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Clear Creek Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 679 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted March 27, 2014

My scool is Clear Creek. I saw the averages for reading and math and it was beyond believef. Jumping from the high 70's to 48%. Are they getting what they need at this doesn't look iike it. What happen to having spelling words how can you read if you cannot spell. Sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

I don't recommend anyone to put their child in this school. The assistance children receives in school is terrible. Terrible communication to children, punishing them for the entire school year. Terrible communication to parents and making the children suffer as she complains to them for weeks. If you want to set your son or daughter up for failure, sign them up at Clear Creek! Homework was never assigned daily. The staff of this school needs to monitor these teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

Clear Creek Elementary School. I am very impressed with this school. My daughter is a 1st grader there and they have already seen her potential to learn and have put her in Talent Development Classes. I was very shocked by this since I have heard so many horror stories about CMS. I volunteer at the school with the Wells Fargo Reading program and other things they have. I will continue to keep an close eye on my daughter progress and ask lots of question when I feel the need arises. Kandi W.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

Great principal and teachers and good atmosphere. I love the way how teachers integrated special needs children in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

The new principal is making some positive changes. The teachers show care. The con is this school lacks technology. I know students in schools that are in high Title One rated areas and considered "inner-city" schools that have access to better technology than the Clear Creek students. If the school will not offer more technology access I hope they will offer a foreign language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

This school lacks technology and is extremely diverse. Not that diversity is necessarily bad, but when it interferes with your child's education....it is bad. The teachers have to constantly reprimand bad students and their are a lot of students that can not even speak English. Yes, that interferes with my child's education BIG TIME! We homeschooling until we can sell our home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

We first looked at clear creek in 2009, we had pretty much decided to go with a private school. After a series of events with employment we had to seriously consider public school. We looked at the scores, toured the school and met with the principal. We were impressed and comfortable if our child had to transition to CMS through Clear Creek. Shortly after his kindergarten start, Dr. Ritchie left and the school has been in transition since. We were fortunate to have a good kindergarten and excellent first grade teacher, who identified our child for a catalyst program, in which they met with the Talent Development teacher during the week. Second grade was a different story and has changed my childs outlook on education. The teacher was not caring, condensending, played favorites and really seemed like she did not want to be there. We were on our 3rd principal (an interim principal), it seemed like no one was addressing our concerns. The school lacks alot of modern technology, that other schools have at the elementary level. Although I love the new principal and think she will be good for the school, you should definitely do your research before sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

We have been at Clear Creek for two years and absolutely love it. We are especially impressed how the TD department for gifted children is being used to challenge my gifted daughter. They are always available to talk to you about any concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

This school is wonderful!!!! We moved here a few months ago from another NC town and WOW! I was afraid moving to a larger city would decrease my childs education. Not at Clear Creek. Teachers, principal and staff are top notch. My child LOVES school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

This school has been wonderful for our children! The staff are all top notch. It has the 'country' small town feel. Yet, the school is diverse and keeps up with the modern day technology. We can not say enough about this school. It is the gem of CMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

We moved here from California 1 1/2 years ago. From day one, I was impressed with the caring staff and faculty of the school and the initiative students took to make my children feel welcome. The school has also taken steps to make sure each of my children has his specific academic needs met. Whenever I have questions staff and faculty have been very helpful and responsive. Although I am unable to be very involved at the school, I do know other mothers who are. The whole atmosphere is one of community and helps maintain the small-town feel we love so much about Mint Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

Great school, Principal is very approachable. Staff(including front office) is very caring.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted91%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 52%
Black 33% 26%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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13501 Albemarle Road
Charlotte, NC 28227
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