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Ferndale Middle School

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Posted April 6, 2009

FMS is a good school with many great, caring teachers and wonderful support staff! Much improvement in last few years. Offers many enrichment programs & activities. The Communities In Schools program should be in every school(full time)! I've seen improvement with implementation of Pre IB program. Parents involvement is the key to a great school!! If FMS could reach the parents & get them on board, it could easily be a GREAT school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

i attended ferndale also and this is also a great school. People like the person who mad the first comment just judge the kids that they see outside of class, which isnt many. But if u take a look into a Ferndsle class room you can find young students trying to do their best to get an education. Frendale is a great school and i hold lots of memories there. The parents are hard working and so are the students and teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

I actually attended this school from 2002 to 2005 and I moved in the summer after eighth grade graduation. I love this school. The teachers are closely associated with the students. They have great programs like CIS and SOS both of which I was involved in. They allowed students to be students...and have fun. Nowadays, schools don't allow field trips to amusement parks(as a reward for completion of a program.) They view it as unfair to allow students to be absent all day for a non-eduacational reason. But if students were aware of incentives for good behavior like such; there would be a larger amount of students behaving, and overall making an effort to be a model student. As of now, I am a junior involved in the Culinary Program at my school.But the principal won't allow our annual picnic because its all day and he views it as uneducational.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

Horrible only few good teachers bad enviorment. Gang filled with much profanity.
—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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

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 39% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

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

All Students22%
Female23%
Male21%
Black18%
Asian32%
Hispanic15%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted78%

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male29%
Black24%
Asian36%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted88%
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 Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black6%
Asian38%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically gifted78%

Reading

All Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
Black17%
Asian33%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial58%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted80%
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 Students23%
Female22%
Male24%
Black10%
Asian31%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students29%
Female32%
Male25%
Black19%
Asian36%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted80%

Science

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
Black15%
Asian39%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted80%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
94%

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 Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black36%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted84%

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 41% 26%
White 28% 52%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Asian 10% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 82%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Ms Angela Jackson
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 885-2854

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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701 Ferndale Boulevard
High Point, NC 27262
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Phone: (336) 819-2855

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