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R Brown Mcallister Elementary

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Posted February 4, 2014

I am very thankful my child has been a part of such a caring, supportive and positive learning environment. McAllister is a friendly school that welcomes everyone. Students are addressed by all staff members by their first name, which is rare at the larger schools. My child has received remediation when needed and been challenged in math and reading.I feel McAllister has given my child a strong foundation to be successful in middle school. We are proud to be part of the R. Brown McAllister Bobcat family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

This little school has the most dedicated staff I have ever seen. The teachers and staff care for all of the students. And, our new principal is amazing. She encourages and supports the staff to make R Brown the best elementary school. She has ensured that the staff has the support they need to give each child individualized instruction. Our test scores show that they are doing something right. Our 5th grade scores are amazing. We are well above the other elementary school in our area. I am proud to be part of the R Brown family. And, as far as the character of the parents, I have found all of them to be warm and caring. R Brown has all the things you want for your child: caring staff and hands on learning. Science and History come to life at R brown. Math and Reading are individualized for each student. 1st -5th graders participate in a variety of clubs (robotics, world culture, gardening, drama, knitting, geocaching, poetry, science) If you are looking at schools for your family, visit R Brown. Come see our staff and parent involvement. Do not base your decision upon an online review. I know you will love what you see when you visit R Brown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

This is one of the worst elementary schools! The teachers and staff cater to one group of students and their parents. Some of the teachers are rude, never smile and unprofessional. The principal does not care about your concerns; all I ever see or hear is the school asking for money for fundraising, and some of the teachers are always asking parents to help out if they can for supplies, ice cream money, ect... Even if you turned in your child's yearly supply fee. It is ridiculous. They ask for things more than they talk about how they can help your child succeed. If your child has any issues, they rather not deal with it and just judge your child. After school in the pick up line the kindergarten teachers ignore a certain group of students; instead of putting students in their vehicles from first to last, they pick their favorites to load first (it happens on a regular basis). I would not recommend this school to anyone. Every child should be treated equal; and at R. Brown McAllister, this does not happen!! I see why this school has low scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

R Brown MaCAllister is a great school! My child will be entering second grade this year and we have been very pleased with the school. This is a small town old school with a lot of heart. You feel like you are part of a family. My child's education and safety are the most important things to me. She is getting a great education at this school from teachers that care about education and they are increasing protecting are children in light of all the bad things that have happened at schools across our country. I am currently looking for a new home in Concord. I have many things that I want in my new home but the first and most important is that we remain in the same school. That limits where I purchase my new home but it is well worth it to stay at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

What a wonderful school. I have 3 children attending and everyone has loved every minute. What a shame when people use the internet to vent their emosions. This school has been here a long, long time and through every generation they have held the childrens best interest as their only concern. Staff is very genuine and easy to talk to, student to teacher ratio is perfect and the families are very involved. It takes a village to raise a child and that is what r brown is all about. Every school has its ups and downs but R Brown has consistantly given children a quality eduacation for years and strives to continue to do so well into the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

My son has been attending this school for two years now and is currently in the first grade. We have been nothing but happy with the school and it's staff, including the principal. We are FAR from "rich" and aren't extremely social people so aren't in any "cliques" as stated by previous posters and we and our son have had a very positive experience during the time he's attended there. The classes are challenging and the staff is very polite, friendly and have quickly addressed any concerns we might have. Same goes for the principal. The only thing I agree with in the other ratings is that I have found several of the parents to be somewhat "snooty" and not very friendly with those they perceive as 'less than' them. But as for the school and it's staff, I really have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

It might require more of a challenge to the teachers, but not every kid learns in the same way so it would be a big help to expand your teaching skills to help every child achieve success. If a child is struggling it should be the teacher's job to find a teaching method that helps them instead of letting them fall through the cracks. I believe this school should have more resources, such as tutors and one on one help. They should also be more constructive after conferences and recognize the differences in learning styles that kids have. Yes, this is a nice small school and yes, some of the teachers are great, but there are also a lot of problems here if your child has ANY kind of special needs. I'm not referring to special education, I'm referring to different needs or extra help. There are a lot of nice people at this school but my child's needs are consistently being brushed aside and he is allowed to keep struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I have worked at R. Brown for a number of years serving ALL children who enter my classroom. I don't believe that I cater to any student or parent. I choose to stay at R. Brown because of our small community and my love for our school. I feel blessed to work with an innovative group of women who continually strive to be better each year. I wake up each day eager to teach your children; I do this with the knowledge that I may be considered undesirable. I hope that one day you see what I see in our little school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2012

The previous review is spot on. In addition: - The principal is only in this position as a stepping stone to a county or city school administrative position. He doesn't care about students or parents. He sends his elementary-aged child to a Charlotte school rather than attending his school. - Parents in the clique get the choice teachers. There seems to be one undesirable teacher per grade (except kindergarten).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

This school has issues. It's basically a legacy school where the staff and parents cater to one select group of students and the others students get the shaft. This school doesn't meet their test scores, passes students who don't even pass their EOGs, and the parent involvement consists of a small clique of snooty, rude people who don't care about OTHER people's kids. The principal has a pie job, he does not handle things effectively, because he doesn't HAVE to. They ignore parent concerns. If you're part of the legacy and rich you will breeze through with your brats. Other children are ignored while the teachers look the other way. And Mrs. Vandagriff needs to stop yelling at students, tt is not acceptable. Most other normal parents I know do not like this school. The ones who like it have always been in the tight clique around here. I got news for them. ALL kids matter, not just yours.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

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

All Students26%
Female28%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students43%
Female36%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted86%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female45%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students52%
Female42%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 58% 52%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Black 16% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Sandy Ward
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  • (704) 782-1539

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541 Sunnyside Drive Southeast
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