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Broad Creek Middle School

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Posted December 17, 2012

I have to say that I am very happy with Broad Creek Middle. My oldest child is currently in the 6th Grade and loves it! They have 3 6th Grade teams and though she was separated from most of her elementary school friends, she claims this is her best year ever. She adores her teachers and claims she wants to be a historian because her history teacher, Mr. Jones, is so fun and makes the subject so interesting. She also recently learned to play chess and loves it. The extracurricular clubs are endless and as a mom I love that this school has a great way of keeping children young and not allowing certain things that may mature them at this level. Also, my daughter's Kindle went missing and wouldn't you know it.... a few months later it was brought to the principle's attention and it was found within a week! Being a military family, we will be moving next year and can only hope to find a school that is up to the standards and values I find at Broad Creek Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

Experience - three kids. Awesome school with Caring/tough teachers who lead kids in quest for excellence in education. Couple Examples- Math teacher Mr Whitley has taken home the "math counts" Algebra team award for the past decade or so...best in NC. Wrestling coach as well...feeding Croatan which has the state champion wrestling team. Mrs Garmin, 8th grade science, makes science real and fascinating...My son went from her class to an AP class at Croatan HS the next year and got a 4 on the AP exam...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

Could not find a better middle school if you tried!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

I wrote a very long review of this school that was not posted and that concerns me. This school is in definite need of an administrative overhaul. The atmosphere is very negative and do not expect your child to have an uplifting experience. The children that attend this school are from mostly good homes but they are treated like prisoners. What is sad is the county administration has been told this for the past several years but because 'test scores' are high, they must be doing something right. As a military parent, I have seen many military leaders accomplish great things on the backs of their people and I equivocate this same principle to what is been happening at Broad Creek. The last posting was by the principal and I guess she was trying to convince herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

This is an excellent school with great teachers and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2004

This is the first year our daughter has ever attended a public school. For 7 years she attended a Private Christian School out of town and we all loved it. Needless to say, we were very reluctant about a public school but after investigating Christian Schools in the area, we opt to send her to Broad Creek. We had heard great things about the school and during the summer we took a visit over to the school and walked the grounds, inside and out. From day one, she was leary, scared and comprehensive and she really had a hard time adjusting. The Assistant Principle, Mrs. Fritz, The School Counselors, Mrs. Toodle and Mrs. Peters, and the Secretary, Kim Fagley, even the Asst. Secretary, Mrs. Starcke, were all absolutely wonderful! The staff I mentioned above were all so very patient and cooperative with me and my husband. Mr Weist, her Math teacher and head of her Class, was wonderful and patient as well. I recommend this school to anyone that is hesitant because I can truly say that no one there gives up. They honestly care and they truly put the student/child first.
—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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted90%

Reading

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted95%
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%
Female53%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted90%
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 Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted95%

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

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 Students-95%
Female-95%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
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 86% 52%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Black 3% 26%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 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 32%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Cathy Tomon
Fax number
  • (252) 247-5114

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