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R Max Abbott Middle

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Posted March 18, 2014

I do not believe the principal is doing his job on punishing students that cause trouble there is a big sign about bulling on the front door of the school my daughter has been bullied several times and nothing has been done except maybe three days suspension this goes on and on and on my daughter complains to teachers nothing gets done if this continues we will go to the school board and see if they can take care of this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

Overall this is a good school. My child has been happy and successful there, with the exception of one teacher. This teacher gave a lot of worksheets and spent a lot of time yelling at the kids for minor behavior problems. I think the kids stayed bored, hours of worksheets for 6th graders! She seemed to hold a grudge against certain kids and was defiantly a name dropper, by this I mean she liked some kids better because of the family name. She definately crossed the line by calling my home and hinting my child had ADHD. I did not think teachers can even suggest that. I just want all parents, especially minorities, to go into her 6th grade class with open eyes. Listen to your kids, she probably really did say that. Even though I feel she is a poor educator and poorer role model, this is still a really good school with lots of good teachers that make up for the rotten apple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

Not please with this new principal, his leadership is awful. he is very disrespectful and unprofessional acting. I had to finally pull my child out of this school this year. It's bad when we have people like this running our schools and they are heartless and dont care. Didnt have a problem with the school the year before because there was a different principal there. The staff is great never had a problem with any of them all were helpful to me. the day this man stepped in the doors of Max Abbott it all changed for me. Wish the other principal had stayed through out the school years until my child finished there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

This school is horrible!!! Or should I say..this schools administration is horrible! My child was forced to fight in the boys bathroom, while other kids were recording it on their phones. My son went to use the restroom and was bombarded by a bully twice his size. Once I witnessed the video which was shown to me by another concerned parent I immediately wnt to the school and presented the material to the principal. He dismissed me as if I was a peasant or something! I then had to take it to the assistant principal, who then got the safety coordinator involved and finally a few of the student were given 3 days of suspension...Only to return to school and weeks later pulling the same stunt in the boys locker room. The principal couldn't give a care in the world..as long as his schools suspension rates remain low, and his test scores and sports scores remain high he's all set. He needs to return to 71st classical were he came from because apparently he only caters to high members of society..in other words people who know people - that will get his highsidity tail fired! I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

There is ALOT of bullying going on at this school and the principal is doing NOTHING. It seems like he is scared of the students. After just another incident in the locker room, where my child was punched and kicked, all I got from the safety coordinator was that the coach IS SUPPOSE to be in the locker room with the kids. Well, he wasn't and he hardly ever IS so it's pretty much saying "OH WELL, HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE THERE BUT HE'S NOT". The school is only concerned about how they do on Test scores, NOT the kids. Short, if your child gets bullied or beat up, just deal with it....!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

Safety is an issue here. Discipline is inconsistent. I would definitely spend the day observing before enrolling your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

The school is pretty nice overall, the teachers are very great to students. The work is hard, and the tests are not easy, but it is a joyful school that offers many courses and extra-curricular activities. The one bad thing is at lunch you cannot sit where you want.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2009

this school is not a great school to go to but its the best in the immediate area
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

Well... It's not good, but it's not bad... Homework is very high, in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My child was enrolled at this school at the beginning of 6th grade. He became a target for bullies and after reporting the problem to his homeroom teacher and to the principal, he was physically attacked. I moved him to a safer environment because of my concerns with retaliation. I agree with the parent who stated that 'the students are led to think they are learning, but are actually being prepared for the EOG' I understand that there is an ongoing problem here with bullying and harrassment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

A great school. It has many sports, electives and great teachers. (aka. Mrs. Biggerstaff.) Max abbott is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2007

This school is like the perfect school they are always trying to make learning fun and help those who need help in thier work. They also look at disipline as a big thing too. You do what they say or your out. They have a variaty of electives. They also love sports at this school there are always teachers, student, and parents supporting and donating towards sports and educational needs. I would definently recomend sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

As a parent, Max Abbott has been a disappointment. I have a rising 8th grader and have found the disciplinary actions taken to be very subjective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

Max Abbott is a good school. They have great electives, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. So many parnets help out at the school in the office, classes, and every where else. This really is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

students are led to believe that they are learning what they need to learn. Truthfully, from the beginning to end of the semester only End of Grade testing is stressed. Children are not encouraged to read, think or love learning. They are simply bribed to do well on the end of grade testing. Students leave this school and go to high school not knowing anything, but how to pretend that they have learned something based on what the focus of the school and that is simply to do well on the examanations. Students are still at a great disadvantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

I went to this school for grades 6-8 and I had a great time while still being successful. The teachers are great and prepare students wonderfully for the next grade and beyond. Sports are great too. Last year, except for maybe two sports, each sport was Division 1 Champs! Also, involvement in foreign language, music, and art is also encouraged. Both student and parent involvment is great. I couldn't have asked for a better middle school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2005

I agree with everything that Mr. Wells stated, except for that fact that 'it is a half-way desent school'. The school is the best. Literally, Max Abbott Middle has the highest test scores in the county, for a middle school, and stresses academics to the fullest. Your child will be very successful going to Max Abbott Midlle.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2005

This is school is awesome! they have everything and i wouldn't want my kid to go anywhere else! they were the cafeteria staff of the year! yay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

As a former student at max abbot, I beleive it is a half way decent school. The teachers seem to care about the students academic and achivement level in the school, and the grades prove it, unlike a couple of the other middle schools I attended. The parents are very involved within the school, attending game events, confrences and sometimes even chaproning school dances. I would highly recomend this middle school to a parent wanting thier child to find success in education!!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students39%
Female44%
Male34%
Black21%
Asian70%
Hispanic17%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted89%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Black30%
Asian60%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
Black7%
Asian60%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial18%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted89%

Reading

All Students48%
Female49%
Male46%
Black29%
Asian73%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students26%
Female25%
Male28%
Black11%
Asian53%
Hispanic20%
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted75%

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
Black28%
Asian60%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted95%

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black47%
Asian73%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students64%
Female66%
Male61%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted78%

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 41% 26%
White 40% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Scott Pope
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 485-0841

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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