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Roland-Grise Middle School

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Posted April 3, 2014

My child is in 6th grade this year (2013-2014). She is having a great experience. She enjoys her teachers, she is challenged and has enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities. The principal is responsive and approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Great teachers and staff, old building, don't like office staff. This school is great, except it was built in 1966, so it is a bit old. Also, the office people are grumpy whenever I go in. Amazing, AIG and gifted services.


Posted May 25, 2011

I love Roland-Grise. MY daughter was slightly behind when we moved here at the beginning of the school year, and the teachers went above and beyond to help here get caught. They really encourage parents to get involved and help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

RG is a great middle school! We have been very pleased with all aspects of her education. All middle schools can be challenging but I think the administration does a great job keeping each grade level apart from others. Things seem to be just getting better as the years go by. We currently have 2 children attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My daughter is in the AIG (gifted) program at RG. My husband and I are more than impressed with the educational instruction. There are some behavioral issues outside of the classroom (fighting in the school yard, bullying on the bus, etc) but no more than in any middle school. My daughter loves RG.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

We had a horrible experience with Administration during the time our child was supposed to attend RG in 2006, requiring that we move to a private school. Discipline issues were not being addressed at RG as promised & our child was subject to unnecessary punishment. Three years later, I am here to say that our child is excelling in all subjects & was just inducted into the Beta Club, a select group. The teachers in the private school have guided her in developing incredible study skills which will prove beneficial as she moves forward in the education path. I sadly doubt this would have occurred at RG. We made the right decision to move her from RG. Maybe the RG Adm needs to consider parents' concerns more seriously. Middle school years are crucial years in study habit/skills development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

The academic program S.A.G.E. is outstanding and one that can be challenged academically against ANY school. We found the school to be extremely friendly and my daughter who was new this year was made to feel right at home by both staff and the other students. We never experienced any disciple problems in the classroom. I have witnessed the administrative staff working with the kids to solve problems and they are to be commended. Both the teachers and the students seemed to truly respect each other. The extracurricular activities offered werent as strong as we had hoped, but they were fine. Parent involement is very strong and very welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This would have been our 1st year at Roland-Grise, but it was a real disappointment to me, mainly when dealing with Adminstration. Principal Hatch announced early on about 'no tolerance' when it came to discipline, but we never experienced it. RG places their students in 3 tiers using EOGs as the main tool for placement. My A's & B's child all through elementary school was placed in the tier 2 level. Discipline problems galore & nothing was being done about it! No way any child can learn in this atmosphere. Music program was one of the best in the state. Not enough athletic programs available for 6th graders, but what they have are good. PTA is outstanding. We now have our daughter in a private school & is on the 'A' Honor Roll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

My child has experianced a lot of bullying at this school. I have had meetings with the administration from the beginning of the school year but there have been no changes. There have been no offers from the teachers to introduce my child to students that have the same interests as my child. I have also asked that the teachers befriend my child so he can trust them and depend on them to help him with this problem. I have had no luck. It is very difficult being a single parent and being involved in this school. This school has made my child feel like he is the lowest life form on the totum pole. Those are my childs words. All he wants is one friend.We are not informed until the last minute of any new academic programs, we feel left out. Parent involement is strong but upper class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

The academic programs here aren't at their greatest. Out of a rating of 1-5 I'd give it a 3. The availability of music, art, sports, and other activities can be very sudden. For example, the students go to school. Their parents think they are going home on time. Then all of a sudden, they announce that their is sports tryouts today and the students are unprepared. But parent involvement in this school is a 4 out of 5. Very high and very good.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

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 Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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.

99 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
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Academically giftedn/a

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 76% 52%
Black 9% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 32%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Distinction (2012)
  • School of Distinction (2011)
  • School of Distinction (2010)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Lowes Grant (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • William Hatch
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Phone 910-350-2136x719
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (910) 350-2133

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • UNCW- University Partnership
  • LandFall Foundation- Technology
  • Lowes Foundation
  • Verizon
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Debate
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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