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Mills Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1431 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2013

Mills park is awesome I am in sixth grade first year at this gigantic middle school all of the seventh and eighth graders are so polite to is and that's what makes me Want to come to school with a positive attitude. This school is amazing because the teachers are very good at teaching and are really nice, older and younger kids are polite, the school is a no bully school so if there's bullying then the students who are bulling will get in deep trouble, school lunches are very good and they have food vending machines, PE is almost everyday. Well that's all I have to say about this wonderful school thank you and please visit mills park middle and mills park elementary and panther creek bye.


Posted September 17, 2013

This school is one of if not the largest middle schools in the state. It was not built to handle the number of students who matriculate here. My child's math class has 40 children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is an advanced math class (CC2) it is completely unaccpetable that this class is not divided into two in order to ensure that the students receive the attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Mills Park Middle School is an excellent school with a great sense of the community. The teacher quality is wonderful and the principal works hard to create a culture of "students first." The PTSA is very active and financially supports a number of special learning events for the school and funds additional equipment in the classrooms. Fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

It a great school my child has been there two years now. She enjoys it did have a little rough start in 6 grade with one of her teacher whom clearly should be in another profession due to her uncaring attitude towards the students. She may call it firm discipline but I am a educator myself and know that we are sometime our students brightest light. So just hope your child don't get her in 6 grade. My daughter was able to overcome her with kindness as I instructed her to take the high road and all this exprience to build character. Overall it's a very involved school with great academics programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

Very happy with Mills Park Middle. Have a seventh grader in his second year....he's been very happy, esp with the band director. My sixth grader has an absolutely fantastic team of teachers....a few of whom have received County Teacher of the Year honors in the past. My younger son has been fortunate enough to be in the sixth grade prealgebra class....very happy to have this long-awaited opportunity for advancement for him. Lots of really, really bright kids here. Lots of ethnic diversity and international families. Not much socio-economic diversity, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

My daughter is in the 6th grade and she absolutely loves this school. She tells me she loves to go to school every day. She particularly enjoys Science and Career Decisions classes. Next year she is planning to be in Drama. This school offers diverse electives for the students to enjoy. I'm very pleased with this school for my daughter.
—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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 39% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 39% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 34% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black56%
Asian93%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black46%
Asian82%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial65%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Academically gifted95%
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%
Female77%
Male80%
Black36%
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black41%
Asian85%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted95%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black31%
Asian89%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiency46%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black44%
Asian86%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black51%
Asian89%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial87%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiency36%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black62%
Asian95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial93%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Academically gifted-95%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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 56% 52%
Asian 20% 3%
Black 13% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
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 12%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert Smith
Fax number
  • (919) 466-1522

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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441 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
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