School Details

Merry Oaks Elementary

3508 Draper Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 343-6422
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 712 students 11 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

28%
50%
47%
22%
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

21%
52%
48%
22%
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

34%
51%
48%
19%
41%
40%
31%
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

Merry Oaks Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Merry Oaks Elementary is Mr Philip Steffes, whose e-mail is p453@cms.k12.nc.us. 712 children attend Merry Oaks Elementary and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 712 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Merry Oaks Elementary is 11:1. Shamrock Gardens Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 5%
Hispanic 50% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 32%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 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 100% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school for 5 years now and I have had my ups and downs with the school but my children have grown and learned a lot during their time there. The teachers that I have encountered really seem to care about the students and Mrs. Morgan really is a great help to some of the students. My middle daughter had some emotional and educational issues and Mrs Morgan was really a shinning light for her. Also Mrs Santoro a third grade teacher there is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She was my child's second and then third grade teacher and has been a huge part of why my middle daughter has thrived the way she has. All in all not a bad environment for children.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Principal teachers and staff at this school are so dedicated and caring that the students can't help but achieve excellence !

  • (6 years ago)

    Great environment in this rich in diversity school. Very pleased to be a parent involved at merry Oaks. Mrs. Morgan (psychologist) is truly a gem and a breath of fresh air. She always seems to have a thoughtful take on any situation.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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