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Old 03-10-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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Best & Worst Elementary Schools in Wilmington, NC

i can never trust the reviews on goodschools.com. many of the reviews you see are disgruntled parents and students themselves. this site gives the test scores, but it's only public schools.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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Best & Worst Elementary Schools in Wilmington, NC

i can never trust the reviews on goodschools.com. many of the reviews you see are disgruntled parents and students themselves. this site gives the test scores, but it's only public schools.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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This is great site for comparable statistical data:

NC School Report Cards
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Best & Worst Elementary Schools in Wilmington, NC

i can never trust the reviews on goodschools.com. many of the reviews you see are disgruntled parents and students themselves. this site gives the test scores, but it's only public schools.
Thanks for posting this web site. It is a good quick comparison for the elementary schools, but it is just one tool. My problem is that it is run by a Realtor who is advertising "cheap houses".

I'd suggest that anyone contemplating moving to the area use several tools, and understand the short-coming of each. The Greatschools website does have reviews from disgruntled parents, however its ratings are mainly based on proficiency scores. It also has student demographics.

The NC ReportCards site also has proficiency scores, but it is out of date. The most recent data is from 2012-13.

I also suggest using Schooldigger.com as a quick comparison tool, but they do not tell you haw they arrived at their ratings.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:26 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this web site. It is a good quick comparison for the elementary schools, but it is just one tool. My problem is that it is run by a Realtor who is advertising "cheap houses".

I'd suggest that anyone contemplating moving to the area use several tools, and understand the short-coming of each. The Greatschools website does have reviews from disgruntled parents, however its ratings are mainly based on proficiency scores. It also has student demographics.

The NC ReportCards site also has proficiency scores, but it is out of date. The most recent data is from 2012-13.

I also suggest using Schooldigger.com as a quick comparison tool, but they do not tell you haw they arrived at their ratings.
They've set up a new site for updated data. Here's the link for 2014-15:

https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.c...C+Report+Cards
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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They've set up a new site for updated data. Here's the link for 2014-15:

https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.c...C+Report+Cards
Sorry, but that link give me an error message: The URL has been blocked because it came from an untrusted site, which might be attempting a malicious attack.

Here's a better version of the link: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src/ It is still extremely difficult to use, and I can't recommend it unless you are very dedicated.

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Old 03-16-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this web site. It is a good quick comparison for the elementary schools, but it is just one tool. My problem is that it is run by a Realtor who is advertising "cheap houses".

I'd suggest that anyone contemplating moving to the area use several tools, and understand the short-coming of each. The Greatschools website does have reviews from disgruntled parents, however its ratings are mainly based on proficiency scores. It also has student demographics.

The NC ReportCards site also has proficiency scores, but it is out of date. The most recent data is from 2012-13.

I also suggest using Schooldigger.com as a quick comparison tool, but they do not tell you haw they arrived at their ratings.
Very true. I briefly skimmed the excel spreadsheet post as the source. The data looks good for the most part. I'd agree to check as many sources as possible though and ask around. From what I hear Wrightsville is hands down the best.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:37 AM
 
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Very true. I briefly skimmed the excel spreadsheet post as the source. The data looks good for the most part. I'd agree to check as many sources as possible though and ask around. From what I hear Wrightsville is hands down the best.
I thought the list looked about right based on the current situation...there are a lot of variables...

A couple of things in regards to Elementary Schools...

Pay attention to the scores...and particularly the trend of Codington and Eaton going forward. They are always going to be good schools, but there was a not so small change in 2008 in how they enroll students that is gradually changing these two schools. Because of siblings automatically getting in, it takes 5 years or more to see scores change.

Note the Porters Neck Elementary plan...PNE is being built right now, but when finished I believe will house both Wrightsville Beach and then Blair Elementary students while work is done to their schools. Redistricting will not occur until after Blair is finished...likely 2020. That redistricting will have an effect on Blair's district as well as probably Ogden's, Murrayville, etc...

As well, College Park students will be in a temp facility near Laney High School while its building is replaced.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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I am looking to relocate from southern Ohio due to health issues and also looking for a Hs that will challenge my son and that will prepare him for college . I would like to be close to the ocean since it helps with my health .
I was told by a few teachers where my son attends now ,, that my son is at the top of his class , but he has a slower processing speed which they ignore since his test scores are there , they told me the school is setting him up to be unsuccessful and to fail when he is college material . My son is extremely smart and I want him to attend a school where he can excel and help prepare him for his future .
Please help with suggestions .. thank
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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I am looking to relocate from southern Ohio due to health issues and also looking for a Hs that will challenge my son and that will prepare him for college . I would like to be close to the ocean since it helps with my health .
I was told by a few teachers where my son attends now ,, that my son is at the top of his class , but he has a slower processing speed which they ignore since his test scores are there , they told me the school is setting him up to be unsuccessful and to fail when he is college material . My son is extremely smart and I want him to attend a school where he can excel and help prepare him for his future .
Please help with suggestions .. thank
If you're interested in Wilmington, I'd suggest contacting the New Hanover County school system and talking to them about your son and what programs they have that would be of benefit to him. The best high school in Wilmington is Hoggard.
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