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West Rowan Middle School

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Posted June 6, 2013

Horrible staff, they refuse to connect with parents on anything, even when you beg them to. They do not return phone calls and totally ignore any attempt to reach them. Do not eve think about this school if you are at all involved with your child or the education. This is a great school for parents who are just looking for a place to unload their kids in the day time, and care nothing about the education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I am not to happy with the teachers at WRMS. In my opinion they care more about getting there job done then teaching the students right. I have also herd a lot about the way they treat the student very disrespectfully but other than that it is a great place.


Posted May 25, 2012

I am proud to say that we had four kids come thru this school and west middle is by far the best !!! Our kids excelled in their learning and you see school spirt in everything that they, as a school does !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

We have a new Principal this year. She is awesome. She has turned this school into a great school. In the past, parents were not welcome to the school. She welcomes us at any time to participate in our kids school lives. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Our school is the best!!!we have amazing teachers and mrs.misenheimer does a lot for the school!our sports are good and the discipline is under control! GO WEST!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2008

This school really needs some type of intervention. I have seen kids taken out of the school for the way that the children are being treated. This is a fact and I am one parent trying to get people to see the impact this is having on our children and what they will be able to do in the future. This is a very closed minded school system with constant complaints from teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I think WRMS is a wonderful place to learn but the teachers focus more on getting the job done faster then doing it right. I think that students get away with to much and teachers arent concerned. But other then that its really a wonderful school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2007

great place to learn. wonderful teachers that do an outstanding job love the principle that does a wonderful job
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2005

Too many students for too few teachers. Teachers are more concern with when the end of the day is instead of teaching the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

The teachers are wonderful and very helpful. For the most part, they look out for the best interest of the child. The administrative staff does not follow through on the Rules & Conduct Code nor the disciplinary action needed in a certain instance.
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female45%
Male44%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students31%
Female30%
Male31%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted93%

Reading

All Students32%
Female37%
Male26%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted93%

Science

All Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students92%
Female87%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Academically gifted-95%

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 68% 52%
Black 17% 26%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 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 61%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Nancy Barkemeyer
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 633-3157

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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