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Posted June 4, 2012

The teachers are young and inexperienced. They do great with children who are AP. However, very little is done to help children who need extra help. Many classes suffer from poor classroom management. Administration does not communicate extended absences of teachers to parents or the reasons for changes in teachers during the grading period. Not a bad school but far from the best in my opinion. Math/Art/Bus. Ed are the best departments. LA is the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

The principal seems enthusiastic here, but I wish there was more communication from the teachers. It is a disappointment and we will look elsewhere for a school for my children. I wish the teachers would let parents know what goes on in the classes. I also with there was some opportunity to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I go to school at Ag... I used to go to private school.... and to me the academics are equally challenging. Except AG unlike many private schools is very diverse and will prepare you for the real world. The teachers are so nice and caring and are willing to help. The sports are great... and even if you dont know any1 prior to attending AG there are so many peopl and so many different groups of kids that you are bound to have a good friend in no time! (The only thing I dont like... is you dont have as much freedom ex. you have to walk in lines)


Posted October 11, 2010

I attended A.G for all three years and it was amazing. The teachers are great, the band is FANTASTIC which i was in and everybody is so kind and caring.


Posted February 11, 2010

the teachers are really great and al the people who go here are so much fun to be around! I love it!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2009

AG is a great school. The teachers try their best to help us with any problems we have. One thing I had a problem with at the school my first year, is the diversity. I'm mixed, and went to a elementary school that was full of all types of races. Over half of AG is one race, but it fine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

My son has ADHD and We have had a very difficult time with his facilitator. She had an idea of who he was and what he needed prior to meeting him and has pushed her agenda even after being told we weren't interested in going that route. We have have numerous meetings to put things in place to assist him, but after the fact I learn from his classroom teachers that there not being done. He has always been on the A/B honor roll until he came to AG. Now he is in danger of failure. I am currently working to find an alternative to sending him back to this school. I'm sure its a great school if your perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

i have been to over 5 schools in the past and ag is by far the best. i have lots of friends and the teachers cram so much information in my head but in a way it seems like nothing because the teachers teach in a simple yet effective way.i have made the honer role twice and now i love middle school. and i dont understand what you mean by 'like a prison'? sure there are security gaurds but they are there for protection and they are real friendly.so overall i love this school!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

I have had two students attend AG. As with all NC middle schools the curriculm is not as advanced as I would have liked in the study of literature and writing. The math area is very strong and science (depending on the teacher). This school has consistantly had strong principals and assistants. The security is tight but the school is large and not for the student that is constantly not on task. I recommend this for Charlotte parents that are involved and have high expectations for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

I love AG it has great teachers, excellent students and a wonderful management staff! I recommend this school to any family with pre-teens and teens moving to Charlotte! It's a school of excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

My kids have had a great experience at AG and so have I. The administration is responsive on all levels and so are the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

I think Ms Principal is doing a good job, considering student distribution there. However, my children often have difficulties in the restroom, class, and the hallway, probably because they are real minority(neither white nor black). Their diaries are filled with the sentences like 'Please let me endure once again.' Still I believe the principal is good, and teachers are reasonable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This is not a good school for children who are not knowledgeable or on their grade level, the teachers here are more apt to work with the kids who already know and are less concerned about teaching the ones who's not sure or dont understand. If a parent have to help her child EVERY NITE with their homework because the child don't quite understand, then what is the teacher teaching or should I say Not teaching them. Even the resource classes are a joke. It doesnt make sense for a child who is at least attemping to do their class work to have the same bad grades for 2 semesters. I wouldnt recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

I currently attend AG, and I find it a very wonderful school. If I don't understand something, I just tell my teacher, and they help me out with everything they can. I have made the honor roll twice this year, and that is because of the wonderful teachers. 6th-8th graders can participate in clubs. I participated in Battle of the Books, and the coach, Nancy Greene, was very helpful. We came in third place, and we couldn't have done it without the support of our teachers, and of course, our coach. Every Friday, we are instructed to write a letter to our parents, telling how our week went. Then we have to get it signed over the weekend. That is to be sure that our parents know what is going on in our school and daily lives. If my review of my current middle school says anything, it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2005

Our family moved to Charlotte last year(2004) and investigated many options for middle school. We selected Alexander Graham and both of my daughters attended AG last year. We are extremely satisfied with the level of instruction, teacher quality and principal leadership. My girls love the school and feel home there already. It is an excellent school, with a strong curriculum, and caring teachers who truly care about the whole child. I highly recommend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

My daughter says 'This school is like a prison'. She was in a Catholic school until A.G. She wants to go back to catholic school. She says they have more freedom and gave her a better education.
—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 39% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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 39% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black25%
Asian90%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Black25%
Asian70%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black21%
Asian77%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
Black30%
Asian54%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial62%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black22%
Asian50%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black25%
Asian50%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black43%
Asian64%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically giftedn/a
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

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 Students-95%
Female-95%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
Academically giftedn/a

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 56% 52%
Black 29% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 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 38%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Robert G Folk
Associations
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Fax number
  • (980) 343-5868

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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Softball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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