West Smithfield Elementary

2665 Galilee Road, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-6418
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 554 students 10 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

24%
62%
61%
21%
60%
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
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
53%
54%
23%
55%
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
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
58%
56%
38%
57%
54%
58%
65%
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
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Smithfield Elementary is a public elementary school in Smithfield. The principal of West Smithfield Elementary is Ms Tandra Batchelor-Mapp and can be contacted at tandramapp@johnston.k12.nc.us. 554 children attend West Smithfield Elementary and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 89% of the 554 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Smithfield Elementary is 10:1. South Smithfield Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% 20%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 60%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school since Mr Jewett came. He is amazing and has made the school an A+. I find all other staff to be great as well with very few exceptions. These people care about the kids so much. I feel blessed that my kids get to go here!

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the other post - The Assistant Principal rules the school by intimidation and bullies the students while the Principal is clueless to what goes on in his school. This school is back on probation and we pulled our son out of this school because the way the teachers spend more time in petty issues than teaching!! They will be losing their academic enhancement schedule next year which was one of the only positives this school had to offer as it was seen as a failed experiment.

  • (3 years ago)

    WSE has been a wonderful experience to our older son as it has been for our whole family. We have the blessings of loving caring and dedicated school staff from the teachers to the TA's and Principal and Asistant Principal. They have a fantastic program that it is offered on each Seasons that it is called Intersession where the students learn hands on about everything related to the theme for the Season. Our son loves it!!!! We have been at this great little school for 2 and a half years now since our son first got into Kindergarteen and our youngest one can't wait to start there next school year. We are very proud of being part of this school GO WSE!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is disgraceful! There are horrible teachers and administrators who do not follow through or know what is going on in the school. While i like most of the staff a few rotten apples ruin the batch.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school! I am very happy with the staff and teachers. The teaching is innovative and adapted to the individual child's needs. My two children have enjoyed attending this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    They have a very caring staff.They interact with parents very well.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a child in 2nd grade and one will start Kindergarten this upcoming school year. This school is 3 years old and has accomplished alot in this short period of time. This school is an Accelerated School and has been selected as a 'National Demonstration Site'! That means other schools from different states will come and look at our school to see what we have done. The teachers and staff are great! They make you feel welcomed. You can feel comfortable sitting in on your child's class and before you know it you want to be involved in helping out too. This school does have music art PE media. Also 3rd-5th graders get to pick an elective that is outside of normal class work. This school has a great literacy program. This school is very diversed!

  • (9 years ago)

    W. Snithfield is the only Accelerated school in Johnston County! It is a wonderful school filled with intelligent caring creative teachers who are willing to go the extra mile for their students. Our children are exposed to many different ways of learning rather than just traditional methods! Every child is valued and seen for the all of their wonderful accomplishments-big and small! Great School! My family highly recommends West Smithfield Elementary!

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