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Wiley Middle

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Posted April 4, 2014

Wiley was a disappointment. It has ineffective leadership and the overall communication from the school is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

The staff works hard to accommodate the many needs of the students, matching instruction to students' ability levels, trying to push them a bit farther than they are used to. Our dress code allows choices, and helps to minimize distractions from learning. Our STEAM theme is new and cutting edge, and includes all of our students, not just our gifted ones. We help students learn how to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2013

This is a terrible school. I have never seen such ignorant kids. Most teachers are mediocre and rarely ever committed to see kids strive in school, because they know the students dont care anyway. Most of the kids dont know simple math, geography, etc. all they care about is being cool and making sure others acknowledge their stupidity. I've reported multiple incidents about being threatened,assaulted, etc. And all they ever do is simply tell the agressor, "Don't do that, it is bad." etc.. I want to do good in school, and I have. But I constantly get bullied for it by people who are dumber than me. I have also had stuff stolen from me. There isn't even a gifted program, because no kids there are smart enough to be considered gifted! It's pathetic, disgusting really. These children will never be anything because they will most likely be this way for the rest of the time they're in school (most of them will drop out of high school). While the administrators and teachers aren't committed to helping these kids, it's still mostly their fault that this school is trash. I plan on going to Paisley for 8th grade, and I hope it's better than this "school".


Posted December 7, 2012

Wiley Middle School was a nightmare for my son and I was always stressed out due to some drama concerning the teachers who were allowed to bully and be abusive to the students. My son was labeled a "troublemaker" for simple acts of talking and lost the right to go to the bathroom for talking in the hallways where there is a "zero" volume tolerance. Front office staff is rude and concerns were ignored. The counseling staff is useless as they have no control over the teachers who are the main problem at this school. In the end, the main principal seemed to disappear and was not involved at all. He would appear to listen in the beginning and act concerned but he never acted to change anything and I see now he was ignoring our concerns by talking a good talk. Just as bad in another way is Jefferson Middle School where my son just recently transferred to. It is rated #1 but doesn't compare at all to the school my son attended in Virginia. At Jefferson the kids on the AG team are rude and spoiled and have treated my son terribly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

Fantastic and rare opportunity to have total integration of STEAM (science, technology,engineering,arts,math) in a problem based learning environment. These kids are learning to think and be real problem solvers, team players, communicators, and innovators . I have never seen more committed staff and leadership anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This is a awful school. If you are rich and support the school in some matter you will not have anything to worry about. This the most unfair some of the most unprofessional employees I have ever seen. This school need the state school officials to investigate and shut it down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

I am a student here and I just moved from Va and this is not a very good school.This school is like a prison or a millitary school.I am NOT joking.Unless you want your kid to be disiplined to the extreme or to not have freedom dont send them here.In my elementary school in Virginia I had more freedom that this middle school.They stress a concept called zero volume.The kids are not even allowed to whisper in the hallway thus making them want to talk in class.There is a pointless dress code also.This school is very strict, and frustrating.Is that what you want for your child? If your child does not like his school then that can lead to not having any motivation.I have never seen a school as bad as this and iwould not recomend it.


Posted April 26, 2011

I would NEVER recommend any child to attend this school, thank goodness my chlld is smart and can figure out most his work by himself. It has been a nightmare for us. At least two of the 8th grade teaches just don't seem to have any patience. Of course he also has some good teachers. It's just nota middle school I coud recommend and feel good about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Wiley middle is not the best school in the world. The teachers there don't really teach. Think twice before you send your child there because there are better schools out there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

I have sent three kids through Wiley. Outstanding school, faculty and leadership. Much improved from years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

Wiley, once a fine neighborhood school, has been struggling in recent years. The Principal has responded to these challenges by the useless introduction of a uniform. If your ship starts to sink, slap a fresh coat of paint on it! Is this what we call leadership?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Hardly the climate of cooperation we were lead to expect. Academics, for the most part, are mediocre. Disregard for parental concerns and unresponsive administrators add up to a very frustrating and unpleasant experience. The principal seems to be running his own show here, and if you're not part of The Club, he's just not interested in what you have to say. Though a number of the teachers are terrific and we are well established here, we intend to relocate. Our daughter deserves a more progressive, enlightened, learning environment. Wiley is just a waste of her time. I strongly suggest investigating this school thoroughly before considering placement. The PR is very misleading. There's a lot they don't tell you about Wiley School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

What a gift we have at Wiley Middle...From Mr Weiss to the outstanding teachers! Best kept secret in town. We may not have the magnet $ but still offer the same quality education as any other middle school. Even better is the real tradition and pride that goes with W-S tradition!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Wiley is the best! It is way better thank the other schools especially Jefferson!
—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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black7%
Asian42%
Hispanic13%
Multiracial18%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students30%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
Black14%
Asian17%
Hispanic9%
Multiracial27%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 Students20%
Female17%
Male24%
Black-5%
Asian57%
Hispanic12%
Multiracial24%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male33%
Black27%
Asian36%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 Students21%
Female21%
Male22%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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
Hispanic 31% 14%
Black 30% 26%
White 25% 52%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 6% 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 81%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Sean Gaillard
Fax number
  • (336) 727-8412

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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