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West Alexander Middle

Public | 6-8 | 586 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 29, 2011

West Alexander has been a disappoinment to our family since my son first started attending. This is his 3rd year at the school. When his mother and I made it manditory for him to attend open houses at the beginning of the year and at report card time to show his teachers that our family care we were surprised to see that only 1 of 4 core teachers bothered to attend these events themselves. My son receives almost no homework and I don't feel that this school has done anything to prepare him for high school or college. Don't take my word, research the % of students in this county that graduate college compared to other area school systems. Another area of major concern is the lack of seperation of church and state, this seems to be a very backwards county and school system who repeatedly allow their religious believes to be forced upon the students. With less than 2 months of school before high school begins my son just brought home a flyer from the school asking for permission for him to miss 3 school days in order to attend christian crusade at the local baptist church. Do your research people, stay away from this county and stay away from West Alexander Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

My child had a good experience here until the 8th grade. In the 8th the kids are broken into teams. There was the good team and the bad team. Unfortunately, there was really poor teacher. When the parents complained, we were told that they had never had complaints. That there was no history. At the end of the year about half of the kids failed end of grade testing. Another school employee also told me that these problems had been going on for years. I do not blame the teacher. I blame the school administration who did not protect the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Great School, I am in the 7th grade and have a blast with all of the teachers lie Mr.Dula and Mrs.morris
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

This is a great school. I feel that this is a great place for me to learn in a safe enviorment. I realy feel out of all the schools i have been to this one shows a great deal of hospatality. thanks so much
—Submitted by a student


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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted89%

Reading

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted93%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted71%

Reading

All Students49%
Female61%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted59%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically gifted83%

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically gifted81%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Academically gifted92%

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 89% 52%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 3% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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