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North Johnston Middle

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Posted April 27, 2010

North Johnston has great teachers, students and faculty.They care!


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers, staff, & principal. These educators believe in helping all students. It doesn't matter if the student excels in all subjects as mine does or if the child has a learning disability requiring extra help as my oldest child did who also attended this school. The entire staff are there for EVERY student. They also encourage communication between the teachers and parents through phone calls, parent/teacher meetings, and even email. Every teacher, guidance counselor, and principal/vice-principal has email access. Each are adamant about answering their emails from parents and from students. The school also has specific pages set up for each teacher to post assignments, upcoming tests, and projects in order to help students remember as well as letting each parent look for themselves to find out what their child must do in each class. There is a reason Micro-Pine Level Elementary, North Johnston Middle, & North Johnston High are the best schools in this county: It is the staff members who work at the school and the fact that everyone cares about the students as people in addition to their academic success. It is the reason we moved to this district. Our oldest child graduated in 2006 after having gone through all three schools in this district then went on to college. She graduates with two degrees, one in December 2010 and the other in the spring of 2011. Our youngest has a terrific chance at winning a scholarship if she maintains her A-honor roll status not to mention having recently been inducted into the Junior Honors Society. The school also believes in peer learning too. It is easier for a child to get through to a child in some cases than a parent to a child. This system has worked miracles in this school. It is something I hope they continue for as long as the doors are open because it works; I've witnessed it work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

Best middle school ever!!! I am an 8th grader and I have enjoyed my experience at NJMS...Go Jaguars!!!
—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.

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male26%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students37%
Female34%
Male40%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 Students26%
Female30%
Male23%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted65%

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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

Math

All Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted88%

Reading

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted84%

Science

All Students40%
Female32%
Male48%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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

 
 
62%

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 Students62%
Female43%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically giftedn/a

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 63% 52%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Black 14% 26%
Two or more races 2% 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 55%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jarvis Ellis
Fax number
  • (919) 284-3399

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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