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Ridge Road Middle

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Posted yesterday

I hate this school the bullying is bad and all the kids think about is there shoe game.Warning if you child doesnt have good shoes like lebrons, jordans, kds or kobes you child will get picked on it has changes so much i had the buy my child 300 pair of shoes so he wont get picked on. i volunteered to that school and i see kids twerking, kissing, and all. If you are a caucasian parent turn around and look for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My son is in his second year at RR , 7th grade and he loves it. The teachers are great and constantly challenge the students. The school does not get enough positive recognition and I am not sure why. I do have a theory though... Many of the parents know that due to some middle schools in lower income areas being shut down, the children from those areas are being bussed to RR. I have heard that parents move out of the RR school zone, or enroll their children in charter schools beause they don't want their kids associating with the kids from the lower income areas. I think that is sad because if the parents would go ahead and send their kids to RR and contribute the amount of time and money to RR as they do to HC Elementary... RR would be a 10 rating school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

Just read numerous five star reviews about how absolutely WONDERFUL this school is and just one TINY review that said terrible things. Although that particular review could have come from any disgruntled person and, therefore, could NOT even be true, these types of reviews should still be looked over and CONSIDERED because even a broken clock is RIGHT twice a day ~ especially with a GreatSchools rating of less than 8.


Posted June 6, 2013

My son had a great first year of middle school! His teachers were great and he made many new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

I have a rising 7th grader who just completed her first year of middle school at RR. The staff is excellent - promptly responsive, motivating, engaging and educated. The communication our family received throughout the year was proactive and we appreciated weekly updates from all teachers. Our child has a great core group of friends and is looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My child is a rising 7th grader at RRMS. Her first year proved to be an excellent one both academically as well as socially. She had wonderful teachers that challenged her and made her feel welcome. Her EOG scores went up dramatically in reading and math. She has a great group of friends of various backgrounds. RRMS has a dedicated staff to all of the students and parents. I can't say enough good things about RRMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

My daughter is a rising 8th grader at Ridge Road Middle School and our family couldn't be more pleased with her education and overall experience at the school. Our family believes that students will rise to meet expectations set for them and the faculty and administration of RRMS sets expectations high. Our daughter has been challenged academically and has developed socially. Middle school has never been a walk in the park (for anyone...at any school) and I appreciate Principal Tanner's no nonsence approach to discipline in and out of the classroom. This administration has always responded quickly to my questions and every teacher has demonstrated innovation in the classroom and has communicated their plans, expectations and classroom successes throughout the school year. Our daughter has also had wonderful opportunities to develop skills in the arts and has participated in band, dance and choral music. As a parent, I was very concerned about my baby starting middle school but I feel RRMS has helped her develop in to a confident person and a strong student. We are looking forward to another good year! I agree with the other post about parent involvement being the one thing missing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

My daughter has had a wonderful experience at Ridge Road Middle. The school has an excellent program for talented children and she is well challenged and surrounded by nice kids and a wonderful learning environment. Our experience with teachers and staff at RRMS has been very good. Band program is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

My children have had a great experience at RRMS. The principal is responsive to any concerns and has very high expectations of the staff & students. EOG scores were up this year. There is excellent communication from the teachers, especially the sixth grade team, who made the transition to middle school much easier than I would have expected. Dedicated teachers also provide leadership for many extra curricular activities. My only wish would be for more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

I have had a great experience with teachers and administration at Ridge Road Middle School. The few times that I have had a concern they were addressed and resolved quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

bad school for kids, drugs and more! my girl have learnd more about adult things that her own age. so sad that we pay hi taxes for nothing.
—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.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

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 39% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

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 Students38%
Female37%
Male38%
Black24%
Asian64%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial48%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female46%
Male47%
Black35%
Asian50%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students34%
Female36%
Male31%
Black26%
Asian67%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial7%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students43%
Female47%
Male38%
Black38%
Asian57%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial14%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted94%
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 Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
Black20%
Asian67%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted84%

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male35%
Black29%
Asian67%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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
Black 60% 26%
White 22% 52%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian 4% 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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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

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
  • Ms Jametta Martin-Tanner
Fax number
  • (980) 343-1835

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
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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