Carolina International School

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8810 Hickory Ridge Rd

Harrisburg, NC 28075

(704) 455-3847

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Grades: K - 10

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 557

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Carolina International School

I do not understand why quality teachers who genuinely care and understand individual students are constantly being let go and/or fired. Beginning in about 2011, the quality of the administration has been atrocious. I do not understand how these people were chosen to manage a school. I do not get any ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/01/13

I was a student at Carolina International School from 2005-2010. From my experiences at CIS, everything was quite excellent up until 2009. I am surprised the school still holds such a high rating. The teachers were top-notch. There were a number of afterschool activities I could choose from and the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/01/13

I must admit the experience has been far better than I expected. After a year in private school, we were somewhat reluctant to make the leap to CIS. I have not been overly impressed with the administration, yet our experience with our classroom teachers more than makes up the difference thus far. Simple ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Nepotism runs this school. If you are not in the click the rumors will be abound. It is sad because it can be a great school but instead it is all about telling people what they want to hear rather than the truth.

Posted by a other on 08/01/13

Received an excellent education in the 7th on par with the previous private school education since K4 but will not be returning in the fall from our experience in the 8th! This year has been both a loss of returning & mass exodus of great teachers, leaving mostly 'lemons' to educate (some excellent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/04/13

Our school is excellent. Our administration and staff are effective, efficient, and supportive. We have 2 children who attend the school. We are in our 3rd year. We have received wonderful support from all areas for our child who has different needs to support her learning style. Ms. Nelmes & Mrs. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/13

I have a first-grader at CIS. Because CIS is a charter school, parents choose the school. Parents generally are concerned and have a strong interest in their's child's success. I believe this makes the student body more focused and disciplined compared to most public schools. This helps create a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/22/13

My daughter is in Kindergarten this year. We were lucky enough to be the LAST person admitted to the school. My occupation is in creating Learning Strategy for a large global company so needless to say, I am very particular about where I send my child. I can honestly say I am very pleased with CIS. We ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/13

Fantastic School. Three of my children attend there. One for 8 years, one for 4 years, and one for 2 years. Exceptional program and allows for children to not only obtain the required test score education but also added focus on international and environment awareness. It's great knowing my children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/03/13

Just awful, needs much work 21 teachers left in under 6 months. The principal Ms. Nelmes needs to be fired!

Posted by a parent on 10/17/12

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Test Year: 2012
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* 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.

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Harrisburg schools — Carolina International School is located at 8810 Hickory Ridge Rd, Harrisburg NC 28075. 8810 Hickory Ridge Rd is in the 28075 ZIP code in Harrisburg, NC The school district for Carolina International School is the Carolina International. Carolina International School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 10.
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