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Macon Early College High School

Public | 9-12 | 157 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 25, 2013

MEC is a terrific school. It gives the students the opportunity to get a head start on college. The teachers and faculty care about the students and challenge them to do their best. It is an asset to the school system and our county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Our school is Macon Early College and we love, love , love it! Right now our PTSO is putting together a trip to Washington DC. Won't it be great for the students who decide to go, to see our nation's capitol? Also there is a dance on Saturday night. My kids enjoy their classes, teachers and all of the clubs at our school. They have made some very nice friends too. It is a top notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

Macon Early College is my home; it is the best place that I have ever been. I will forever hold an illimitable love for this school, the students, and the faculty. Every second that I spend here is relished beyond measure- I could spend all of my time here. This school is the very model of how education should work: everyone is friendly (bullying does NOT occur), the faculty really cares, the curriculum is solid, and the opportunities are fantastic. I have been attending this school since my Freshman year, and it has become such an important part of my life and my personal advancement- I would not leave this school for the best academy in the world. The opportunities that come with this school are far more than just getting a college degree, there are so many good things that come with this school(we are always given precedent for volunteering, we can intern earlier, and and Early College diploma just looks better on an application). This review may seem fake, but I adore this school and I could not imagine my life without it, I owe so much to MEC. This is where I belong- and I believe everyone else can say the same. There is SO much more that I could write about, but I cannot .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

As a student, I'm tired of people putting down my school and the changes that has taken place. A lot of students and parents seem to instantly repel Mr. Gibbs without even giving him a chance because he actually believes in discipline. Mr. Gibbs might be the best thing that has happened to this school because the students are so disrepectful and he takes care of it. This year, I've noticed a lot of disrepect towards teachers lately and it's getting old. I'm there to get my AA degree, and I want to embrace this oppertunity, and if other students want to fool around, go elsewhere to do so. And to the parent that thinks this school is ridculous, why did your kid go there for if it's a waste of time? And as for preteens, that was so middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It helps our talented young people get a head start on college


Posted September 19, 2009

This is an amazing school with a lot of potential. The students have the ability to further their education by taking college classes at SCC. I am a senior (Class of 2010) at MEC and I will be graduating with my AA. I know firsthand that this school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

School has great potential if and when they get the right staff. Currently has undergone a lot of staff turn over. New principals and new teachers. Communication needs to improve between guidance counselor and parents. Can be disorganized and lack of urgency regarding scheduling and feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

This school is a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to obtain a High School diploma as well as earn a AA degree 2 years of Community College for free. The teachers are very involved in making each student a success. Each child is issued a lap top as well free of charge to use and learn from. So far this is my daughter's first year and we are excited about the next three as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
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

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Reading

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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Civics and Economics

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
English I

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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>95%

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>95%
English II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Physical Science

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
United States History

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students40%
Female37%
Male46%
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Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
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White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students47%
Female39%
Male58%
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White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students71%
Female73%
Male67%
Blackn/a
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Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 77% 52%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Black 1% 26%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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

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Franklin, NC 28734
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