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Newton-Conover Middle

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Posted July 8, 2012

I just finished reading the reviews on this school. I could not be more opposed to what some of these parents have said. These techers are some of the most professional and caring people in the community! They care about the kids and the students work hard FOR the teachers. The students love the staff and trust the staff. Could not ask for a better school for this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

It' interesting to see that SO many of the NCHS, NCMS, and elementary teachers at these schools send their kids to the county schools. It makes you wander why? I bet they don't want their kids exposed to the lack of morales and bad character kids. I went through NCCS, and with what I see, I will NOT send my kids to NCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

The school was "the place to be" in the 90's, but has gotten very "thugish" the in the 2000's. Even the coaches and teachers say the "thug" culture is out of hand. Drugs are bad every where, but are really bad here. It is sad to see a once great school system fall so far. Teachers who have taught in the county schools and at NCCS talk about the difference in the types of kids. It's night and day. Don't get me wrong, NCCS has some great kids. Years ago, the % of great kids was probably 70%, now it's probably around 15%, and the good kids get made fun of because they do what they are suppose to do. Schools like Bandys, Foard, may not be as athletic, and their facilities aren't as nice, the % of good kids is probably closer to 50%. I hope it changes, but with the amount of rentals in the NCCS area, it's only going to get worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

I have been very concerned with how much attention the teachers staff an principle's are giving toward bullying and the concerns or needs of the students isn't this what school is about??I have been very happy with Newton-Conover city schools til now.Now I'm wondering If its not just a job and pay check only for most of the staff.I know so much more could be done giving a lot better effort for all the children now and future Newton-Conover Middle School kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

This school is amazing. I LOVE all of my teachers and the also teach me everything I need to know for the End Of Grade Test (EOG). I hate wearing the uniforms but this school is amazing! If you move to Catawba Country and u have kids in the 6th to 8th grade, I would defiantly recommend this school. We have a great principal. He takes care o everything even bully's that send text messages to people off of campus.c
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

The exceptional students program is just that. The Special Ed students are accepted by their peers and included in many of the regular activities such as chorus, sports, and student counsil. The change to uniforms in 2007 was a good choice and allows the students to be kids. The Sports programs are good, and the parent involvement is good also. This school seems to be going in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

I am a student at Newton-Conover Middle School. I love my teachers, they teach me everything I need to know and they show you reality. My school has the best principal and he makes sure everything goes the way are supposed to. I appreaciate ths schoolo and I couldn;t imagine going anywhere else. if you just move here to Catawbw County and you have kids, consider this school you won't regret it. Our school also has uniforms and they are great, they were a wonderful idea and I love them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

Mr.Griffin is a great special ed teacher.The whole staff is excellent and their program for special needs is excellent.It gives them what they need for their futures.
—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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Black8%
Asian46%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female44%
Male43%
Black16%
Asian31%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial17%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male38%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black13%
Asian29%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial19%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black26%
Asian21%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial38%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students52%
Female46%
Male57%
Black32%
Asian64%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial38%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted80%

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 49% 52%
Hispanic 25% 14%
Black 15% 26%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 4%
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 73%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Kim Kaylor
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