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Posted March 5, 2012

At the beginning, (late 90s to 2010) this school probably was amazing. When we first began attending in 2010, we were so excited about arts integration and we really value the music and art teachers at CCS for all their enthusiasm and hard work. The two teachers we've had in 2011 and 2012 were good, but the administration, namely the School Board and School Manager (Principal) are poor communicators and seem to believe that they, along with a tiny group of active parents, can act with impunity in making wide-sweeping school changes without gaining the input of any of the other parents of the student body. As a parent it's hard to get involved when you feel like you are coming into a tightly knit clique of exclusionary people who don't make any reasonable attempts to communicate ideas, problems, and solutions to the parents as a whole, whether they can make it to every school board meeting or not. I remember the first time I signed up to volunteer and never got a call back. The precedent was set there and continued. There is no open dialogue between parents and principal. It's sad that such a great idea has been mismanaged, from the top down, so horribly in the past two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Community Charter sees the individual child, not the test score. They have done an amazing job accommodating my quirky son who is ahead of grade level in some subjects and struggles in others due to a learning disability. I really like the curriculum at Community. They encourage hands-on learning and the development of creative and critical thinking skills ahead of rote test taking skills and mindless compliance. If you are sick of the one-size-fits-all mentality of most traditional schools and want your child to really learn and grow, give Community look.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Community Charter School teaches the child, not the test. Individuality is celebrated. Children are encouraged to explore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

this is the most amazing school .. my child goes to school wth a smile and comes home everyday with a smile he is exctied to go to school and upset to miss if he is sick, what parent could be any happier than have this happen with their childs experience in school. the school uses the community as a class room so they get to travel around the community and learn also while having community leaders come into theschool to teach lessons that apply to waht they are currently learning. the apply lessons into everything they do to the point where the children dont even feel that they are learning but they are learning massive amountf of information and being able to retain it since it is part of there everyday .. its amazing my son is learning soo much and he also has adhd and anxiety disorder which in a typically school setting he would be seperated and treated differently not here, he is thriving. also because the school has multigrade classrooms and work in small groups at times children dont feel as if they are working behind grade level or above it they just now they are working at their own pace. its amazing i could go on and on but this school is how all schools should be all though we struggle with fiancing and a veryold school building the children would never show that cause they are the product of an amazing educational experince .. its amazing i wish i could have attend as a child...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

It is a wonderful school that allows the children the freedom to create and to be themselves. I think it is a terrific place for kids to develop the mindset that will carry them through their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Great teachers, great parents, and a great learning environment for students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I love the student experiences and the focus on parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The dedication and willingness the teachers and staff has toward each and every students education and welfare is unsurpassed I am very proud of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love CCS's arts integrated approach and that my daughter gets to take drama, dance, art, music and have all those teachers come to her class to help her learn about math, reading and science! It's wonderful, caring and tightly knit community. I feel so lucky to be apart of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love Community Charter School because it values each child's individuality. The school is small, so you feel like a community. It is a great feeling being at the school. The kids love going to school, the parents are involved, and the staff love teaching here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

We love that Community Charter is small and yet one big family of students, staff and parents. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and teachers are allowed to teach their own curriculum. Small class ratios enable teachers and students to bond and create a deeper relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Communtiy Charter School is a wonderful and nurturing environment for all kids with a staff that is invested in our childrens education and the arts. We love CCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

A great principal, teachers and staff make CCS a supportive environment where Kids come first! This is a great atmosphere from students of all walks of life to really thrive and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

So much to love about this school! Amazing principal. Innovative teachers. Small size means everyone at the school knows my daughter by first name and she LOVES the school and teachers. Freedom for parents to get involved and help create something truly special and unique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Community Charter School is simply the best because it makes no judgement and embraces all. As the mother of a young kindergarten boy I knew it was a place he could express himself and not be judged for being a bit younger than the rest of the kids. This school teaches without harsh discipline and successfully relies on children's inate desire to be good. Community Charter school defines the true meaning of Community!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers at CCS are not so forced to teach to the test and therefore have more freedom to promote authentic learning in creative and innovative ways. The arts integrated approach and use of multiple intelligences insure that children don't receive a one-size-fits-all experience. Positive discipline methodology fosters intrinsic motivation and excellent conflict resolution skills among students, staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Community Charter is a awesome school! We have a awesome community of Parents and Teachers! The Arts integration is great! Ccs teacher's are special and unique! My kids love going to school at Community Charter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Community Charter School is a great school. I have 2 children that currently attend and my daughter has been going there since Kindergarten. My children have blossomed and matured in extraordinary levels. I love the school, teachers, and the family environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It takes a village to raise a child and they are doing just that. All the teachers and staff WANT to grow the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This is a small arts integrated school where the teachers reallly care about the student and their education!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students10%
Female8%
Malen/a
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students11%
Female-5%
Male23%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female21%
Male31%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 26%
White 37% 52%
Hispanic 3% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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510 South Torrence Street
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