James E Shepard Middle School

3/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
24
Grades
6-8
Students
524
Type
Public
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Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.
Math
26%
State avg 46%
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Reading
36%
State avg 55%
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Science
60%
State avg 72%
3/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.

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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Black
Hispanic
Two or more races
Asian
White
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
120 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
15%
State avg: 11%
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24 Reviews
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Neighborhood
2401 Dakota St
Durham, NC 27707
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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