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Posted March 13, 2013

I Have been to this school on many occasions for multiple reasons and can only say ," What in the world is happening?". Trying to speak with an administrator is held to an appointment only basis they never seem to be available to deal with parents when situations arise. I have put one child through this school and a second is in his final year. " Thank God, if this is an example of Nash counties finest then there is truly a need for reorganization because the system is broke. I really feel the teachers are seeking a pay check and the adminstrators are politicians working a system trying to get the next open spot. They want us to believe our children are there main focuse but the results do not correspond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

Im a student who used to go SNMS. I hated it! every day I would be bullied and picked on. I would also be scared because of the threats that have been given about shootings and stabings. When I recived A/b honor roll some kids came up to me and said I was a nerd and knocked down all of the books in my hand. When I told a teacher of this she said(and i quote)"Get over it.". In summary the school is very old, the kids are very hateful, the teacher are mean, and nothing is done about it! - a student


Posted February 27, 2011

This school is continuing to improve each year. Despite pay cuts, furloughs, benefit cuts and many of us having to work two jobs, we have a dedicated group of people that truly care about the students. We need our parents to support us more than ever during these tough times. I would welcome more parents to help us with our fund raisers, respond through schoolnotes/contacts, and maintain high standards for their child at home as well as school. I believe in our leadership/administration whom refuses to settle for second best and continually strives to keep only those teachers whom really want to give their best for their students. Please understand teaching middle school is NOT easy, but can be very rewarding......WE need our parents to know that we are aware that we have "not arrived" to a school of excellence yet, but we are improving!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

I have to agree about the unorganization of this school and their staff. Why does it take 1 principle and 2 assistant principles to run a school. Explain to me why if you have a problem you have to see the guidance counselor and/or the assistant principle. I myself would think that is the principles job first and foremost. What does she get paid to do pass the buck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

There are a lot of unorganized teachers at this school who show favoritism to students who have money. It seems that most of the children who are chosen for anything are always the same ones, the families with $$$$
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Not very impressed.....teachers seem up to standard, but administration is not quick to respond to your calls...sometimes there is not an adminstrator on campus, when the students are still there. Very old school...hope that it gets a 'facelift'n the bear future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I go there and i think it has very good teachers and programs it is also a good school.You may have a few fights but not that many.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

Not impressed and this is suppose to be the best middle school in Nash county. I think Nash County is far behind in education. I do think the school is well run as far as dicipline. NOt perfect , but they try to keep it safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

I think the school should have more currricular and after school activities. wake county schools have very interesting electives and curricular activites for students in middle school, like cooking class, spanish class, french class, skating team, and some even have a dance team. I think that nash county schools should also have this kind of classes and activities, activities that I've heard are very interesting and have kept middle school students from smoking and doing drugs. These activities give the students something very nice and fun to do. So my point is that nash county schools shoudl have more activities and classes like this.
—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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students22%
Female21%
Male22%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial25%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female44%
Male41%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial58%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial75%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 49% 52%
Black 24% 26%
Hispanic 24% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 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 65%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)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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

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
  • Mrs Carina Bryant
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (252) 478-4861

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(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
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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

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5301 North Carolina 581
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