Briarcliff Elementary School

  • Briarcliff Elementary School serves 574 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Briarcliff Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Briarcliff Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Briarcliff Elementary School's student population of 574 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students574 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Briarcliff Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Briarcliff Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank
20%
37%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
16%
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Black
18%
26%
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White
45%
50%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Briarcliff Elementary is an excellent public school.
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Where did they get the ratio of 1:12 Has anyone walked through the halls and looked in the classrooms? Class sizes have increased. If class ratio was 1:12, teachers would be a lot happy working at this school.
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Briarcliff is a great school! Teachers are highly qualified. Unfortunately, administration changed this year and changed the environment of the school. The warm, friendly atmosphere that was, is now gone under the new administration. I hope this change doesn't have a negative effect on the staff and students of Briarcliff.
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