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Posted March 19, 2011

This school rated 9 out of 10 stars and that says a lot!!! I heard great things about this school! Great schools.org is a wonderful website.


Posted December 14, 2010

As people moving to the area, my husband and I visited this school unannounced to see what a typical school day would be like. Our surprise visit was welcomed by the office staff and one of the guidance counselors took time to give us a tour of the school and answered all of our questions openly and directly. We really appreciated all of the candid answers and were very impressed. This looks like a Great School for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

They have a very caring teaching staff and they look out for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

There is very little communication among the teachers and the parents.The children who are car riders have no one to supervise them, the teachers out there don't do anything about the kids behavior. I am surprised no one has been hurt, I have had several to run out in front of my car as I take start to drive off, when I called the office they said that the principal was out there daily, I have yet to see him. Teachers promise something but do not follow it through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

Great Music program. Not a lot of communication between teachers and parents, at least compared to elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

I am very disappointed with the way this school handles parent/teacher communication. We have asked for advice from one seventh grade teacher about our son's failing grade. So far this school year, we have yet to see a science book brought home. Our son tells us that they do their work in class. This is just one example of the 'neglect' we've encountered this year. I have wrote notes to the teacher to give me a call so we can set up time to talk now the first report cards have came out and my son has two d one f and one b and one a in pe and I have not heard from a teacher or the school leaders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I have always heard what a wonderful school LMS is. Wow, am I disappointed. The administration is lacking at best. The one thing that does make this a wonderful school are the teachers and parents, they almost make up for the lacking administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

I have found that most of the teachers in the sixth grade are very nurturing and try to establish good routines and practices my child needed as he moved from grade to grade. I noticed that the seventh and eighth grade teachers were not all equal in their capability nor desire to educate. The art, music, and career exploration classes at this school are great with very enthusiastic teachers. Overall, the majority of the teachers at LMS are dedicated, hard-working, and highly qualified. The administration, on the other hand, is weak to say the least. Poor communication skills, bad attitudes, and lack of interest are just a few of the principal and asst. principal's faults. It makes me admire the teachers and staff even more that they are able to shine as bright as they do inspite of such ineffective leadership. Several National Board Certified and award-winnning teachers on staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

My child loves this school! I never hear of any problems that other schools have such as drugs, fighting, ext. My child wouldn't want to go to any other school. The academic programs are great and everyone keeps up well in their team. (I was a sub. once) They have extracurricular activities and everyone participates in them one way or another. Parent involvement is high in the PTO, and almost every child's parent has signed up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

This school is run by very poor administation. The principal and assistant principal have very bad communicational skills. You can not have an intellegent conversation with either of them. You can not feel comfortable going to Dr. Fred Mock either because he is best 'buds' with the principal. What is a parent to do? I would strongly recomend sending your child to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I am very disappointed with the way this school handles parent/teacher comunication. We have asked for advice from one seventh grade science teacher about our son's failing grade. So far this school year, we have yet to see a science book brought home. Our son tells us that they do their work in class. This is just one example of the 'NEGLECT' we've incountered this year. Also, his bus,'384', goes past our house twice in the morning and afternoon, due to us living on deadend street. They refuse to stop at our driveway to pick him up, or let him off. Less than a minute each time. Instead, he has to walk 100 yards in dark, freezing, fog, rain, etc. This road is barely wide enough for 2 vehicles, and traffic doesn't observe 25 mph limit. It is a dangerous road for 12 yr.old to contend with! Obviously, his safety, 'NEGLECTED'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

I would just like to say that this is a very nice school however the majority of this school is rich and cocassion. So if you would like your child to be open to more diversity I would not recommend this school. If you feel your child would be able to handle the lack of minority though, this school has great teachers and after a while your children will feel right at home.
—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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

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 34% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students73%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted83%

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 78% 52%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Black 7% 26%
Asian 2% 3%
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 41%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)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

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
  • Ms Sloan Denny
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 476-1479

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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