teacher is also very flexible approachable and has a good sense of humor. The same can be said for the principal and his support staff. My daughter is being challenged in all academic areas as well as in her special classes such as physical education art and music. She is also expanding her media and technology skills. Her homework load is manageable and she participates on the school's jump rope team one morning a week before school. Lead Mine Elementary is a great place for my child!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lead Mine is great !! The staff is the greatest group of people. 2 years there not 1 problem.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children at Lead Mine. The teachers are caring so dedicated and great at providing opportunities for differentiated instruction. One of my kids is gifted and one child struggles a bit. Both have received nurturing challenging instruction that pushes them to be the best that they can be. Both kids love going to school and adore their teachers. They have continued teacher/student relationships from previous years too. The school also has several peer tutoring/interaction activities such as visiting high school students older reading buddies for homework tutoring and buddies for exceptional children. We're sorry to be relocating away from this wonderful school. We hope to maintain contact with our friends and teachers in this wonderful community.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a 9 year old Leadmine. It seems like a great school. Teachers and principle are great and so involved. We have teachers phone number and emails. School is safe and the kids seem happy to be there. Would recommend! The only thing I've been noticing is the over-crowdness. But that's not the schools fault. Over-population.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a student in Kindergarten and another in 2nd grade. I have been very pleased with their academic growth in this school year. Both teachers are very kind able and devoted. We do not participate in the school's extracurricular activities at this point (we already do dance basketball swimming etc). I am a grade parent in both my children's classes and that is my one criticism -- there is little parent involvement and it always seems to be the same few. Otherwise we've found Leadmine to be a terrific school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I left Phila. Pa. in search of good public school education. What I found was Lead Mine. It was excellent. I was pleased with all aspects of the school especially the parental involvement. Would recommend to anyone!

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