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East Millbrook Middle

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Posted April 3, 2014

East Millbrook is an International Baccalaureate (IB) and A+ for Creative Arts Magnet Middle School. Our dual magnet program is available to all students, our base population and student that apply to attend. Students at our school are exposed to rigorous academic curriculum and superior fine and creative arts program. Our students love the diverse population and teachers that are committed to their success. I love East Millbrook and believe that additional funds will strengthen our STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematic) especially the technology component -- more computer equipment for our dynamic students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2014

I AM A STUDENT AT EAST MILLBROOK AND I LOVE IT THERE THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted September 11, 2013

Im not sure how a person can put such a low rating on a school if their child doesnt even attend. Both my children currently attend this school and I have been nothing but satisfied. The teachers work great with the parents, some go above and beyond by calling you. The administration is strict, but in this day and age thats a GOOD THING. Both my children have had a great experience and I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Unsafe school with self-serving administration. Poor facilities, unruly students, disinterested parents are the norm. I would not send my children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

My daughter is now an 8th Grader at East Millbrook Middle School. Her experience there has overall been very good. The majority of the teachers have been fantastic and have gone well above and beyond. The few minor challenges we had were addressed immediately by the principal. In my daughter s 8th grade year, her 7th grade math teacher volunteered to come to school at 6:45 am to give my daughter extra help and support. If you are an engaged parent, your child should have a very good experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

My child is now an 8th grader at EMMS who is AG identified and the issues we have had are extremely minimal. Like with ANY school, there are teachers who should choose another profession, however, they have been few. I have always been an involved parent and made it known to my children's teachers that we are in it together. If you are not involved with your child's teacher and do not present a unified front to your child, you are doing a dis-service to your child. We have enjoyed the teachers and the activities. She is will miss the school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

My child is a 7th grader that attends EMMMS for the 12-13 school year. It s hard to give the school an overall rating. He has some really great teachers who are dedicated to educating kids. He has others that struggle to see past stereotypes and focusing on education. He recently had two teachers to quit midyear and that experience has really set back his learning. I m not sure why the teachers left but they were the stronger teachers. The principal appears very proactive and responsive to the needs of the school and the students. I have not had a great experience with the assistant principal this year but I am continuing to work on that relationship. Last year, the assistant principal for 6th grade was great but she is no longer there. As of now, I am considering other schools for next year in hopes to provide a more stable environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

Som of the admin staff are very rude, and others just sit by and don't care or try to even help. This is the worst case of passing the buck because their lazy...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

This school has potential but I know some staff members needs to get fired for unprofessional treatment of some students and some parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I have had two children attend this school and it was/has been a horrible experience for both. One was in the special ed class and the children are not integrated with the rest of the population. The other child went there for one year and we pulled him/her out for a year-round school, and that experience was outstanding. If you have a child with special needs, avoid this school like the plague. They do not communicate with the parents at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

Great School. In my opinion the teachers have been very responsive to all my needs and my daughter loves it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

My oldest is in 7th and my youngest will attend next year. The only negative thing about the school in my mind is the lack of homework. I'd like my son to be pushed harder because he is lazy by nature and he needs that pressure to do the work that he's capable of. Otherwise, we are very happy. I love that the kids have to take a foreign language and an art, but also have room for other electives as well. The AG Model UN class has been a great experience and we've been very pleased with his teachers. There are some fantastic opportunities that your child can't get at a regular base school. We have never experienced any violence and my son is not afraid to be at school at all. The school is proactive with a tip line for parents or students to anonymously call in trouble situations so the staff can intervene before it escalates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

My son entered the 6th grade at EMMS last year and we could not wait for the school year to end. First of all my son missed three weeks of 2 core classes. They had him in 4 electives and two core classes. My son is identified as AG but, they only offered one class for AG students each year. This was his first year there and we had no idea how they operate. Then the teachers seem to show disinterest, have (bad)attitudes are not challenging. One teacher didn't require homework as it was optional. My son made A's all year but, I'm sure he didn't have to work hard. This school made my son academically lazy. I'm hoping he will be able to get back on track at his new middle school this year. The guidance counselor and asst. principle were useless. Glad to be out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

I dropped my oldest off 3 years ago with tears in my eyes because of the reviews at this school. It has changed over the years and this is not a bad school. The teachers keep you updated and they offer classes you can't get anywhere else. The Arts program and their teachers are the best in the county. Our base school changed last year to what this web site called a more successful school. We stayed at the school and had our youngest enter into the 6th grade. My children love it there and have been very successful. There are some behavior problems as in any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

This school has great teachers that keep you updated on the progress of your student if he/she is falling below what they should be doing. they also have the SPAN accounts to keep up with how your child is doing. They are an IB school, so the Arts are a big part of each child's curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

East millbrook has changed over the years but I think it;s really good now and it has improved they just need to get rid of the misbehaved students that are a harm to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

East Millbrook has changed over the years. We have about 1,700 students this year, with tons of pride. But don't let the test scores fool you. It is a great school. All the classes are regular, but if you want, you can go into the AG program and have advance classes. I do have to say, personally, I love the IB program. It opens up a lot more oppertunities. The school gets alot more funding because it is a magnet school. (To learn more about the magnet program go to wcpss.net and click on schools then magnet) The school just got a new principal this year and also got a new 3 story building for the 7th and 8th grades along with some rooms for some electives. we are also the only middle school in the country that has the Africian and Tiako Drumb group!! Go to eastmillbrookms.wcpss.net for more into.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

I go here and the teachers spend most of class trying to discipline or catch up the students that get in trouble, or don't do anything, so us that do, we end up sitting there for the whole class periods. A lot of my classes sometimes we just sit there
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

I am a student at East Millbrook, and I have a pretty high view of the school. I love the school and all its cougar glory! But I have a problem with the dress codes and the times of games and dances. Our dress code should be a little more free and our games and dances should be late in the evening.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

I love this school. From day one they have been supportive to my children's education. I have two children in this school and the teachers communicate with me when there are concerns.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Black20%
Asian86%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial54%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students40%
Female38%
Male43%
Black32%
Asian57%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial62%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students22%
Female20%
Male24%
Black15%
Asian77%
Hispanic14%
Multiracial10%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted75%

Reading

All Students36%
Female37%
Male36%
Black32%
Asian77%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted83%
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 Students17%
Female17%
Male18%
Black10%
Asian31%
Hispanic11%
Multiracial17%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically gifted65%

Reading

All Students33%
Female37%
Male27%
Black25%
Asian50%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted76%

Science

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black46%
Asian56%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial75%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted68%

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 54% 26%
Hispanic 21% 14%
White 17% 52%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 65%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Larry Andrew Livengood
Fax number
  • (919) 850-8770

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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