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Asheville Middle

Public | 6-8 | 779 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2009

I have found AMS to be great. I have had a few issues and they have been handled swiftly and professionally. Like another review said, 'No school is perfect' but AMS is pretty close. I have talked to other parents with children in other middle schools and I think I chose the better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

I love AMS! It is the best school i have gone to so far. The teachers are fun and comunicate with us students very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

I have a child currently at AMS and one who finished there last year and it has served them both well. I have found the faculty and administration, with few exceptions, to be caring and professional whenever I have approached them. The administration runs a very orderly and safe school environment. No school is going to be perfect all the time for every child, but this school works well for most students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Please do not send your child to this middle school. The teachers are incompetent. The students are out of control. The quality of teaching is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

It seems like we hired the teachers no one else wanted. The teachers have very poor attitudes.
—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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial62%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted93%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial32%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted86%

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted93%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male43%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial38%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted74%

Reading

All Students52%
Female51%
Male54%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial48%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted83%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial52%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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

Algebra I

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted82%

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 54% 52%
Black 32% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Cynthia Sellinger
Associations
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Fax number
  • (828) 255-5311
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197 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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