Wells Elementary School serves 278 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 278 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 76%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in NC
- Math Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Wells Elementary School's student population of 278 students has declined by 48% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 45% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Wells Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wells Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1792 out of 2568 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Wells Elementary School's ranking?
Wells Elementary School is ranked #1792 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
How many students attend Wells Elementary School?
278 students attend Wells Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Wells Elementary School students are Black, 24% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wells Elementary School?
Wells Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wells Elementary School offer ?
Wells Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Wells Elementary School part of?
Wells Elementary School is part of Wilson County Schools School District.
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