#422 Elementary School in NC and #17 in Guilford County

Claxton Elementary School

3720 Pinetop Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

How Good is Claxton Elementary School?

Report Card

B+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Claxton Elementary School is a elementary school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Serving grades K-5, the school has 593 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in North Carolina it is slightly above average and has received and a grade of B+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 422 for North Carolina and 17 in Guilford County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including North Carolina standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Claxton Elementary School earned a grade of B+ for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B+
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Claxton Elementary School performs average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and received the grade of B- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. Due to a lack of reported data the safety grade was not able to be determined for this school.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Claxton Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 61%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 65%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 593
Minority Students 282
Diversity Index 50
Students with Disablities 71
Economically Disadvantaged 36%
Limited English Proficiency 6%
Gifted Students 13%

Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are elementary schools close to Claxton Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. For a more complete list of Greensboro schools, go to the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Jefferson Elementary School B+ B A- A-
2 General Greene Elementary School B+ A- A C+
3 Sternberger Elementary School A A B+ A-
4 Morehead Elementary School B+ B+ A- A-
5 James Y Joyner Elementary School C+ C- B+ A-

Claxton Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Claxton Elementary School? 593
  • Is Claxton Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Claxton Elementary School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Claxton Elementary School? The school's number is (336) 545-2010. You can visit their website at http://claxton.gcsnc.com/pages/Claxton_Elementary.
  • Where is Claxton Elementary School? 3720 Pinetop Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Jefferson Elementary School
1400 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC 27410
General Greene Elementary School
1501 Benjamin Parkway Greensboro, NC 27408
Sternberger Elementary School
518 North Holden Road Greensboro, NC 27410
Morehead Elementary School
4630 Tower Road Greensboro, NC 27410
James Y Joyner Elementary School
3300 Normandy Road Greensboro, NC 27408