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The Discovery High School At Newton-Conover

Public | 9-12 | 108 students

 
 

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Posted February 22, 2012

This is a group of teachers who are not afraid to try something new, to experiment, in an effort to find the best experience for the students. There is less emphasis on the social aspects and more on the "norms" and what is/should be expected of a young adult. If you are headed to college, this may be your best public school option around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

This is the best school in the area. My daughter has been enrolled since nine grade and I love the fact that there are less students per teacher and less drama than in other high schools around. Teachers encourage their students to think and discuss different topics in a very effective way including several presentations throughout the year. I commend every single teacher and especially Mr. Willard, who has been a great leader of this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's amazing! The entire school philosophy embraces a variety of teaching methods to address a variety of learning styles. No 90-minute lectures here - learning is often discussion based & students are encouraged to think for themselves rather than simply regurgitate information. Tai Chi is offered for P.E. and students are allowed to chew gum and bring water (both of which, by the way,facilitate improved focus and attention in class). This school takes everything that is so wrong with a typical public high school and does it so right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I love this school because I graduated from here. It's the best school in the Newton and Conover area.
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
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 Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students25%
Female23%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students63%
Female41%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted88%

English II

All Students81%
Female71%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 68% 52%
Black 12% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 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 66%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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