#1036 Elementary School in NC and #42 in Guilford County

Sumner Elementary School

1915 Harris Drive, Greensboro, NC 27406

How Good is Sumner Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Sumner Elementary School is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. An enrollment of 615 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs slightly below average when compared to other North Carolina schools. Sumner Elementary School received an overall grade of C from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Guilford County it is ranked 42. Statewide, Sumner Elementary School is ranked 1036 for elementary schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on North Carolina standardized tests. For academics, Sumner Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and earned the grade of C- for this measure.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C-
Test Performance Poor

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Sumner Elementary School performs average compared to other North Carolina elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B.

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


School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, Sumner Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and earned the grade of C+ for this measure.

Safety Grade C+
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Good


An overview of the student body of Sumner Elementary School is shown below. A school’s demographics play no part in 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 615
Minority Students 563
Diversity Index 46
Students with Disablities 62
Economically Disadvantaged 100%
Limited English Proficiency 13%
Gifted Students 4%

Compare Nearby Schools

You can compare the closest elementary schools to Sumner Elementary School below. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School C- D B C-
2 Southern Elementary School B B+ C+ A-
3 Archer Elementary School B- C+ B B-
4 Triad Math and Science Academy B C+ B B-
5 Sedgefield Elementary School C C- C+ B+

Sumner Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Sumner Elementary School? 615 students.
  • Is Sumner Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Sumner Elementary School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Sumner Elementary School? The school's number is (336) 316-5888. You can visit their website at http://sumner.gcsnc.com/pages/Sumner_Elementary.
  • Where is Sumner Elementary School? 1915 Harris Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406

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
Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School
4215 Galway Drive Greensboro, NC 27406
Southern Elementary School
5720 Drake Road Greensboro, NC 27406
Archer Elementary School
2610 Four Seasons Boulevard Greensboro, NC 27407
Triad Math and Science Academy
700 Creek Ridge Rd Greensboro, NC 27406
Sedgefield Elementary School
2905 Groometown Road Greensboro, NC 27407