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Merry Oaks Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 712 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2010

My children have been attending this school for 5 years now and I have had my ups and downs with the school but my children have grown and learned a lot during their time there. The teachers that I have encountered really seem to care about the students and Mrs. Morgan really is a great help to some of the students. My middle daughter had some emotional and educational issues and Mrs Morgan was really a shinning light for her. Also Mrs Santoro, a third grade teacher there, is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She was my child's second and then third grade teacher and has been a huge part of why my middle daughter has thrived the way she has. All in all, not a bad environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

The Principal, teachers, and staff at this school are so dedicated and caring that the students can't help but achieve excellence !


Posted March 7, 2008

Great environment in this rich in diversity school. Very pleased to be a parent involved at merry Oaks. Mrs. Morgan (psychologist) is truly a gem and a breath of fresh air. She always seems to have a thoughtful take on any situation.
—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 47% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students28%
Female22%
Male34%
Black20%
Asian25%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female18%
Male26%
Black17%
Asian25%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Black14%
Asian25%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female24%
Male19%
Black28%
Asian17%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
Black24%
Asian27%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female20%
Male18%
Black17%
Asian-5%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female26%
Male36%
Black28%
Asian-5%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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
Hispanic 50% 14%
Black 35% 26%
Asian 10% 3%
White 3% 52%
Two or more races 2% 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 100%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Philip Steffes
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6505

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3508 Draper Avenue
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