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Mount Holly Middle School

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Posted June 12, 2010

I worked at Mt. Holly Middle many years ago, before the current administrators and many teachers came in. Mt. Holly reminded me of my hometown. I loved the fact that everyone was down to earth and wanted to help. The school had some tough times for a while, but I've heard nothing but great things about it. From the inside, I can tell you that I was pleased with everyone's efforts to challenge students in various aspects. And yes, Mrs. Van Der Meid--and most everyone--assigned homework nightly! MHMS is a great school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 13, 2008

Agreeing with Mrs Van Der Meid, This school does challenge every student whether they are slower at learning or very advanced. As a parent of an AG child I have had the privelige of working with Mrs. Van Der Meid who was very helpful and kept communicating with me throughout the school year about my childs progress. This school has alot of technology and innovating ideas that they utilize to give the children all opertunities to learn. As a parent I am very glad that my child is able to attend a school that is actually challenging them. Even slower learning children need to be challenged in order to learn. I have no doubt in my mind that they would make every effort to help any child no matter what their difficulties may be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

In response to the note dated June 2, 2007, my daughter has homework most every night. She is receiving challenging work throughout the day and I see her progress regularly through communication from each of her teachers. I have been impressed with the regular communication from the leadership (principal and teachers) and enjoy the positive reinforcement in the local newspapers of honor roll students, activities, awards, etc. I am honored to know that my child is receiving a good education from teachers who care about her success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

The previous reviewer's statement about no homework is completely inaccurate. I assign homework every single night except Fridays. It is also an inaccurate and insulting statement to say that it caters to 'slow' children. My 6th graders have read Maya Angelou, e.e. cummings, Shakespearean Sonnets and have learned the same literary terms that are the 9th grade teachers at East Gaston covers. Our math students have completed the 6th grade book in one semester and are well into the 7th grade book. Please know that we are committed to meeting every child's learning needs. Noelle Van Der Meid
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2007

Mount Holly middle school caters to the average/slower child. There are no homework assignments because most students were not doing it so they decided all work would only be done in school. I feel homework should be given to reinforce what the student had learned and also so the parent can see what is being learned. Also the teacher/parent communication is not good. I feel that my 8th grade child learned how to be lazy this year and am worried that high school will be a shock for him.
—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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students34%
Female40%
Male29%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male39%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students58%
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 Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male42%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students56%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 75% 52%
Black 15% 26%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 49%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • Ms Jennifer Reep
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 822-1049

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Pto and volunteerism
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  • We are moving toward building a true 21st Century Education for our students by using technology as a tool to deliver high quality, hands-on instruction.
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Students typically come from these schools
Ida Rankin Elementary
Pinewood Elementary
Catawba Heights/North Belmont Elem.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
East Gaston High School
South Point High School
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124 South Hawthorne Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120
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Phone: (704) 827-4811

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