Wells Elementary School
Wells Elementary School serves 281 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 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 54% (majority Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 281 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 76%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in NC
- Math Proficiency: 33% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 35% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Wells Elementary School's student population of 281 students has declined by 47% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 42% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1740 out of 2571 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: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
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