School Details

Cumberland Mills Elementary School

2576 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306
(910) 424-4536
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 675 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

43%
54%
61%
44%
60%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
52%
54%
51%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
54%
56%
43%
54%
54%
66%
66%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cumberland Mills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. The principal of Cumberland Mills Elementary School is Ms Sylvia Schmidt, whose e-mail is sschmidt@ccs.k12.nc.us. 675 children attend Cumberland Mills Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 74% of the 675 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cumberland Mills Elementary School is 16:1. Sherwood Park Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 33%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 18% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    If you want to be constantly annoyed and feel like smashing your head off a wall; then this is the school for you! If you ask to many questions then you're too concerned which is an annoyance to the staff at this school. If you ask for further worksheets to help your child the answer is always no. Don't try to make your kid smarter they hate that. The teachers here forward ALL emails to the principal. Sometimes the teacher responds sometimes the principal calls. Disclaimer when he calls it is to argue be prepared. They are lazy here. Depends on if they like your opinion or not. Also beware this school does some pretty racist activities like making books that say kids are brown white purple blue...ect. You get the point. They don't find it inflammatory and don't expect an apology. You'll never get one. If you call the front office to this school they never know anything. I'm constantly put on hold so they can go find someone else to ask and even then you may never get an answer. Also if you want to know about your child's day to day activities (i.e. hourly schedule) don't ask they will tell you it is in the newsletter (its not).

  • (1 year ago)

    There is a lot I don't like about this school. I have two kids in school here. One of my kids were told to stay after school for tutoring when she wasn't supposed to and the school did not have my permission to keep my child after school. They did however call me as I was walking out the door to go pick my kids up from the bus stop to tell me she was still and school and told me it was a mistake and they were sorry. Then the very next week my oldest child was supposed to stay after school for tutoring the school even called me that morning to remind me she had tutoring. Well they sent her home that afternoon and I was not there to pick her up from the bus stop and she had to walk home. When I called the school her teacher blamed it on my child. She said my child should have known to stay. Really?! She's a child come on! Oh and they send home permission forms but it doesn't matter if you fill them out or not cause it seems the people at the school do what they want even if your child tells them their parents told them they couldn't participate and you signed the form not giving your child permission to participate.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten there and it seems like they watch a lot of TV. He hasn't had any home work since before spring break. He has no class calender. Pretty much not doing anything. The only reason he is doing as well as he is is because we have him do home work our selfs. Really wish I could move him out of this school

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel like there are some good teachers at cumberland Mills but there are a lot of them who really just dont care about these Kids. You can tell that they dont care by how quickly they brush you off when you try to ask questions concerning your child. I always get the feeling that they're in a hurry for me to leave! The teachers talk bad about the kids to other teachers and parents. I know this to be true because one of the teachers tried to talk to me about a child! I was horrified to say the least. I just dont know what to say about this school except that several bad apples are ruining this school! I wish the administraters would stop looking the other way and giving these bad teachers a slap on the wrist! There are young childrens futures at stake here! I wish you guys would start acting like it.It's almost as if they think the parents wont notice whats going on.We do notice and we see and hear more than you think!

  • (5 years ago)

    Cumberland Mills Elamentary is my favorite school and my childs favorite school.His past two teachers have been the best.There has been no fighting.Since going to the school my son has been pushing himself to work harder at becoming what he wants to be when he grows up.This is the best school my son has ever been to

  • (5 years ago)

    the staff teachers and principle are very nice to the kids and they really show their love for the children their

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a teacher at CMES and feel that the staff and faculty are very dedicated to educating the students. We often feel that our hands are tied when it comes to parent involvement/accessability freedom to teach in a way that we know would best benefit our students and our extra duties that interfere with our main focus of instructing children. Many staff members feel that we are not given the opportunity to make professional decisions regarding what happens in our classrooms and school due to Ms. Locklear's leadership.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is a student here for now but I must say I am willing to move out of country to get her a better education. I don't want to say anything hurtful about the school or it's staff but other parents are correct in their summations. These children are taught to memorize sight words instead of teaching the the values of phonics and being able to sound out words. No wonder there are so many having trouble reading. I am more angry with the school system for this problem than I am the school but it all goes together. I like other parents have had trouble getting in to speak with Mrs. Locklear about problems with my child and have yet been able to speak with her. How can I keep my child excited and happy about going to school when she comes home daily saying she hates it?

  • (6 years ago)

    This schools' faculty members have a lot to still accomplish. As a parent whose child is still attending this school for now I am considering moving ASAP to change school districts. I don't want to waste energy on bad mouthing this school because I would be exhausted. Its up to us as parents to truly make a change for our child's education. My choice will be to move immediately and not be affiliated anymore with this pathetic school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a 2nd grader here and this is by far the most rediculous school I have ever been to. she comes home not wanting to go back I have had to constantly remind the teachers about things while they are constantly trying to remind me about things I already know about my child! Her first day there they acted as if they were there to help but instead griped when my child asked for help. I left a note for Mrs. Locklear to please call me back to speak about issues on the bus she never did. I am also concerned about the fact my daughter comes home everyday dissapointed about never going to recess then recieving a note that she was hiper in gym class or in the classroom after not giving them time to run the energy out. If I could avoid this school I would.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in 1st grade at Cumberland Mills. It seems like they are all excited and want to help the children but it is all a show. I was having issues with my sons teachers and after many failed attempts to talk to Mrs. Locklear I finally called the school system and she suddenly had time for me. As far as learning I do not feel that he is getting the best education but he can sing every rap song and he tells me he hears the in GYM class.

  • (7 years ago)

    i thik thier kindergaeten classes are great...i give xtra prompts to miss jacyln white ....great teacher!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have kids that go to this school I am satified with some of the teachers well most of the teachers that are employed there. In the account of meeting the principal Mrs.Johnson I don't see any professionalism there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although the school and staff are nice I am disheartened by the falling test scores. My stepdaughter attends the 5th grade here and is struggling with math. They have fallen behind even the state average.

  • (9 years ago)

    I briefly visited the school and it was wonderful! It is a lovely environment for the children and it seems like a nice warm professional place for the staff to work.

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