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Ayden-Grifton High School

Public | 9-12 | 646 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Progressive in working with a rural population in Eastern North Carolina. Excellent Sports program, and Great Leadership with an improving academic focus. Test scores are improving with subsequent classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Ayden-Grifton excels in sports. It has a comprehensive auto mechanics program, but needs to better serve those who may have talents in science and math.-not that the curriculum is lacking in any respect, but there are initiatives to enhance science and math education, STEM for example.Pitt County schools need to develop these initiatives to serve a diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

it is an amazing school that works hard to give each and every student the oppertunity to learn and achive great things as well they prepare u for ur choice of career and yes it is a small country school but hey we love it here and nothing will change how we feel
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2008

it is a great school because it is small and has great test scores
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2007

As a student at AGHS, I see a lot of the things that go on both in the classroom, and behind the scenes. I know for a fact that the teachers really care about their students, and the administrators try their hardest to improve things like security, availibility of programs, and overall equality among students. The teachers are indeed top-notch. Students are more familiar with one another due to the smaller class sizes. There is great support from the administrators for the various programs that are offered. They have a love and support for the arts programs, which is not found many other places. It truly is a fine institution with great opportunities for your children to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2007

I am a former student and AG is great. I was well prepared to enter the college arena and my other classmates are very well educated also. AG has a low enrollment, that means fewer student to teacher ratio. Yeah, we didn't have all the money and classes, that Rose and Conley have, but we had great teachers who made the best of what we had. I knew everyone in my graduating class, not many can say that. Mr. Tyer, Mrs. Skinner, Mrs. Leich, and Mr. Avery are exceptional teachers. Thanks Mr. Avery for AP Biology, it made A&P for nursing school alot easier. Mr. D. Wilson made World History very interesting with his hand drawn maps of Europe. AG is great, thanks to the wonderful education, it greatly prepared me for College.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2006

As a former student of Ayden-Grifton High School I can say first hand that this school is a good high school. Everyone that I have met with in Pitt County that attend other schools act as if there is a problem with AGHS because the school enrollment is fairly low. A low school enrollment has nothing to do with the actually students, staff, and educators, but instead just the size of the towns and how the county has drawn out the school districts. In fact AGHS is strong in vocational and health studies. There is a very low amount of 'clicks' and 'bullies' and since it is a smaller school most of the students known each other there whole school careers. AGHS gets low funding due to stuckup parents of students from Conley, Rose, SCHS who denied Pitt County Schools to redistrict the county to even out school enrollments numbers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2004

There is a nice racial balance and a lot of potential in many of the students. However, funds are depressingly low. Teachers leave often to teach for a better school while dedicated honors students often apply for vocational schools. In short, everyone wants to get out because the Pitt County School District constantly refuses to fund any programs. However, in defense of the teachers and behaved students, there is a lot of eagerness to improve...they just need to resources...and that is the district's fault.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%
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

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Reading

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Science

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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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
English II

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students8%
Female8%
Male8%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students9%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students28%
Female23%
Male31%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students34%
Female44%
Male28%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 48% 52%
Black 40% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Marty Baker
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (252) 746-2120

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7653 Nc 11 South
Ayden, NC 28513
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