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Marvin Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1383 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted February 19, 2014

At Marvin Ridge, teachers are truly caring, helpful, knowledgeable and fully dedicated in teaching students and helping them mature and grow. This is a phenomenal school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

I am a 7th grader at MRMS, and I can't say I've fully enjoyed my experience. It often seems that teachers couldn't care less about me. I understand the student-teacher ratio is not a good one, but many teachers seem to do little to try and help students at all. Some teachers also give extreme amounts of homework, and I often am kept up all night on said homework. It is true, however, that there is little to no bullying at this school. However, cliques rule the school, and new kids are immediately kicked to the curb to fend for themselves. The counslers are no help whatsoever either, as if you come in for whatever reason, they quickly accuse you of doing something wrong. The principal is very distant and doesn't really interact with the kids. But what annoys me most, wishing to be a manga artist upon growing up, is that in this school, study of creative arts/he arts is shoved under the bus. You can either take band for your elective (45 minute per day class) or switch between a chinese-spainsh-art-drama-chorus. You can't do both. The curriculum only focuses on EOG test scores and nothing else, preventing learning growth. If I could, I would honestly switch to a private school.


Posted November 24, 2013

Beautiful campus, but the majority of the staff could care less about you child. Teachers would rather give a student a zero on an assignment than communicate with the parent or student. Directions are vague and communication from teachers rarely occurs. Most teachers will not even respond to an email and students are afraid to ask questions in class for fear of being written up or yelled at in front of the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

This school PTSO, Sports booster club, teams are run by a priveleged community. While the support to these programs seems second to none, it also is so political and not serving of the whole school community. Many kids are preselected on their parents merit or donations of time or money. Fact is we have the population to field many teams that would be competitive, but a handful of preseleted get chosen over and over. Too many cliques are an intimidating distraction. Other kids get ignored for no good reasion except their parents didnt know the right coach or live in the right neighborhood. Behavior problems and bullying is ignored and consequences are minimal. Several jock bullies who barely make the grades to pass, often are still allowed to play these sports with such poor grades. How sad is that when the school prioirty is sports over academics. If you arent the richest or the absolute best, you might want to find a community school that will be more balanced and offer your child a chance to succeed. We are cotemplating moving 10 minutes East or South to be part of a much friendlier Union County school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I have a daughter in this school and she is doing well in all her classes. The academics are average or above. Unfortunately the administration is below average. The front office staff is rude and not considerate to parents. There is no helpful atmosphere and the principal(Broome) and vice principal(Petus) are very protective of their working enviroment that they tend to be less than genuine in their actions. In my opinion the staff needs to be more respective to parents who are trying to help thier children and the principal needs to be more open to the parents concerns and not so isolated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

I am a parent who had moved in 2007 from the North, our Son was in 7th Grade and 8th Grade and we couldn't be happier with this school. At the time Dr Bulla was the principal and he was awesome. We moved to another State in 2009 which we love, we also love the school however life takes us back to Marvin Ridge Schools as my daughter will be going into 7th grade and our son will be a senior at the High School. We are very pleased to be going back to a wonderful school from what I remember.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

I have sort of a problem with the person bellow my comment's responce. I guess you were a former student of Marvin Ridge for half a year but I was there for a whole school year. Things could of gotten better since I left but I know I was very unsatified with the way things were ran there. I was a student that needed help with my math and science and I felt like I never got the attention and support I needed to suceed. Sure they pulled me out of my electives for extra help, but it didn't benefit me one bit. I think that the kids there weren't the nicest kids on the planet, you have to find your right clique because it's a school full of cliques. Social status is mostly based on "Who has the most money" especially when you play a sport because it's extremely expensive and for me unaffordable there. I reccomend this school for people coming to the Charlotte/Marvin area that's afraid to put there child through CMS because I understand 100% where your coming from but I prefer CMS. Very diverse and great schools are right over the border!


Posted September 13, 2011

Very well run school with excellent curriculum. A few staff members with northern ties need to be a little more considerate. Otherwise great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

I went to Marvin Ridge for half a school year. I absolutely loved it! Every one of my teachers were very supportive and encouraging. Unlike, what another person wrote bullying is taken care of very well. I don't shop at expensive stores and i'm not a cheerleader or football player. When I was at MRMS, we had a whole anti-bullying week. There were even "bully boxes" if there was a problem. I fully recommend MRMS!!


Posted May 2, 2011

Marvin Ridge Middle is a great school Union county public schools have good teaching I went to mecklengburg county and I lacked school I almost failed and then I moved and when to Marvin ridge middle I got the best grades and I tend to improve


Posted April 13, 2010

My kids get everything they need at Marvin Ridge Middle. Great teachers, good education, and great moral and values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

The school is run almost like a private school. It's great! Teachers are genuinely concerrened about the child and their success. The administration is always looking for ways to make the school better and competitive for the world our children are now entering in. I couldn't be happier as a mom/parent. Safety and team work is also largely emphasized. I thank God for leading us to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

I love Marvin Ridge Middle School. I Mr.Piggott has had some great things about im and all of my friends who had him loved how he allowed us to learn first hand. Also, Dr. Bulla is the nicest principle I have ever had, he also knows how to handle problems. I feel safe in MRMS and enjoy the experiance of learning from so many diffirent teachers everyday.. :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2008

MRMS has a wonderful curriculum and they do an excellent job of keeping kids on track. It is an NC Honor School of Excellence. Teachers are demanding, yet supportive and the principal is too. Coming from a great school up in the northeast, I can say this school is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

MRMS is a great school! Dr. Bulla is very hands-on and he is very approachable. He is a great listener and is open to new ideas. Mr. Piggot, 6th Grade science teacher is topps! He actually has the kids participating in learning about science through his innovative experiments. My son learned more in his class- and actually retained it- because he DID the experiments and saw science working first hand. This is a new school- and it's only going to get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

I go there the teacher are challenging and keep you focused. Ever since i joined marvin ridge i've become a better person and a great student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2007

Id like to say that coming from the Northeast and coming from a pretty good school district, I have been more than pleased with this school. My expectations are better than we expected, the teachers are excellent as well as the rest of the staff. Dr Bulla is very hands on as a principal where we have found alot of them arent so welcoming to parents. My son is in 7th Grade. I would Highly recommend this school.
—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 39% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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 34% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>95%

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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black61%
Asian91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black61%
Asian86%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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%
Male82%
Black68%
Asian-95%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial-95%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black68%
Asian92%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black62%
Asian92%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black67%
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students-95%
Female-95%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
Academically gifted-95%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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 84% 52%
Black 5% 26%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 3%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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