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Saint Stephens High

Public | 9-12 | 1262 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

My son graduated from St Stephen's in 2008. He is currently working as an Intelligence Specialist in the US Navy. He is located in South Korea. Without excellent teachers and staff motivating him through school, I'm sure he would not be where he is today. I'd rate St. Stephen's 4 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My daughter is in her third year at this school. The community for this school is very good, but the education that she is receiving I wouldn't necessarily be jumping for joy about. This is a safe public school, and it is a positive learning environment. I think it's just the public school system in this area of the country, in general, that is lacking, compared to other areas.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
Black9%
Asian20%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial21%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black26%
Asian55%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students55%
Female66%
Male47%
Black27%
Asian58%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted93%
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 65% 52%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Black 7% 26%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 47%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jeff Taylor
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 256-7159

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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3205 34th Street Drive Northeast
Hickory, NC 28601
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