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110 Middle Creek Park Avenue
Apex, NC 27502

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(919) 773-9555
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March 16, 2015
My daughter loves this school. She's in Miss Morgans class for elementary school and is having a blast. Miss Morgan is very attentive to detail spends a lot of time with the children and treats each one equally. We are enjoying our first year at this school. the principal is very good. Very focused on academic and student growth. Melissa

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January 26, 2015
I am feeling frustrated! We just began kindergarten in August and have seen a consistent disconnect in communication since the first day. I have emailed the teacher, sent notes and still no response. This school will send home newsletters via email and paper form referring to websites or special dates to pay attention to, but lack the tools to get there. For example the daddy and daughter dance. It has no link on either the school website or kindergarten website. Nothing was sent home in our folder either. Over all very disappointed in the school and teacher communication / involvement they brag about.

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October 01, 2014
We are so thankful to Middle Creek Elementary, Ms. Parrish, the teachers and staff! Ms. Parrish's enthusiasm and warmth create a loving and supportive environment that has helped our children thrive. With the exception of one substitute, we have had overwhelmingly positive experiences with all employees at MCES! We have a 5th grader who has been here since 2nd grade and is in AIG and a Kindergartner who is being evaluated for an IEP. The school has been very supportive of both of our children, despite the fact that they are very different students, and has provided resources to help them both be happy and successful! MCES also has a great PTA and the parents provide extra resources for the classrooms. We have been at several schools, including private, and this is the best place for our children. We love the school so much that we chose to stay and provide transportation after we moved across town. We can't say enough good things about MCES!

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August 28, 2014
Absolutely excellent school. The teachers are wise and caring, and extend themselves beyond expectation to make sure all students are nurtured and made to feel successful. The focus is on the child--not on the test score, a refreshing change from another school we had unfortunate experiences with. The administration is the best I have ever seen. The principal is a gifted manager, surrounding herself with competent and talented staff-- and she lets them shine. I feel so lucky to have found such a marvelous school.

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April 17, 2014
Awesome school, having my child enrolled this year. Teachers are professional yet have special relationship with parents and students. This reay helps the students with their learning and comforts the parents, I know my child will be jus fine.

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February 13, 2013
This is a great school related to parent involvement. While I am not too impressed by my daughter's teacher in Track 2, the activities for the kids are great! The principal; Ms Parrish is a wonderful presence and clearly has great goals for the school. This year there was the Annual Art Expressions contest, which was a wonderful opportunity for the students, and the 2nd Scripps Spelling B at the school. They had a father daughter dance, which was a lovely time for the students. The list goes on and on. I think that over time this school will get better and better.

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August 09, 2010
This is our second year in MCES. I am very, very happy with the teachers my children have this year. They are challenged, disciplined appropriately and nurtured. Both teachers display a great desire to want to teach the children in their classes. My children come home with an appropriate amount of home work that isn't just "busy work" but an extension of what they are learning in the classroom. The principal is new this year so I do not have much feedback on her yet, but to say she is a very friendly, approachable person. Overall, I'm very happy with the staff, policies and procedures at MCES.

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July 07, 2010
I find that many of the teachers here are too young just out of college, the teachers my children had this year were very poor at communication and overall were lazy in regards to teaching. If it weren't for my persistence in helping my children learn, I am not sure where they would be right now. Teachers also change grades way to much, there is no consistency and chance to become proficient in that grade.

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April 27, 2010
I found Middle Creek Elementary a school in which they really believe it is all about the children. Providing an education strong on ensuring our well rounded individuals who show respect for one another while learning the fundamentals on which we all strive to know.

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January 26, 2010
Although the principal seems friendly and approachable, the school seems to lack an emphasis on pushing the children to excel academically. Most recognition and decisions are made to ensure every child is included. It appears the principal frowns on recognizing students academic achievemenst for fear he might be leaving a group out. We have attended much strong academic schools where a students' talents in reading, math, writing, art, etc. were recognized as examples for the whole school. You don't feel the academic push here at MIddle Creek. I always get the feeling that the teachers and staff are just trying to get by. There is a lot of effort on the underachievers, but someone needs to ask why there are so many to begin with in this school system.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2009
All three of my children have attended MCE- been in the school system for 6 years total! We cannot say enough about the wonderful staff from the Janitor, Mr. Mims to the receptionist, librarian, principals, teachers, counselors, front office staff.....all are very friendly and supportive. My children thrived in MCE and my third grader went from reading below grade level in Kindergarten to scoring 99% higher on her EOG's in third grade with a 965 Lexile score (range is 500-700). This amazing fact was due to the intervention of the teachers in first and second grade recognizing that my child needed additional help and giving it to her. I am so very impressed with this school. We are moving to GA and I cringe at the fact that the new schools will not compare to the education that my children have received here in NC! Thank you staff at MCE!

