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Marvin Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1454 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted December 29, 2013

Marvin Ridge High is the best! Our Academics succeed over many other schools in the district as well as the state. There is literally a club for almost everything and you can even start your own if you want. There is a lot of diversity and individuality here. Many people believe that Marvin Ridge is practically almost like a private school. There are so many courses available here as a student!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2013

I have 2 kids at Marvin Ridge High school and its 5 stars! Teachers, staff, are like those at a private school. 100% graduation rate, very high college rate, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

Moved out of Charlotte just to get my duaghters into this school. did not like the way Charlotte schools were going and was not impressed by Charlottte Catholic. I have been very pleased with the outcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

I have a son that is entering the 10th grade at Marvin Ridge. He started at the middle school in 2010 and we could not be happier. We moved here from Oklahoma and can tell you this school rivals Private schools in that part of the country. The teachers/coaches are caring and kind and the entire staff as well as the students are proud to be a part of this school. The Principal and staff are the best I have see and I have sent 4 boys through the US Public School System- in three different states.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I have a daughter attending this school and she is doing well. The teachers for the most part are above average, as well as the school academics. The area below average is the administration. Unfortunately, the front office staff is not helpful and tends to have a negative attitude toward parents. The principal lacks leadership and management skills in handling tough issues and tends to insulate himself within the confines of the school walls and policy. The front office needs training in customer service and assistance. The principal should have more training in resource management and administration services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

I have had two daughters graduate from Marvin Ridge HS. They attended from the day it first opened. Overall, this is an excellent school. Both of my children were in Honors/AP programs and had great teachers (mostly) who took the time to ensure the kids were prepared for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

I am so happy to have my daughter attend the new Marvin Ridge High School. The administration has done a wonderful job at welcoming the students and promoting spirit between the grades. They have also achieved above and beyond the expectations of a new school. The athletic department has provided experience and teamwork to a guide a new, young football team. They have proven themselves worthy with a play-off position. The extremely small, but enthusiastic and mighty marching band has already won several awards. Keep up the good work Mavericks!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

339 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>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

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

340 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

347 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

313 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted87%

Biology

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black53%
Asian-95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students90%
Female-95%
Male83%
Black77%
Asian-95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Academically gifted-95%
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 85% 52%
Asian 5% 3%
Black 5% 26%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Two or more races 1% 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 2%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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2825 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
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