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Posted October 29, 2012

i have gone to Carroll middle all three years and it has gotten better and better. my first year was not very good. the principal didn't seem to care at all but since we've gotten our new one, the teachers seem to care more, she's more involved, there are more after school programs, and it's just gotten better overall. I actually like going to school now!


Posted June 27, 2012

My son attended Carroll for two years. I wouldn't say that it was an awful experience but it wasn't great either. I work, was able to volunteer four times a week at the school and I saw A LOT that went on. I proctored during my son's last year and I believe that the main reason why test scores are so low is because the kids just don't take it serious at all. It was a complete nightmare. I try not to take online reviews so to heart because sometimes people exaggerate. But what has been said here is so true. WRAL did a piece about violent middle schools and Carroll made #8. I've never witnessed violence but there was a teacher who tried to break up a fight and she ended up in the hospital. About two years ago, they had drug sniffing dogs on campus - I still have the email. My son has told me that kids in fact use drugs on campus and at the bus stop. I think more parents need to get involved. It's kind of lame seeing the same faces all the time. The Administration can and should do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

I had to move due to my husband's job, but I was most disappointed to leave Carroll. The administration was a true pleasure to work with and I felt supported and encouraged by the staff and parents to go the extra mile to improve the quality of educational experience for all of my students. I feel strongly that this school is an excellent work environment for effective and dynamic teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2012

This school is great! The afterschool programs are increasing and the teachers are hardworking, understanding, and they seem to love kids. This school is definitely going in the right place. The new administrative staff is working hard to insure that the school is working proficiently and constructively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

This is our second year at Carroll and it keeps getting better. The change in principal, a new assistant principal, and selected staff facelift has made Carroll a rejuvenated, enthusiastic environment. A much improved reward system and great after school clubs have brought a new since of community. Most teachers are approachable and interested in making the students experience fulfilling. I am also very excited to see the large numbers of PTA members (including a large number of staff) and parent volunteers making Carroll a school not to be dismissed as your middle school preference. posted by an involved wcpss parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

Carroll is on the rise. Great new principal, focused instruction, dedicated staff, and students being held accountable for good behavior and academics. In addition, the staff at Carroll is committed to offering many new clubs and activities which are boosting school spirit as well as providing fabulous student opportunities: Science Olympiad, Glee Club, Drama/Theater Club, Chess Club, Student Council, etc. This is a school to watch and get excited about. I believe test scores will head upward as the ship begins to turn under the excellent leadership now in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

My child is attending 8th grade at Carroll after homeschooling for the past 2 years. I can honestly say that the school is making a tremendous effort in getting itself on track. The new principal is so positvie and energetic, as well as the staff. It's encouraging to see more parent involvement as well. We look forward to a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

I am a 6th grader at Carroll Middle School and I disagree with the negative reviews below. I love this school. There have only been two fights this yearl but nothing big compared to other schools. It is really fun. I love my electives. It really isn't that bad. I say this is a good school and shouldnt have a rating of 3 out of 10. I'm doing good in my classes and i believe those scores will go up this year. There are alot of smart people too. I also think the students are doing their work (this year) and there isn't really anything to worry about. We learn a whole lot in a short period of time.


Posted March 6, 2011

Carroll is working hard to get the students to do their work. Since January we have been having iterim principals. With our old principals we had nothing done about fights, bullying, bus troubles, and teachers. We now have new teachers more students are getting work done. I hope now with a new principal we get our test scores up and meet state average or higher.


Posted March 1, 2011

Carroll has a bad reputation so I was worried about this school. However, my kids are doing well. They have a lot more chances to participate in school activities than at their former larger school. Also, there seems to be less of a problem with cliques since the affluent snobs go to other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

The administration and teachers are very responsive to the needs of students. While every school has its problems from time to time, Carroll Middle's time with problems is drawing near. Current administration is focused on student achievement. They are also focused on making the best of current and upcoming student assignment by our school board. Students and parents have a voice and just need to remain involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

This school never meets their end of year testing requirements which is quite disappointing. My daughter reports to me daily that there is an extreme amount of violence and it is interrupting her ability to concentrate in class as well as feel comfortable and safe. We will be moving our child to a better school asap, even if that means paying the big bucks for a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Carroll is a great school! It is not that different from many of the schools here in Raleigh. Like any other schools, there is room for improvement. School leadership has improved this past year and we are communicating with the principal to boost Carroll's academic standing, and make sure all students at every level are being challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I aboslutly agree. There is so much violence and alot of harrassment. ISS is home to some students. Its crazy! Even though I'm an A student I m learning nothing. One of my teachers spend an entire class period tell us her political veiws. Then, because of what she said people now hate America and dont want to say the pledge. There is no real disipline, or no real rewards. I dont recommand this school etheir. My mom wants me to go to Utah with my Grandmother, and go to school there. She doesnt approve of the principal at all, and doesnt think that I am learning. Unfortunally, I think that I well have to stay another year. : ( I also think that there should be new ways of managing the students, teachers, and the daily functions of the school. A new princpal would help!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2010

this school is excellent because they help my child alot without any struggles at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

my child loves this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I think that Carroll could be much better than it is I feel that Carroll has to many troubled students and not enough learning techniques. I also feel that there is a lot of fighting and harassment going on, and I won't be attending another year I also wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. There discipline technique is just to send the student to ISS or OSS. This school needs to be renewed and under new management!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

The amount of violence at this school is unacceptable. Lots of fighting and harassment. I am determined my child will be in another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

caroll can do a whole lot better with their disaplent skills. I am very pleased with the sports programs. they can have more rewards for the good students instead of treating them all like hood rats. the teachers need to learn how to control the kids better instead of sending them all to iss. they need to talk it out with the kids. I dont think the techers have very good patients with the toubled students. I think the schools here in raleigh need to catch the students up to the higher level as the schools in chapel hill because here they are way behind in their learning skills compared to the schools in chapel hill. my opion is caroll is just ok. this school is not perfect at all i rate it two stars out of 5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

My daughter is new to CMS and North Carolina this school. She likes her new school so much better than the one in the area we come from. My first visit during open house was amazing. I was delighted with the short talk with the teachers and the how clean the school looked. So far my daughter has done very well. She has more homework than before and for me that is a good thing. I have been more than satisfied with the web sites for keeping me informed and the resources available to her for information and research. I rate the school 5 stars so far and will work with my daughter to help increase the math rating.
—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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students20%
Female22%
Male18%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted66%

Reading

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted89%
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 Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted86%

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male38%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students18%
Female18%
Male17%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically gifted73%

Reading

All Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted68%

Science

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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

Algebra I

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students46%
Female36%
Male54%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted74%

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
Black 40% 26%
White 30% 52%
Hispanic 24% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 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 74%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Cynthia Keech
Fax number
  • (919) 881-1381

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Performing arts
  • Drama
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