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Isaac M Bear High

Public | 9-12 | 236 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted February 26, 2014

Here at IBEC you have to want to learn. The transition from middle school to IBEC can be challenging, but all of the teachers are willing to help. Teachers here are fun and can be your friend, but you MUST do their work! You must also be willing to give up sports and after school activites because of the 2 hours to 3 hours worth of homework EVERY NIGHT! You can apply and "shadow" a student all day to see how you like it before deciding if you want to go to IBEC. My only complaint is the school size!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2010

Every day at this school is truly a blessing. It's a great environment, with caring teachers who actually like to teach, students who want to learn, and an administrative team which is obsessed with the schools success. As for extracurricular activities, there are student clubs, which are teacher-made classes which provide a weekly opportunity for students to express themselves. There are three major entities which direct the school. These include the PTSA, newly-formed SGA, and the Administrative Staff. Students, if they wish, may be involved in the PTSA and SGA. They also must complete a minimum of 100 hours of community service a year. I believe that IBEC has a lot of support from students, parents, and teachers alike. It is one of the top 5 schools in North Carolina, and a great school to attend and be apart of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Well, this school is a great opportunity to succeed. It's a place for students who actually want to learn, as opposed to those who mess around and don't do anything. Also, the small community lets you get close to the teachers and students. I've probably learned more in my first year at Isaac Bear than those 3 useless years in middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

It's such a small, close enviroment; the teachers all know you and try to help you in any way possible and their method of teaching is absolutly phenomal, I make better grades than I did in easier middle school classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2009

I love Isaac Bear for its small environment and personal attention never mention the free college experience!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

My son and both his father & I love Isaac Bear. Teachers are available and are caring.The students have to work hard and b/c of the pace, it takes a lot of hours of studying, but for my son, it is well worth it. This fall, at 16 years old, he is starting at UNCW. He is so excited. If he has problems, Isaac Bear will continue to advise,tutor, and mentor him. Ms.Gurley is a great principal and is very generous with her time and knowledge. Thank you to all the teachers. I know you have put in extra time in doing your homework as well. Sincerely, a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

My daughter absolutly loves this school. The teachers are great and really care about their students. This school offers all honor courses and allows the student to attend UNCW during their Junior & Senoir years. What a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

This school is one of the Best school in New Hanover county schools. And is one of the top schools in NC.
—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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
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%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students-95%
Female93%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic-95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Black 12% 26%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 40%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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630 Macmillan Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 350-1387

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