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Bridges Academy

Charter | K-8 | 128 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2012

We had a terrible experience at this school. My son began hating school when we transferred him. He's still "recovering" from the experience. Most of the school is fine, but the teacher he had doesn't need to be working around children! I don't think he will ever forget that woman or that school - and not in a good way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Bridges is an awesome school. I started my children there this year and there is such a big difference in them now, they actually want to go to school. They went to Dobson before and had horrible experiences there, they told me my daughter was below average, and that my son would never be able to learn anything but the basics of life, they had them feeling inadequate, my son never made a good grade at Dobson, when he started Bridges and making good grades he told me 'Mom I'm not retarded am I?' Bridges has helped my children in so many ways. My children get upset when they don't get to go to school. My son never wanted to try and learn and now he is all for it, and tells me that he is smart now. For my family Bridges is heaven sent. Aleta Wolfe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

This school is inspirational it really helps you, i am a former graduate. Bridges Charter school is the best school you could send your kids to. The teachers are great and loving.


Posted November 11, 2009

This school is truly inspirational!!! To be frank you want someone to help your kids? This is the school.I'm speaking as a former student. -S


Posted July 31, 2008

bridges school ins a wonderful place,the teachers are nice and very helpful im on the basketball team and everyone gets a fair chance to be on it. bridges changed my look on school and i made many new friends. #2 kaylin messick
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

Bridges School is a caring and wonderful school. It changed my son's perspective about school. Now, he loves going! Summer Amos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Bridges is a wonderful school in every way! It is the best thing to happen to our granddaughter in all of her education.
—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.

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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 47% in 2013.

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47%

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57%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

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47%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
92%
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 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
86%
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

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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

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Reading

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Proficient in English31%
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Non-migrant31%
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

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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

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Reading

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Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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

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Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students20%
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Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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

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Students with disabilities-5%
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Limited English proficiencyn/a
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Migrantn/a
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Academically giftedn/a

Reading

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Femalen/a
Male18%
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American Indiann/a
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White13%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

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Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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

Algebra I

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

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

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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

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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 91% 52%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 3% 26%
Hispanic 1% 14%
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 68%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Merry Armstrong Lowe
Fax number
  • (336) 874-3804

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2587 Pleasant Ridge Road
State Road, NC 28676
Phone: (336) 874-2721

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