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Gray's Creek Middle

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Posted April 2, 2014

the verdict is still out.. ill have a better assessment at the end of this school year......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

I have had two students start at this school. And the same two students I had to withdraw from this school. The teachers are very nice helpful and challenging for the students . My two are honor roll students quiet and respectful. The bullying is terrible and the principal does nothing . Trust me I have tried to enroll my one child in twice. He wanted to go to school so bad but it was heartbreaking. The principal sticks it to the good children for little things and I powers the bullies because she is afraid of their bully parents . It's a shame good children can't have a safe place to learn .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

Sadly we are moving to another school area. Thank you so much to The staff for seven year of service to our family ( we have three kids go there). Regarles, of what some of this negative reviews sare saying! The principal and staff do their best to help you in any way possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My child transferred to GCMS and they staff was not helpful. Communication is horrible and my child fell behind because of it. I would not recommend this school! Talk to parents of children enrolled most will tell you the same thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

We actually transferred our daughter from a good Fayetteville private school to GCMS, because of all this school has to offer. We have had a wonderful experience at GCMS. My daughter is an above average student, and the AIG program is excellent. The classes and the curriculum are both challenging and diverse. The teachers are excellent, and the teacher teams make great efforts to stay in close contact with parents. And I cannot say enough about Principal Whitaker. She is extremely involved in everything that goes on at that school. She attends every function, and makes herself highly accessible. I have even seen her working the front desk! The school itself and all it's facilities are impressive and state-of-the-art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

My daughter has attended this school for the last 2 school years and she absolutely loves it. The staff is both friendly and professional; the facility and surrounding area is very nice and fairly state of the art. I attributed the lower test scores (resulting in the 6 out of 10 rating) to the newness of the school. All and all, we are quite happy with this school and would recommend it to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

We have been happy with this school. Our youngest child has thrived here. We have been very happy with the staff for the most part. Just like any school some of the teachers here seem to be better than others. This school is only two years old and seems to be much better funded than other schools in the Cumberland County System. Student access to techonolgy is also pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

I think this is a good school because it appears to be more challenging than other schools in the area. The only thing I do not really like about it is the way they handle people being a minute or two late....there is usually a long line of cars to get children dropped off, there is a bad traffic pattern in surrounding roads, there is only one way in, off chicken foot road (busy road, few side street stoplights), and if your child is late because of this, you have to go stand in a line with her to get signed in, otherwise the kid gets detention. The line usually causes the child to be even later, even though it is only homeroom we are talking about. What is that teaching her? I think there should be a grace period if the line is long. It isn't like I can drop her off in the street.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

As a parent of a special needs child, I have found the teachers to be reprehensible, the EC deptartment unhelpful and way below par, and the policies and procedures unrealistic. As an educator myself, I can't even comprehend the disturbingly low standards of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

Gray's Creek Middle is an excellent Middle school. The Teachers and staff are very frendly and I am please for what they do for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

I am a 7th grader at gcms. This is the best school ever!! There are great teachers and staff. There is also like no bullying. You should go to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

I love this school and Im a student in the 7th grade and its the best school ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

My grandchild goes to GCMS and she likes it. That says a lot. Personally, I like too and think it's a great school. The staff is helpful, attentive to learning, promotes good behavior, and (believe it or not) supports moral values and patriotism. I am surprised to see that parent involvement is rated average. Maybe they need to be reminded that their role is to monitor their child's progress but enjoy it along the way. What better way than to sit on a bleacher and watch a game or two, visit the classroom, attend meetings, and dress your kid up for those wild dances.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted July 22, 2004

Me personally I do not like this Scool. The curiculam that the teachers teach is great, but morally this school has a big problem. If I were you I would not send my child to this school. This school also has racial problems among students. Dont take my word for it walk down the halls your self, you will see were I am coming from.
—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 39% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

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 34% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial38%
American Indian36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial33%
American Indian27%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted91%
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 Students38%
Female45%
Male32%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial48%
American Indian27%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial52%
American Indian60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted-95%
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%
Female22%
Male18%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial22%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted64%

Reading

All Students39%
Female46%
Male32%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial26%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial61%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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 Students46%
Female49%
Male42%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted75%

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 58% 52%
Black 24% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian 4% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Ms Sara Whitaker
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 483-5296

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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