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Randolph Ib Middle

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Posted March 10, 2014

Randolph is undoubtedly the best school in CMS for students looking for a challenge. Our son found that he could not only challenge himself, but also excel and choose his style and speed of learning. All the staff and teachers are very friendly, and I guarantee that young scholars will find this school a blast. They just didn't have this type of education when I went through school.


Posted March 3, 2014

My son attends this school. Initially, I thought this school was a good school, with good teachers. However, I realized that the Principal doesn't return or address issues. Equally important is that if a child has an extended absence, the school is extremely unorganized. My son had pneumonia and was hospitalized, upon his return, the school did not organize his classes to help him get up to speed. Instead, the teachers left my son to teach the material himself. Most teachers don't care, and Ms. Mesner does not return calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Randolph Middle School is a great school. Our first child went to another CMS middle school, and our last two are at RMS. Difference between the two schools is like night and day. At Randolph, my children are pushed and challenged like my eldest never was in middle school by teachers who encourage the kids to be global thinkers. Last year in French class, one of my kids skyped and blogged with a class in Canada. My other child blogged with a school in England. These are exactly the cultural experiences my husband and I were looking for when we were looking in to the IB program. Is Randolph perfect? Of course not. Yes, the classes are larger than I would prefer, and yes some of my sons' teachers are stronger than others. But if you judge the program as a whole, I really feel it's a private school education at a public school. The test scores speak for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

Academically there doesn't appear to be any challenge at all and the school just seems "OK". I don't see any proof in the pudding as to what makes the IB curriculum anything special. I am the product of an IB curriculum and the education being provided at Randolph doesn't come close to the education I received. There's rarely enough homework sent home, as the children are allowed to complete their homework in class, yet its work that's assigned as "homework". Parent/Teacher communication has MUCH to be desired as well. My child has stated that it doesn't seem as though students outside of the Horizons program are pushed beyond the limits of the EOGs. Bullying is a HUGE issue as well. My child comes home with NUMEROUS stories of fights that have taken place and the bickering that goes back and forth during class. Where are the instructors when this goes on? Why does there seem to be such a lack of classroom control? It seems to me that there is a HUGE lack of supervision overall on the campus. I wouldn't recommend at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

My son attended 6th grade at Randolph, and we had to pull him out halfway through 7th grade. The bullying is unbelievable, and there isn't enough supervision or controls in place to restrict it - it's basically like an inner city school. The academic instruction is good, but nothing special, and in both 6th and 7th grade I'd say 50% of my son's teachers were really good, and the other half with average to poor - especially the electives teachers are very weak. The IB curriculum is overblown - we've had friends with children graduating full IB out of high school and it's done nothing in their college applications - an admissions officer even said that AP or Honors clases are weighted much heavier than IB. The school metrics are also deceiving. The school has a group of students in the Horizon's program (highly gifted kids) who bring up the performance metrics and distort the socio economic and racial mix. Once you take these kids out (as they basically live in their own area of the school), the school becomes no better than any inner city school. We know of at least two other families that have pulled their kids mid year out of 7th grade - so you can bet there's many more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

My daughter attends Randolph and she and I absolutely LOVE it!!! The staff is EXCELLENT!!! The field trips are well thought out, fun and very educational. I wouldn't change her school even if we moved an hour away :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

Great school as long as you do not question any teachers or try to talk to admin about what you percieve as a teacher problem.I mean really what could you know as a parent .You are no educator . I am sure there are plenty of good teachers there just don't believe 100 per cent sorry
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

High achievers who have great expectations for the kids. Great global IB program that gives the kids a world perspective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I switched here from Crestdale, and that has been the best choice of my life thus far. The teachers are great, and although some of the school is known for being 'ghetto', over half the school is brilliant! I went from being suicidal in the 7th grade to blissfully oblivious in the 8th when I transferred. Now, I make straight A's, am in Glee, Student Council, Shakespeare Club, Yearbook, and I was captain of the football team. The only thing I regret was not coming sooner.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

Theres the ib program wich is verey enviromental and smart!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2009

My school is the coolest ever! The staff are awesome and the environment is a comfortable one. I love it!


Posted October 30, 2009

As most people know it is the field trip capitol of cms and it is a very active school and very fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

RMS has the best sports team and teachers we beat all of the other school unanimously
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Randolph Middle has the best students and teachers in the world!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2009

The teachers are understanding and amazing! all the students have avirtual connection with each other and i went there so I ♥♥♥ RMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

I was a student at Randolph Middle School from 2006 to 2009 and I absolutely loved it. It's a Magnet IB school which is GREAT and the diversity and culture make it absolutely amazing to attend. Plus it is one of the only public middle schools in CMS to offer the foreign language Latin.


Posted October 28, 2009

Randolph is just an all around amazing school. The teachers are great, the students are also great, and the teachers teach with a certain level of expectations that are not to harsh but not to easy. The teachers have the ability to bring down the highly worded work and put in in words you understand and help you with it. Randolph is a great place for children to go to school. It has a great working environment and is just a great place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

I have two children who have attended Randolph Middle School. RMS has diversity, academically challenges its students, innovative teaching, and great field trips. My daughter is completing her final year at RMS this year and I am very pleased with her academnic achievements. She is an above average student, yet she is socially balanced. RMS supports the integration of all their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I attended Randolph, let me tell you, I loved it! My test score rose 11 points during my 8th grade year. I went from a 355 to a 366 and passed my EOG( End of Grade) test, wonderfully. Well, I must go, I shall return
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

This is an up and coming school that just keeps getting better and better! Wonderful principal, teachers, and staff, and a diverse and caring learning atmosphere. Especially recommended for gifted and talented children
—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.

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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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Black42%
Asian84%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black63%
Asian94%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial53%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black49%
Asian84%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial53%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black62%
Asian88%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial77%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students58%
Female51%
Male65%
Black30%
Asian88%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black62%
Asian94%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial87%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities79%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically gifted88%

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black52%
Asian-95%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities93%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black65%
Asian-95%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 36% 26%
White 33% 52%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 44%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jackie Menser
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6741

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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