School Details

Highland Creek Elementary

7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 343-1065
9

(out of 10)

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

Test Scores by grade

70%
50%
47%
61%
47%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
52%
48%
56%
45%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
51%
48%
55%
41%
40%
76%
47%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • 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, who can be contacted at p411@cms.k12.nc.us. 1,226 students go to Highland Creek Elementary and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 1,226 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio 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

  • (4 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (12 months 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.

  • (2 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!

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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

  • (4 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!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are awesome administration is great. Nice local school.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 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

  • (4 years ago)

    Highland Creek has a very devoted staff. They are committed to ensuring that these kids get the best education they can. The school also offers many additional activities like chorus recorder club etc.....which help the kids get more involved in their school. This builds a good foundation for later years promoting school spirit and community service. In addition they have fun activities that benefit the school and the children such as the movie night!!!

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because my nephew attends this school and he loves it!! He is 6yrs. old.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

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

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