School Details

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School

685 East Ritchie Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 216-0273
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 553 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
38%
47%
19%
38%
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
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
33%
48%
18%
32%
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
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
37%
48%
12%
31%
40%
17%
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
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School is a public elementary school in Salisbury. The principal of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School is Ms Mary M Hemphill and can be contacted at hemphillmm@rss.k12.nc.us. 553 children attend Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 93% of the 553 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School is 14:1. Faith Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 3% 1%
Hispanic 24% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 64%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 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 93% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My children attended this school from kindergarten through 5th grade and excelled. The teachers are great. Very committed and caring. If only the parents would be that committed to their children's success.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent and I really love this school. The parents and staff here have become more and more involved each year. If you are a parent I encourage you to get involved. It will only make Koontz better. Staff and children are great. So lucky to have a school like Koontz.

  • (2 years ago)

    Parent involvement needs to improve but doesn't it at every school. This school has improved its AYP percentages by leaps! Children at Koontz are happy and teachers are engaging.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school and she is obtaining a terrific education. The students' learning environment is motivating and clean. The children seem truly happy at this school. I would not have it any other way.

  • (2 years ago)

    The earlier reviews that are negative are certainly not indicative of the school rating in my opinion. The school is clean and technology is the latest. Children are engaged and teachers make learning fun.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. They are a very high tech school this year. The classrooms are clean. Playgrounds are safe. Teachers are enthusiastic as well as the principal. I am glad I did not pay attention to earlier reviews and sent my child here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been pleased with the amount of progress this school has had. My child has been going to Koontz for 3 years now. He is now in 4th grade. His teacher last year worked with him constantly to get his reading on level and he excelled in math so much so that she worked with him on above 3rd grade work. The teachers and given a bad name for things that are beyond their control. From personal experience I know that few parents want to be involved and childrens behavior is a big issue. The teachers are doing their best to teach at the highest level they can. I will keep my child in this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I as well am haveing issues with this school. We recently moved here and the work they are having my son do in 1st grade at this school he did in Pre-K and Kindergarten where we lived previously. Also in addition to the other parent about her son being told "NO TATTLEING" we are having the same issue for our son today he was in trouble for telling a child he was going to hit him yes this is wrong but the problem is my son was told this "no tattleing" thing and the child he threatened was pushing and shoving him and since he can't tattle he gets in trouble for acting out.

  • (4 years ago)

    I do not like this school. My son is doing poorly in reading. They don't help him with his class work it is always coming home unfinished. I talked to the principal about getting him moved to another class and they refussed to move him to another class. My son is getting picked on and the teacher won't do anything I tolf him to tell hi teacher when a kid picks on him and he said he is not allowed to tattle he says the teacher always says 'No tattleing'. They don't care about the kids or there future. I will try to transfer him to another school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has dedicated teachers and administrators. Every child is given a chance to succeed. I am very pleased with the progress I have seen taking place at this school during the 2008-2009 school year. It is obvious that teachers care about the well-being and success of their students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my children's 2nd and final year @ this school. My children have gone from AIG to barely passing very quickly. This school only teaches kids what they need to know to barely pass EOG's. We are transferring out and will be spending all summer trying to catch up with the other schools.

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Overall score

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