School Details

E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School

4665 Lakewood Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306
(910) 426-2020
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 734 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
41%
47%
61%
44%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
46%
48%
60%
43%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
43%
48%
47%
37%
40%
54%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. The principal of E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School is Ms Lori Mueller and can be contacted at lmueller@ccs.k12.nc.us. 734 students go to E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 42% of the 734 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School is 16:1. Liberty Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 33%
Asian 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 45%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 14% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    If you have the opportunity to choose a different school for your children please do so. I have cried every morning for the past several days thinking of how horrible the leadership is at this school - namely the Principal. I recently met with her to discuss what I viewed as a demeaning action toward my son who has an IEP due to developmental delay. It was absolutely shocking to be talked to in the manner in which she conducted herself. She was incredibly rude unprofessional and nasty. It has been my experience (having 2 sons pass through the halls here) that when a parent has a question or concern regarding their child the Administrative Personnel - Principal Teachers Assistants Counselors - act as if the parent is the problem. These people do not care about the children. Their only concern is the numbers as evidenced in my conversation with this Principal.

  • (9 months ago)

    Honeycutt is the best school in Fayetteville!! I am proud and happy to tell people where I work. I have never seen so many teachers spend their time and money on classroom children. From honeycutts awesome after school clubs to in school activities it rocks!!! I am so excited each and every year to return and meet a whole new group of lil panthers!! PTA is beyond involved... They keep the school running with countless hours of work!!! Go Honeycutt!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    It seems to me everything is excellent especially teachers in the except the cafeteria and the food services are very bad

  • (1 year ago)

    I love working at E. Melvin Honeycutt. Our principal is very supportive of her staff. The teachers assistants and support staff work in education because of our love of teaching and we are blessed to have the opportunity to work at this amazing school. We are a team. We are not here just to collect a pay check. Many of us go above and beyond to prepare for a great day of learning. You will never walk through our school without a friendly hello or good morning.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love working at Honeycutt! The atmosphere is positive caring and welcoming. This is a place where teachers parents and children want to be. Our principal is supportive of teachers loves children and puts them first in all decisions made. Our parents are always welcome in our school as we know that we must all work together to ensure the success of our children. There is no other place I would rather be! I highly recommend Honeycutt for your children. Come in the front doors and feel the excitement for teaching and learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    First off my kids have done quite well at this school. They are in the cluster classes and we have had GREAT teachers all three years here. We have been pleased overall with the school and what our children have achieved at this school. In a military community I expected a little more to be helpful to military families and kids who move often; this is not the case at this school. There are many families who homestead in this area so although military they have lived here for seven or ten years and even after three years we still get comments like " oh you haven't been here long"! Really? Communication from the school is not always the best or they assume you know things (because a large part of the student body has been here for so long). I served on the PTA and was often treated like the odd person because I was new and tried to bring up new ideas (which can be a benefit of a place who has new people coming in) so I have now chosen to quietly volunteer in the classroom rather than on the PTA. Our kids have learned and gotten good grades and not really had many bad experiences so overall they have been happy and that pleases us as the parents...

  • (1 year ago)

    The school has an excellent learning environment. The open door policy allows parents to visit and get involved. There is an overall positive environment and the children are encouraged to learn and read. I have three children who have attended and two are still attending. I have witnessed the school's dealings in every grade and I can say that it is an excellent school. Only on one instance have I witnessed other staff overact on uninformed situations but for the most part teachers and staff are familiar with the parents who visit on a regular basis.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school did nothing short of fail my children! I have two children who attended Honeycutt. While on occasion they received a good teacher our overall experience was horrible. My daughter was repeatedly bullied by three students. I brought this issue up repeatedly and nothing was ever done about it and to make matters worse each new year all three were assigned yet again to her class so this continued for three years. The educators here fail to recognize issues such as ADHD as well. My concerns about my daughter having possible ADHD were ignored until we were redistricted to another school! My son was treated horribly by one specific teacher's aid in the first grade. His entire first grade year he and many other students were punished by this aid for her mood swings which myself and other parents witnessed. My son began having anxiety about attending school due to her to the point he would become sick in the mornings....TAKE YOUR CHILD TO ANOTHER SCHOOL! Oh and the school does not have a full-time nurse so if your child has allergies and needs an Epi pen you are out of luck because they do not keep medication in the building!

