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Sanlee Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 810 students

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 26, 2014

I have a 6th grader at SanLee who loves his school because of his two dedicated teachers. They both go out of their way to communicate with us after school hours and on weekends. They make math and reading videos that are helpful to my son and to me, as a parent. He has frequently come home talking about the fun, hands-on projects he is doing in social studies and science. My son has a lot of work, but it is meaningful and constructive and not just typical busywork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

My son attends San lee middle school and is in the 6th grade. The transition to middle school has been smooth. His teachers have been understanding and available when needed. The principal is VERY devoted to this school. She goes beyond what is expected of her as a principal. I am very satisfied with my experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

SANLEE is amazing. I have worked in helped out in many schools and never have I seen such a devoted staff that welcomed me with open arms. As a teacher, I am supported by my principal and other staff. This community effects the students positively. All staff goes above and beyond for their students and will truly do whatever it takes for their success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2014

SanLee is an amazing school because of the people. The staff cares about all the children and ensures they have anything needed to be successful. There a clubs and sports to provide a safe and positive environment for students after school and assist in securing a way for our children to feel a sense of belonging. We offer free tutoring and homework sessions for all students. Parents and community are welcome members of our school family. We have an active PTSO which supports our efforts to provide "whatever it takes" for our students to RISE in the Stallion Nation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2014

San Lee Middle School renews my confidence in the education system. There is enthusiasm and dedication flowing from staff members. Students are all encouraged to succeed and be successful. Differences are praised. Principal, Betsy Bridges exudes her own contagious enthusiasm as she believes in her staff and students. She reaches out through social media to connect and create a school family. The staff is so willing to be involved. School pride is evident and there is something for everyone. To sum it up I would use the word.....positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

I attend San Lee and I LOVE it! Teachers are great and respectful and the principal is very involved in everything we do! We do many fun activities and have many clubs and sports that we can be in! It is awesome to be a student at this great school! I am proud to be a San Lee Stallion!


Posted March 14, 2013

Excellent place to teach and learn! A student centered positve environment, where ALL decisions are made in the best interest of children. Kids genuinely are proud to be a part of stallion nation. They respect a place where both students and teachers are held to a high level. Go Stallions!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2011

This school is awful! The principal treats everyone bad, the teachers are allowed to talk to the students anyway they want an the children can not say anything unless they get in trouble. I have seen an heard teacher's talk about students an their parent's when they leave!
—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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male34%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students43%
Female47%
Male39%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial30%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted92%
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%
Female40%
Male37%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students40%
Female44%
Male36%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted91%

Science

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English53%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male48%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted89%

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 41% 52%
Hispanic 32% 14%
Black 23% 26%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 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 72%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Betsy Bridges
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (919) 718-2875

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
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