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Heritage Middle

Public | 6-8 | 1397 students

 
 

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Posted June 23, 2013

Heritage Middle is full of students who are mostly above and beyond average. Therefore, this is a great place for students who need to be challenged. There are many AMAZING teachers here who are always actively involved in their students' lives. There's only a few rotten apples but the majority are lovely and are not just good teachers, but nice on a personal scale as well. As with any middle school, there are going to be a few petty people but for the most part, if you talk to others, you're gonna end up with some friends. The electives are mediocre but we have a great Art class. However, the other classes lack greatness. However, now students have the opportunity to take Spanish and earn a high school credit! I am graduating in a week and I have to say, this is an amazing school and I'm really gonna miss my times here! The good and the bad, they were all needed!


Posted May 30, 2013

'12-'13 is our first year at this school and the staff in the office set the tone for the school. Recently, when I came in to get my child for a dr appointment, I was told that if the student is on Track 1 and it was during EOGs, then they (the Office Staff) would NOT release my child to me. And she wasn't joking either. I couldn't believe she said it. Luckily, my child is not on Track 1. However, this interaction did leave me wondering if I should have asked when the school decided they had custody of MY child. How can they say this to parents? I left the school shaking my head once again wondering why does the administration allow this? Perhaps they are unaware that their frontline office staff could use some class lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I have a 7th grader who is struggling in math, so I want to tudor him. I have requested a meeting with his math teacher 4 times over the last 2 weeks (via email and voice messages), with no response. I am extremely frustrated because I don't know what topics to review with my child. He usually finishes his homework at school and was told he is not allowed to bring home his math text book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2012

I go to this school and i love it!! the teachers are always there for you and willing to help you. I got bullied by a kid and told the teachers. they immediatly took care of the problem. this is by far the best school EVER!!


Posted March 29, 2012

Having moved here within the last year, I can say that there is no welcoming attitude towards new students or families. Middle school is tough no doubt, but the kids are not welcoming towards new students at all. The teachers are great but I really feel my child is getting lost in the system. We hope to look at other options soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

My child has been attending Heritage Middle for 2 years and all I can say is that I am greatly impressed with the quality of education given at this school. The teachers are very dedicated, they keep their blackboard sites up to date so that not only the students but the parents as well know what is going on. I also appreciate the monthly newsletters from the track team leader. This school has instilled maturity in my child and has gone beyond meeting my expectations as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

We are highly impressed with the dedication of the track one teachers at Heritage Middle School. They are a true model for the teaching profession. Transferring our son to this middle school from another in the county was the best decision we could have made...thank you HMS professionals...we appreciate you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

I am a current student at HMS and have attended the school for 3 years now and I am graduating to a magnet high school in less then a month and my experience their has been one I will always remember. Ever since 6th grade I have been constantly challenged and encouraged to push forward with constant help from all my teachers along the way. If your child is going to be on track 2, all the teachers are excellent! They make sure you are doing well and do whatever it takes to help you if you are unsure of something or having a hard time in a subject. Communication between parent and teacher is great as well. The athletic program is great especialy in soccer , track and football. Even though the electives aren't the best with no language program, the teachers are great! GO PATRIOTS!!!


Posted March 27, 2010

My son is in 6th grade. His teachers are wonderful. This is the first time he has been appropriately challenged and kept busy. I love this school. The administration of this school is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Happy overall with this school. Excellent teachers with good communication, keeping parents well informed. Very sad that there is not a second language program at this school. That was one of the biggest surprises moving here from another state where Spanish was taught from 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Now with a 2nd child attending this school, I see that the backbone of this school is consistent. They are amongst few public middle schools in NC who receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating 9 out of 10! They keep my children completely prepared, every day, using their Blackboard service (online scheduling of HW and events, prepared well in advance so if my child wasn't paying attention, I can). Some of the same teachers are still there this 2nd go'round. They must be happy! EOC results are at 95% consistently for 3 years now. Parents give HMS 5 stars. 5 out of 5 stars for principal leadership, extracurricular activities, parent involvement and safety and discipline. Way to go, HMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

I have been attending Heritage MIddle School for 3 years and I am graduating in less than a month. I highly recommend Heritage to any body who is planning on enrolling there. At Heritage our main goal is to educate, empower, and enrich. Heritage Middle has become almost like a home to me. I played for the HMS Football and I ran Track&Field for two years. The Atheletics are great and so are the Academics! GO PATRIOTS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

Amazing school all around - glad we switched from Franklin Academy! Love the positive recognition and quality of teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

Our eldest child has been fortunate enough to have attended HMS for 3 years now. We have been incredibly pleased with the staff, the staff involvement with the children, the principal & overall policy. We would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Very impressed with the principal and grade level administrators. They are always visable and available. The only weakness I would mention is not having a pull-out AG or gifted program and no language courses available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

I Am A Student Of Heritage Middle, And Have Been For The Past 7 Or Eight Months, Heritage Middle School Welcomes All Students, And Is Very Serious About Learning. Its A Nice Place For Future Middle Schoolers, and For Present Middle Schoolers. Heritage Is The Definition Of A Great School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I love it at this school. Everything is hands on, and nothing is too complicated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2007

As a student graduating from Heritage Middle, I have to say that I am extremely pleased with all the education and generally the whole school itself. Every aspect of this school seems to satisfy all parents, teachers, and students. It is a great school, and I definitely recommend it for anyone planning on enrolling there. Go Patriots!
—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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black48%
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black46%
Asian80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students78%
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

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black43%
Asian79%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial72%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black45%
Asian86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial48%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black29%
Asian71%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial52%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted90%

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Black38%
Asian64%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial57%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted89%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black63%
Asian79%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black62%
Asian77%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted94%

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 68% 52%
Black 18% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
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 15%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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3400 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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