School Details

Morrisville Elementary

1519 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 460-3400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 818 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
61%
47%
82%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
59%
48%
77%
54%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
62%
48%
80%
51%
40%
79%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Morrisville Elementary is a public elementary school in Cary. The principal of Morrisville Elementary is Ms Robin Swaim, who can be contacted at rswaim@wcpss.net. 818 students attend Morrisville Elementary and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the 818 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Morrisville Elementary is 16:1. Green Hope Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 24%
Multiracial 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 49%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Asian 23% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
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 6% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I've had 3 kids at MES with my last graduating this year. The good great parent involvement generally great kids teachers love the kids and some are amazing instructors good atomosphere school pride. The bad this may be true for all schools thanks to No Child Left Behind but the focus is on getting more kids to pass EOGs not on helping every child learn. Principal seems very status quo and not interested in advancing individual students; you will get good lip service but few changes. Kids love the school and we've made some good friends there but would have loved to see more academic challenge.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school. My child attended from K-5 grade. The enviroment is safe and supportive the PTA is very active and the teachers are all working together.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree with the poster that says that her child gets in trouble for the silliest things. We've had good teachers and we've had bad teachers. More bad than good at this point. I also agree with the poster that said that some of the assistant teachers could use work. Many of the teachers including specials teachers and assistant teachers seem to have a huge attitude problem. Also I agree with the poster who said her kids became used to not being challenged. We experienced the same thing. My kid began his first few years with a love of challenge and learning and progressively has developed little work ethic because my kid is now used to everything being so easy. Also the getting in trouble for silly things has also turned my kid to just expect to get in trouble and afraid to trust or talk to the teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    My granddaughter enjoys the school likes her teachers and from what I see in her learning the teachers care about the her performance and want her to succeed and learn. I like the school and happy she is a student there.

  • (2 years ago)

    As an educator I am very picky about my children's education and MES has been a wonderful fit for my family. My children are happy challenged and feel safe at school. Of course public school is what you make of it so get involved with the awesome PTA and see the fantastic work that the faculty and staff are doing for the students and community.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am a student at morrisville and i love it everyone is great and there is a no bullying policy also people show exceptional behavior get rewarded. Also we learn music art physical education technology science math reading social studies media writing and much more! I definitely recommend this school oh and also there AIG program is spectacular

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a kindergartener at MES so this is our fist experience with public school. I think that the school as a whole is good. I like the teachers that i have encountered but some of the assistant teachers could use a little work. The principal is sub par. She will basically tell you what you want to hear so you will leave her alone. Are we happy here yes but could it be better yes!

  • (5 years ago)

    I heard that Morrisville was a great school so I intentionally moved to an area where it would be my son'sbase school. I have not been too impressed with the school at all. My son also went from never getting into trouble and being an A/B student to being reprimanded for the most silly things. Him and his friends got in trouble for playing tag at recess and were told that they had to miss recess and write a paper of the dangers of playing tag and touching someone else. They have been playing tag for the past 3 years so why this was an issue is most puzzling. Last week they were told that they could no longer play soccer. It is very upsetting to know that if one teacher decides they can not play a game it is within that teahcer's right to have the students seize.

  • (5 years ago)

    amamzing teachers fabulous principal wonderful pta

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a good school with incredibly dedicated and talented teachers. I am really sad that this is my child s last year at this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent with children in MES for 6 years I totally agree with the other review about the do nothing principal at Morrisville Elementary. Calculated responses no action always trying to cover herself...Robin is lucky the teachers and PTA are outstanding because MES has a great history and now it seems to be slipping under her watch.

  • (6 years ago)

    Morrisville is one of the best if not the very best elementary school in Wake County. I saw that one poster said that the PTA membership fees are high - they are $8 for a single membership or $10 for a family membership. I think that's not too shabby especially considering what my children get from the PTA! Outstanding programs outstanding benefits. Outstanding teachers and parent involvement. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent elementary school with quality teachers. The teachers clearly love to teach and do a marvelous job motivating the kids to learn. It is a very nice campus and the school has many involved partents and a wonderful volunteer base.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pros Very strong PTA. High Test Scores. Kids requiring extra attention get a lot of attention. Cons Above Average Kids are overlooked. I have a child that use to thrive on being challenged. At the start of the school year my child was reading at 2 grade levels above grade level. The teacher did nothing to stimulate my child or the others in my child reading group. First I tried talking to the teacher then I went to the principal? Sure she was nice and gave very political cookie cutter responses. In the end she provided me with the changes that would occur. Results Nothing changed my child now hates to be challenged. My child has had an easy school year and only wants to do easy things. Don't expect changes anytime. Turnover was high this year. Principals priority will be keeping happy teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school! The teachers are wonderful the PTA is very active and the overall enviroment is very positive. The year round schedule works so well and the teachers are very organized so the transitions go very smoothly.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is awesome -- the teachers go above and beyond to ensure your child is getting an outstanding education. Compared to other schools in the area this school stands far above...the standardized test scores are a testament to how well the students perform. The students benefit from the extra lengths the teachers and administrators achieve. I am extremely pleased with my child's progress!

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