  • (2 years ago)

    While the teachers are great the office does not want to deal with tough matters. My youngest is now dealing with a bully. It has escalated from the boy physically breaking my sons possessions to now actually physical contact and leaving marks. Talking with the school they began to ignore my calls when i tried to find something out and called my son a liar before they ever looked into anything. This is the worst school for condoning bullies and their behavior.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 kids who go to this school my oldest son is in AG and his teacher is wonderful and I have no complaints about her. My youngest son is in Kindergarten and he is having problems learning. He has been having problems since the beginning of the school year but they waited until the end of the year and was already on the retention list to try to help him or figure out if there are any learning disabilities. I think they could've done more testing earlier so that we would know if there is a problem and get him help sooner. I feel like the Kindergarten teachers and assistants don't really care and aren't very friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE this school! For the past six years I have had at least one of my three children at Honeycutt! I have never had an issue with this school. If I had a concern about my child I made sure to talk to the teacher about it and the situation would get resolved. I am very involved with this school and have been a part of the PTA for 5 out of the 6 years. Having so many parents being involved in this school has helped to make it one of the best elementary schools in the area! Outstanding staff wonderful and caring teachers and let's not forget the awesome ladies in the front office!! It will be hard to find another school like it when we have to move!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended Honeycutt since 2007 prior to that we attended a school on a military installation and that is the sum total of my/our experience as parents of children in the public education system. Not to long ago Honeycutt was awarded recognition of being a National Honor School of Excellence. I don't believe that achievement was a mistake and after witnessing the devotion of teachers and even more importantly the parents to ensure our children succeed I believe it is within reach in the future. Like any school there is always room for progress and most of the staff are receptive to any suggestions made. I love Honeycutt I love the teachers I love the staff but most importantly my children love Honeycutt.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daugher attended Honeycutt for K/1st grade. I will admit that she did have problems with keeping her hands to herself talking and sitting in her seat. Her teachers decided the best way to deal with her would be to turn her desk around to face the wall for months. She was never given the chance to start a new day with a clean slate. Shortly after my daughter was suspended for fighting. She told me that it was self defense. I asked the principal to review the survellience tape on the bus. She claimed she would but when questioned a couple of days later she said she didn't because she knew my daughter was lying. After spending a day in her class I learned that the learning environment was appalling. The teacher did no form of actual teaching. They simple shuffled the kids from table to table and tossed worksheets to them. There was no smiles or happiness in the classroom at all. The teachers and principal at Honeycutt have no clue how to deal with disruptions in class. There only answer was to push them aside and ignore them. I have since decided to homeschool her and now she is doing great.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a child with an IEP and she continued to struggle through the school year. I met w/ her teachers and principal on several occassions and was told that my child was getting everything the school had to offer. At the awards ceremony at the end of the school year her teacher had the lowest grades in that grade. I was very disappointed. I think her teacher did what she could with what she had. I think the school could have nipped things in the bud as they have award ceremonies at the end of each marking period. If they saw that her kids were struggling early on they should have offered to switched some of the struggling students into the other classes that didn't have so many. Therefore the school DID NOT do all they could for my child. Therefore we are moving before this school year starts.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school! The atmosphere is fantastic. The administration supports the teachers and the students are all expected to excel. The students are well-behaved in general. Just walk in sometime - you can be sure you won't see any loud ill-behaved unsupervised kids in the halls. Winter Wonderland Field Day Spring Fling lots of fun activities for student and family involvement. I love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school from kindergarten to fourth grade. She is now in fourth grade and the school year so far has not been good. Her third grade year in school was very good. She loved her teacher and excelled in the classroom. I am trying to keep a positive attitude and encourage her to do her best. All teachers have different teaching styles and some teachers styles work a little better than others. Overall I think E. Melvin Honeycutt is a great school but it is getting a little overcrowded because everyone wants their children to attend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! The principal and the teachers are very eager for your children to do the best they can. Its a safe school and the children are very well behaved. This school LOVES parent involvment! I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes of course this school is great! Academic wise .....however let us lay off the Accelerated Reading program a bit. Geez my kids used to love to read but now they are just about forced to! This school has 'Media Nights' on Wednesdays where the kids can take tests on the books. God forbid they do not make a hundred on it. You should hear some of the reactions from other parents not to mention the looks on their kids faces. I'm all about being a school of excellence and what not but when reading becomes a chore ....let's simmer down.

  • (6 years ago)

    The parent teacher involvement in this school is unbelievable. There are not many schools across the country someone could walk into and see so many people happy to be there. This is true from the principal down to the students custodians and parents. We are blessed to have such a great environment for our children.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is an extraordinary school children devoloped their imagination by differents didactics this school and teachers are fantastic!

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