About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Queen's Grant Community School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Queen's Grant Community School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Queen's Grant Community School Reviews
I enrolled my child at this high school thinking that it would be a better experience for her expecially with what i thought was a small classroom environment, well i couldn't be anymore wrong. I was told they do not do conference and if you had questions about grades the parent has to speak to the parent do not contact the teacher you can email them or the office if you needed to discuss. The assiatnt principle i didn't care for at all my first experience with him was not a good one he came off very unprofessional and condescending when i called regarding another student harrassing my child he stated this was his first time hearing about it and obviously it was mine as well if i was just coming to him about it! I don't feel that the students at least my daughter has any kind of support at this school and unless your child is a STAR student they are basically in the same situation they were in the regular public school system; on their own. The lunch accommodations are terrible, no cafeteria and the lunches they provide are very fatty and unhealthy to say the least. I am taking my child out and would not recommend to anyone!
This school is doing such a great job challenging my child. My child is getting very high scores on the school standardized tests and the work is still challenging my student. If you are involved with your child and work with your child the teachers will make your child grow and flourish. Great Great school
This school will not prepare your child for any high school curriculum or workload. My child struggles in high school because she wasn't prepared for the rigorous curriculum at a CMS high school. The K-5 curriculum is adequate, but the middle school is sorely lacking in all subjects.
We are enjoying out children attending queens grant. The school is enriching and fullfilling for all three of my children. The teachers truly have all of the kid best interest at heart and they challenge all of the kids to reach their full potential.
This is a great school, the communication is great. The curriculum is challenging for my child and my child has tested in 99 percentile on the test administered during the school year. The school pushes the students to reach their full potential. They do not teach to the test and they want the best for each and every child. We are very happy to be a part of this school and we will continue to be a part. No school is perfect and this one is not perfect, but it has wonderful aspects that will help your child grow
When I visited this school for the first time 8/26/2011, I was mortified! It gave me a feel of how a school would look in a small town with a cult type of atmosphere. When I drove onto the campus, I saw the gloomy looking trailers which was a sign of what was yet to come. When I walked inside, I saw a cramped partially built building filled with staff looking overwhelmed and kids sitting in "classrooms" separated by partitions. I can't see how the lids would be able to concentrate since everyone was speaking over each other and the teacher student ratio was high. The admissions rep informed us their school has no cafeteria or transportation services. I warn those of you to not consider this school if you want your child to receive a high quality style of learning.
This school does not accommodate for a variety of students. Queens Grant is a box and if your child is a circle or triangle, they will not fit nor do well at this school. The small classrooms, high student to teacher ratio, lack of a cafeteria, military style educators, and numerous other issues play a large part in the failure of this school to meet the needs of different children, especially young boys. My son attended kindergarten and first grade. I regret not moving him earlier, however am glad we were able to find a school where he thrives and actually loves to attend. After a number of attempts to communicate with the administration and on things they could possibly consider, I came to accept that nothing would change and simply moved my child. If your child fits the QG mold, they will do quite well. If not, don't sacrifice your child's self esteem and livelihood to QG's inability to nurture uniqueness and different types of children.
I agree with the previous poster. The school implemented a new grading system with no notice to parents and to date still does not apparently understand it themselves. There is nothing more important (other than security) in a school than accurate and reliable tracking of a child's progress. Perhaps this new grading system does that but teachers themselves can't seem to explain how. If I could do it over again i would not send my child to a school that makes such drastic changes without properly thinking them out. This was supposed to be a "community" school yet they hid this change from parents until almost two months into the school year. Sad....
I have a child who just completed kindergarten at Queen's Grant. I have to disagree with an earlier review regarding teaching to the "middle". My child was in the 99% for both Math and Reading nationally, according to the results of the standardized tests given. My understanding is that the majority of this particular class was also and I can assure you, she was challenged. With that being said, I have reviewed the Kindergarten curriculum of the public schools in our county and Queens Grant is WAY more rigorous. I don't know how far you people want your 5-year-olds pushed, but I am actually pleased that the teachers at this school do not focus every teachable moment on the EOG's. There is so much more to learn than just what is on those tests, and there is way too much emphasis put on it.
As a whole, this school is basically a free private school. There are no discipline problems, a huge sense of community and warmth, and the emphasis on moral and character development will take them where they need to go in life.
