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East Garner Middle

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Posted February 3, 2014

The football team is great never loses a game best coach ever Coach Tomaino is the best


Posted December 15, 2013

I went to this school for my 7th grade year and It was very good. I made a lot of friends but there was a little fuss about the teams and which team is better but it was fine. The school sports teams are pretty good, never really heard anything bad about it. They also had this time before lunch where everyone would go in the gym and have free time (Play basketball, volleyball, sit on the side and talk with friends) which I thought was pretty cool! During the middle of the year, the school made a new team (The Cobra's) and moved some 7th graders into it because the classes were crowded. It was horrible, there were only two teachers who taught two subjects, students didn't really listen, and the principle had to come in a lot. I had to beg the counselor to change one of my classes. Pros: School has some cool electronics for students to use. Big school Up to date Requires you to take a second language Great Curriculum Cons: The 8th graders classes were in TRAILERS and they didn't have lockers! I thought that was pretty bad for a school who has a lot of money. The school doesn't had a track, it has a little track around some trailers. Only has 3 choices of languages


Posted May 28, 2013

My school is East Garner Middle school. I love this school but, the teachers can range on their strictness . Even though none of the teachers are mean they never listen to our opinion. Improvent are needed. TWO AND A HALF RATING


Posted April 20, 2012

hi. i go to east garner middle, it's pretty great! I like the different teams, they help stop cliques better. The IB program is swell because we at east garner focus more on subjects. Such as: second languages, arts, and technology. The school, and students aren't "ghetto" like you may hear. Nobody is really bullied. We act like any other middle schoolers, so if you can't handle EGMMS than your child won't make it anywhere else. The teachers here really push us to do our best. Like at the time of EOG's the have of work hard. And if we go up a ceartin number of points, we get to go on fun trips! You even get rewarded for showing up all four days! hope you enjoy EGMMS!


Posted May 24, 2011

Overall not excited about school at all. My daughter has had some difficulty with the enviornment at East Garner Middle. I do not feel as though they attempt to keep parents informed about student progress individually. My daughter just informed me that 65% of her team members didn't pass the EOG's, this is very alarming to me. I will reserve my final judgement until the school scores are posted overall. This is just further proof of how our education system is failing our students. All of the fuss about student assignment needs to be focused on what our children are learning. It does not matter where a student is assigned if they are not learning anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

East Garner is the greatest school ever. Literally, everyone is welcomed in east garner. When i was going into middleschool my mom was afraid that EGMS would be to "gehhto" or not educational. But actually its a great school. Everyone is accepted for who they are and the teachers are amazing. My whole 6th grade year was my best year ever. Once you find out who you are and what group your suppost to be in you'll find out how amazing the school is. I really dont know where you guys are getting all of these terrible "rumors" about EGMS


Posted July 26, 2010

A parent had to protest the principal of this school for verbally attacking his daughter at an 8th grade prom. This girl was an Honor Roll student and well known by her peers. I appears that the principal is not known to parents, and students if asked to point her out in a crowd. This school is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I would say the school is nit the best but it is not as bad as the rumors make it out to be. I have came across some great teachers amongst other staff also. I have a special need student at the school in which the school is not for him. Some of the student make this a bad school but like I said,some of the teachers are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

East Garner Middle. Where do I start. The students know the principal by name only and would never be able to point her out if asked. The teachers try to teach, but have to deal with so many disclipine issues that the students that are there to learn receive a cut rate education. The school lives up to the rumors and worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

I had heard a lot of disparaging things about E Garner Middle School before our son actually attended but, we decided to give it a chance and see for ourselves. Well, barely 3 months in it pains me to say that the school is actually worse than I had heard or expected it to be. Despite every assurance that our son would receive a proper education, he was put into classes that were way below his grade level and capabiliies in the name of being proactive, when in reality it was an attempt to categorize him, and make educating him easier for the staff. Another thing that we found profoundly disturbing is the lack of communication. My son missed a trip because we were not contacted, a prepaid trip, and the school refused us a refund!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

