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Posted July 9, 2013

Well I'm going to sems this year and I heard that it was a great school many of my older friends go there but I do have two questions what is the schedule and what activites ate there to


Posted July 23, 2012

In this school the curiculm was very simple, the teachers even gave you the answers the day before the test. Unfortunately, only few students passed tests that occur on a regular basis due to lack of attention. In addition numerous fights, drug incidents, and talking back to the teachers occured when I was there. Students blame all errors on the teachers and lack respect for them as well. If you pay attention in class, then you will easily succeed here, but be prepared to be called a geek or nerd. An average student's number one priority is sports or popularity. This school is a representation of America, so it is average.


Posted May 30, 2012

I am a teacher at Southeast Middle School, and I can honestly say that it is a good school for students, parents, and teachers. It is crowded, at present around 1200 students, but we continue to have a very diverse, but functional school. Academics come first, but the school has excellent athletics as well, with a chance for most students who want to to get involved. There are also many clubs and activities. As many reviewers have noted, the teachers are demanding. If you don't want to be challenged, don't come to Southeast.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2009

This school I goto is great academics except for the drama and occasional mean teachers i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

SEMS is a school of strong leadership and teachers that care deeply for the success of their students. Unfortunately they must deal with the lack of funding from a school board with far to much tenure and overcrowding thanks to state government.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I recently graduated southeast middle school after three years. Honestly it is a wonderful school. They have a couple police watching which makes it even more safe and the activites are wonderful as well. The academics are by far very good. Some of the teachers are a little bipolar..Or..Hardheaded but you know..Who isnt? :]. I highly recommend this school because of the staff/students/ and the teaching. Also, to a previous reviewer about not celebrating black history month and walking track...They are doing things about black history month but its just not all about it..They still have more stuff to learn about. They dont just do track..They also have basketball,hockey,jump rope, and many more activities..Its up to your child which one they want to do..If they choose track that is their choice not the schools.(: So yes..Go jags!


Posted November 17, 2008

I go here and I love it! Yeah there is drama but it makes it more fun. the teachers are great and the staff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

My son is in the 8th grade at SEMS. There are a few things lacking at SEMS. The physical education program there needs a serious overhaul. I voiced my concerns about it, but it is still mediocre. The kids often just walk around the track as an activity. In a time where there is so much obesity, they should have a better program. There are some teachers that seem to be 'burned out' & are just waiting around for retirement. If I could have afforded it, I would have sent him to a private school. We are moving out of state soon to an area with much better schools. Hopefully it will be better for my son. Also, the class sizes are too big. I blame lack of funds from the state of NC. When are the profits from the state lottery going to trickle down to SEMS?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I like this school a lot! They just got the school to watch award.. Congratulations!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

SEMS rocks! the students are attended to well in a healthy learning environment. The teachers are very helpful to every child. I believe that my child couldn't have gotten a better education anywhere else. The teachers are also very open towards the parents and are open to all parent comments. I would recomenned SEMS to anyone who is looking for a good middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

I am deeply concerned about the leadership at Southeast. The school has done a good job involving minority families on the board. The school also has very few African-American teachers. Last year the school did not even honor Black History Month. I am pleased with the programs that have been designed for Hispanic Families. However, they are not involving these families on the board.
—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.

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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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial37%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male48%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial39%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students62%
Female60%
Male63%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial72%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted94%

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 54% 52%
Black 21% 26%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 44%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Stephanie Gentry
Fax number
  • (336) 996-0148

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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