Merry Oaks Elementary

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

(out of 10)

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

Test Scores by grade

59%
66%
61%
35%
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

27%
58%
54%
26%
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

48%
62%
56%
31%
55%
54%
43%
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

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 students attend Merry Oaks Elementary and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 712 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio 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

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has wonderful teachers and students along with supportive parents but the principal is absolutely terrible! He treats his teachers like they are children and therefore this school has a very high turnover

  • (1 year ago)

    The facilities and staff at Merry Oaks are outstanding. My child received unbelievable attention and progressed quickly. The school serves a high number of first generation English speaking students exposing kids to other cultures and customs. The teachers meet the children where they are and get them where they need to be. This is not reflected in this site's rating - there are over 50 languages spoken yet everything is taught in English. There is more top of the line technology exposure here than I have seen at any other public CMS schools. There is an active PTA and SLT program. I feel that Merry Oak's primary focus is on academics which is refreshing when so many other schools push fundraising and "extras". The hours are great for young children allowing time in the afternoon to be a kid and homework is very manageable. My child left well prepared for the IB middle school program and adjusted well socially compared to some of the other new middle school children who were not exposed to the diverse population Merry Oaks serves. It is a great school - don't let the rating fool you!

  • (5 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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (7 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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