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Posted August 21, 2013

The school performs so low I wish I had purchased my home somewhere else. The last time I checked it was in the lower 60th percentile in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

We are from Craven county and I am very sad about the Libray and reading program that this school has. My children have wonderful teachers that pick up the slack. Libray is not even on the dewey decimial system (not good for students that will need this in higher education).
—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 47% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
40%
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 48% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
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 48% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female14%
Male29%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English25%
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 Students24%
Female17%
Male28%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female9%
Male31%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students16%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
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 Students19%
Female24%
Male11%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female50%
Male15%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male28%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female17%
Male21%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
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 Students14%
Female16%
Male11%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female20%
Male28%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female23%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students45%
Female70%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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
White 40% 52%
Black 37% 26%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Two or more races 4% 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 79%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Mike Pollard
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (252) 524-4505

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Grifton, NC 28530
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