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Coulwood Middle

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Posted March 31, 2014

My daughter is currently in the 7th grade at Coulwood Middle School and I absolutely hate this school. My child has been in two fights due to bullying and I have done incident reports and had a conference with the principal, counselor and resource office and nothing happened. I feel they are there just for a paycheck and care nothing about the student. Keep your child/children away from one of the worst school in CMS. I am in the process of transferring my child to a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

I went to this school for all of middle school and don't know how valuable my review is, considering I am a junior now and the school as apparently changed a lot. I had an amazing experience at Coulwood, it was fun, professional, and very encouraging. I was involved in AVID and the student ambassador program. I also was very close to the staff there, it was truly a home away from home. I often find myself reminiscing on great memories. I highly doubt the school has changed in any major aspects since I was there. It's located in an old but quiet neighborhood. I hope my review helped in any way!


Posted May 23, 2012

I currently have a daughter that is completing the 8th grade, she has been at Coulwood since her 6th grade year. I fought tooth and nail for my child to not attend this school because of what I had "heard" about the school. I can honestly say that my daughter's experience has been wonderful. She was a very shy student when she started but since she has been pushed and motivated by some of the most caring teachers and now she is all Honors classes and also taking Algebra 1, she has found a love for band, and taken several college tours since being at Coulwood. The CIS and Avid teachers are awesome. Because I am "INVOLVED" and my daughter understands that I will not tolerate her doing anything other than going to school to learn, I have not had any problems and I don't regret allowing her to attend. There are many involved, active parents as well. The new principal is very awesome, she was able to get all of the students to read "The Hunger Games" this year. Your child's experience in middle and high school start at home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

My son is a current student at Coulwood Middle since the 6th grade. The teachers are very professional and very involved with the students education. My son can solve Algebra very intelligently knowing the rules of operations and relationships like a little math genius. Before attending Coulwood he struggled with math. My son is doing good in all his subjects. Parents can take advantage of their after school tutoring if their child struggling. A+ for me. The principal recognizes the bullying, fighting, and peer pressure that any middle and high school may encounter. They have group session which involves parents, teachers, and students that focuses on hot topics such as bullying ,knowing how to speak up , reaching out for help and being safe. A+ for me. The principal at this school does not award bad behavior! Disciplinary actions will happen in school or out of school suspension for kids who chooses to act badly. My son is not an angel; himself was involved in a fight and therefore he was separated from the school on suspension and was not allow to attend special school events. My son knows both; the school nor myself was playing with him. Now he is following all school rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

Both of my daughters attended this school and it is the absolute worse! The teachers are unprofessional and don't care about the students. They give assignments that are meaningless and they only update parent assist once a quarter. The principal also doesn't care about the students either. The only thing important to her is her status. Hence the upfront parking space she put in once she got to the school. Avoid at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

I'm new to this school I hope it's nice and on the looks of this school I rated it 1 star it looks small and ugly but whatever


Posted August 19, 2011

I am a student that goes to Coulwood middle school. It's okay I think the teaching staff is great they help me keep my grades. The one negative comment I have is there are some negative influences at this school.other than that i personally think this school is okay!


Posted November 8, 2010

I am a current 7th grader at Coulwood Middle School. I used to dream about going to this school and now that I'm here, I have been disappointed at almost every turn. I am a very intelligent person and I realize myself that I need to be challenged constantly to keep from having a literal mental breakdown like I did at the end of my last school year. Coulwood, and CMS for that matter, teaches to the lowest denominator. I do not fit there, and as a result my own education is being hindered. I am bored always even when we're given "high level" work. I'm in Honors for both Math and English and I'm bored to tears. The material is boring, the teaching methods remind me of second grade. They walk us to every class and we sit together at lunch. I hate it, I AM NOT A CHILD.


Posted April 29, 2010

i and currently a 7th grader at coulwood and am making straight A's and have many friends who are kind and caring also the teachers are amazing and the principle does wonders beyond his job! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

My son is in the honors program at Coulwood and he is doing great. I love how the school recognizes good behavior and good grades each quarter and offers incentives for the kids to do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Coulwood is one of the worst schools in CMS. I have only been at this school for three months and it is already making me want to switch schools. Parents think that it is a great school but in a student's view Coulwood is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

I am currently in high school but I attented this school for 2 years because there is a serious issue with bullying here ans the staff does not do much about its so i recommend to any parent thinking about bring their child to this school should really reconsider
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

As a student i beleive Coulwood is a pretty good school the teachers are exellent. The fighting is not that bad, people act like the school is terrible, its not. There is as much fighting as any other middle school i mean really. Dont look down on the school just because it has people from other cultures. Every kid misbehaves now and then - an 8th grade student ambassador
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2009

I attended CMS for 7th and 8th grade, i personally feel that any parent who can avoid this school, should. The teachers are not the worst, Mr.Spink was an excellent teacher, as well as many others. The fighting that occurs there is too much for any student to have to experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

I am a current 8th grader at Coulwood and have been going here since sixth grade. I love this school and think it is a good one, even though others think differently. My classes are not boring and I learn alot everyday. The teachers and students are nice and will help you if you need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

This school is very bad, the students are all badly behaved and there is no proper discipline action. The principal is clueless and really does not know anything that goes on in the school. Most of the teachers are flat out boring and do not care. There are only a few teachers that make school fun. The Drama program here however is really great. Ms Stallings and Ms Dawkins were the best teachers ever there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Hi...This school has been...Allright, I guess. Theres a big disrespect problem...If you as me, Id say try to get out of goin here. Half the teachers dont care... And when a student gets picked on there is no disiplin... But they have a great drama and music program...I gotta give props to mr. Reagan ans mr.Collins...They help a lot
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2007

My daughter attended Coulwood 6th & 7th grade. The classrooms are overcrowded, the students are not respectful & often bully others. I removed my daughter from Coulwood and do not suggest any parent to place their child in this school, if they wish for them to get a proper education and value their safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

My son attended Coulwood from 6th through 8th grade. We are very pleased with the quality of education he received while there. He did well academically as well as socially. Teachers encouraged him to be well rounded by participating in extra curricular activities as well as academics. 8th grade was more challenging than previous years. He is an honors student at Harding University HS and is well prepared. Parent involvement is as good if not better than other Middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

This school has been nothing but detrimental to my son. He has experienced constant picking on with teachers doing nothing...turning a blind eye. My son has experienced a lot of gang activity and is constantly in fear of getting into a fight. The teachers have been great in terms of their ability to teach and that is the only reason he remained at this school. Next year he will be moving to another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students25%
Female30%
Male21%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial31%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial31%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students22%
Female26%
Male18%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female37%
Male19%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male24%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female36%
Male26%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial27%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female44%
Male39%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students91%
Female88%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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
Black 70% 26%
Hispanic 13% 14%
White 10% 52%
Two or more races 4% 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 81%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Janet L Moss
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6142

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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