School Details

Margaret Willis Elementary

1412 Belvedere Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 484-9064
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 294 students 11 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

40%
54%
61%
49%
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

62%
52%
54%
57%
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

59%
54%
56%
48%
54%
54%
57%
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

Margaret Willis Elementary is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. The principal of Margaret Willis Elementary is Ms Margaret B Raymes, who can be contacted at PRaymes@ccs.k12.nc.us. 294 students attend Margaret Willis Elementary and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 86% of the 294 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Margaret Willis Elementary is 11:1. Alma O Easom Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 45%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 33%
Hispanic 10% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest daughter attended kindergarten at this school. I absoutely loved it! The staff was so friendly and always loking out for the kids. My daughter's teachers were fantastic. I felt very safe and confident in her education there. They focus on getting the kindergartners to read right from the first day. I cried when we moved and had to leave the school. It was one I will never forget and all future schools will be held to the same standard of caring.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very happy to be a non-teaching staff member at Margaret Willis Elementary. It is so easy to fall in love with this school. The staff members work diligently alongside each other to ensure the success of every student who is enrolled at our school. We have an awesome PTO our students come to school prepared and ready to learn and the school climate is warm safe and positive. I would definitely recommend this school as it is one of the premiere schools in all of North Carolina!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a great staff. They care about children and make you feel welcome. I love this school. I think it is one of the best in the county.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome...the teachers are great.... and the kids are even better...together they work hard to reach their goals.....There isn't a better loving and caring environment at any other school in the county .....Great Job Tigers!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow This School Is Great My Daughter Was A New Student This Year And Her First Day She Was Nervous But They Welcomed Her With Open Arms. She Loves It More Than Any other school she's been to.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love this school! My husband is in the military and we've moved away and back several times. My children have been to three different schools previously in the district and this one by far blows them away. MW is a small school but the staff work well together and the kids get more one on one attention. The school vibe around the school is really good everyone walks around happy and I never hear any teachers complain. Peggy is an awesome principal and her staff rocks! My children's grades have excelled and there are always plenty of extra curricular activites available for them. Teachers are dying for positions to come open at that school-because it's so cool. My children can't wait to go back to school when there's a break. That should say it all.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has attended this school for 2 years now and it is so very easy to see why the scores for children with disabilities are lower on all the testing! This school focuses only on benchmark tests and end of grade test scores to make the teachers and principal look good not in interest of the childrens learning! children with disabilities are just passed on and the school is seriously lacking in resources for children with learning problems. extra curricular activities? where?

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