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Parkwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 728 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted January 18, 2014

Fantastic school! Don't let it's older design fool you, this school has made such progress and EXCEEDED expected growth last year.


Posted January 9, 2014

We love Parkwood Middle. My daughter has great teachers who really care and she is able to take advantage of many activites. She was never an "athlete" but a teacher suggested she try a girls-only running program and now she is running cross-country and loves it. Her teachers have taken the time to find out what interest her and help her learn by tapping into her desires. Great drama progam as well. Administrators are also accessible (a rarity in schools today)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My daughter just completed all three years at Parkwood and it was a great experience. It may not be a new fancy building, but the teachers and staff care! The administration runs a tight ship, but kids now days need to be taught to respect authority. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I think that this school is great and that they have a great system of workers there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

Great school. The new administration has done a wonderful job. Middle school's are tough and the teachers, administrators, and office do a great job of making you feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

My son went here and we were very unhappy and now my daughter attends and its a whole new administration which is somewhat better but this school definitely lacks. It is true that if you have high standards this is not the school for your children. My children will be going to the new Cuthbertson schools and we have high hopes for there. The teachers here are either burned out or not happy or something but they all seem like they don't like children. This school has the old mentality of 'Children should be seen not heard'. I think school should be fun and the kids should want to go but its not the case here. I do work for one of the other newer schools and I see a big difference on how the kids are treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

My child had never had any trouble at any school until he went to Parkwood. The principal, Hawkins, makes it clear that he stands behind the teachers and not the students. My son was not safe there. They have only one door through which all PE students stampede and one day he nearly got trampled! If you have high standards, you won't be satisfied with this school and especially the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

We moved to Parkwood Middle School from out of state, and noticed that the curriculum is at least a year behind the school we left. Kids get a passing grade in PE just for dressing out, no participation required. I have concerns about the safety of our kids in this school. But I have to say, the office staff is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

PWMS is a great shcool. I feel my child is safe and the teachers have been great. The office staff is extremely helpful and the PTO is always involved. The only downfall the Principal is lacking in confrontation. When there is any type of controversy parent concern he heads in the other direction. Over all I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

Parkwood MS is an excellent school. The principal has done wonders for the school. He has recruited some excellent teachers for the 2005/2006 school year. My 7th grader is having a wonderful year. The teachers truly care about the kids. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

This is my childs 3rd year before moving on to high school. And i have to say - this is the most parent friendly - teacher involved - parent involved - i have ever been to. The level of academic and caring is wonderful. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

We moved to the Parkwood School Area last year from the Sun Valley Area and it was the best move I ever made! The Office Staff are the best! I feel like my children are in the best hands. The teachers and staff have the utmost respect for students, laying down the foundation to be respected in the same manner. Emotions in the kids at that age are very up and down and they handle it well. The best School in the County!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male44%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged-95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Academically gifted93%

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 78% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black 9% 26%
Two or more races 2% 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 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • (704) 764-2914
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3219 Parkwood School Road
Monroe, NC 28112
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