My daughter attended kindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year. She had a very good experience mainly due to his excellent teacher. The main strength of the school is its focus on character development and discipline. The school does little to challenge accelerated students and mainly teaches to the middle. Our child gained a good foundation in reading but little instruction in math. The school does not perform well on EOC tests in comparison to our neighborhood CMS school, which is concerning. The Middle School seems to be the weak link with very few teachers and little enrichment. I feel that the students are well controlled but spend a lot of time completing worksheets rather than really learning good skills in math and reading. It's still a good choice if your home school is not great. The other con is definitely the grading system. The scoring system is very hard to interpret. I followed my child's work and grades very closely and I found it difficult to comprehend if she was where she needed to be in terms of performance. The A-F system is universally accepted. Why confuse everyone with complicated number grades that supposedly show growth? Also the classes are very large (28 students) because ultimately the mission of the school is to make a profit, so more students in a class saves NHA money.
I just want to put accurate information regarding the teacher who was arrested. The report specifically states he was not involved with breaking and entering into anything and neither was the young lady. As far as the charges no one knows what happened since he has not been convicted of anything. All schools have humans teaching and there will always be something that may not be the highlight of the school. One teacher who is no longer with the school should not determine the value of the education that our kids are getting. I love this school and it is far better than the home school my child would have gone too. If you are looking for a school that does have your childs best interest and tough curriculum this is a great place. Also, plenty of schools have turnover because being a teacher is hard. However, there are alot of teachers who have been there for several several years and they really enjoy being there. This is a great place to be and I am proud to be a part.
It is my advise to any prospective parent to do good research before sending to this school. Lots of teacher turnover in the middle school. A teacher was just arrested for breaking and entering with a 14 yr. old student as well as was charged with 4 counts of Contributing to the deliq. of a minor.
I feel very blessed having my children attend QGCS. The teachers are very dedicated to making sure each child reaches their full potential. The Parent Involved is like none I've ever seen. Moral Focus & Discipline are amazing at this school. I highly recommend this school to everyone I know!
I have a daughter who is going into first grade in the fall and I have to say the school is pushing my child to be the best she can be. This school is very challenging and she enjoys going to school EVERYDAY. My child is in a safe and structured enviornment and she is tested regularly to show where she is improving and where she needs work. The grading scale is not a radical new implementation it is the same scoring system that is used in Kindergarten all across the nation. They have just utilized it thru 8th grade. The school keeps me posted regarding what my child is working on at school so I can reinforce those items at home. I am very happy my child attends Queens Grant and I have two more that will follow behind her. If you are looking for a school to challenge your child this is a great place to be!!!
Queen's Grant does have some wonderful teachers but too many parents get so caught up in the "lottery to get in" mentality that they don't look at the school very carefully. Last October (2 months into the school year) they introduced a radical new scoring system with no notice and without understanding it themselves. Eve as of the end of this school year, the poor teachers don't even fully understand it and the discrepancies from teacher to teacher and grade to grade are obvious. I feel for the teachers but ultimately the Principal made a commitment to go this way DESPITE not being able to answer questions or explain the system fully herself. I know the old/standard scoring system is imperfect but at least I understood how my children were being evaluated. I don't feel comfortable that my children are being evaluated properly......In addition, there are a myriad of other issues with this school but at this point I feel most passionate about what our teachers and students are being forced to deal with. I am trying my best to convince my wife to move our children to a school that is much better managed by competent administrators that THINK through decisions rather than just throwing them out there before understanding them. Sorry but just because your child’s name gets pulled out of a hat does NOT make this a good school.
Do not send your child to this school. My child attended Queens Grant and it is not what you would expect from a High School. All students are not treated equal.
It is an absolute miracle that my kid got into this school. It is worth the cost of the BEST private school in the area. Moral focus is AWESOME, teachers are unbelievable, and it just feels like a sense of community. Highly disciplined children and the education and sense of togetherness has completely exceeded my expectations. I can tell you the first name of every parent in my daughters class. It reminds me of a school back in the 1950's. I also think the "7 out of 10" test scores paints a picture that is way off base. The academics at this school are rigorus to put it mildly and far exceed the comparables.
Queen's Grant is a wonderful school!! My son has grown and thrived there over the last three years we have been there. We feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend!! The rating (7 out of 10) is quite misleading as and by no means should be the only thing people look at in making a school decision.