School Details

Valle Crucis Elementary

2998 Broadstone Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679
(828) 963-4712
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 378 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
56%
47%
51%
54%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
50%
48%
48%
49%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
52%
48%
31%
50%
40%
50%
56%
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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
39%
81%
63%
46%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
53%
39%
58%
63%
48%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
54%
34%
50%
57%
41%
77%
72%
59%

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
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
44%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Watauga County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valle Crucis Elementary is a public middle school in Sugar Grove. The principal of Valle Crucis Elementary is Martha Clark, whose e-mail is clarkm@watauga.k12.nc.us. 378 students attend Valle Crucis Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 42% of the 378 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Valle Crucis Elementary is 14:1. Cove Creek Elementary is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 88%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Valle Crucis is an awesome school. The teachers there care about the children and it shows in how much they learn.

  • (10 months ago)

    Excellent school- teachers and administrators are caring and committed to students. We have been very happy with our experiences at VC.

  • (10 months ago)

    I believe teachers should speak for themselves about their school climate and leadership. Valle Crucis School stands united to encourage positive social moral intellectual and emotional development of each child. We are a high-performing inclusive group of professionals who are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is accessible to all students. We know parental engagement is critical to ensuring student success so we want to work to empower parents and help families get more involved in their child s education. This being said we realize that the best ways to improve situations or meet challenges are with positive attitudes. We are dedicated to helping our students reach their potential. Valle Crucis focuses on what is best for each student That is and always will be our main objective. All schools face difficulties. It is how we choose to meet these challenges that is important. Our entire faculty and leadership work cooperatively as professionals to meet the needs of our students. We value our parents and community. Our school has been and remains one of the highest ranked in our state. We are proud of VC!!

  • (10 months ago)

    I believe teachers should speak for themselves about their school climate and leadership. Valle Crucis School stands united to encourage positive social moral intellectual and emotional development of each child. We are a high-performing inclusive group of professionals who are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is accessible to all students. We know parental engagement is critical to ensuring student success so we want to work to empower parents and help families get more involved in their child s education. This being said we realize that the best ways to improve situations or meet challenges are with positive attitudes. We are dedicated to helping our students reach their potential. Valle Crucis focuses on what is best for each student That is and always will be our main objective. All schools face difficulties. It is how we choose to meet these challenges that is important. Our entire faculty and leadership work cooperatively as professionals to meet the needs of our students. We value our parents and community. Our school has been and remains one of the highest ranked in our state. We are proud of VC!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Simply Pathetic. A sad experience overall. Watauga County Schools continue to falter and fail at most everything.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been at this school for seven years. We have always been thrilled with the environment teachers and her progress. However I do agree that the past couple of years it has greatly declined. While the teachers are still outstanding and do an amazing job it is hard for even them to perform well under leadership that is far from up to par. The parent community and sadly teacher moral is at an all time low. It breaks my heart to see such wonderful teachers who rather than getting the support they need get put down and made to feel like they are nothing. I can't imagine how hard it is for them to give their all knowing that their leader cares not about doing what's right or what will better the students but only about making herself look good. I pray that the county wakes up and realizes this before Valle Crucis loses some of the best teachers in the state. It is impossible to be a great leader by ignoring true issues and only looking out for number one!!

  • (1 year ago)

    The academics at Valle Crucis are clearly not up to par compared to other schools in the same district and nationally. My child is not challenged and students seem to be singled out if they do not fit a certain criteria set forth by leadership within the school itself. There is a problem with bullying as we experienced this personally and protocol was not followed by the school in handling the situation. I would greatly advise anyone to do your research and exhaust all other options before putting your babies in such an environment as this.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was a very good school. In 2010 the school started going down hill and is continuing to do so. I would seriously consider all my options before placing a child here.

  • (1 year ago)

    This School has went down in the last couple of years. I hope the county recognizes how much this gem could shine and allow it to regain its former glory. Some of the best teachers just has leadership issues.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Valle Crucis is an awesome school! It has the best teachers in the world especially Mrs. Glover and Mrs. Wilcox. they make learning fun and both my children loved having them!!! It really upsets me when I see negative posts on here. Obviously the students didn't have these two teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has excelled at this school. There are very small classes and the teachers are very involved. I couldn't be happier with the education she has gotten at VC.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! Mr. Eberle rocks the best principal yet. Teachers are very supportive and excellent at doing their jobs particular to each student's capabilities. I've been to four schools in eight years but none beats VC. Go Cougars!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school exspects to much out of 3rd graders. Way to much homework . I think if you have money your child is treated so much better. Or if that chilsd isn't smart as he should be he is not treated right.

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