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Middle Creek Elementary

Public | K-5 | 859 students

 
 

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Posted yesterday

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted84%

Science

All Students55%
Female50%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Black 7% 26%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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110 Middle Creek Park Avenue
Apex, NC 27539
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