School Details

Lowe's Grove Middle

4418 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3946
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 647 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

18%
31%
47%
32%
43%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
32%
46%
33%
43%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
28%
42%
21%
40%
54%
43%
58%
71%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
49%
60%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lowe's Grove Middle is a public middle school in Morrisville. The principal of Lowe's Grove Middle is Darneise Massey, who can be contacted at darneise.massey@dpsnc.net. 647 students attend Lowe's Grove Middle and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 82% of the 647 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lowe's Grove Middle is 12:1. Research Triangle Charter is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 19%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child transferred to this school mid year and out of the all the schools she has been in this is by far the worst! First she comes home upset all the time because there is so much disruption from the students in the classes she cannot concentrate and learn. My child has as never been excited about learning so that must mean it's pretty bad for her to be upset like that. Not to mention that she says that there are always fights and there have been times that the bus had to turn around in the middle of a drop off route to take a kid back to school because he/she had such bad behavior. Additionally there have been times the bus has been over an hour late getting home and no one bothered to contact any of the parents to let them know about a change of bus drivers that day. Finally I have yet to see a report card. They were supposedly mailed but I never received it. The one progress report card I have seen only has one class on it. What school does this? So if you're looking for a magnet school to apply to this is NOT it. Hopefully the kids will start behaving themselves (which comes from discipline at home and at school) to at least make for a bettter experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son just finished 6th grade and had a great experience. To anyone you meet who says LG is not a good school ask them "when was the last time you visited the school or talked to a current student?" It's time to turn the reputation around. The principal is great and it is a calm organized learning environment. My son feels a great sense of pride in his school. Next year when it becomes a STEM it will surely get even better!

  • (5 years ago)

    New prinicipal is in place and she is doing her best to turn the school around. Love the teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to lowe's Grove for 1 year and i didn't really like it it was to much drama and it's very unorganized I like there parties and other activties but there system is very bad!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    this is a good school but im concerned about my childs safety

  • (7 years ago)

    I want to lowe's grove for 1 year and i didnt like it very much dont get me wrong it has some good teacher there and they try and help you when you need help but the kids there was bad and disrespect to everyone they meet.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that Lowe's Grove Middle School is a great school full of fun and entertainment and a great learning place. Wonderful school with great memories as well as sports.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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