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Morrisville Elementary

Public | K-5 | 818 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 12, 2013

I've had 3 kids at MES with my last graduating this year. The good: great parent involvement, generally great kids, teachers love the kids and some are amazing instructors, good atomosphere, school pride. The bad: this may be true for all schools thanks to No Child Left Behind, but the focus is on getting more kids to pass EOGs, not on helping every child learn. Principal seems very status quo and not interested in advancing individual students; you will get good lip service but few changes. Kids love the school and we've made some good friends there but would have loved to see more academic challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

This is a great school. My child attended from K-5 grade. The enviroment is safe and supportive, the PTA is very active, and the teachers are all working together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

I agree with the poster that says that her child gets in trouble for the silliest things. We've had good teachers and we've had bad teachers. More bad than good at this point. I also agree with the poster that said that some of the assistant teachers could use work. Many of the teachers, including specials teachers and assistant teachers seem to have a huge attitude problem. Also I agree with the poster who said her kids became used to not being challenged. We experienced the same thing. My kid began his first few years with a love of challenge and learning, and progressively has developed little work ethic because my kid is now used to everything being so easy. Also the getting in trouble for silly things has also turned my kid to just expect to get in trouble and afraid to trust or talk to the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

My granddaughter enjoys the school, likes her teachers and from what I see in her learning, the teachers care about the her performance and want her to succeed and learn. I like the school and happy she is a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

As an educator, I am very picky about my children's education, and MES has been a wonderful fit for my family. My children are happy, challenged, and feel safe at school. Of course, public school is what you make of it, so get involved with the awesome PTA and see the fantastic work that the faculty and staff are doing for the students and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

i am a student at morrisville and i love it, everyone is great and there is a no bullying policy, also people show exceptional behavior get rewarded. Also we learn music, art, physical education, technology, science, math, reading, social studies, media, writing, and much more! I definitely recommend this school, oh and also there AIG program is spectacular


Posted May 27, 2011

My daughter is a kindergartener at MES so this is our fist experience with public school. I think that the school as a whole is good. I like the teachers that i have encountered, but some of the assistant teachers could use a little work. The principal is sub par. She will basically tell you what you want to hear so you will leave her alone. Are we happy here, yes, but could it be better, yes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I heard that Morrisville was a great school so I intentionally moved to an area where it would be my son'sbase school. I have not been too impressed with the school at all. My son also went from never getting into trouble and being an A/B student to being reprimanded for the most silly things. Him and his friends got in trouble for playing tag at recess and were told that they had to miss recess and write a paper of the dangers of playing tag and touching someone else. They have been playing tag for the past 3 years, so why this was an issue is most puzzling. Last week they were told that they could no longer play soccer. It is very upsetting to know that if one teacher decides they can not play a game, it is within that teahcer's right to have the students seize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

amamzing teachers, fabulous principal, wonderful pta
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

This is a good school with incredibly dedicated and talented teachers. I am really sad that this is my child s last year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

As a parent with children in MES for 6 years,I totally agree with the other review about the do nothing principal at Morrisville Elementary. Calculated responses, no action, always trying to cover herself...Robin is lucky the teachers and PTA are outstanding because MES has a great history and now it seems to be slipping under her watch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

Morrisville is one of the best if not the very best elementary school in Wake County. I saw that one poster said that the PTA membership fees are high - they are $8 for a single membership or $10 for a family membership. I think that's not too shabby, especially considering what my children get from the PTA! Outstanding programs, outstanding benefits. Outstanding teachers and parent involvement. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This is an excellent elementary school with quality teachers. The teachers clearly love to teach and do a marvelous job motivating the kids to learn. It is a very nice campus and the school has many involved partents and a wonderful volunteer base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Pros: Very strong PTA. High Test Scores. Kids requiring extra attention get a lot of attention. Cons: Above Average Kids are overlooked. I have a child that use to thrive on being challenged. At the start of the school year my child was reading at 2 grade levels above grade level. The teacher did nothing to stimulate my child or the others in my child reading group. First I tried talking to the teacher, then I went to the principal? Sure, she was nice and gave very political cookie cutter responses. In the end she provided me with the changes that would occur. Results: Nothing changed, my child now hates to be challenged. My child has had an easy school year and only wants to do easy things. Don't expect changes anytime. Turnover was high this year. Principals priority will be keeping happy teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

This is a fabulous school! The teachers are wonderful, the PTA is very active, and the overall enviroment is very positive. The year round schedule works so well and the teachers are very organized so the transitions go very smoothly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

This school is awesome -- the teachers go above and beyond to ensure your child is getting an outstanding education. Compared to other schools in the area, this school stands far above...the standardized test scores are a testament to how well the students perform. The students benefit from the extra lengths the teachers and administrators achieve. I am extremely pleased with my child's progress!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students84%
Female88%
Male78%
Black80%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Black80%
Asian81%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black54%
Asian-95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black39%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black55%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black36%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black36%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities67%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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%
Asian 23% 3%
Black 7% 26%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 14%
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 6%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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1519 Morrisville Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
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