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G. C. Hawley Middle

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Posted August 22, 2013

it's the best ever. teachers are terrific and they really care about the students and that they make it to college.


Posted May 28, 2013

This is a typical and struggling public school with a few exceptions. Benefits: laptops for every student to use at home and in class, there are more choices for extra curricular activities, and a large campus with plenty of room for expansion. Concerns: Level of Instruction is slightly below average. The student to teacher ratio is currently 30+ : 1. (Next year, it is projected to be 35:1) For every respectable teacher three are in need of retraining and another is in need of finding a new occupation. Top Concern: Communication There have been several occasions when teachers completely failed to respond to multiple emails, notes, and phone calls. (After more than a week) I have only had to make contact 4 or 5 times. If the concern or issue is extremely important and quick response is needed, I have to go to the school in person. Even these concerns are often dismissed or seem to be handled as an inconvenience. The current administration demonstrates similar behavior after being made aware of communication concerns. Conclusion: If the administration was monitored more closely and/or replaced, the school could improve considerably because the potential is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

Every school has some room for improvement but overall I have had no trouble with my kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

In my opinion no school deserves a 10 because there is always room for improvement. But for Hawley I would rate it between an 8 and 9. I have had two children and three grandkids attend Hawley. They have always had great teachers, principles, and support staff. There is drama but that is brought on by the students themselves. When there may be issues, I have been the staff jump into action and things handled. Students are performing very well academically and from what I observe, when I am there, the majority of the students and parents look to be satisfied and the students are well educated. If I were to need to send another child through Hawley, I would not have to think twice - they would go. Hawley is a good country school, taught by great teachers, governed by a fantastic principal, and well kept by awesome janitoral staff and cafeteria workers.


Posted January 18, 2011

I am currently in 8th grade at G.C. Hawley and am only giving it a 3 becuase so far its been an okay school. The ellectives are very bad in my opinion, Im in Honors Chorus and it isnt very well funded. Niether is the band or Jazz Band programs. The cafiteria food is not good in the slightest, and no healthy choices are there, only the occasional bruised apple. Ive had fun and have good grades but that is only because Im smart and took my classes seriously. There is some discrimination issues, not with race but with backgrounds. If your child wants to excel and be in a well funded and well taught school dont send them to Hawley. In my whole three years at Hawley ive only had 4 teachers that added to my knowledge out of about 15 teachers in all. I loved my expierence because i made the most of it.


Posted February 20, 2010

I'm rating this school a 2 because I went to one of the dances and they didn't let a student in the dance. I mean he just left the school like 3 days ago! They let him in, but that really bothered me because, with no hassle, they should let anyone go to the dance, weather the person moved even 1 day ago :( I am very dissapointed in this school. I thought they were better than that. I am not letting my youngest daughter go to that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

I am sorry to say we moved here 2 years ago. It has been a huge mistake. some of the teachers are ok. The people in the office are pretty helpful and the old principal was good, but she is gone. As for the students , their is disviserty and that's great, but if you are moving from out of the area(espically from up north) be prepared to be left out. The students and some of the staff have taught my child what descrimination truely is. Damn Yankee is a term you will hear often!!!! People here have a 'good old boy' attitude!' yankees' beware. We had to pull own son out of school and plan to get out of here!!!!! As for electives the students just keep working with the same staff with very little to offer!! I would say again beware!!!!I only wish I knew before moving here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I've been going to Hawley for 3 years now. They have some good things (teachers, patio, caferteria) and some bad things (teachers, bad teachers, really bad teacher). But all in all, it's a really good school. So far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

I was so scared of my son going to middle school but once we got to Hawley I was so relieved. The principal and the teachers are great. We had a very positive school year. It really put my mind at ease and my son had the best three years there. (To bad I can't say the same for the high )school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

I have had two children at this school and everyone went out of there to help both of my children! The third child is entering this year and I am sure the experience will be just as pleasant .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

I have two children in this school and could not ask for their experience to have been better. I have a child on each end of the spectrum; one that excels easily, and one that struggles. The teachers have worked hard to help, keep you informed, and truly care about the students. The principal and staff work hard to stay on top of things. When I have had concerns, they have been addressed quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school has been a wonderful suprise for my daughter and me. The leadership takes care of discipline before it gets out of hand. The teachers let the student and the parents know what is expected of them. The sixth grade team that my daugher is on (All Star Team) seem to really work together for the good of each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school has teachers who care and do their best to help children succeed. They could use more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

This school has been a big dissapointment. The classes are overcrowded and the elective classes are very poor. There is truly no diversity among ethnic groups.
—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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female38%
Male39%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted92%
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 Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted81%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted93%
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 Students16%
Female13%
Male18%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Academically gifted68%

Reading

All Students34%
Female37%
Male30%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted84%

Science

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted87%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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 Students27%
Female31%
Male24%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted56%

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 67% 52%
Black 19% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Frank Wiggins
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (919) 528-0051

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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