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Mills Park Elementary

Public | K-5 | 957 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

My kid enjoy going to school! What else do we need? Friendly staffs and management, we are lucky !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

I can't say enough great things about this school! It is success from the top down - the principal is amazing and he hires the most professional, dedicated staff I have ever seen. Mills Park feels more like an extended family than a school. The teachers and administration truly care about each child - not just their test scores. We will be so sad to leave this school community when my son graduates next year and moves on to middle school. MPE has set the bar high for future schools for our family. It is the gold standard as far as we are concerned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

Theee of my children have attended Mills Park Elementary School since the school opened in 2008. We have always had an excellent experience at the school; the principal, teachers, guidance counselors, have all been fantastic. I highly recommend the school. The leadership in the school is so important, the tone of the school is set by the administration. Teachers love working for this principal. I believe for this reason students do so well academically at Mills Park Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

My Daughter is in 1st grade at Miils Park. During her two years at Mills Park she had the best teachers. She is getting smarter and learning a lot from all the teaching and activities. The whole Miills Park staff is very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

Mills Park Elementary is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and staff, and all of this is possible because of their wonderful principal-Mr. Regan! It's hard to get any better than him! I can't say enough great things about the 4 years we have been there so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

The teachers are rude and are not helpful to solve even a small problem. My kids have attended several schools in Wake county, Mills Park has the worst teachers and the school should evaluate the newly hired teachers of year 20011-2012.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

We moved from another state and it was a great transition, I am pround to say my child attends Mills Park Elementary School! Great Teachers and dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I am proud to say that my child attends Mills Park Elementary. The teachers are great and the staff is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My kids started this year and what a great transition from another state! Great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

The principal and teachers are nuturing and dedicated. My children have excelled at Mills Park. Thank you for creating such a wonderful learning environment for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

We have nothing but postive reviews in regards to every aspect of the school. My kindergarten student has excelled in her class, and participated in many activities this year. The entire staff is friendly, helpful, and always smiling. The facility is beautiful, and the principal took the time to learn every student by name (and this is a new school, so that means every kid was new)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

A wonderful school in its first year, with a first rate staff and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

For a new school, Mills Park has hit the ground running, thanks to an enthusiastic staff, great parent support, and an awesome facility. My son loves every part of his school experience, except the homework, and wears his panther gear with pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black40%
Asian91%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities48%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black30%
Asian91%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black36%
Asian-95%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black27%
Asian95%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black46%
Asian93%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Academically gifted-95%
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 51% 52%
Asian 31% 3%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Black 6% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 9%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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509 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
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