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Mills River Elementary

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Posted October 7, 2013

So far so good. It has only been a few weeks but we just moved here from MA and I am so happy for the kids to have teachers that seem to care and enjoy their jobs. The new principal is very nice. He helped us feel like we made the right decision as to where to place our incoming 11 yr old. Our 2nd grader is enjoying the school and is being challenged to his advanced ability. They bumped him up in spelling in week 5 from unit 3 to 22. They also gave him a special math booklet to do when he whips through the normal stuff they give him. Our school in MA wouldn't even consider doing this. They teach to the test and to the AVERAGE students. Mills River is doing a good job so far teaching above average students. I haven't had any bad experiences with the 5th grade teachers so far...(like previous poster) but there is a NEW one so they might have fixed the problem. We have the new one for my son's homeroom and she is a pleasure. I will post again at the end of the year. I think this forum is a powerful tool and all parents should take 5 minutes to weigh in on their schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

This school does not live up to its ratings. Two of my children went to this school and I was very disappointed with their teachers. In fact, my daughter's fifth grade teacher was the worst teacher any of my 5 children has ever had! This is definitely not a skewed opinion or from the parent of a trouble maker; my daughter is an A student and is social, sweet, and has no weird personality or behavior issues. They got a new principal the year we left and he seems MUCH better than the last one who would never talk to parents. The front office staff is only marginally friendly. There may be teachers here who are better as we have experience with only a handful, but it is sad that a school allows the kind of horrific behavior from a teacher and does nothing about it! If you are new to the area and looking for a good school, Fletcher Elementary is the best! The school zones were redrawn twice while living in the area so my children have been to Edneyville Elem (only 1 child), Fletcher Elem, Etowah Elem, and Mills River Elem. Hands down Fletcher is the best but we bought a home in Etowah thinking that because of the ratings, it would be a great school also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

My son has been going to Mills River for three years. It is such a great school and atmosphere. They are working on a new school and I am sure it will be better and better. Mr. Treadway is the best principle I have ever met. We may be moving to Pinehurst this summer and we are really fretting about leaving such a good school.
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Posted May 17, 2008

My daughter has been going to Mills River for about 4 months and I love this school. Her first day she came home so happy to have friends. All the staff and the children are extremely nice. It makes it so much easier to know that your child is happy when you leave them at school. The education is great too. This is a great small town/in the country school. (and that is what I like)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

My opinion may be of limited use in that my son has only been in MRE for the past two months. However, his - and my - experience has been extraordinary. Every single interaction that I have had with teachers, the principal, the office staff, guidance counselor, PSPM coordinator and the parents has been outstanding. They all seem to operate under the same mission: I will do everything I can to serve the educational and even personal needs of your child. I have never seen anything like it in my life. We moved here this summer from NYC, where my son was in a gifted program. He was not happy any one day for two years of going to school, and I thought it was him. He is now joy-filled everyday. I cry as I write this--because of the miracles that occur there daily. They very obviously love what they do.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 52%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 26%
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 42%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Chad E. Auten
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Fax number
  • (828) 891-6584

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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94 School House Road
Mills River, NC 28759
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