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White Oak High

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Posted January 23, 2013

The school is awesome! I love all of the course that the school has to offer, especially marching band! The band directors are great and I would definitely recommend attending this school, you always find people to talk to and everyone for the most part is so nice!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2012

White is the best school to go to in Jacksonville, NC. They are on top of everything, the teachers are the best. One of the teachers came to our house to tutor my son after he had surgery. The principal, guidance, nurse and teachers had a meeting to make a plan for my son before his surgery. The teachers worked hard to make sure he passed his classes, considering all the time he missed. Teachers really care about your child which is very important, its not just a job to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

White Oak is a great school all of the teachers really care and want to help the students pass and be sucessful. The marching band is a great program for the students because it shows their talents and we have so much fun with it. I am a current marching viking in my freshmen year and will be in it untilI i graduate. We have so many great traditions and are noticed all around between parades, comeptitions, and games. We also atopt-a-family at christmas which is fully student ran and we buy gifts for them so they can have something for christmas. White Oak is a great school and the band program is wonderful!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

I am a sophmore at white and honestly i don't agree with the freshman academy idea. I believe that separating the grades is a big mistake because the best way to help freshman into highschool is to let them socialize. I survived into my Sophmore year by joining the WOHS Marching Band. The Director is the Best, without him whiteoak would fail at band. Anyways the students are very accepting and you always fit in nerdy, crazy, shy or not, you always have a place. The teachers are the best around, some are funny, serious, laid back, or strict, but they are helpful and always there. I was able to call my teacher at 7 in the evening to ask for help and she did!!!!! i suggest white Oak to every high school student. excellent courses and teachers, plus extra curricular activities. And now we are going Green!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

i go to this school and they help with everything, they supply transportation if you do not have a ride available, and every teacher is nice, and have taught me the best out of every teacher i have ever had
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

WO is truly a community oriented school. The staff and students are compassionate and welcoming. Many clubs and teams perform service projects and we enjoy WO performances and athletics.


Posted September 9, 2009

White Oak has a few of the best teachers I have seen, but you only get these teachers if you know who they are and are fortunate enough to get in their classes. White Oak also has quite a few teachers that are not so good. My daughter has done fine. She takes the honors and AP classes. Although, except for AP Stats she has not been truly challenged yet. I find the new principal reasonable. The senior project is a waste of time in my eyes. I also would much rather see classes taught for 45 minutes a day. Because of the 90 minute schedule my daughter will have to give up orchestra to fit in her Engineering class and next year may not even be able to fit it in to take her foreign language. It is a safe school and the children are welcoming to new students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

White Oak provides a multitude of academic courses and extracurriculars designed to meet the needs/goals of all students. The challenge our child found was how to fit in all the electives she wanted to take! She graduated this year as a NC Scholar and SAT scholar, 4 year varsity athlete and no, she is not a student who sails through classes without working hard. Appropriate homework and dedicated teachers who provided afterschool tutoring made a big difference in our daughter's success. This year's Principal (the 3rd in 3 years!) was fair and consistent. Factions of the student body/district which may have been accustomed to special treatment had to adjust to obeying the same rules as everyone else. We respect the Principal for her excellent modeling of high ideals and ethics and especially for her open door policy and the fact that she was present nearly every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

This school is very good. The teachers are great, they love their jobs and the children they teach. The only complaints I would have is that they should be able to leave campus to eat lunch and it's a little to crampt for my taste.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Since Paul Wiggins left, this school has went downhill. The teachers favor certain students more than others. I hate that my brother has to attend this school for four years. The parents and students that have written past reveiws about this school were the parents of favored students or either the favored students themselves. White Oak High School is a disgrace
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

this schhol has an utter disgrace towards it's students and especially toward seniors. the seniors are more restricted than ever as of white oak high history. i am appaled that my child has to endure harsh requirements in order to graduate. i believe that the Senior project is unreasonable and a waste of talet for the kids looking into their future and i don't see the point if you are trying to prepare them for college not a reflection of their high school experience. these kids are almost out of school and instead of being helped along it seems as if they are being punished for their academic sucess. I can't express how much White Oak High has plummited in their excellence and the quality of the school, their staff and the education that these kids are forced to endure on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

This school rocks! Being a Marching Viking is one of the best experiences ever! It is a great place to go!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

My daughter liked the teachers and kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

White Oak was an amazing experience for me. I was a military brat and went to three different high schools before my senior year at White Oak. The teachers were so involved with the students and never gave up on us. There were so many opportunities to excel and constant encouragement to do so. Because it is not an inner city school White Oak feels more close knit than most other, larger schools in the area. I really encourage any one coming to the area to strongly consider sending their children to White Oak.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

White Oak is the best school in the area. When I graduated in 2003 I was well prepared to go to college. While there are a few instructors that seem to lack the talent or drive to teach well, a vase majority of the teachers are caring and well educated people. While I have not been back to White Oak since Paul Wiggins left I have heard that the new principal is doing okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2008

White Oak is an outstanding place to work! The student body is a diverse group of kids with highly involved parents. We really do work as a complete community to raise the children, making sure they are as prepared as possible for what awaits them in their futures. Each year I think there is no way anyone could do a better job than my students but each year, they amaze me with their abilities. White Oak is a fabulous school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2008

I could not be more thrilled with the education my daughter is receiving here. The teachers and staff take a personal interest in my child and the other chilren, providing daily tutoring whenever necessary. Chosing this school for our daughter has been a huge success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

I regret sending my child here. She doesn't get the help she needs, the teachers and staff are rude. The music classes are okay, but my daughter was in the marching band and is dissappointed with their performances, even from last year. White Oak has been declining in the past years. If all goes well she will be transferring to Jacksonville High soon. White Oak need to get it together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

This school has the best all around atmosphere conducent to learning. Both of my daughters attended here and one will be graduating, with honors, from NCSU, in the summer. My other daughter consistently earns 'A's' in all classes. I've observed, first hand, their outstanding music and athletic programs. My wife and I knew the principle when she was the principle at Hunters Creek Middle School and she was an outstanding leader there and continues that work ethic at White Oak. This school simply has it all; every student attending White Oak High School should count their blessings they have such an outstanding Principle and dedicated teachers that make the total package of this top notch school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

Best high school and music program around!
—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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The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
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

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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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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12%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Civics and Economics

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
English I

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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84%

2011

 
 
86%
English II

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%
Physical Science

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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83%
United States History

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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84%
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 Students12%
Female9%
Male16%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracial15%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
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Biology

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial39%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial39%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%
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 9% 14%
Two or more races 8% 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 28%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Jane Dennis
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 938-2302

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • 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
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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