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Lufkin Road Middle

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Posted March 3, 2014

Why must children go here to this school! I can't believe why is there such great reviews!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

FIVE more days! Thank goodness, as this year has been the total opposite of last year at Lufkin under the leadership (or lack of) Principal Sinders. The only thing I can say she's good at is delegating...she doesn't return emails, phone calls, promises made, etc. Oh, she's also very good at moving teachers around from one subject and grade to another...even the tenured teachers who have mastered their curriculum. I'm not sure what awards program the reviewer below this attended, but I have to agree that it was a mess and the principal did neglect to recognize an entire group of students. My child was one of them!


Posted May 24, 2013

I personnally attended the awards program. I thought that the awards program and dance afterwards was a nice way to recognize the achievement of the 8th grade students. Congratulations to the 8th grade students, teachers and administrative team. I think Principal Sinders has done a great job in her first year at Lufkin Road Middle School!


Posted May 16, 2013

Great teachers who give sufficient homework that related to what their students learned in class. I especially like the study guides they provided to their students to help them prepare for the quizzes or tests. Furthermore, the regular tests they provided help the students to keep up with what they learned. Language Art writing assignments were interesting and challenging for my son. School environment is great and promote learning. We like this school a lot. My son especially won't miss classes and always looking forward to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

This was our first year at Lufkin and we liked it very much. My child LOVES all her teachers and likes the other kids. After experiencing 2 other middle schools (with older children), it seems Lufkin has practically no discipline problems or disruptive students in class. I also feel like the work is challenging but relevant. The only drawback I see is the lack of electives that other middle schools might have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

This year was a nightmare. I agree with other comments posted below about Tr 3. We will not be coming back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

Lufkin Road Middle School had a reputation of being top notch, with encouraging, happy teachers her were eager to inspire greatness in their students every day. The same can not be said this year, especially of the teachers on Track 3. Either they aren't receiving positive support from above or their light has burned out and they are just ticking off the days. This is our second year here and it is a disappointment compared to last year and years passed. Putting in request for transfer; something we never though we'd do after last year's success. I'd steer clear of Band as an elective, unless you don't mind playtime as a class period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

im on track 4 grade 7 and i love the teachers and everyone!! my friends are great! i was new this year and i really enjoy Lufkin Road Middle School and adding on to all the fun and excitement, they have a large variety of activities and clubs to join!


Posted October 28, 2011

The teachers are nice, funny, and they try and do their best to help me learn as much as possible. Lufkin is great! :)


Posted October 12, 2011

My daughter attends Lufkin and I am very impressed with the school. The principal articulates a clear and focused goal: preparing students to excel in high school. He clearly understands middle-schoolers and education which inspires great confidence. He is highly approachable, yet holds himself, his staff and his students to a high standard. My daughter's teachers have challenged her to reach beyond her own expectations. There have been moments that she's felt overwhelmed. But, she is seeing hard work pay off and gaining cofidence and competence that she never new she had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

In comparison to other schools we've attended in the area, LRMS was heaven. Our son will be moving on to high school in the fall and overall his experiences at Lufkin have been enjoyable. Starting out, we did have some young inexperienced teachers but they were not ineffective. We had no major problems at LRMS; 7 & 8 grade years, our son had several male teachers and they were great role models and seemed to care a great deal about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

This is our first year at Lufkin and we have been extremely impressed with the teachers. My work load for my 6th grader is challenging, fun, and manageable. I think the variety of work gives opportunities to meet the needs of kids with different leaning styles. The kids all seem to get along and enjoy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Lots of the teachers are young and inexperienced. Not having kids of their own I dont think they understand the parents viewpoint at all. We have noticed some are really good but some are REALLY bad! I agree that the people skills are lacking. I do think the new principal is good. I would love to name teachers names here but probably not appropriate. I will say my issues have been with 7th grade teachers. Our 6th grade staff was good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

the school looks very neat the classes are very great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I have never seen so much busy work sent home for my child to do!! She has more homework and projects than I ever did in college. The worst part is that she is not learning from this. She is in a get it over with because they keep piling it on attitude!! What the heck are they doing all day in class?? I don't mind her doing some reinforcing of material learned in class but she is doing most of her learning at home and guess who is the teacher?!! If you care about your kid and want to be an advocate and not have a stressed out tween.....get them out of this school. I might add the assistant principal for track 4 is dismissive. The new principal has his work cut out for him with a staff that has NO people skills. Good luck...I plan to transfer my kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

Most of the teachers are great. They are dedicated to helping the students achieve their best. The students are held accountable for their actions, which is a hard transition for some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I have 2 children attending Lufkin and I cannot say enough about the quaility of education they are receiving. The teachers have high expectation and teach the children how to meet the high expectations, the teachers truly know and care about my children and the principal is outstanding. My only concern with Lufkin is the sports program. The athletic director does not seem to be very organized or well versed in what makes a youth sports team successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

Math and Science were a weak subject. Never saw a science book and had to teach my daughter her math. The principal is new and hopefully will correct these problems. He is a sharp and very nice man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Lufkin was the worst experience of my daughter's education. Her science and math were inconsistent and under par. Useless'projects' were piled on and added nothing to her education. Had she stayed home and slept for 3 years, her first year of high school would have been the same. We were the first students at Lufkin and the admininistration allowed the Apex High students to bully, berate, and intimidate our children. My daughter saw more sexual explicit behavior because of this. She missed the bus multiples times because Apex High students would not move so she could get out the door to the bus. Where was the admin? I asked again and again. Things changed ever so slightly when I called the superintendant. Overall, I think hate is a mild word for how I feel about Lufkin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I agree with the other parents. There are too many silly useless projects assigned. What ever happened to sending home a science book to read along with a list of questions to answer? Where are the books? My child has no clue as to why he is doing half of these pojects. There is also too much work due on Fridays. This C Day plan is not working. The teachers are not talking to one another as we were told they would. There are written projects in all classes due that day and tests and quizes as well. I would like to see all test given on Monday and Tuesdays so the children have the entire weekend to study. There is no time on Thursday nights with all the work that is due. These teachers need to start talking to each other and coordinate the workload better.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black44%
Asian77%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black38%
Asian77%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black37%
Asian-95%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black32%
Asian93%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Black24%
Asian90%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black40%
Asian84%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities37%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black68%
Asian-95%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
Non-disabled students93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Black64%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities67%
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Academically gifted-95%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Black 10% 26%
Asian 6% 3%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Honor School of Excellence (2007)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 2:15
School Leader's name
  • Ms Karen Sinders
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (919) 363-1095

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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