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Myers Park Traditional Elementary

Public | K-5 | 733 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 23, 2013

Myers Park Elementary School. This is a school where the teachers and ffffadministrators truly care. I have watched my granddaughter blossom into an excellent reader and problem solver and I credit the caring guidance of her teachers for this.


Posted August 23, 2013

Great community of teachers and students! The teachers and staff provide a wonderful learning environment and respond quickly to concerns or suggestions. MPTS has very qualified teachers that add a new way of learning which adds fun to the classroom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Myers park traditional school has high standards and people who Go there really care about their children's education. The teachers Work at a high standard as well. Sometimes I find certain individuals to be Either gossipy or pretentious. It would be nice if people in Charlotte in general learned To be real and genuine. I sometimes wonder if adults haven't learned how to behave and never left elementary school themselves. Overall the front office always has it together. They are always prompt and on top of things. The new principal is nice. If the school wants full participation from more individuals they should be weary of the few individuals that judge and scare away the truely genuine people that want to help out. Overall the school is happy and the children always seem nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

This is a clean and organized school. The teachers that I have encountered seem friendly, nice, and genuinely interested in the students' education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

MPTS is a good school but will warn it depends on your teacher. We were very pleased with Kindergarten but have had a completely different experience with first grade. The teacher is condescending to students and makes inappropriate comments both of which I heard myself as well as things that were conveyed by my child---comments not only to him but others as well. There is a new principal this year so not sure of that impact yet however, he failed to follow up with me as promised and even after my reminding and reaching out afterwards to follow up. We left and no love lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

MPTS is a wonderful school and I have been pleased. The teachers are well trained and prepared. The students are well mannered and come to school with a winning attitude. My childeren started Kindergarten and are finishing this year with 5th grade. The foundation of MPTS program focuses on traditional learning reading, writing and math and builds other ciritcal components. My children are in Recreational Chess and Competitive Chess as a result had developed critical thinking skills. MPTS has a great support system, the parents , teacher , Principal and PTA make the school make MPTS a success. MPTS is an outstanding school and I would change anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

My son started Kindergarten at Steele Creek Elementary (which i thought was good at the time) and then moved to MPTS. He was picked from the waiting list a few weeks before first grade started. I would have never known how far behind my son was if we never would have switched to MPTS. His first grade teacher Mrs. Gerald and his literacy teacher Ms. Kinsela were PHENOMENAL in making sure he caught up to the level that other "native" MPTS students were performing on. He even attended a 3 week reading camp parterned with Queens College (FREE) over the summer to ensure that he would be ready for second grade. Second grade has started and he doesn't miss a beat! And just to think just 2 short years ago I was mistaking mediocracy for being "on target". THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MPTS!!!! ( and the magnet program) CMS you must keep the magnet program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

MPTS has the advantages of a competitive private school without the pervasive elitism found in so many of them.


Posted February 27, 2011

We sent our son to MPTS and we were very happy! The staff is wonderful the administration was very supportive and positive. We have moved since and truly miss the atmosphere of the school. Very good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

Mpts is a great school with more diversity and opportunities than surrounding schools. Prepared my daughter very well for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

Myers Park is a very warm school and the people are very nice to:however, Myers Park Traditional isnt a school thats use to culture change. Everyone is just one sided and if your a little different people tend to look at one a little differently. If you fit the norm than everything is excepted but if you not than you will have problems and your child/or children will as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The dedication of the entire staff to the education and well being of each and every child is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I love Myers Park! The teachers are wonderful! In Charlotte, you choose where to send you child to school - without a doubt - this is the best choice!!! They teach you basics plus more - they concentrate on respect, responsibility and cooperation. If they master respect, responsibility and cooperation - then they can teach you anything!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2003

I have a 4th at Myer Park. They have been some challenges because they are very advance. Example they believe in making the child responsible for academic actions. In my case my child was use to being help and instructed. They will empower the child to think for themselves. The problem was they did nt show him how. It lead to failing grades. We overcame the situation and have progress on. Overrall the enviroment is safe, warm and the parents involvment is great. Overrall I really enjoy Myers Park and can repsect what they are trying to do for the students, while reaching there goals. If my child wld leave Myers Park and go to another school, he would be ahead.


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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students56%
Female52%
Male59%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male70%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 50% 52%
Black 40% 26%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 14%
American Indian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Charlotte, NC 28207
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