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Dillard Drive Middle

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Posted April 8, 2014

My school is absolutely the worst school ever. I was bullied and then when I got jumped the girl got iss. She continued to bother me after this, so I fought her and I got suspended. Like how is that even okay? If you put your kid in this school, you are the worst parent ever.


Posted December 27, 2013

Not pleased with this school. Haven't had a parent teacher conference since arriving at this school last year. Some teachers go above and beyond to help with student issues while others never respond to parent emails. Enrolled students in online math courses without discussing with parents or students prior to enrollment. Administration not responding to bullying appropriately - not listening to students who are being bullied and/or punishing students who are the victims of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

Terrible school. I wad bullied every day, and the administrators protected the bullies! A kid tried to hurt me after I told him to stop messing with me. He proceeded to pound on me as I held my arms up in useless defense. The kid and I got the same 'punishment'. I dreaded going there every day, and the stress even caused medical problems. Better School in the Area: East Cary Middle School


Posted May 6, 2012

My son has had a good year at Dillard. We have been very pleased with his teachers. The communication has been excellent and the support when there were any issues, very reassuring. My son looks forward to school each day. There are no perfect schools, and Dillard is no exception, but our experience has only been positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

This school is AWEFUL!!! Our daughter was there for her 6th grade year and we had to transfer her out because of BULLYING!! She was being bullied everyday and the problem was when we brought it to the principals attention* he pretty much defended the bullies!!!! They cater to the bullies and give them treats to make them behave but obviously it doesn't work.. Students are out of control- our daughter was kicked and slapped! We were very unhappy with this school and would not recommend anyone sending their child there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

HORRID!!!! what the jell-o! oh my gosh! That school is just horrid!!!! Absolutely HORRID!!!! GOSH!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 29, 2011

I personally do not think this is a good school. We allowed our daughter attend her 8th grade year before going on to high school. Prior to this year, she was in private school. We made a huge mistake in selecting this school. Her teachers did not challenge her, or really educate her for that matter. When we brought this to the administrations attention, they did nothing except talk about the accomplishments of the teachers. I wasn't concerned with their credentials at that point, considering they were doing nothing for my child. One teacher had absolutely no control over her classroom. When I went in to meet with her; she literally cried at the end of her class and complained about how unruly and behind they were. I witnessed some of class and its not the students fault. This teacher had no boundaries for them. They were allowed to walk around, in/out, and socialized as they pleased. She stood in front of the room and dictated what they should've learned in their reading assignment that she had just assigned and gave a few minutes for them to read while she looked around and said nothing to those moving about and talked. My daughter learned nothing while at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I really respect this school and most of its staff. They really have no control of the situation. Principal (cant say name) notices the smallest of problems. I got ASD (After School Detention) after someone ELSE carved my name in a desk, and they admitted it. I got detention because It was MY name. Then they miss people T'Ping the school. They went into lockdown because of a PRANK. Violence, is a HUGE problem. They attempt to fix these problems with awards for 'behavior'. 'Tickets' are given out for this but I'm a A-B student and I've been to none of these, and a kid who gets ASD once a month has been to all of the rewards. Now students photocopy counterfeit tickets and they are valued around $3 a page now, and really, The teachers do know about this, but cant proove that a student has done this. Also, Teachers are very tough on students. My typical night of homework is about 5 pages +. Beleive me I enjoy this school, just wish that they worked harder to make students behave. Me and my freinds are bullyed way too much. Not fighting, just really, It is very hard NOT to get in trouble unless you do somthing that is supposed to get you in trouble that is very common. Go figure.


Posted March 16, 2011

I substitute at this school often. the kids are good. the administration is so helpful. All the teachers are cordial and thank me for coming. It is one of the best schools in which to substitute.


Posted April 23, 2010

My daughter is an 8th grader at Dillard. Although we have not had a bad experience in any year, I will say the new principal has moved things in a positive direction this year. We have chosen to send our sixth grader here, even though she did get into a good magnet option. I am pleased with the teachers and new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

My daughter attended school at DDMS. We removed her and put her in private school for multiple reasons. The primary reason was she is an academically gifted child and was not being challenged. Secondary reasons include: school violence, lack of guidance support, general lack of caring by teachers, staff, and principals. We moved to North Carolina and have been so disappointed with Wake County Public Schools. My advice: If you can afford private do it or consider home school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

Dillard Drive Middle is a fantastic school the teachers teach great!!! the school is not that violent either,the only reason people may think so is because people spread bad comments that aren't true because they don't like the school (bad students mostly).the 8th graders of the 2008-2009 are mainly the people who mess things up.they think they rule the school and can beat every one up.but since this year there's a new Principal this year i am confident in him to fixing the flaws of the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

This school isn't that bad. I mean the teachers are nice and teach us well. It is not that violent either, but when something bad happens it makes it to all the media. Therefore lots of people have a bad image about it. However, I feel that it is a great school and that the staff is doing great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

i go to this school and so far its pretty good but alot of violence i dont know why and parents its not the principle or staff or teachers fault they try their best and look foward to let the child do their best at school but its mostly parents fault because it depends if you care about your child how they act at home if you spend time with them . What im saying is that dont blame the school staff, principle, and teachers there all great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

I am a student at this school in the sixth grade and i think the teachers are nice and everything, but ms. Abroms (principal) is out of control! plus, i am scared by the eighth graders. Plus, it has a lot of violence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

Horrible, horrible, horrible. Principal has no control, nor does she care. Real hands off. 7th grade horrible. Took my child out for private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Kudos to Ms. Abron and her staff. My son continues to soar at Dillard. I look forward to my younger child attending this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I have had two sons go through Dillard with the last one in 8th grade this year. I can say that the new principal is not nearly as good as her previous peer and the school would benefit from a change in leadership. However the teachers who are there are good teachers and care about thier students. Dillard provided a solid education that allowed my older son to thrive in HS and get into NCSU. In fact in my neighborhood we have students who went to Dillard and got into West Point, UNC and NCSU. So they are doing something right. The sports program there is good with several club teams to go with the standard sports including Baseball and Lacrosse. Over all a good school that provides a solid base education to prepare your children for HS and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

I go to this school and I really love it! Sixth grade was my absolute favorite because my teachers were great and really helped me get a good start in middle school. The teachers here help us review for EOG's and they want us to pass, get an education, and be successfull. We are NOT set up to fail! If a student doesn't want to participate or do the work, then they probably won't do well. It's not the teacher or schools' fault. It might be the parents falt! Some of the parent reviews I read were parents who don't even consider that it's their fault and they should be keeping up with what's going on at Dillard. And trust me, they do send notifications and everything. So, keep up the good work Dillard! I really love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

Okay, I go to this school and even though lately it hasn't been safe for all of us, it's still a great school! The teachers really try to help us get a good education but some kids just can't stay out of trouble and it affects the rest of us here. My only hope is that we can become a safer school for all the great students here. But keep up the good work Dillard! Thanks! Oh and the parent who posted the last review, I think you're over exaggerating way too much! We are not set up to fail. Only if the student decides they don't want to do any of the work and not participate will they most likely fail.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male37%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students46%
Female43%
Male49%
Black19%
Asian77%
Hispanic23%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black30%
Asian69%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
Black13%
Asian80%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted75%

Reading

All Students49%
Female53%
Male44%
Black28%
Asian53%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted87%

Science

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black52%
Asian80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted93%

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
White 47% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 56%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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