School Details

Helena Elementary

355 Helena-Moriah Road, Timberlake, NC 27583
(336) 364-7715
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 640 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

51%
45%
47%
51%
40%
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
  • Person County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
52%
48%
62%
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
  • Person County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
50%
48%
40%
37%
40%
59%
58%
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
  • Person County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Helena Elementary is a public elementary school in Timberlake. The principal of Helena Elementary is Mr Dakarai Bryant and can be contacted at bryantda@person.k12.nc.us. 640 students attend Helena Elementary and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 46% of the 640 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Helena Elementary is 17:1. South Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 52%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 34%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.06%
Asian 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Helena is the greatest school. They have turned my daughter into a socialable straight A student. She loves school and cries if she is sick and can't go. They work with every student to make sure they are doing their best. We will not move just so she can continue to attend Helena.

  • (1 year ago)

    Helena's teachers are AMAZING they are just incredibly wonderful and go out of their way to help your children receive the best education possible. You NEVER have to worry about the quality of care your kids will receive at this school. The school is clean the inside layout is wonderful and most of the admin is extremely friendly and helpful - Although I have mixed emotions about the new principal this year. The low rating is because the parking lot and loop to pick up the students is VERY poorly designed and has needed to be reconstructed since well its construction. The traffic line that you must wait in is so long that you should arrive more than an hour before release if you want to pick up your child in a timely manner. This year they are ridiculously strict about parking in the parking lots and walking up to the school to meet your child as they come out. Also you are not allowed to check out your children between 2 30 & 3 00 (3 00 is the release time). Whaaat!? The exit to the school is blocked off prior to release so you are pretty much trapped in the parking lot and school driveway if you enter before release. Much more to say too little space. -A Frustrated Mom

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is wonderfull I'm hispanic and for my point of view is the BEST school I been throught with my childrens teacher are very profesional and my daugther love goint to the school I think that is a good sign.

  • (4 years ago)

    The School is great dont get me wrong but the fact that the AC is always going out is a problem that should be addressed. I feel it is hid from the parents also. its been a while and the ac is still not working in my childs class.....they dont even have a fan in there to help. I know my child has been extremely hot and ill coming home and they can not pay attention and be expected to act right if they cannot take care of these issues. I do like the school and the faculty is nice and helpful but I do think some teachers do not do enough with teaching children to write and discourage them from writing their whole name first and last. which is what i taught my son to do. He has now about forgot how to spell it due to this.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love working at helena everyone is like a family we all get along like one big family all parents want there kids to go here they even enroll fron out of district we are the largest elementary school in person co

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are so great and very understanding of the foster children who come into my home. The principal runs a tight ship but the children always know what is expected of them.

  • (9 years ago)

    Helena Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers at this school are dedicated to teaching the children and helping those with learning problems. Starting with the pricipal and down to the custodians this school is all about the safety and learning first for the children. I will miss this school when we relocate to Florida. They have excellent programs for children with learning disabilites and they are at the top in the county. Helena is the 'elementary school' to attend in Person County and probably the state of North Carolina. The school has recently been built replacing one that I attended in the 60's. From kindergarten through fifth grade you will find the teacher caring dedicated and qualified to give your child the best education they need to prepare for middle school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the new Helena Elemantary school. It is always clean and the children seem to really enjoy it. The playground areas are in need of much more of everything however this I'm sure will come in time. I am very pleased with the teachers and their lesson plans. This year my child has shown great improvements with a teacher that takes time with her students and tries to create an inviting learning atmosphere.

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