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Highland Creek Elementary

Public | K-5 | 1226 students

 
 

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Posted March 30, 2014

Great staff and the PTA is very active at the school. So far the new principal has showed tremendous leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

This school is a really great place to be. We walk to school and the teachers are fantastic. It's big (too big in my opinion), but it's a public school and it seems no one can be turned away. I am sending my third child to kindergarten this year and am confident he'll be prepared for future learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

We moved here a year and a half ago from Las Vegas, NV and I was very nervous about moving my (then) third grader to a new school. However, I consider myself blessed to have found this amazing community school! From the Principal and his staff, to the teachers and the parents, this school is top notch! I would not hesitate one bit to recommend this school to a newcomer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

We love this school! As big as it is, both of my children are well cared for and challenged academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Wonderful caring teachers and students who truly enjoy school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Highland Creek is top notch. Every child is treated fairly and equitably. Discipline is handled in a calm but firm manner and volunteerism in the class room, clearly demonstrates the partnership between school and home, teacher and parent. I came form another school and the atmosphere between the two schools is almost night and day. It's a fun place for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Teachers and parents get along well communicating and as well has been tremendous impact and change for my kids education.i sure think it is the best school in the region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

We have the greatest staff!! The principal is great and you can feel and see the dedication to the students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Has some great teachers, specially un kindergarten, the grounds are beautiful, a lot of parent involvement, many activities.......I love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I am a grandparent and have seen my 2 granddaughters thrive at this school. The teachers are exceptional and dedicated, the principal is great, they are organized and have the right amount of dicipline and love for their kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Teachers are awesome, administration is great. Nice local school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

It is Great!!! Great teachers, curriculum, activities, kids are care for and instructed in a loving way, but also being supervised and reminded about respect, obidience, discipline, determination, responsibility and dedication. Thus they can achieve their goals and be the very best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Highland Creek has a very dedicated staff, involved and supportive parents who are active participants in their children's education, and most importantly, the most wonderful group of students anyone could hope for!!


Posted May 13, 2010

Highland Creek has a very devoted staff. They are committed to ensuring that these kids get the best education they can. The school also offers many additional activities like chorus, recorder club etc.....which help the kids get more involved in their school. This builds a good foundation for later years promoting school spirit and community service. In addition they have fun activities that benefit the school and the children such as the movie night!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Because my nephew attends this school and he loves it!! He is 6yrs. old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I love Highland Creek because it is a fantastic place to not only work but it is filled with fantastic students and parents! I think that our school provides excellent educational opportunities for our students. We challenge not only our students but ourselves to impact learning and be the best we can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

This school is located in a great community and has lot of dedicated teachers. They have lot of activities for the kids. School has an excellent atmosphere for learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love this school because it is a great school for learning and it is a very safe environment for my son.
—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.

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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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black47%
Asian67%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male57%
Black45%
Asian58%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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%
Female62%
Male64%
Black53%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black46%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black45%
Asian92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black30%
Asian67%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black56%
Asian-95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 34% 26%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 3% 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 23%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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7242 Highland Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
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Phone: (980) 343-1065

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