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Morehead City Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 709 students

Building Castles, Building Dreams as the only primary school in the district.

 
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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 14, 2013

This school has the best of both worlds: the advantages of a large school such as technology and arts programs; and the warmth and inviting environment of a small school with caring staff and involved parents.


Posted March 27, 2012

My child attended this school for Kindergarten and First Grade 2009 and 2010. We were lucky to get two great teachers (there are many who are not good). The administration of the school was awful. They constantly pull the kids from valueable class time to attend events that are costly and not educational. It's no wonder there is not enough time to cover what they should by the end of each year. Transition to a good school required a summer of homeschooling for my child which was a top student at MCPS. Tiller is a good option if you win the lottery and are accepted. But, if you can afford it, send your child to St. Egbert. If those options don't work, homeschool or move to another area. MCPS is crowded, so the wonderful equipment and impressive spaces you see are useless unless your child is aggressive enough to fight for a spot. As for a warm atmosphere, I would've settle for a respectful, professional atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

I have been very pleased with this school. My daughter is entering the second grade this coming up year. At this point I have had no negative experiences with the school. I feel that both of her teachers have went above and beyond what I expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I have 2 children at this school. I just got there report cards they have made no progress at all since the first of the year! Test score don't tell whats really going on! This is the worst school my kids have been to. Thank goodness we are moving in a month! I won't have to deal with it any more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I am absolutely thrilled with MCPS! I have two children both attending the school and both have had wonderful experiences there. The staff is caring and competent. The atmosphere of the school is kid-friendly and warm. I have seen my children's teachers go above and beyond 'call of duty' for the students in their clas, spending their own money on supplies, clothes, and basic necessities for their students. I am grateful for the great things accomplished by the school and can't wait for next school year! (My kids can't wait for school to begin!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

this is absolutely an average school. You basically play your cards due to a 50-50 chance that your child will have a good year. Last year was horrible for my child. I felt she was not challenged enough and that she was just another student. this year however she has a new teacher to the school and so far the whole school staff has been very considerate and has also been very co-operative with me. I anticipate a wonderful school year and have reconsidered transferring to another system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

It was by far the worst school my kids attended. Yes, the test scores are high but at what cost? When we moved to another area, they were behind in all areas. The teachers are caring but the principal was more worried about test scores than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

I love MCP school. All my child's teachers have been wonderful.My child had gone to a different school the year before. They held him back because he was behind in reading. My child has a learning disability, but we did not know. His teacher at MCP suspected the problem and we had him tested.Thank God someone finally figured out the problem! Now he is doing great in school! He loves it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Well run school. Extremely caring staff. Nice small town feel. Large diverse student population.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial21%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracial21%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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
White 64% 52%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Black 10% 26%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 2% 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 53%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • PBIS Model School Award (2013)
  • NC School of Distinction (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Wanda Nelson Fowler
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (252) 247-3127

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • NC Essential Standards
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • MCPS Parent Teacher Organization
  • Communities in Schools
  • Various local businesses
  • Morehead City Police Department
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Television/Radio News
  • environmental/recycling
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
215
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
215

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Morehead Elementary School
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4409 Country Club Rd
Morehead Cit, NC 28557
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Phone: (252) 247-2448

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