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Eastway Middle

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Posted July 19, 2013

After being in a wonderful school my daughter had to move to this school, which I am very disappointed that my own daughter listen to some teachers who have a very bad way to talk to several students being this a very bad example for students and leaves teachers in a very bad reputation.Even the school environment is very bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

Academically, the school ranks in the bottom ten percentile of all North Carolina middle schools. I enrolled my child there and she was a victim of much bullying. At the end of the school year she was pushed and broke her leg so I have taken her out and placed her in a new school for the upcoming school year. When I sought to address that my child was being bullied, the principal was very rude to me. I was completely appalled by the lack of professionalism. My daughter was miserable the entire time that she attended the school.There were little if any incentives to engage the students in learning and the principal constantly treated my daughter and other children of the school as if they were all criminals. I would not recommend Eastway Middle school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

The school is horrible. The principal Anne Brinkley tries to bully and intimidate students into learning. When they didn't respond in 2010-2011, she took 67 of them to the cafeteria and had them sit for just a week with no instructional activities at all. That of course didn't work so she started pulling students from electives. Later she even started taking them to the School Resource Officer and threatening to press charges against them. She had close to 100 students lined up outside his office where they were guarded. What's worst is that Brinkley blames everything on the teachers for not being able to keep the students engaged in learning. She is known to threaten the jobs of the teachers right in front of students. Brinkley went as far as to threaten to write teachers up for writing referrals because in her mind the referrals were a sign of the teachers inability to engage the students in learning. Brinkley has turned working at Eastway into an absolute nightmare that can not end soon enough.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2011

i am an rising 6th grader at eastway middle and i believe that eastway is the best!!!!!! i can start by saying that the teachers and staff or not just encouraging but inspiring at that .second if you give it a chance you would see that and the help you work on your self esteem so all the rude and hurtful things yall say upon our school are wrong we will rise above and beyond yall sterotypes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EASTWAY! YOU KNOW!


Posted December 10, 2010

If you are able, move to a different school. The administration does not care about the well-being of the students. I am a former teacher there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2007

I would rate them three stars out of ten. Why? Because of the constant changing of teachers and faculity every year just about is not a good thing. Enough teachers are not keeping the childrens interest and making it fun at all in their study curriculum. To much on the dress code of uniforms verse the teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

My son attended Eastway this year and did exceptionally well. I transferred him from one of the top schools in the district because he was having a difficult time. He is a child with disabilities and his IEP was never followed. He had a couple of good teachers and a great Assistant Principal at the other school but he was continuing to fail and stayed in trouble. At Eastway his grades have gone from D's & F's to A's, B's and some C's. But most importantly, he feels cared about. The teaching staff went beyond to make sure his needs were met. The EC staff made it mandatory for his IEP to be followed, and the Principal and the Administrative Team worked with his father and I through any problems he was having with discipline. Hats off to Eastway for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

The parent that previously reviewed Eastway Middle School, must be speaking of an entirely different school. My son is a student at Eastway and has been for 2 years. I took him from another middle school(James Martin Middle)because of his performance. He was failing and his self-esteem was decreasing. He came to Eastway with D's and F's and within a couple of weeks, he was making A's and B's. The teachers were so supportive and kind and help him to improve his self-esteem by motivating him and encouraging him to be all he can be. Since being at Eastway he has gone from 1's and 2's on his EOG's to 3's and 4's. He is so much more confident in his ability because of the teachers ability to have him strive to be his best. The Principal as well as the staff has always been wonderful and encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

This school has been a very negative experience for my son. There is allot of violence at this school and I feel as though the teachers and staff do not interact with the children on a positive level. I would not recomend this school to anyone.
—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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

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 39% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students22%
Female21%
Male23%
Black18%
Asian23%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female18%
Male20%
Black21%
Asian14%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students33%
Female27%
Male37%
Black24%
Asian35%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female25%
Male32%
Black31%
Asian9%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
Black11%
Asian7%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students12%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female23%
Male16%
Black18%
Asian7%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
Black36%
Asian21%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students88%
Female82%
Male-95%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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
Hispanic 41% 14%
Black 40% 26%
Asian 11% 3%
White 4% 52%
Two or more races 2% 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 98%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Anne Brinkley
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6406

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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