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First Flight Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 623 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted November 25, 2011

my daughter and i are so pleased with this schools academic and athletic programs really took the stress of worrying about the move and her transition away , we couldnt be any happier with our expieriences at first flight and the staff is just incredible to say the least!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

FFMS has provided my children with excellent caring teachers, great support from principal and assistant principal, rigorous academic programs. Communication between the school and families is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Our military family has seen a lot of different schools throughout our moving around.FFMS is by far a wonderful experience for our children.I feel they are safe & encouraged to do their best both academically & athletically.A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

I was a student at FFMS. I graduated from there and I think it was a wonderful school. Dr. Brooks was amazing. Kendra Allison
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students41%
Female33%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted84%

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students73%
Female66%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students92%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Academically gifted-95%

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 89% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Black 0% 26%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Dr John Donlan
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Fax number
  • (252) 441-7694
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