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Allen Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 704 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2013

THIS IS DR.LEE'S SCIENCE CLASS HERE TO TELL YOU , THAT WE ARE THE BEST SCHOOL OUT HERE AND WE DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCIENTIST IN THE HOUSEEEEE!!! #TURNTUP!


Posted October 10, 2011

It would be nice if this school would include parents/guardians suggestions on issues conerning our children. You should still be able to have a say in your child's education even though they are in public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My son is a sixth grade student at this middle school and I am currently seeking academic placement for 2010-2011 in another school. In my opinion parent-teacher communication is very poor and parent-school administration communication and caring is even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

Allen Middle School has changed alot over the past several years and I blame it on the administration as well as some of the teachers. The is no consistency as far as rules and discipline. The Teachers aren't accountable for there actions or lack thereof. I am moving from my home in order to get in another school district. Allen has not always been this way. I have another son that went there 4 years ago and I didn't have any of the problems that I am having now. It all goes back to the current administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I have been very involved with the Allen Middle School community this year. I believe that Allen is on the path to becoming a very good school, but it is still in the making. I believe that teachers are dedicated to the learning of the children in general, but I think administration needs to work harder to keep consistency in discipline and procedures. Until discipline is consistently addressed at this school, ample learning cannot take place. Also, parents of students in this school need to get more involved with the progress of their children. If administration had better parental SUPPORT and guidance, they would be able to have better results with the students. It really takes a COMMUNITY to make a school prosperous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

We are going to try to move out of this school district before my son starts 8th grade. He is one of the very white kids. We have never been racist but he has had one racial problem after another in this school and teachers and principals don't seem to care. He has been beat up so many times and when he tries to tell what happened the other kids all side with each other and he is the one that gets in trouble for trying to protect and defend himself. Our house used to be in Ragsdale district then they changed that all around. Wish they would have left it alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

I was a teacher at this school. Until administration follows school discipline guidelines, it will not improve. Until parents monitor their kids and support the teachers, it will not improve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2004

This is a wonderful school for my child to attend. The teachers are great. I have learned a wonderful amount this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2004

Allen Middle School is a wonderful school to me. The teachers are great and friendly. I love Allen!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2003

I have a child at this school, not by choice, and I will try to change schools for the 2003-2004 school year and would not recommend this school to anyone!


Posted May 7, 2003

I would not recommend this school to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

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

All Students21%
Female21%
Male20%
Black15%
Asian40%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically gifted84%

Reading

All Students29%
Female35%
Male23%
Black28%
Asian44%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted72%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male31%
Black26%
Asian47%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted83%

Reading

All Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
Black26%
Asian32%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted69%
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 Students14%
Female15%
Male13%
Black11%
Asian21%
Hispanic16%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students16%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Academically gifted71%

Reading

All Students26%
Female30%
Male23%
Black23%
Asian16%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial27%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
Black23%
Asian28%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted86%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
>95%

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 Students57%
Female52%
Male61%
Black36%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted77%

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 63% 26%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Asian 9% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
White 4% 52%
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 88%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Dr Sheila Gorham
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 294-7315

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1108 Glendale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406
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