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About This School

Mallard Creek is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Mallard Creek is Natalie Lowe, who can be contacted at p446@cms.k12.nc.us. 747 students go to Mallard Creek and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 747 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mallard Creek is 17:1. Countryside Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 34%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 5%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter was here in K and 1'st grade. Both her teachers were wonderful and caring. She was in the magnet program in 1'st grade and it was rigorous ad she enjoyed her homework and schoolwork. The start of second grade was difficult and we felt like the teacher was pushing too much but then they cut back on homework a little bit and things got better. We are sad to be moving would have loved to have our daughter finish 5'th grade in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Now that the school is a partial magnet it is a little crowded. I think CMS needs to hurry and build the Johnston Oehler school because the magnet program will continue to grow and there is nowhere for the kids to go. My son is in the TD magnet program and the teachers are great. The program is rigorous and it prepares them for middle school. Not a fan of the principal but ididn't have much interaction with her so it was fine.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school was flourishing under the previous principle. There was so much excitement the teachers were happy and the parents were really involved. But now that we have a new principle and have become a partial magnet the school is in chaos. Both of my kids have second year teachers that are struggling with too many kids and too little resources. The school is now overcrowded with the partial magnet and the kids that are not in the magnet program are becoming forgotten about. I really hope that the principle gets her act together and figures out how to mesh the magnet/non-magnet parts of the school so that everyone is equally treated because we do have some really amazing teachers. But I am glad this is my daughter's last year and I am considering pulling my son out if possible.

  • (3 years ago)

    Now that the 2009-10 school year is coming to an end I would like to say that my daughter had a positive experience in her kindergarten year.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 1st grader my kid academic skills is improving this year after school introduced some flexigroup and he is going to multiple teachers apart from his class teacher. Last year he got struck with in-experience teacher for few months and we faced a tough time she is out of school now. Overall i am happy about this year. This school dont have play ground.. very less physical activities.

  • (4 years ago)

    This year moving towards above average. Last year this school rating is good but teachers not supported well. This year rating gone down and now they introduce some intergroup level in each grade and working hard. Some teachers expect kids to learn at home and do the test in the school. Teachers needs to take more responsibility.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 2nd grader and a 1st grader at Mallard Creek Elementary (MCE). this current school both of my children have great caring teachers which I contribute to the tone set by both the prinicipal and the vice prinicipal. Both women are committed to making MCE one of the best schools in Charlotte and i encourage all parents to participate and support the administration. One great way to show your support is by joining the PTA attending the meetings and voicing concerns.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been going to thi school for 2 years .last year it was good but this year his teacher is very irresponsible and does not respond no homework and when called the school and complained that my child hasent been getting homework they say we will send homework home today but again no homework . Kids have substitue teacher who does not know whats going on....Next step to talk to the principal ..lets see what happens !!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome! My child is in Kindergarten and has learned so much from Ms. Pino! There has not been a day that he's not excited about going to school. When ever there has been a concern about my son she gets back to me immidiately. Her communication has been outstanding with me as a parent!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is now in the 3rd grade. He has attended Mallard Creek since Grade-K. This is not our home school but we continue to choose the school because of the teacher's hands-on approach to learning their willingness to engage students to their highest learning potential. My child 'looped' from 2nd to 3rd. We love his teachers. We also think Mallard Creek has one of the best AfterSchool Enrichment programs in the District. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be involved. Anne-

  • (8 years ago)

    What a great school my eldest is in the first grade here and I've had nothing but praise for the teachers and principal. If you are looking for that small town atmosphere where your child won't get lost in the shuffle this is your school. I am excited about my youngest starting kindergarten next year. They have lots of parent activities to keep you involved in your childs education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a 3rd grader here and I have nothing but good things to say. Their academics are excellent they work a number of physical and cultural activities into their curriculum and they have many opportunities for parental involvement both at a PTA level and as far as participating in each child's education. I was just at a Donuts with Daddy event this morning. Being an elementary school no extracurricular activities.

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