School Details

Idlewild Elementary

7101 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
(980) 343-6411
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 804 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

53%
50%
47%
37%
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

52%
52%
48%
50%
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

50%
51%
48%
40%
41%
40%
28%
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

Idlewild Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Idlewild Elementary is Ms Katherine Jane Collins and can be contacted at p424@cms.k12.nc.us. 804 children attend Idlewild Elementary and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 87% of the 804 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Idlewild Elementary is 13:1. Albemarle Road Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Hispanic 36% 18%
Multiracial 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 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 87% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Great all around program with great staff who teach the whole child. My family is very thankful for this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Idlewild Elementary is a fantastic school! My daughter is a kindergartner in the magnet program and we could not be more pleased with this school! She is reading at a high level and loves going to school everyday. They have electives here three days a week which can vary from Rainforest Study (K) to Civil War History (older kids). The staff are friendly and extremely qualified the classroom is diverse and the school has excellent technology available to the students. Idlewild is also always being recognized as a magnet school of excellence and they just received recognition in NC as a title 1 reward school. I just can't say enough good things about this school- again we are very pleased with our decision to send our daughter here.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a student at Idlewild Elementary School and I enjoyed my years there and it set me up for a great transition into middle school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Idlewild is a great school and my son loves going everyday. The teachers and staff are wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    Second year at Idlewild. The staff and teachers are incredibly dedicated to all the students. Academics in the magnet program are second to none. My child is a person at this school not just a number. My child has received opportunities not available at his home school including the elective program clubs and academic competitions. Students are given the tools to succeed and encouraged to do so here. Glad to have found this school and looking forward to finishing elementary school here at Idlewild.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very disappointed with the school. Academics within the magnet program have been acceptable; however not worth the trade off of violent infractions and bullying that occur on the playground and especially the before and after school program. Also county will only allow transfer back to home school on the quarter mark...... So if your child is bullied and unhappy - you are stuck! They need some intensive work on bullying and playground safety within the mainstream school. Looking forward to going back to home school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son completed kindergarten at Idlewild and is now preparing to start first grade. I often refer to it as a hidden jewel. I am particularly pleased with the magnet program and the after-school program. The magnet program has exposed my child to things that I did not expect such as theatre dance and different cultures. His reading and writing skills are on a third grade level. After-school has been a supreme blessing. This is not a baby sitting program. Your child focuses on his homework and is encouraged to not just do it but to do it well. In addition Ms. Adderton helps the children to grow in terms of public performances manners and doing what is right. Discipline is always at the fore front. It has not all been a day at the park but I think that my family has grown so far with our time at Idlewild.

  • (10 years ago)

    When we had to give up home-schooling we were blessed with Idlewild. They respected and supported our religious views and we have had great success with all three of our children's tranistion into public education. This will be thier 3rd year and we purposely stayed in the area to guarantee this school. We highly recommend Idlewild to everyone!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a student in his 2nd.year at Idlewild. The staff has been very helpful and extremely concerned about my child. He has grown in maturity as well as educationally since he came to this school. He is held accountable for his actions and is encouraged to be the best that he can be. I have enjoyed his time here and look forward to him completing the remainder of his elementary education at this school. I am very involved with the school and participate in outside activities held by the school. There are lots of ways for a family to be involved and they work very hard to include all members of the child's family. What a breath of fresh air in the school system with so many issues and concerns for students staff and the community.

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