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York Chester Middle School

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Posted November 16, 2009

I think its a great school but I think som of the activities are not challenging enough and some classes don't have lockers and the other classes do.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students12%
Female13%
Male12%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students16%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female23%
Male21%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students12%
Female11%
Male13%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female20%
Male34%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students62%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically giftedn/a

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 50% 26%
White 24% 52%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Two or more races 6% 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 92%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lorinda Brusie
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 866-6319

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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