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W P Grier Middle School

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Posted December 28, 2011

My son is a good student in school. The problem with Grier Middle are that the teachers are poor communicators. If you are suppose to make your child accountable for their studies, a parent must be able to communicate with the teachers. Teachers should make time to contact parents in a timely manner. Parent involvement is suggested but not always welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I am not very pleased with this school. My son went from being on the honoroll to failing half his classes. He has some learning differences (ADHD) and I have found it very hard for the teachers to cooperate. As far as they are concerned they are too busy to follow his 504 plan. I am not working now, thankfully, but have found dealing with his school a full time job. There have also been several incidents where he has been picked on by more than 1 student at a time and his property destroyed and nothing has happened. Some how there is never an adult present and the bruises on his face are not enough for them, it's all just here say. I have signed him up for a charter school and pray he wins the lottery. If not we have already decided to move to a different district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

this is a great school if u are in a program there. There are the best teachers there to.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students29%
Female34%
Male24%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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%
Female24%
Male28%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted91%

Reading

All Students31%
Female30%
Male33%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial9%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted78%
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 Students13%
Female12%
Male15%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracial15%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students14%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically gifted75%

Reading

All Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial-5%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students36%
Female30%
Male41%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial8%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted85%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically gifted-95%

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 53% 26%
White 28% 52%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 1% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tanya Hudson
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 866-6116

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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