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Wakefield Middle

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Posted May 28, 2013

This school is awsome because it has a great diversity of kids. I myself have made plenty of friends.


Posted April 23, 2013

This school used to be better with the previous principle . He moved on to the High School. Check the student scoring. The teachers blame the poor scores on new testing. There isn't any accountability. Having to continually get outside education facilities to educate my children. The true tests of kids are national tests. That wil tell you exactly where your kids are in their learning. In my opinion, this school is continually going down hill. The High School is having a hard time also. That seems to be related mostly with the busing of kids from outside the area. My kids get a better education from the outside educators as opposed to the schools. It's a shame. There are teachers within that school that are the exception. A handful. It's pot luck if your kids get one of them. The schools need to be run like a business. They're not and I think that is the problem. If the teachers aren't performing and the kids aren't doing better. The teachers need to go. If the principle isn't setting the standard and monitoring the teachers then he or she needs to go. This school system ( Wakefield) used to be the place to be. Wake County changes that. Too bad they took away school choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

Great school. The principal is wonderful and regularly keeps parents informed through parent email messages. The staff is very caring about the students and understanding of the age group they are dealing with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

This school has a very good teacher base. Students at this school do well with their academics and teachers make sure they know their material before jumping ahead to new things. Sports teams are very good. Principal is wonderful. Staff is very calm and keep the children interested in school. Students are taught well and with enough disipline to keep a middle schooler in check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Great teachers, great students, great neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

Excellent school, wonderful staff. Mrs. Anderson is great. She is warm and welcoming and very knowledgable. What a great ambassador for Wakefield Middle and Wake County Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

We moved here from South Florida and love it here! This is an excellent school with wonderful, caring teachers and staff. My children adjusted quickly anf fit right in here. My child is in the gifted program and was truly challanged at Wakefield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

We moved into the area expecting to upgrade our daughter's education and surroundings with a great community school, but found something else. The school is well run, but the students seem cold and pretentious. This was the last thing we expected in North Raleigh. With so many people moving into the area, we can only hope that the new residents provide a future lift to the interactions between students and possibly a challenge to the staff from the work of other school districts that are more focused on excellence, not on themselves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Wakefield was alright. I met some friends there and the place was well kept up. I did feel it was a safe environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

Wakefield is a terrific school, the school is in a great enviroment and it is well taken care of. Also my son has made many friends there when he first transfored there from east millbrook which was a horrible school. I thought that the teachers were great and the grades were great. I would definately recommend this school for any parent that really cares about their childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

My daughter is in 6th grade at Wakefield Middle. She loves it. AVID is a great program offered there that other schools don't have. My daughter has great teachers and really likes the kids there. She has made a ton of friends considering she was at a different school last year. And the High School has an awesome football team. Go Wakefield!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Wakefield is an excellent school. Compared to millbrook, Wakefield is heaven. My daughter gets the education she needs along with great friends.
—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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Black21%
Asian83%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial18%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black42%
Asian83%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted94%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black27%
Asian56%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black45%
Asian61%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial63%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Black18%
Asian59%
Hispanic16%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted87%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black51%
Asian66%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial58%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted87%

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black68%
Asian90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled students85%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

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 Students70%
Female66%
Male74%
Black47%
Asian68%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities70%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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
White 54% 52%
Black 24% 26%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian 5% 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 27%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr James Sposato
Fax number
  • (919) 562-3527

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Band
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2300 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
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