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Douglas Byrd High

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Posted July 3, 2013

A school can have a great administration and a wonderful teaching staff but it is all for nothing if PARENTS do not send their children to school ready to learn. Parents are the child's number one teacher and bears the BULK of responsibility for their child's educational experience and attainment. I raised my 2 girls to appreciate and respect education and the educational environment and they have both excelled despite the shortcomings of the schools they attended. I ask the parents complaining on here...What do YOU do, on a DAILY basis, to ensure that your child is academically ready to face the world? If you cannot positively answer that question then please don't throw stones at the schools. ---parent of a college graduate (3.95 GPA) and college freshman majoring in Nursing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

A lot of negative things have been said about DBHS. But the main people complaining, are the parents!! You have to go to the school to understand how great of a school it really is. There's something for everybody. Clubs, arts, sports; you name it. Some people just don't apply themselves so the missout on the whole experience that DB has to offer. If and when you keep busy doing things you love at school with people who have the same interest, you won't notice all the "bad" things. So don't let these NEGATIVE reviews make you miss out on some experiences you won't find anywhere else! --Proud, Class of 2016 Douglas Byrd High Student
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2012

This school is so behind in teaching things that 9-12 should be learning. I blame Douglas Byrd Middle School. Every 9th grader that comes to Douglas Byrd High School is giving not algebra 1,,my kids had algebra 1 in 8th grade at John Griffin, they had to do the same math again when they went into 9th grade AT Douglas Byrd High..what a waste of time. They are to lazy to check the children's records to see what they need to take and what they don't need to take. They don't have time to teach they are to busy telling the big mouth kids to shut up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

I am a returning sophomore at DBHS. I have to say that although Douglas Byrd has it's faults (and I challenge you to name a school that dosen't) it's still a energetic learning environment. The teachers here (the ones I have encountered at least) are dedicated to the success of their students. And, for the most part they have succeeded. Sure, there are a few bad apples that try to spoil the bunch, but I believe that our administration is doing the best they possibly can to neutralize this problem. I am an honors student in this school and I feel as though my teachers really try to push the limits of my knowledge and I am and always will be ever so grateful for that. Overall, I feel DBHS is, maybe not the Best, but a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2011

Douglas Byrd doesn't even deserve one star. I agree with that parent, Douglas Byrd is terrible and why in the world do they keep a Principal that doesn't even meet with parents, or even put rules or regulations down in the school. The children fight and curse and this is why the teachers take off more then the kids. Wral News station why dont you pull the records of the teachers and you will see that the teachers are absent more the the children that attend the school. The news media news to get involved this is why I am going to start writing letters to are congressman/women because change needs to come to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

The school needs a lot of work, meaning the teachers are rude the school has at least a fight a day. For the person that wrote that the school is great maybe in your dreams. Wake up people the school is terrible and this is why the children have the biggest drop out rate out of any other school in Cumberland county. Frank Till I thought you were going to make schools safe and give our children a higher education isn't that true? The kids at Douglas Byrd learn nothing they are learning things that are for 6th graders. And what is the motto SWAG gosh sounds ghetto to me. Come on parents get involved and clean the school up its ridiculous that our children go to a school that the principal and the teachers can care less if our kids do well or not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

I'm heading into 9th grade at Douglas Byrd High School. Only because I got redistricted from Jack Britt to now Douglas Byrd. But, as of now I don't find the school appealing to go to in any form. First, the so called "open house" was unorganized. There was only mentors there and no teachers! So I couldn't meet any of my teachers sadly. Also, they made the freshmen play games for the "open house" which I found ridiculous. Because I though I was going there to meet teachers. Second, a school is supposed to give you a good education with good grammar. But that seems not to be met,since their motto is " Got Swag?". "Swag" being a slang word,how is that teaching students good grammar? Also, I got a packet of paper work for my mom to fill out. I and her both found over 5 grammar mistakes. Also, the school isn't the cleanest and appealing. I walked around the school and it was dirty and each hallway I walked down had weird smells of ash or smoke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2011

I ask about sitting in on my child's classes I was told that the teacher had to give me permission first. Sounds like they don't want you to be a part of your child's education.Makes you wonder what they are trying to hide. I ask about having lunch with my child and was told they had to see if parents could still do this. I was allowed, but have you ever heard of not being able to have lunch with your child? Two teachers did not respond to my email addressing issues with my child even after a week went by. When ask about it I received an apology. They do not have a firewall on their computers so you not only have to be concerned about what they are doing online at home but you also have to worry about what they are doing at school. In the Honor's program A&P is an elective...what is up with this??She is not getting a proper education here.If I could get my child into any other school I would and have been seeking other avenues. What has happened to this school system???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

