J C Sawyer Elementary School

  • J C Sawyer Elementary School serves 468 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • J C Sawyer Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • J C Sawyer Elementary School's student population of 468 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students468 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J C Sawyer Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J C Sawyer Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1744 out of 2555 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
17%
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Black
54%
26%
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White
34%
49%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J C Sawyer Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.590.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameElizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to J C Sawyer Elementary School is H L Trigg Community (0.3 miles away)
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