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Needham Broughton High

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Posted October 4, 2009

Broughton rocks. Among other things, its excellent support of the arts, nationally recognized International Baccalaureate program, and amazing staff truly help to further the education of its students. It also has an awesome marching band. Just saying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I have had three children attend Broughton High School and we just love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

As a former student, my education at Broughton prepared me for university and eventually graduate school. The academic and extracurricular programs that are available to the student body allow students the chance to grow and develop, if they choose to do so. Broughton was a very social environment as well, which can be difficult for some students to cope with and beneficial to others who enjoy a rich interpersonal experience. The faculty was some of best that I have had the pleasure to learn from; however, the administration at times seemed more focused on developing the prestige of the school on a state and national level rather than maintaining services essential to student life. Overall, I believe Broughton to be a positive choice for students and a school that provides many opportunities to its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

Broughton is a high school that is rich in tradition. It provides students with an excellent academic and athletic environment which can best be described as a 'community'. But words are hard to find to describe it. I suggest that you (1) visit the school website at http://broughton.wcpss.net/ and (2) call the administration office to request permission to visit Broughton on a school day so you can 'feel' the environment. Take the time to walk the halls, and view the academic and extracurricular material posted. Visit Holliday Gymnasium and view the huge trophy, plaque and photo collection. It has been my pleasure to deal with teachers and administrators, as well as coaches and trainers who honestly cared about my son during these last four years. Respectfully submitted by the proud father of a Broughton honor student athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

broughton is a great school, there are more classes available than a student will ever need, the classes are challenging and the school is very competitive, but this is a precursor for excellence, over 80% of my graduating class is enrolled at a 4-year university, and over 60 students are attending unc-chapel hill, the strength of the schools athletic program stands alone with more than triple the number of state championships than any other school in north carolina
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

amazing school, great teachers & challenging classes. Students have so many options and are able to go above and beyond in so many ways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

This is the best high school! Teachers really care, athletics are top notch and parent support is unbelievable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Broughton is a school rich in history and tradition, with loyal alumni, staff and parents. Parent support is strong with athletics and the fine arts (showchoir, band, orchestra.) Men's and women's tennis, women's soccer, and men's golf have established mini-dynasties in NC high school athletics. Teachers and staff support and celebrate student success in and out of the classroom, ie athletes, student 'politicians', students involved with the fine arts. Principal communication and reponse time to parent concerns is outstanding. Academics have been challenging and our teachers have been caring and dedicated (with a few minor exceptions.) Broughton renovations to be finished in the coming year. Overcrowding is a problem as school popularity continues to grow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2007

Broughton has a lot to offer. They offer an endless amount of AP classes, but the lower level classes are very strong as well. The IB program is outstanding and growing every year. The school has a lot of artsy classes to offer. Broughton produces excellent athletics. The Broughton parents are very involved. There are a lot of active alumni. Like all schools there are the few 'bad' teachers, but at Broughton there are so few. The school isn't as big and confusing as it looks. It is much more simple than most high schools. It is compacted on to a small piece of land also. There are a lot of clubs to participate in, and if you can't find one for you, you can start one. It is hard to magnet into because of overcrowding, so get you kids in if you have the chance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

Four of my children in three different high schools over the years - 2 at Broughton. Like any school Broughton has its flaws or areas of needed improvement, but overall top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

Really a nice campus, and this school has a great reputation. But, its a huge school, and institution, with too many problems to list. There are major discipline issues arising from too big a school, too many children, teachers who cannot keep up with everyone. It is easy for your child to get lost and fall into problems that no one will notice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

Broughton is a school rich in history and tradition, with loyal alumni, staff and parents. Parent support is strong with athletics and the fine arts (showchoir, band, orchestra.) Men's and women's tennis, women's soccer, and men's golf have established mini-dynasties in NC high school athletics. Teachers and staff support and celebrate student success in and out of the classroom, ie athletes, student 'politicians', students involved with the fine arts. Principal communication and reponse time to parent concerns is outstanding. Academics have been challenging and our teachers have been caring and dedicated (with a few minor exceptions.) Broughton renovations to be finished in the coming year. Overcrowding is a problem as school popularity continues to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

The leadership is very weak. There are many extracurricular acivities - but sports is the big one. Music, espcially the vocal music, has been cut over years and is now 2nd rate where they were once #1 nationally! The quality of the IB curriculum is outstanding and demanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is a senior at Broughton, and I just want to say that she and I have been very happy with the quality of this school. She was districted for another high school in Raleigh, but we chose to send her to Broughton as a magnet student. This school is very strong academically and in the performing arts, offering much more variety in course choice (in both areas) than the typical non-magnet public high school. Broughton has a private school atmosphere in a public school setting. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Faculty and staff very committed to upgrading Broughton in all areas - academics, diversity, sports and safety. It is an older buidling that is in its third year of a three year renovation project and has character and beauty that many new schools lack. As it has been around since 1936, broughton has a dedicated and loyal group of parents/grandparents who probably attended the schoo themselves. Thus, it also has some outdated but traditional events (Queen of Hearts Ball). Diversity of academics is great - something for everyone. The school is changing in a healthy way with the IB program. Principal is outstanding. Disorganization is endemic to ongoing physical remodelling and a huge growth in number of students - who wouldnt have 'growing pains'? Many people from out of state think of Broughton as a private school because of its educational opportunities.


Posted August 10, 2003

I could not ask for a better high school in all of North Carolina. Broughton offers a challenging curriculm while providing a great social atmosphere in which all students can interact. Their extracurricular activities are fantastic, their sports are unparalleled, and their faculty on par with many colleges, not to mention that the building itself is incredible. For the all-around best high school experience possible, send your child to Broughton.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 26, 2003

very unorganized school and programs


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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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

9 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

9 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

511 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students22%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Proficient in English25%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Black40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black20%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Proficient in English25%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Algebra II

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Civics and Economics

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

510 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
English I

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

581 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
English II

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Physical Science

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
United States History

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students7%
Female7%
Male8%
Black5%
Asian8%
Hispanic6%
Multiracial8%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students9%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
Black17%
Asian42%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted89%

English II

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black39%
Asian38%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial54%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 52%
Black 32% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 36%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Stephen Mares
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (919) 856-7822

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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