- submitted by a parent
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July 28, 2008
I have had 2 children pass through the doors of Middle Creek. Both requiring some special assistance. I couldn't ask for a more supportive and enthusiatic group of people to work with under the direction if an awesome principal. You walk through the doors and everyone is smiling! That says alot!

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July 20, 2008
My daughter has been attending MCE for three years. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers have not only been challenging but also encouraging my daughter to do her best work.. The principal has a great vision for MCEand is all about the kids.

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August 05, 2007
This school only gets better every year! Our Principal, Mr. Miller brings enthusiasm for student success up to new heights. My children love school and when my family has faced challenges, it has been the teachers who have helped them through the tougher times.

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July 20, 2007
As many at the school this year, we are new, but we are also entering the Wake County school system for the first time. We have felt very welcome and the transisition into the school for my children has been wonderful. I am impressed with the friendliness and positive attitude of the staff. My children come home saying they love their new school. I have a great hope that this will be a wonderful school with positive parent involvement!

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June 13, 2007
While I commend the principal for his leadership and the staff/teachers for their support and interest of our children at MCE, I do not think the curriculum is up to par. The children are not academically challenged in the classroom and do not get enough homework. We moved here from another state and our children were far more advanced than the curriculum offered at MCE. In essence, my children wasted a school year because all they did at MCE was review what they had already learned in another school in another state. This could have been prevented if the staff at MCE would have evaluated/assessed my children prior to placement.

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May 31, 2007
Middle Creek is a great school! My children have attended Middle Creek for the past three years. Every year we have had outstanding teachers that truly care about their students academic success and overall well being. The principal is enthusiastic, hard-working, and respected by both the staff and students. We are lucky to have him. This year, the PTA started a school store, mother/son bingo, father/daughter dance, family night, science night, and lots of other fun-filled activities for MCE families and students. The students get excited about these 'extras'. Most importantly, my children love to go to school and love to learn!

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April 19, 2007
This can be a great school for some kids, but it is easy for others to fall through the cracks. There is lots of politics going on - not just here but county wide. The principal is not suitable for the job. While I don t think this is a bad school, I have certainly seen much better. Until we start supporting out schools and teachers better, we can expect these results.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2007
Middle Creek is providing a wonderful learning environment for our son who is in Kindergarten. His teacher is qualified, bright, energetic, and shares her enthusiasm for learning. Likewise, the principal is an enthusiastic leader whose first priority is the students. We especially appreciate his communications and the way he is handling our conversion to the new year-round calendar. We could not ask for a better educational experience for our son.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2007
This school is a disaster. The vast overcrowding is just the beginning. The new principal is a PR guy. The curriculum is embarrassingly well below par. The school is a nightmare.

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June 25, 2004
I teach at MCE. The administration supports its teachers and has high educational and behavioral expectations for all students. Our students are scoring at 94.6% on the EOG so we must be doing something right. MCE is a great place to work/attend school. We encourage parents to volunteer both inside and outside the classroom. My fellow teachers are dedicated to providing excellent instruction in the classroom, and are always willing to do whatever it takes to educate our students. That is what makes MCE a true school of excellence!

- submitted by a teacher

April 02, 2004
I am very impressed with the staff of this school. They work very hard to be a school wide team and care greatly for the education and care of each child. Many of the teachers go well over their responsibility of teaching to insure a happy successful child. I am very pleased with Middle creek and all it has to offer.

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no rating
July 23, 2003
Very rude on some occasions to deal with. Pushing responsiblity off on the parents while they are in care of your child was not what I expected from a Wake County School System. My child did not get the education she deserved.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2003
One of the highest student teacher ratios in the area, the classes are over crowded. Low end of grade scores for all grade levels at this school. My child will attend private school next year.

- submitted by a community member
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Middle Creek Elementary
110 Middle Creek Park Avenue, Apex, NC  27502
(919) 773-9555
Last modified Middle Creek Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Middle Creek Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top