School Details

Highland Creek Elementary

7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 343-1065
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 1226 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
66%
61%
84%
62%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
58%
54%
65%
56%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
62%
56%
59%
55%
54%
80%
67%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highland Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Highland Creek Elementary is Ernest Saxton III, whose e-mail is p411@cms.k12.nc.us. 1,226 students go to Highland Creek Elementary and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 1,226 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Creek Elementary is 18:1. Cox Mill Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 5%
Hispanic 6% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 42%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My child is in 1st grade. Despite its score I am not really impressed with the school although the ASEP staff is fantastic and dedicated to the kids. Communication is not the school's forte; in several instances it has been difficult to get feedback from the teacher from the PTA and from the Principal as well. The last winter/Christmas party consisted of feeding the kids ice cream and playing some inappropriate music (i.e. Chris Brown among others); that was to say the least disturbing lazy and showed a lack of accountability by the school's administration. Finally as a public school the relief of HCE should not consist of favoring the Highland Creek HOA as shown by the future demographics.

  • (8 months ago)

    Excellent school though over crowded. Principal that is concerned about all students not just the one's who have parents that volunteer all the time and give money. Great activities at the school lots of extra curricular activities. New principal last year and some parents who were used to running things at the school are bothered. I'm more concerned about the education my child is getting than the feeling of parents who think their opinions outweight those of educators.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school used to be a great school but it just isn't that way anymore. Teachers are unhappy; parents are unhappy; I guess students like it okay but it's just not what I signed on for. My 5th grader will be moving on next year and let me just say it can't happen soon enough. It's no surprise so many teachers left last year and mass exit of students to charters also.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great staff and the PTA is very active at the school. So far the new principal has showed tremendous leadership.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a really great place to be. We walk to school and the teachers are fantastic. It's big (too big in my opinion) but it's a public school and it seems no one can be turned away. I am sending my third child to kindergarten this year and am confident he'll be prepared for future learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here a year and a half ago from Las Vegas NV and I was very nervous about moving my (then) third grader to a new school. However I consider myself blessed to have found this amazing community school! From the Principal and his staff to the teachers and the parents this school is top notch! I would not hesitate one bit to recommend this school to a newcomer!

  • (4 years ago)

    We love this school! As big as it is both of my children are well cared for and challenged academically.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful caring teachers and students who truly enjoy school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Highland Creek is top notch. Every child is treated fairly and equitably. Discipline is handled in a calm but firm manner and volunteerism in the class room clearly demonstrates the partnership between school and home teacher and parent. I came form another school and the atmosphere between the two schools is almost night and day. It's a fun place for learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers and parents get along well communicating and as well has been tremendous impact and change for my kids education.i sure think it is the best school in the region.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids

  • (5 years ago)

    Highland Creek has a very dedicated staff involved and supportive parents who are active participants in their children's education and most importantly the most wonderful group of students anyone could hope for!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are awesome administration is great. Nice local school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Highland Creek because it is a fantastic place to not only work but it is filled with fantastic students and parents! I think that our school provides excellent educational opportunities for our students. We challenge not only our students but ourselves to impact learning and be the best we can be!

  • (5 years ago)

    Has some great teachers specially un kindergarten the grounds are beautiful a lot of parent involvement many activities.......I love it!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is Great!!! Great teachers curriculum activities kids are care for and instructed in a loving way but also being supervised and reminded about respect obidience discipline determination responsibility and dedication. Thus they can achieve their goals and be the very best they can be.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a grandparent and have seen my 2 granddaughters thrive at this school. The teachers are exceptional and dedicated the principal is great they are organized and have the right amount of dicipline and love for their kids

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is located in a great community and has lot of dedicated teachers. They have lot of activities for the kids. School has an excellent atmosphere for learning

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the greatest staff!! The principal is great and you can feel and see the dedication to the students!!

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Overall score

(based on 27 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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