W G Pearson Elementary School

  • W G Pearson Elementary School serves 500 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (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 15% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • W G Pearson Elementary School's student population of 500 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students500 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • W G Pearson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W G Pearson Elementary School is 0.50, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2431 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of W G Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of W G Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
17%
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Black
63%
26%
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White
2%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in W G Pearson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.500.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in W G Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in W G Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurham Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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