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North Pitt High School

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Posted April 16, 2014

I was a student.If you want your child to live up to his/her full potential please find a better school. The school is way more focused on trying to push disciplinary action then education. The best are only the best because of lack of worthy competition.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2014

I love this school I am a current senior and I am going to miss everything :(
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2013

This school is amazing just how I want a high school to be I love it!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2012

I am a former student at NP. I am currently enrolled in college and i am just amazed at what people think about NP. Just from what i hear NP is known as a "thug" school and it is far from it. Yes we may have disadvantages like not many AP classes but our teachers care! Most of them know there students and know what they have to do to help you succeed later on in life. Basically you make your own future and the teachers are willing to get you there by you have to APPLY yourself here and not expect people to hand feed it to you. Yes there are problems i believe with the school with dress code and ways they handle things but overall its a decent school. What needs to be addressed is the parents who do not keep up with there children with academics, and never discipline them. This is how i feel if someone talks about my former school because i really loved my time there.


Posted December 6, 2012

I am a current senior at North Pitt High school and I have some tips for any parents or students who are considering sending their child to NPHS. We are a small, rural, underprivileged school, and our demographics consist mostly of africa-americans, latinos, and a small percentage of whites with no asian students. Especially due to our student population, our school is oftentimes given a bad reputation, that it is very rarely due. I am an AP student and am first in my class, and I have found that attending NPHS has had its drawbacks and its advantages. Because it is a small school, your child, if driven, is more likely to succeed in the small classroom setting, as opposed to a larger school like J.H. Rose. Your child, if they are ambitious, is more likely to be awarded leadership opportunities, etc. However, attending a small, often overlooked school means fewer AP classes, less funding, and a huge amount of apathy. I would say 3 out of every 5 teachers at North Pitt are gifted educators who are knowledgeable about their material, and the other two are just warm bodies that claim a degree in some field of study that they know very little about. North Pitt is not a dangerous school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2012

Before I begin, let me say there are some great students and the teachers really care. That being said, some of the students at this school are completely out of control. I have taught at other schools and never seen the level of disrespect and reckless abandon as I have at this school. Reprimands, ISS, and suspensions do not matter. Many times the students who are there to learn are deprived due to the fact that so much time is spent trying to control the ones who are only there because the law says they have to be. Pitt County needs an alternative school, right now there is no real punishment for out of control behavior. They suspend them, and they come right back to do it again.NP is under the eye of Raleigh as a failing school. The problem is the school is spending so much time focusing on the minutiae of dress codes and new technology that the real problems go unaddressed. Stop worrying about a student who has an AE emblem on their polo shirt and start fixing the behavioral problems. Until the major troublemakers are removed to a setting where their behavior can be a focus along with education, then they will continue to bring the others down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2010

North Pitt Is Awesome!!! All of the teachers I've had our easy to get along with and I will miss greatly when I graduate in a year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

North pitt is wack. i like some of the teachers but alot of them just dont care. and most students are the same way, unmotivated, lazy, or they have already dropped out. i just cannt wait to get out. i wouldnt mind it so bad here if people had more manners!!! But i wouldnt recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2009

North Pitt High School is a school that does not care about its students, nor staff. The school administration only thinks about how to keep students out of the classroom and suspended. Instead of trying to understand the reason children do things, and help children with their problems, they rather suspend the child and let the child miss days of school. Also, north pitt high school does not listen to what children have to say nor their feelings about things that goes on in the school. Im so glad I'm out of NPHS and away from the schools administration. Administrators that do not know how to run a public school, Marty Baker, and Maurice Harris!


Posted August 22, 2009

I am a student at northpitt. I love it there, all the teachers and students make yu feel like yur part of a big family. I was a little nervous about joining a new school but they made me feel right at home!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

north pitt is very not organized or very good at teaching or understanding the child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

My family and I just moved her from Athens Georgia and my daughter goes to North Pitt and I couldn't be happier. The teachers are fantastic and the coursework is hard. She came from an extremely large school (1800 students) that had all the bells and whistles (computers in classrooms etc) but that means nothing in my opinion if the teachers are not supported and the kids don't want to learn. Like I said, couldn't be happier at North Pitt. The area of improvement in my opinion would need to be parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

This is a school that cares about its students. We work hard to close the achievement gap that our students come to high school with. Look scores from our feeder schools and then our scores...we bring the students scores up and it shows.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 5, 2004

As a parent of 2 boys who attended NPHS, I can say without any hesitation that this school molded my children to be the best they could be. The faculty and students relate as a family, with everyone working together to promote the best learning opportunity for each child there. Even teachers who did not teach a student would know that student by name. Here is a school that actively pursues what is in the interest of each child. There is personal, one-on-one caring. The academic program is very strong, and for a small rural high school, has produced many superior and successful professionals in the work force today. I would not have sent my children anywhere else for their schooling even though I had the resources to do so. I chose NP before they chose my children. The arts, athletic, vocational/business, exceptional programs are second to none. Great praise.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

5 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

5 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%
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 Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
Proficient in English40%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Civics and Economics

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%
English I

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
English II

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Physical Science

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%
United States History

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students11%
Female11%
Male10%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students22%
Female18%
Male26%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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
Black 54% 26%
White 25% 52%
Hispanic 19% 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 64%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Lionel Kato
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (252) 825-1310

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5659 North Carolina 11
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