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Mallard Creek Elementary

Public | K-5 | 842 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 25, 2013

Definitely not one of the best schools out there, my daughter had a hard transition from a good school in VA to this one. Her 2nd grade teacher is not that great, very short and not "motherly" like her previous teachers. My other daughter has a wonderful teacher for kindergarden. I don't plan on keeping them here long. Principle never meet with parents before school year started like VA school. Better Charlotte schools are usually in south Charlotte...or surrounding counties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

My daughter was here in K and 1'st grade. Both her teachers were wonderful and caring. She was in the magnet program in 1'st grade and it was rigorous ad she enjoyed her homework and schoolwork. The start of second grade was difficult and we felt like the teacher was pushing too much but then they cut back on homework a little bit and things got better. We are sad to be moving, would have loved to have our daughter finish 5'th grade in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

Now that the school is a partial magnet, it is a little crowded. I think CMS needs to hurry and build the Johnston Oehler school because the magnet program will continue to grow and there is nowhere for the kids to go. My son is in the TD magnet program and the teachers are great. The program is rigorous and it prepares them for middle school. Not a fan of the principal but ididn't have much interaction with her so it was fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

The school was flourishing under the previous principle. There was so much excitement, the teachers were happy, and the parents were really involved. But now that we have a new principle and have become a partial magnet, the school is in chaos. Both of my kids have second year teachers that are struggling with too many kids and too little resources. The school is now overcrowded with the partial magnet and the kids that are not in the magnet program are becoming forgotten about. I really hope that the principle gets her act together and figures out how to mesh the magnet/non-magnet parts of the school so that everyone is equally treated because we do have some really amazing teachers. But I am glad this is my daughter's last year and I am considering pulling my son out if possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2010

Now that the 2009-10 school year is coming to an end, I would like to say that my daughter had a positive experience in her kindergarten year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

This year moving towards above average. Last year this school rating is good but teachers not supported well. This year rating gone down and now they introduce some intergroup level in each grade and working hard. Some teachers expect kids to learn at home and do the test in the school. Teachers needs to take more responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I am a parent of a 1st grader, my kid academic skills is improving this year after school introduced some flexigroup and he is going to multiple teachers apart from his class teacher. Last year he got struck with in-experience teacher for few months and we faced a tough time, she is out of school now. Overall i am happy about this year. This school dont have play ground.. very less physical activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2009

I am a parent of a 2nd grader and a 1st grader at Mallard Creek Elementary (MCE). this current school, both of my children have great, caring teachers which I contribute to the tone set by both the prinicipal and the vice prinicipal. Both women are committed to making MCE one of the best schools in Charlotte and i encourage all parents to participate and support the administration. One great way to show your support is by joining the PTA, attending the meetings and voicing concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

My child has been going to thi school for 2 years .last year it was good but this year his teacher is very irresponsible and does not respond ,no homework ,and when called the school and complained that my child hasent been getting homework ,they say we will send homework home today but again no homework . Kids have substitue teacher who does not know whats going on....Next step to talk to the principal ..lets see what happens !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Awesome! My child is in Kindergarten and has learned so much from Ms. Pino! There has not been a day that he's not excited about going to school. When ever there has been a concern about my son she gets back to me immidiately. Her communication has been outstanding with me as a parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

My child is now in the 3rd grade. He has attended Mallard Creek since Grade-K. This is not our home school, but we continue to choose the school because of the teacher's hands-on approach to learning, their willingness to engage students to their highest learning potential. My child 'looped' from 2nd to 3rd. We love his teachers. We also think Mallard Creek has one of the best AfterSchool Enrichment programs in the District. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be involved. Anne-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

What a great school my eldest is in the first grade here and I've had nothing but praise for the teachers and principal. If you are looking for that small town atmosphere where your child won't get lost in the shuffle, this is your school. I am excited about my youngest starting kindergarten next year. They have lots of parent activities to keep you involved in your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I have a 3rd grader here, and I have nothing but good things to say. Their academics are excellent, they work a number of physical and cultural activities into their curriculum, and they have many opportunities for parental involvement, both at a PTA level and as far as participating in each child's education. I was just at a Donuts with Daddy event this morning. Being an elementary school, no extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

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

All Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Black28%
Asian-95%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male37%
Black36%
Asian83%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted80%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Black35%
Asian83%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Black35%
Asian61%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial30%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male43%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female45%
Male30%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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
Black 53% 26%
White 18% 52%
Asian 15% 3%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 2% 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 45%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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9801 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
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