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Merrick-Moore Elementary

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Posted September 17, 2009

I love Merrick Moore because it is a daily reminder to the staff that works there that we have so much to do to help create a better world for the future of American kids. The staff at Merrick Moore never give up. There are so many dedicated people whose jobs are extremely difficult. We cater to a very needy population of children. I have worked in many schools from private to public, magnet and charter. Merrick Moore's staff are incredibly caring and could really use the money to initiate some good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

My son attends this school, so far he has done well, I wasn't that excited about him attending Merrick-moore, however, that has change due to the wonderful support from his teachers and staff. They are wonderful!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Merrick-Moore is a great school despite the many obstacles that make it such a diverse setting. The students behave well and the staff has a vested interest in the well being of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

I have a fourth grader and a second grader at Merrick Moore. They have been there since Kindergarten. I have been extremely impressed with the school. The teachers are qualified and dedicated. The administration is visible and participative. I am so glad we sent our boys there instead of searching for a private school. They have learned and grown and get lots of great experiences with music, dance and art as well as the basic subjects. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Merrick-Moore is a school on the grow. It is a school that is constantly improving. We currently have approximately 80% of our at or above grade level. I consider this an excellent achievement for a school that houses classrooms for autistic children, hearing impaired children, and other exceptional children. It is also an excellent achievement for a school where 60% of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch. How many schools can boast such success. Yes, there is always room for improvement. I have no doubt that this school will continue to improve and grow. I have great faith in the teaching and leadership of Merrick-Moore. If you are a concerned parent and want more involvement, come out and join the PTA. Help the school to improve. Don't just sit home and complain.
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Posted July 27, 2004

I have had a wonderful experience with my 2 children attending Merrick-Moore Elementary. I believe that the principal is genuinely concerned about the children's education and development and is a great morale builder for the teachers. As with any school, there is room for improvement. But, we cannot expect the principal and the teachers to do it alone. Parental involvement is key to a child's success in school. Learning begins at home and that is the parents' responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

This school really needs help. They are not racially equal and the kids are out of control! There are too many kids to one class and the learning is minimal because the some of the kids are not disiplined the way they should be.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students22%
Female30%
Male16%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Female19%
Male9%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 Students19%
Female15%
Male25%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically gifted71%

Reading

All Students12%
Female9%
Male16%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students14%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Academically gifted50%
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 Students24%
Female18%
Male30%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted77%

Reading

All Students22%
Female16%
Male28%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted62%

Science

All Students16%
Female6%
Male25%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Academically gifted62%
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 52% 26%
Hispanic 43% 14%
White 3% 52%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Kia Eason
Fax number
  • (919) 560-2128

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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