School Details

Margaret Hearne Elementary

300 Gold Street East, Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7925
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 528 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

48%
52%
61%
39%
52%
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
  • Wilson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
44%
54%
29%
51%
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
  • Wilson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
48%
56%
20%
48%
54%
26%
57%
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
  • Wilson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Margaret Hearne Elementary is a public elementary school in Elm City. The principal of Margaret Hearne Elementary is Mrs Jenny Hayes, whose e-mail is Jenny.Hayes@wilsonschoolsnc.net. 528 children attend Margaret Hearne Elementary and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 100% of the 528 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Margaret Hearne Elementary is 15:1. Wells Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 45%
Hispanic 33% 16%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 35%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    As a teacher I love working at Hearne. Of the schools I have worked at I prefer Hearne to the others (and yes they are "rated" higher). To address some of the negatives on here...what other school from the area takes a grade level to Pine Knoll Shores and then on a Boat ride to Shackleford Banks. We go on the same trips as the other schools I have worked at. As far as the PTO it might as well be the TO. The only ones whoever attend meetings are the teachers. Out of 500 + students ONE parent showed up last year to volunteer for PTO. All in all it is a GREAT school that serves a low socio-economic population. It is not diverse thanks to the County Board of Education district lines. I do know one thing we are the hardest working teachers in Wilson and proud of where we teach.

  • (5 years ago)

    From a Teacher's view point I enjoy the students that I have and teach at M. Hearne. We all have challenges in our lives and should not let them get in the way of educating our students. We need more involvement from parents and more positive input from others. We do care about the students. Please encourage your child to always do the best to their ability.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was forced to go to Hearne this year because of redistricting of the school zones. I have tried very hard to help out at the school but it is impossible. The staff acts like they want the parents involved but that is just for show. The new principal is very nice but she has her way of doing things and is not willing to change things. The communication between the school and parents is very poor. The rules like dress code and car pool are selectively enforced. The PTO is non-existing and so is the interaction of parents with one another. But the biggest problem in this school is by far the fact that it is not diverse at all!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of Hearne Elementary and my children have attended Hearne since August of 2001. Schools are rated mostly on their performance as a whole. I feel that Hearne Elementary is sometimes graded unfairly. To teach at a school where there are constant discipline problems is a challenge and until a person has experience those conditions in every way their opinions would be bias. It takes caring concerned and dedicated teachers to teach at such a school. I have walked the halls of Hearne for many years and have met some very excellent teachers and staff members. As for the field trips and other priviledges that other schools experience the PTO plays an important role on that and Hearne has not had a strong PTO for quite sometime. It matters not a person background any child can be taught when they are taught discipline.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a teacher at Hearne. I think the teachers who work there care. Why would they work there if they didn't? We don't blame anyone. Teaching starts first from the home. Children learn from their parents. They also learn very early how their parents support their school and their teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not a good elementary School. The teachers are not the best but the school tries to shift the blame on the students that attend the school. This school doesn't take trips as much as better schools. I feel that the staff has a non caring attitude toward the students because of their backgrounds coming from mostly low-income homes.

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