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Myrtle Grove Middle

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Posted April 6, 2012

My Daughter is in her second year at Myrtle Grove Middle and I will say she will not be going there for a 3rd. The school is way overcrowded, bullying goes on, gangs. After many complaints we still face the same problems.I have not been able to get any help from the assistant principal, the guidance counselor. They pretend oh yes we will fix that...they dont....Beware. Most of the teachers have no control over thier students and they end up learning nothing. Lunch food is cold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

I went to this school all three years. The teachers vary some actually care and know the subject they teach and some have no idea and don't help. This schoolnis very overcrowded and the lunch is very low quality with low variety. Bullying has quieted down since my first year to my last and the guidance counselors are very nice and helpful.


Posted February 20, 2010

I am a Myrtle Grove parent of a 6th and 8th grader. I love this school. We are battling right now to stay there due to redistricting. I also sub at the school and know it very well. While no school is perfect I coukd not be more pleased with the administration at this school and the teachers. We are blessed to have both children in the best gifted program in the county. My children are thriving. The best way to get to know a school and its benefits is to jump in with both feet to volunteer and be there when possible. There is a reason this web-site rated Myrtle Grove as a '9'. Go Gators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

If you are from out of state or out of town. Some of the reviews on this school are totally wrong. This school is over crowded. My daughter went here for 1 1/2 days and was bullied the first day. I then had to put her in another school. Although I did meet some nice teachers and the lady at the front desk is very nice the principal is not. So you see some peoples views are very different. This schools review is way past not being true. So if your from out of town try to find someone who really knows about schools in the area your moving to. Otherwise I would have rented in a different school district definately not this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

This school is a great school if you are looking for the support of the staff and principal!
—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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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 34% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students61%
Female58%
Male62%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students69%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Academically gifted93%

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 67% 52%
Black 17% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 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 49%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

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
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Sam Highsmith
Fax number
  • (910) 350-2104

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(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
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

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  • Our school community relies on our parents for regular weekly tutoring and school related volunteer work. our system's two volunteers of the year came from our school. our dads are becoming watchdogs (dads of great students) who volunteer one full day yearly with the help of a $2000 home depot grant.
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  • Myrtle Grove is a KIDS' school! Parents are always welcome at the Grove, whether they are tutoring, working in the library or classrooms, chaperoning trips/dances, or running our school store. Check out our PTSA page on our website.
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Students typically come from these schools
Parsley Elementary
Pine Valley Elementary
Holly Tree Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Hoggard High
Ashley High
New Hanover High
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Wilmington, NC 28409
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