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Swansboro Middle

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Posted March 20, 2014

Swansboro Middle is horrible at recognizing a child in need of an IEP due to several diagnoses including RAD, Aspergers, Social & Intellectual delays, Cerebral Palsey, Learning delays NOS and and IQ of 74! I have battled with them since October and they insist that he is just as ordinary as every other child in his classses! Oh and this is even after multiple psychological tests, iq tests, reccomendations from 3 different outside resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

This school is horrible. Whenever something is done to my son nothing is done, but whenever my son does anything he is severely punished. This school could improve on it's self by punishing everyone that does something wrong, not just certain people. On the other hand some of the teachers are very caring, and actually care about the students. Also the teachers teach very well and know what they are doing but as I've said before the disciplinary actions need a lot of help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

I wish we could have moved to this area sooner! Our daughter loves this school and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Teachers are very qualified and there are many activities for the children to do; E.G. Sports, Drama, Music and various clubs to participate in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

My son attended this school and had the time of his life. Teachers and staff for helpful. He participated in sports, drama, Honors society, and Spanish club. We moved from FL so that he could go to a small town school w/excellent academics. He graduated from SHS with universities such as Brown, NYU, Duke and others contacting him. Recommend this school to anyone wanting a good education and experience for their child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

Swansboro Middle School has been some of the best years of my life. when I went to Queens Creek Elementary School I would get picked on all the time and now in the 8th grade, Im having the time of my life. I can toatly connect with the staff, and I'm not having any problems with other student. I have a A average and if I ever need help it is provided. Im actually not all that happy to be leaving. Im going to miss this school and I recomend that kids should go here. greatest school I have ever been to and I have been to at least four.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2006

My personal expercience with this school has been wonderful! This school maintains well rounded children, and if you have a problem with it, your child was probably not doing well because of terms he/she put upon themselves. I am a student in this school, so I would know above you all, that this is a high quality school. As far as racial issues, there are none! I am mexican, and have never had a problem with racial issues unless it was from a student, and it is not the schools responsibility to make the children behave, its the parents!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2006

I absolutely hate this school, and I know that is a bad thing to say about a school however it is the truth!Our son was there for a total of probably 6 or 7 weeks and it was the worst experience of our lives. He could not do anything right. However every time something was done to him nothing was ever done about it. It is for these problems that we were forced to take him out of this school and homeschool him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

We have had the most wonderful experience at Swansboro Middle School. My daughter is in special ed. classes and is main streamed during physical education, music, and lunch. This is the first school she has ever loved in her whole life. The teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

Terrible experience. Race issues, wild kids, and little adult supervision
—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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial37%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male42%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted85%

Reading

All Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
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

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students71%
Female61%
Male80%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial68%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 77% 52%
Black 8% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Brendan Gartner
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 326-5848

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1240 West Corbett Avenue
Swansboro, NC 28584
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