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Morris Grove Elementary School

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted August 29, 2013

Love MGE, so thankful we are here! Amy Rickard is a phenomenal principal who knows every single childs name and makes them all feel important. There was a lot of change in 2012-2013 but that was state wide -- the start of the new year has been extremely impressive and we are excited for another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

I loved this school at the start, but that is waning! The teachers are getting burnt out already with all of the new rules and tests, and behavioral problems in the classroom. There is differentiated teaching, but the gifted children don't receive a significantly different education than they would without a Gifted Teacher being present in the school. The PTA is very diverse (not just Lake Hogan Farms), but it is getting more political. All around, just not the joyful, cohesive school it once was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

We have 3 children at Morris Grove and have been very pleased with the school. Teachers are excellent--very dedicated and well prepared. The principal is also very committed and a wonderful leader. Downsides are some very large class sizes and some students with excessive behavioral problems. Also there could be more of an emphasis on building community amongst parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

I am a parent of 2 Morris grove students and I can honestly say this school has been a blessing. Great principal, excellent caring teachers and a very welcoming environment... My kids love going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

MGE has exceeded our expectations. The principal is amazing, facilities top-notch, and our child's teacher is nationally board certified. We have loved the diversity at the school, and appreciate the involvement of all families with a vibrant PTA. Redistricting will solve a lot of the crowding issues (some grades have no issue here at all), but, having come from a small private school background, our child has thrived even in a larger classroom size (studies show that it's better to have a great teacher in a larger class than an average one in a smaller one).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Morris Grove because of the teachers. They are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Our children love Morris Grove, but the district's zoning choices mean that Morris Grove is going to be the elementary school with the largest enrollment for several years to come. The Principal, Amy Rickard, does an excellent job structuring the learning environment and communicating with parents, but the rapid growth in enrollment means that there are many very young teachers who are learning on the job. Also, the reviewer who mentioned the overwhelming influence of Lake Hogan Farms (a nearby housing development with many very high-cost homes) is correct. The school culture is slightly different at Morris Grove than at other schools that include a more socioeconomically diverse population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

We have been absolutely thrilled with our experience at Morris Grove Elementary. The leadership is fantastic creating a very positive learning environment. The staff is highly motivated and professional. My child looks forward to going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Fantastic principal and staff! New and beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Morris Grove has alot of parentand staff participation not only during the school day but afterschool hours and on the weekends.They have 2 system level special ed classes with developmentally delayed students that are part of the school in every way.The principal is very active with all the students and staff and is very easy to approach about anything.


Posted September 11, 2009

We left Carrboro Elementary for this Morris Grove thinking it would be a much better school because it was new and everyone was so excited about it. I wish we had stayed at Carrboro. At Morris Grove there is a divide between the haves and the have nots. It is completely run by the 'haves'. The entire PTA is made up exclusively by Lake Hogan Parents. No one else is made welcome. At Carrboro there was a great diversity and everyone counted
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Our son came to Morris Grove from a private school setting. We were very impressed with the leadership at the school. The principal, Amy Rickard, has a very hand on approach and very willing to meet with parents and listen to them. She always follows up with any meetings and had great advice to help your student. The teachers at Morris Grove are superior to the teachers we had in a private school setting. The only negative point, as with any public school, is the class size and trying to teach to students with such a wide range of ability.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 47% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

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%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Academically giftedn/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.

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 Students73%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black36%
Asian80%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black46%
Asian53%
Hispanic14%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black46%
Asian47%
Hispanic7%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 60% 52%
Asian 13% 3%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Black 9% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 26%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Amy Rickard
Fax number
  • (919) 969-2592

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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