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East Wake Middle

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Posted December 18, 2013

My child was bullied badly at this school. We reported it to the school administrators several times. Nothing was ever done. When my child finally stood up to the bully, she was suspended from school for 11 days. How does that work? The bullied child gets suspended and the bully is now the victim. Thanks for your help Ms. Allen, Mr. Pope and Ms. Chapman!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

I was a bit unsure about enrolling East Wake from Hertitage because of the past reviews. But after visiting the school, and speaking with Mrs. Nelson ( principal) and Mrs. Evans (guidance) about my concerns, I saw first hand the high level of care they have and the positive impact of their leadership on the school environment. Seeing how well my son has been welcomed in and adjusted to the S.T.E.M program makes me even more confident that he is in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

Terrible school, under funded, and in need of a great deal of improvement. I've seen that discipline is no longer evident in students and is getting way out of hand. Teachers have so many disrespectful students that don't care about their education that it's hard for them to teach. The students that do want to learn and are well behaved have to deal with teachers yelling at them because the class is disruptive and not focused. Teachers try to keep classrooms under control but it's too much work to control that many teens. The advanced academics are also being limited at the school because GPA's are lowering along with test scores. Elective choices are quite limited and offer very little diverse courses for the student to choose from. Parents aren't informed early enough about anything. I've received notices 24 hours in advance and even some after the event has occurred. Students are rarely sent home with letters informing parents of upcoming events. Limited after school clubs are available to join and few sports offered. Clubs have been moved to during school at random days in the year with few meetings. Also each student can only join one and most dislike what was chosen for them.


Posted April 10, 2012

I am in 8th grade at this school and I am ready to leave! If you want to be in contact with the school and want to know what is going on, don't go here. 6th grade was great, but then our principals left and now we have a horrible principal. The teachers are really nice (except for a few) and they actually WANT you to learn and help you. I think that I've gotten an OK education there, but the school doesn't really care about the parents. They also tell you events or call you AFTER the event happened or give you 24 hours notice that there's a parent teacher meeting or something. I could keep on going about how the school isn't exactly, well, good, but I'll keep it somewhat short. Don't go here.


Posted July 17, 2011

This is a great school. My son has been here for one year and loves it. The Principal is serious about getting this school on the right track and I feel like the teachers and students are all working to improve themselves, the school and the image. My sons grades have improved and the teachers he had are encouraging. He is ready to try out for a sport now (7th grade). I am glad we came here and didn't listen to all the negative comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

My child used to attend this school and I honestly wouldn't send another child there. The teachers really don't act as if they care about the students. They have completely given up on the kids. I wouldn't send my dog there....to be frank. If you are looking for an educational institution where your child can grow and learn, East Wake Middle is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

It was nice the one year i was there. Very kind teachers, fun, and a wide variety in electives. The only thing i hated was the bus. Overcrowded and ghetto.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2009

I just graduated from this school and it was a great school. Although it is in the getto, it has wonderful teachers. Especially the ss teacher on track 4.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

Not a good school; lot's of stealing and lack of discipline. It is obvious that a lot of parents do not care how their children behave in school as witnessed by other students and teachers. The teachers do the best they can but come up short.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

This is a good school like every school it has it share of issues that can be worked on but over all the teachers are caring and the Mrs. Green the counselor for 6th and 7th grade is a gem and will work very hard to help the students out in every way possible she makes the school have a very pos. image the principals is not my fav. but you have to take the good with the bad and work with what you have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Very unorganized school. Kids complain that they never get to do anything fun. If they are doing a lab and if one kid acts up instead of sending the kid to the office the whole lab is suspended and they had to start back in the book. How can they learn like that? Some kids actually want to learn so let them learn! No communication is sent home. I don't even know when the 8th grad ceremony is and they are out of school in less than a week. Doesn't leave me much time to ask off at work. My kids have only attended this school for the year and if I could do it over again they would have went somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

Teachers show concern for students progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

East Wake doesnt have enough fun programs. The teachers are not organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2004

Wonderfull principal and respectfull teachers . My son has enjoyed his 6th and 7th grade in this middle school .I feel he is safe and expectations are high at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

well if you are a elementray schoolparent who has a kid who going to middle school next year send them to east wake its safe and great but the rules are strick i know because this is my first year at East wake.Parents dont worry aboutyour kids wont have enough time to get to their locker their will your teacher will probally let he/her get packed before the bell rings and if you have any questions about the electives let the student if your student is in the fifth grade the school will probally let the students pick the electives nothing really changes about elementary to middle Eastwake is a great school gives you more oppotunity The teachers are great.If you have a student who is having problems with school there are after school programs that will help.Eastwake encourges the student to do better and the kids do The school ofsuccess.
—Submitted by a student


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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted81%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted84%

Reading

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted76%
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 Students20%
Female21%
Male20%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial13%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students25%
Female28%
Male23%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial13%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically gifted82%

Science

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students48%
Female38%
Male58%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted91%

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 41% 26%
Hispanic 34% 14%
White 18% 52%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 70%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Nancy Allen
Fax number
  • (919) 266-8506

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2700 Old Milburnie Road
Raleigh, NC 27604
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