The tables below present testing results from the past 5 years. Hover over the column headings if you don't understand the terms or to get more details on the data. A small window should pop up with more information.

Over the past five years, MDCS has met or exceeded growth expectations while outperforming the other state elementary and middle schools by an average of 19.8 percentage points.  Four of the past five years have seen us in the top 10% of all North Carolina schools serving grades K-8. Please examine the table to find many more indications that we are one of the best public schools in the state.

These outstanding test results are validation that making learning fun, engaging, and relevant for our children gives them the tools they need to succeed in the world at large. Although I can't prove it, I believe that the results also reflect our attention to every student’s social, emotional, and physical well being. If you want to learn more about the educational experience that lies behind our excellent performance on tests, visit my director’s page for a guided tour of our website.

At the very least, visit the Meet Our Staff page to learn something about the amazing people behind our success. As an administrator, I am honored to work with such a talented and dedicated staff. As a parent of two MDCS alumni, I can personally attest to the wonderful results of an MDCS education and I am blessed that it was an option for my children.

Sincerely,

Carter Petty

MDCS EOG Results 2013-Present

(Hover over or tap column headings for explanations.)

  MDCS PCThe percentage of state tests on which MDCS students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite State PCThe percentage of state tests on which North Carolina students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite Diff.Number of percentage points by which MDCS outperformed statewide results (Col.2- Col.3). GrowthTarget EOG scores are calculated for each student based on the preceding year’s score. If a student meets or exceeds his/her individual target scores s/he has met growth expectations. A school meets growth expectations if about 50% of students meet their individual targets on a test. A school achieves high growth status if at least 60% of students meet their individual target scores. %ileThe percentage of North Carolina K-8 schools that MDCS outperfomed on a given test or tests. SPGSchool Performance Grade in accordance with the new state rating system implemented in 2014. For additional information, use the links at the bottom of the page.
2016-17            
EOG Overall 81.9 58.8 23.1 Met 94.6 B
Math 72.5 55.4 17.1 Met 83.3 B
Reading 86.2 57.5 28.7 Met 98 A
Science >95* 72.8 >22.2 Met 97.6 N/A
2015-16            
EOG Overall 79.6 58.2 21.4 Met 91.0 B
Math 75.2 54.7 20.5 High 87.4 B
Reading 78.7 56.9 21.8 Met 93.4 B
Science 89.6 72.7 16.9 Met 91.0 N/A
2014-15            
EOG Overall 72.1 56.6 15.5 Met 84.2 B
Math 63.9 52.2 11.7 High 73.7 C
Reading 73.1 56.3 16.8 Met 87.8 B
Science 87.2 68.8 18.4 Met 91.2 N/A
2013-14            
EOG Overall 76.6 55.7 20.9 High 91.7 B
Math 68.1 51.1 17.0 High 83 B
Reading 80 56.4 23.6 High 94.9 B
Science 89.7 67.7 22 High 92.6 N/A
2012-13            
EOG Overall 62.4 44.4 18 High 90.4 N/A
Math 57.5 42.3 15.2 High ** N/A
Reading 63.7 43.9 19.8 High ** N/A
Science 71.1 52.2 18.9 High ** N/A
             

*FERPA regulations prevent us from reporting exact percentages if they are over 95%.

**Data not availabe to calculate these percentiles.

MDCS SRC Snapshot has a good discussion of the formula and scale used for SPG's.

School Performance Grade Info is a DPI page with enough information for even the most data-driven reader. Pour yourself a strong cup of coffee.

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