Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Mills Park Elementary School

Cary, NC


Mills Park Elementary School
509 Mills Park Dr
Cary, NC  27519
Phone: 919-466-1466
Wake County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: PK-5
Enrollment: 1,037
Type: Regular School    
Mills Park Elementary School

Mills Park Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#4
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Mills Park Elementary School is ranked #4 of 169 of the best elementary schools in Raleigh and surrounding areas (98th percentile). Click the link to see all 169 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#10
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Mills Park Elementary School is ranked #10 out of 1478 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 1478 elementary schools.


Overall, Mills Park Elementary School is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Wake County, NC. Mills Park Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 1,037 students and serves grades PK-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

82.6
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Mills Park Elementary School had a Student Growth Score of 82.6. This placed Mills Park Elementary School in the 66th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

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Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests
End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 56% - Level 5 (Superior)
 56% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 57% - Level 5 (Superior)
 57% - Level 5 (Superior)
 29% - Level 4 (Solid)
 29% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 46% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 2
 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 42%
 Asian - 42%
 Black - 6%
 Black - 6%
 Hispanic - 4%
 Hispanic - 4%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 44%
 White - 44%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Mills Park Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Mills Park Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Mills Park Middle School 10 0.1 miles Cary, NC Regular 6-8
Highcroft Elementary School 10 1.0 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Panther Creek High School 10 1.4 miles Cary, NC Regular 9-12
Carpenter Elementary School 10 1.7 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Green Hope High School 10 1.7 miles Cary, NC Regular 9-12
Green Hope Elementary School 10 2.1 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Morrisville Elementary School 10 2.8 miles Morrisville, NC Regular K-5
Turner Creek Elementary School 10 2.9 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Davis Drive Middle School 10 3.3 miles Cary, NC Regular 6-8
Davis Drive Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Cary, NC Regular K-5
Alston Ridge Elementary School 10 3.4 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Cedar Fork Elementary School 10 3.7 miles Morrisville, NC Regular PK-5
Salem Middle School 10 4.5 miles Apex, NC Regular 6-8
Salem Elementary School 7 4.5 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Weatherstone Elementary School 10 5.0 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Olive Chapel Elementary School 10 5.2 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Laurel Park Elementary School 10 5.5 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Apex High School 10 5.5 miles Cary, NC Regular 9-12
Baucom Elementary School 10 5.6 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Parkwood Elementary School 3 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5