School Details

Marvin Ridge Middle School

2831 Crane Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1510
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1383 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
57%
39%
81%
62%
46%

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
  • Union County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
56%
39%
83%
62%
48%

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
  • Union County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
56%
34%
78%
57%
41%
88%
71%
59%

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
  • Union County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
52%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Union County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marvin Ridge Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Marvin Ridge Middle School is Dr Jay Jones, whose e-mail is jay.jones@ucps.k12.nc.us. 1,383 children attend Marvin Ridge Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the 1,383 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Marvin Ridge Middle School is 17:1. Cuthbertson Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 13%
Asian 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.04%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Definitely disappointed in MRMS. While most of the teachers are capable and have your child's best interest at heart there are some that truly do not and unfortunately the administration fails to see what is right in front of them. Bullying is also a huge problem and unless you can prove it i.e. a teacher seeing it....again there is very little accountability and it continues without reprimand. The front office staff is unfriendly and they seem "bothered" when you enter. Overall I would choose a different school for my middle schooler unless of course you prefer a school that cares more about social status than your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    At Marvin Ridge teachers are truly caring helpful knowledgeable and fully dedicated in teaching students and helping them mature and grow. This is a phenomenal school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a 7th grader at MRMS and I can't say I've fully enjoyed my experience. It often seems that teachers couldn't care less about me. I understand the student-teacher ratio is not a good one but many teachers seem to do little to try and help students at all. Some teachers also give extreme amounts of homework and I often am kept up all night on said homework. It is true however that there is little to no bullying at this school. However cliques rule the school and new kids are immediately kicked to the curb to fend for themselves. The counslers are no help whatsoever either as if you come in for whatever reason they quickly accuse you of doing something wrong. The principal is very distant and doesn't really interact with the kids. But what annoys me most wishing to be a manga artist upon growing up is that in this school study of creative arts/he arts is shoved under the bus. You can either take band for your elective (45 minute per day class) or switch between a chinese-spainsh-art-drama-chorus. You can't do both. The curriculum only focuses on EOG test scores and nothing else preventing learning growth. If I could I would honestly switch to a private school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beautiful campus but the majority of the staff could care less about you child. Teachers would rather give a student a zero on an assignment than communicate with the parent or student. Directions are vague and communication from teachers rarely occurs. Most teachers will not even respond to an email and students are afraid to ask questions in class for fear of being written up or yelled at in front of the class.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school PTSO Sports booster club teams are run by a priveleged community. While the support to these programs seems second to none it also is so political and not serving of the whole school community. Many kids are preselected on their parents merit or donations of time or money. Fact is we have the population to field many teams that would be competitive but a handful of preseleted get chosen over and over. Too many cliques are an intimidating distraction. Other kids get ignored for no good reasion except their parents didnt know the right coach or live in the right neighborhood. Behavior problems and bullying is ignored and consequences are minimal. Several jock bullies who barely make the grades to pass often are still allowed to play these sports with such poor grades. How sad is that when the school prioirty is sports over academics. If you arent the richest or the absolute best you might want to find a community school that will be more balanced and offer your child a chance to succeed. We are cotemplating moving 10 minutes East or South to be part of a much friendlier Union County school community.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a daughter in this school and she is doing well in all her classes. The academics are average or above. Unfortunately the administration is below average. The front office staff is rude and not considerate to parents. There is no helpful atmosphere and the principal(Broome) and vice principal(Petus) are very protective of their working enviroment that they tend to be less than genuine in their actions. In my opinion the staff needs to be more respective to parents who are trying to help thier children and the principal needs to be more open to the parents concerns and not so isolated.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent who had moved in 2007 from the North our Son was in 7th Grade and 8th Grade and we couldn't be happier with this school. At the time Dr Bulla was the principal and he was awesome. We moved to another State in 2009 which we love we also love the school however life takes us back to Marvin Ridge Schools as my daughter will be going into 7th grade and our son will be a senior at the High School. We are very pleased to be going back to a wonderful school from what I remember.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have sort of a problem with the person bellow my comment's responce. I guess you were a former student of Marvin Ridge for half a year but I was there for a whole school year. Things could of gotten better since I left but I know I was very unsatified with the way things were ran there. I was a student that needed help with my math and science and I felt like I never got the attention and support I needed to suceed. Sure they pulled me out of my electives for extra help but it didn't benefit me one bit. I think that the kids there weren't the nicest kids on the planet you have to find your right clique because it's a school full of cliques. Social status is mostly based on "Who has the most money" especially when you play a sport because it's extremely expensive and for me unaffordable there. I reccomend this school for people coming to the Charlotte/Marvin area that's afraid to put there child through CMS because I understand 100% where your coming from but I prefer CMS. Very diverse and great schools are right over the border!

  • (3 years ago)

    Very well run school with excellent curriculum. A few staff members with northern ties need to be a little more considerate. Otherwise great!

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to Marvin Ridge for half a school year. I absolutely loved it! Every one of my teachers were very supportive and encouraging. Unlike what another person wrote bullying is taken care of very well. I don't shop at expensive stores and i'm not a cheerleader or football player. When I was at MRMS we had a whole anti-bullying week. There were even "bully boxes" if there was a problem. I fully recommend MRMS!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Marvin Ridge Middle is a great school Union county public schools have good teaching I went to mecklengburg county and I lacked school I almost failed and then I moved and when to Marvin ridge middle I got the best grades and I tend to improve

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids get everything they need at Marvin Ridge Middle. Great teachers good education and great moral and values.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is run almost like a private school. It's great! Teachers are genuinely concerrened about the child and their success. The administration is always looking for ways to make the school better and competitive for the world our children are now entering in. I couldn't be happier as a mom/parent. Safety and team work is also largely emphasized. I thank God for leading us to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Marvin Ridge Middle School. I Mr.Piggott has had some great things about im and all of my friends who had him loved how he allowed us to learn first hand. Also Dr. Bulla is the nicest principle I have ever had he also knows how to handle problems. I feel safe in MRMS and enjoy the experiance of learning from so many diffirent teachers everyday.. ]

  • (6 years ago)

    MRMS has a wonderful curriculum and they do an excellent job of keeping kids on track. It is an NC Honor School of Excellence. Teachers are demanding yet supportive and the principal is too. Coming from a great school up in the northeast I can say this school is top notch.

  • (6 years ago)

    MRMS is a great school! Dr. Bulla is very hands-on and he is very approachable. He is a great listener and is open to new ideas. Mr. Piggot 6th Grade science teacher is topps! He actually has the kids participating in learning about science through his innovative experiments. My son learned more in his class- and actually retained it- because he DID the experiments and saw science working first hand. This is a new school- and it's only going to get better.

  • (7 years ago)

    I go there the teacher are challenging and keep you focused. Ever since i joined marvin ridge i've become a better person and a great student.

  • (7 years ago)

    Id like to say that coming from the Northeast and coming from a pretty good school district I have been more than pleased with this school. My expectations are better than we expected the teachers are excellent as well as the rest of the staff. Dr Bulla is very hands on as a principal where we have found alot of them arent so welcoming to parents. My son is in 7th Grade. I would Highly recommend this school.

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