Wells Elementary School

1400 Grove St N
Wilson, NC 27893
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wells Elementary School serves 421 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Wells 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Wells Elementary School's student population of 421 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Wells Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wells Elementary School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1740 out of 2571 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
63%
25%
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White
26%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
10%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 421 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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