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Mary Mcarthur Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 422 students

 

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mary McArthur is a great school. The Principal ensures that students are safe and teachers are protected from uninterrupted instructional time. Teaching and learning is great at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2013

My school is Mary McArthur Elementary A+ school. I have a child who is now in high school who went to McArthur and had a great foundation for learning there. Now my youngest attends there and is happy and thriving. He loves this school, teachers and classmates. Everywhere you go in life there will be people who you don't agree with or have confrontations with, that is life. The best thing to do is try to work together and at this school I see that between the staff and parents. Its not burger king and we can't have it our way but Mary McArthur tries its best to do whats right for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Mary McArthur Elementary School has great curricular integration of academics incorporated with the Arts. This style involves the wholistic child with the Mutiple Intelligences of learning. The school has a wonderful culturally diverse population of students. The atmosphere and school environment demonstrates positivity, safety, caring and well-being, as well as sucess for students, utilizing best practices and high expectations of each child. Mary McArthur is a centrally located near thorough-fare in close proximity to a major hospital, area mall, shops and resturants.Lastly, teacher/staff qualifications are excellent, Administration/Principal leadership is highly experienced and supportive. Also, the school's PTA-parent involvement Initiative, arts community-based programs and services collaborate toward
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

My school is Mary McArthur Elementary A+ School. The A+ focus is on academics plus the Arts. There are students in special education and in the regular education that are deaf and hard of hearing. This school has been a welcoming community with several teachers and students taking sign language classes so that they can communicate clearly. The A+ philosophy continues to be a very enriching experience including music, art, dance and informal drama presentations that all of our students benefit from.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

This is my daughter's third year here and it's great. I love the arts integration. Last year a few parents got upset because the parking was changed but it was changed for the safety of the children. It's sad that because the staff was trying to protect the students, they got a few bad reviews from grumpy people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This is an excellent school. The staff is very encouraging and involved with the students, and the students are a great bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This school has a uniquely fulfilling A+ atmosphere. It serves Pre-Kindergarten - 5th grade and caters toward the multiple intelligences. The teachers and staff care about the students and it shows in teacher retention rates.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2013

The teachers my children have had are wonderful, the office staff is wonderful, the principal on the other hand....No words to describe her. Any school would be better without her. She does not take into consideration the parents when making certain decisions and is plan rude to everyone. If she doesn't like you she will avoid you and forget about communication with her, there is none. I would not recommend this school to anyone at all. My children will not be attending this school after this school year ends. Worst mistake ever to have my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

I would not recommend this school to anyone. I have had nothing but bad experience here. My child will not be going back to this school. Teacher, Principle, Vice Principle are all rude. The nicest people at the school are the office staff and the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

I really like Mary McArthur. The staff is very nice and I love how they do things there. I will be sending all of my kids to Mary McArthur.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

My child has gone here since 1st grade. With the exception of a few teachers, the teachers care and are willing to help a child and teach them what needs to be taught. The principal however is another story. If you have any issue with a teacher, you and your child are in the wrong without exception. You and your child are aways the ones making false accusations. She will talk down to you, belittle you and treat you as though you are the child. Look at the ratings, they aren't showing all of the reviews, there is a reason for it. Stay away from Lola Williams and you will go by smoothly if you get the right teacher. Best suggestion, rather than approaching her, go to the school board. You will not get results by going to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

We love Mary McArthur Elementary School. On a daily basis our daughter is excited to go to school. Everyone that works at the school has a desire to see each child excel to the best of their ability. The curriculum is consistent throughout the school; the only difference is in the teaching styles and creativity they each bring. The atmosphere throughout the day is consistently positive, and motivating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

My daughter has been going to Mary Mcarthur since kindergarten.She is now in 2nd grade, and we love this school. Everyone teachers, staff etc. are wonderful. They constantly push the kids to be better and to learn as much as they can
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male42%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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%
Female41%
Male44%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female44%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students33%
Female30%
Male35%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female15%
Male22%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 46% 26%
White 30% 52%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian 4% 1%
Asian 1% 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 84%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction 2003-2004 (2003)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Lola Williams
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 426-0756

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Parent can participate in arts night, curriculum night, pta, writing night, math night, a+ night, volunteer in classrooms, etc.
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  • Mary McArthur is a school of choice in Cumberland County. We focus on arts integration with an emphasis on thematic units throughout the school year as well as multiple intelligences.
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3809 Village Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
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