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Charlotte, NC
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7905 Pleasant Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28216

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(980) 343-6948
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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
June 30, 2015
Grades of Each Teacher by Year: K = C 1 = B 2 = D Hardly, any real consistency or high achievers here.

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Amount of homework: Just right
June 30, 2015
The amount isnt the problem. Its that its inconsistent or incomplete. Homework would come home regularly where word problems were incomplete, copies were faded or unreadable, missing pages, etc.

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 30, 2015
No. we had to get a tutor to foster this in our child, especially this year. Her teacher really liked texting on her cell phone all the time.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
June 30, 2015
No discipline = No Respect. School lacks any form of consequences for bad behavior. 5-6 grades are outrageously mismanaged by school principals.

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Develops empathy: Disagree
June 30, 2015
The school lacks a vision or culture of these merits. There were only a few examples of this during my daughter's 3 years at the school.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 30, 2015
These things start at the top and the new admin lacks all of them. Your child will have to rely on these from you only and the few bright spots inside the school.

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June 30, 2015
The administration at this school has no vision or true management ability. The school's classrooms are always dirty. There is little to no discipline at the school. This school fails on so many levels. The teacher my daughter had was inconsistent, provided homework which was incomplete, was constantly on her phone during class time, and was ineffective as a teacher. The principal is not honest, caring, or competent. It seems she was given the post for some reason other than ability, merit, or experience. She is aloof, elitist and lacks any vision for the school. My daughter will not be returning here in the Fall and my youngest will never be subjected to its lack of everything. Thank God!

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June 25, 2015
MILA is a great school that deeply cares about the students. All 3 of my children attended and each had a wonderful and challenging experience.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 25, 2015
My child attended MILA from K-5th. We missed the opportunity to try the middle school by one year. We had a GREAT experience! They have an impressive PTA that strongly supports the students and teachers. I feel it is a welcoming school. There is a new principal and assistant principal--both began working there in 2014. Look on the website and schedule a tour!

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April 18, 2015
Both of my children attend Mountain Island Lake Academy and they LOVE it. This STEM school is becoming a K-8 school. This school has excellent teachers, leadership and academic programs. The PTA is amazing and the environment at the school is extremely welcoming. My kids have developed a passion for learning and are excelling due to the wonderful teachers at the school.

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December 30, 2012
Both of my children have attended Mountain Island Elementary. My daughter is currently there. I have only praise for this school's faculty, staff and parents. The atmosphere is one of community with everyone working together to ensure a positive learning environment for the children. The recent move to a STEM focus has been an added bonus to an already strong curriculum and emphasis on reading, the arts and academic experiential exposure. Parental involvement is high as evidenced by the high turnout in student productions, STEM night, school picnics and other activities. One of MIE's strengths is its diversity. All families, irrespective of socioeconomic or ethnic background work together to make this school a success. The SLT (School Leadership Team) which is a cross section of school administrators, parents and teachers work very closely to bring the most innovative learning tools and programs to the school well in advance of many of its counterparts. Its PTA is nationally recognized. My children have received an excellent education at Mountain Island Elementary. I highly recommend this school to other families seeking a quality education for their children.

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August 22, 2012
I have had two children go to this school and think it is very great!

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April 06, 2012
The facilities are nice and the wealthier parents funnel a lot of time and money into the school to try and maintain the prestige. However the dynamics and demographics have changed over the last couple of years. Bullying has become an issue and when reported to the teachers it is brushed off. The leadership is not as strong as it was. There needs to be a real program for accelerated students other than one teacher who pulls certain students every couple of days for sporadic work. I am not as happy as I was with this school...

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August 03, 2010
My child has been at MIE for three years and we could't be happier with the school. The teachers and administration are excellent and the facilities are top-notch. The very active and involved parents and PTA have funded so many great additions to the school including science labs, a nature trail and outdoor classroom and a wonderful AR program!

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March 04, 2009
I pulled my daughter out of this school. Leadership at this school is lacking. Personal experience with some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. The principal is doing very little. I will NEVER send a child to that school. It is going downhill FAST!!

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October 01, 2008
This school has seen quite a few changes in the last couple of years. They lost a very strong principal, and the new one has poor relations skills with both parents and staff, which has contributed to many leaving the school. With the boundary changes, the school demographics have also changed quite a bit, and the test scores continue to drop.

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April 01, 2005
We have 2 children at this school (K & 2nd) and are very impressed with most of the skills they are learning. There is too much focus on AR testing, and I have witness my 2nd grade child's class be reprimanded about not keeping a 85% average. I think she does this often. Overall the teachers are nice and most will agree that there is too much focus on AR and not enough on the other academics. My 2nd grader complains about not having enough time to learn math and ask questions when she doesn't understand. The school has been open since 2002 and is seriously over crowded. Most parents pick-up or drop off students, so car pool line is awful.

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March 04, 2005
This is our home school and we love it. The curriculum is challenging and the advanced tools are in all of the classrooms. The parent participation every day is what makes this such a special place. There is consistancy on every grade level with each teacher. The principal is assesable with any questions or concerns we may have. My husband and I are from the north so we were concerned about the school system. But with the system at this school we have been totally impressed. Everyone goes that extra mile.

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January 31, 2005
This is an excellent school with an excellent principal. It's overcrowded. Some parents complain that the school is very structured, requiring excellent behavior in the halls, for example, but a school of this size needs that. A bit of over-emphasis on test scores and testing, but that's true all over Mecklenburg county.

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Mountain Island Elementary
7905 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte, NC  28216
(980) 343-6948
Last modified Mountain Island Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountain Island Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top