This school is a normal school.It is not the most best school in the county but it will do.I will admitt that the principle needs to be involed more and that they need more decipled because my child has came home before saying about the fight and the drama.But it is not like there are fight each day there where only 5 fight in that one year.But you must trust that the assistant principle will step in and do what the principle cant do for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

If you are looking for a school where your child will have a world of opportunity, academically, socially and developmentally, look no further. The staff and educators at EGMMS are first rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

The PTSA takes every opportunity welcome and cultivate activities all our parents can be involved in. Recognizing parents are busy, but by giving 30 minutes a month, parents can see firsthand the terrific things going on thanks to Ms. Williams and her staff and the great students at EGMMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

East Garner Middle School has made significant improvements in the last three years. It is a safe place to learn. The campus is newly renovated and is inviting. As an IB school, teachers follow the NC Standard Standard Course of Study, but the students have incredible opportunies to take a variety of electives. The entire school has done a study on the Holocaust and the 8th grade will take a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. East Garner, Garner High School and South East Raleigh High School also just received a 9 million dollar grant for cultural arts education. My son is in the 8th grade and will be ready to take Geometry next year at the High School. He had the opportunity last summer to take part in a free Forensics Camp on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

This school is horrible! I came here thinking it was going to be ok, I was scared to come back. Buses, teacher, and students are not respectful. Teachers are not involved most of the time. Students are here to fend for themselves. My friend and I have never even seen the principle. We would never recommend this school. All schools have flaws but this has many more than the average. Parent and Principle involvement is drastically needed at this school. Some sixth graders think it the best school only because its there first year at a middle school. They don't know as well, until they see another school. Changes are needed!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2007

This school has a good education. The Social life here is Horrible! I am out of this school and have been waiting since day 1. Some of the teachers are respectful while others aren't. There are situations where it is hard to learn and the teachers do not help at all. If something happens in the class room there is a chance that a teacher will do something about it but yes there is the same chance they wont. Parent involvement is needed more but the activities provided and after school activities are great! As I said good education bad with the social.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2006

Our instructional teams, administration,PTSA specialists and student services department have been successful in making our school climate pleasant and inviting. Teachers and students respect each other and interdisciplinary lessons with an inquiry focus are taught everyday in our classrooms..Our students actively volunteer their time in community service activities..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

If you want to see a great school in action, come visit EGMMS. As an IB school, it has much to offer. Just ask the students who went to Italy recently! A quality school does not just have great students, a quality school takes what the community has and makes it better. I have taught in many school schools and I am very impressed with what I see here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2006

This school is less than what a parent wants for their child. I sat in on a few of my childs classes and discovered that discipline is not a priority. Some of the students were very rude, disrespectful and disturbing to the teachers and the kids that did want to learn and grow. Every parent needs to sit in and see the abuse that these teachers are taking from the students. I felt very sorry for my chid and her teachers that the environment is not condusive for learning, developing and growing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I am a student at EGMMS and i am in the 6th grade.Now that i am new to the school does not mean i dont know anything about it.East Gardner has a fantastic educational program.Some students do not get along and get into fights but as long as you can be there but not out there you'll be ok.I would reccomend this to anybody in the area.
—Submitted by a 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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students34%
Female42%
Male27%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial44%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted91%

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male35%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted87%
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%
Female27%
Male24%
Black15%
Asian40%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted85%

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male37%
Black29%
Asian50%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted94%
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 Students18%
Female16%
Male21%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial10%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically gifted69%

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male31%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial38%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted81%

Science

All Students47%
Female45%
Male48%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted91%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students33%
Female31%
Male36%
Black22%
Asian40%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial18%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted67%

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 51% 26%
White 24% 52%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 59%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Cathy Williams
Fax number
  • (919) 662-2357

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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6301 Jones Sausage Road
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