Well to me i love DBMS because ever one not pefect and we are getting better as we go. The teachers are great ,lunch could be better. We're trying to do better as we go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

I am an '05 alumni of Douglas Byrd and I am about to graduate from WSSU on the 09May09. The success of the students after they graduate is not measured on this web page and that is what I think is most important. Nobody outside my family and that school ever thought I would make it to this point. The teachers and counselors I will forever have to thank for putting in those extra hours after school to help me. Honestly over all I thank God for this school and the blessing of furthering my education; and I pray that the numbers do not discourage parents from allowing their students go to Byrd. I only made the Honor Roll twice in High School but the skills I learned help me maintain the Dean's List while in college. Hope that means more than the negative things that have been said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

I love this school. It has an good & safe environment & the teachers have always been there for me to provide extra help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

This school is a disgrace. Doesn't deserve to be under the Cumberland County School System. I was shocked and appauled at the horrible teaching techniques. This school needs a lot of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

my child attended this school last year. she said she really loved it. i also was happy that my child went there because the teachers were a positive influence and helped my child whenever she needed help. i give a special thanks to mr. williams, and mrs. evans for not giving up on my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Douglas Byrd High School is a great place to be. The Freshman Academy has made the transition from Junior High to High School easy and has nurtured the ninth graders for success. Young, energetic teachers can identify with the students along with the many males that were added to the staff this year. The school is clean and friendly when you enter the grounds and office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

I am disgusted with this school's teaching techniques. My child was given a mandatory parental contact form for a science class which i was to complete and turn in to take place of a test score. Lazy! every class syllabus sent home in the beginning of the year had at least 5 grammatical errors on it. I am still looking for a school calendar for school closings. Project assignments are not challenging at all. Principal does not return phone calls. Teachers don't communicate to each other. Advised of a one day only parent teacher conference 2 days prior to the date for hours of 10-3 only. Not impressed with this school at all as compared to our previous duty station. They are aggressive as far as the dress code and behavior policies. I honestly feel that they are attempting to push my child through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

I attend Douglas Byrd right now. It's a pretty good school. Im happy I go here. I have wonderful teachers like Ms. Herbert, she is the best teacher ever. Espically Mr. Bolen,, he is so cool. The teachers I have are great and I wouldn't change them for the world. Some of the rules are stupid but they do make things better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2005

i think that douglas byrd is on of the best school i ever been to,yes there might not be good teachers but there are teachers who care and take the time to teach you a life leason and many of the are great people i wouldn't change anything about coach chad, coach long, coach jimmerson,coach williams, mr.bolen,coach RJ,and coach scott they are wonderful people and the school needs more people like them
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2005

Having had many children go thru this school over the years I must say I wish the others would have had the Principal and conditions that my youngest gets to experience now. My hat is off to Jackie Warner! She has retored the school to a safe, clean, disciplined, fun, place of learning. I used to fear my daughters going to school under previous administrations but I feel the school is once again under control and moving upward. I do think more parents should volunteer even if it one hour once in awhile. They are most certainly welcome at the school now and it sets a great example to our children. Keep up the good work Mrs. Warner and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

I have never seen such a laxed approach to education. I have had guidance counselors tell me to not worry about plotting my child s future now with only 3 years of high school left. When should I take an interest? The day after graduation? I have seen the staff worry more about what length a skirt than the child's academic performance. It is a sad day when the parent says what is the use in sending my child to school? This is how I feel. Both my children state that the teachers do not know the subjects they are teaching and rely on the parents to explain the principal behind congruent angles. Fortunately I was able to. I bet not every parent can and why should they if the person their tax dollars pay to educate their children can't do it?
—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 56% in 2012.

8 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

8 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

8 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

342 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Male83%
Black>95%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Black60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities63%
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male83%
Black80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
Proficient in English75%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

326 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students9%
Female5%
Male13%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracial5%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students15%
Female13%
Male16%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial14%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically gifted67%

English II

All Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial23%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted94%
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 57% 26%
White 24% 52%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 2% 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 74%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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College counselor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Dan Krumanocker
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 323-4127

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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