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Posted July 19, 2013

As a student i think Neal is a great school unlike people that don't go to Neal and people that just read about Neal. The students at Neal make Neal seem ghetto but its not. My band teacher mr.maston always told us that we make our own choices and with the choices come consequences and I think that's every day life .


Posted September 19, 2011

I have been told by my daughter that she is being bullied. I know that this happens because some kids are not mature and they are going through a lot at home or are just plain mean. After contacting the main office and the principal, who reassured me that they were 'On Top Of Things", I talked to my daughter that same evening and she told me that nothing had changed, that she was still forced to work with one of her bullies, and that they were still messing with her. I will not stand for this bullying, and I will take the needed actions to make it stop, whatever that may be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

I think Neal is a great school! I am an 8th grade student and athelete there. I am in all honers classes and most schools don't have honers like geometry and algebra for 7th, and 8th graders. This school has changed for the better over the last few years. We hope to see more students that are excited to comme to our school soon! Thanks for your time! :) -Student


Posted February 2, 2010

I think neal is a very good school as a student because of the teachers I have now. I think neal couldnt get any better because they have the best dance teacher and the best band teacher. Even though I dont agree with the uniforms neal is still a very good school with the best principal. (Shout out to the scohlars team 09-10)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

I am a parent and was very concerned about sending my daughter to Neal but so far there has not been any problem with her or the teachers at Neal. I have to say the Principal Mr. Wilson is doing a great job with keeping the students in order as well as the other faculty. I would recommend this school to another parent as long as you stay involved with your child and teachers.
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Posted June 4, 2007

My daughter went to Neal in 1999-2000 and it was a nightmare. Now I have 2 sons there and the improvement with this principal is nothing short of a miracle. I only pray Mr. Wilson stays until my sons move on the Southern There could not be a better teacher, mentor, child advocate than Amanda Pope. She is driven to have her students be the best in everything they attempt. I am looking forward to the next 2years with my son at Neal. (my oldest son will be at the Southern School of Engineering and I feel he is prepared to succeed there becuse of his years a Neal.) Renee Wall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

I am not impressed with the things I see at Neal middle school .I have a child that goes to Neal and this is her first year going there. the bathrooms are not sanitary and not many parents show up for parent teacher confrences. there are too may fights and not these many after school activities. if you are reading this I'm not saying that you don't need to take your child to this school but it's just the fact that this school needs work. a concerned parent Becky right
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Posted September 10, 2006

I am very impressed by the way the principal has cleaned up the school. The teachers are very caring toward the students often giving hugs and using positive praise. Teachers show interest in the student's by attending games and cheering the students on. I am very pleased to have my child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

This was my daughters first year at Neal(Term Fall 05-06)and I am very disappointed in the quality of education that is offered at this school. There is no structure, there is no way a child can learn in an unstablized environment. There needs to be control there is too much violence, my daughter witnessed fights almost everyday. I am praying that this school term is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

I think it is time to clean this school up. The quality and performance of most of the teachers is at an all time low. I have two children who are attending this school and I wish now I had never sent them there. I can only hope that with a new superintendent that we will focus on education not what makes the school look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

This is my second child that has attended Neal, I am glad to say that their current principle has done a great job with cleaning up the school. It is much better than it used to be. I feel that it is much safer now than it was 3-5 years ago. There isn't as much violence and i am very pleased with the new changes at Neal!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students16%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically gifted37%

Reading

All Students24%
Female22%
Male24%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted63%
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 Students12%
Female9%
Male15%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Academically gifted45%

Reading

All Students25%
Female27%
Male23%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted74%
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%
Female18%
Male15%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students19%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Academically gifted63%

Reading

All Students17%
Female20%
Male15%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically gifted58%

Science

All Students35%
Female32%
Male37%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted84%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 64% 26%
Hispanic 30% 14%
White 5% 52%
Two or more races 1% 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 87%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Melissa Hall
Fax number
  • (919) 560-3451

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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