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R.D. And Euzelle Smith Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 760 students

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2013

I sometimes think this must be the best middle school in the country. My son just finished his first year here and he can't wait to go back for 7th grade. The principal and the majority of the teachers are excellent. The kids get along well - it is a diverse and accepting community of young people. The perfect combination of academic rigor and social connectedness. Keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

We are in our second year of middle school and so far things have been great! The sixth grade teachers also teach students in seventh grade, providing much-needed consistency and clear expectations. Our child has enjoyed her electives but has struggled to be able to particpate in athletics (tryouts and severe cuts for each team make it very competitive.) The school is clean, polite, and caring. We have loved all our daughters' teachers. A change in administration last year has seen only improvement and a positive attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

There are opportunities for kids to get extra help if they need it, and the teachers are caring and helpful to the kids and available and responsive to parents' concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

Smith is an excellent school. The principal is fantastic and very knowledgeable, and the teachers are beyond compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

This school is thus far one of the best I've been to. The community is great, and supports you, and it's filled with 'kool' people. I'll be sad when I have to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

This school is awesome! It has such a great community and cool people. The activities are well planned, and the students are so postive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

I have had four children to attend Smith Middle School, this will be my daughter last year. It will be like a grieving process once she grauduates Smith next year. They have higly qualified teachers there, but to add I feel all of Chapel Hill/Carrbboro Schools are great. This is my second time writing an review for Smith Middle School. There are no words to express how please I am eith this school, so I would like to add keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I love Smith! Some of the teachers aren't the best, but on a whole, it's good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

High quality administration and teachers. Smith does a very good job of teaching both high acheiving and struggling students in many of the same classes. Prolific extracurricular activities are excellent, as is the school's commitment to developing the whole child, not just the intellect. Unique partnership with UNC puts extra hands in the classroom. Highly recommended.
—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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black27%
Asian78%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial74%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiency35%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black37%
Asian76%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial79%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black18%
Asian92%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial77%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Black38%
Asian90%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial69%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black25%
Asian87%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black32%
Asian86%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black50%
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black46%
Asian90%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiency75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 46% 52%
Asian 23% 3%
Black 13% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 25%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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