School Details

J E Holmes Middle

211 North Pierce Street, Eden, NC 27288
(336) 623-9791
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 790 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

22%
25%
39%
39%
37%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Rockingham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
39%
44%
44%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Rockingham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
24%
34%
29%
31%
41%
39%
47%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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 2013
  • Rockingham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
29%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, 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 2013
  • Rockingham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J E Holmes Middle is a public middle school in Eden. The principal of J E Holmes Middle is Ms Brenda Nordan, whose e-mail is bnordan@rock.k12.nc.us. 790 students go to J E Holmes Middle and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 790 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J E Holmes Middle is 15:1. Rockingham County Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 63%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian 0.8% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The change in leadership is making a profound difference. It is evident in improved attitudes of both students and teachers. I feel there are too many fundraisers but that is not the fault of the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Alot of the children are not discplined as far as the dress code and behavior. The children are disruptive and very mean and the teacher doesn't see many things that go on int the classroom.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student that goes to Holmes Middle School. I have been involved in the school myself. The teachers are wonderful and very knowledgeable about what they teach our children. If more parents got involved they would understand better or first hand how great the school really is.The teachers deserve support from the parents to teach our children better. Tracy Hutchens

  • (8 years ago)

    HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL IS SORRY and seems to be run by a few teachers. The principals do nothing but discipline. The school has had awful scores for years and as a member of this community with a child heading to Holmes next year I am worried about the education of my son and about his safety. It is a violent place and even the teachers fight. The whole town knows. Nothing ever changes there. The principal changes every year or two but HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL stays lousy or gets worse scores year after year. LOOK AT THE NUMBERS! Because principals only spend 2-3 years there before being transferred to another school they have absolutely no reason to try to fix the flat or declining scores there. HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL seems to be invisible to the Central Office because it has never done anything to fix Holmes.

  • (8 years ago)

    Holmes Middle School is without a doubt one of the worst schools in North Carolina. The teachers are nearly as apathetic as the Administrative staff makes quick senseless rules that benefit no one. I must admit that the teachers have a hard time dealing with this generation but that is their job and they should either start careing about more than their paychecks or start looking for a new job.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that holmes middle school is a very challenging school in everything they do. They challenge there students in everything they do and i know on first hand because i am currently atteninding Holmes in the 8th grade this year. I have been there for all 3 years of middle school and i wouldn't want it any other way. I believe that we are all acidimically challenged in many different ways. I also believe that Holmes Middle School handles there student activities in a very responsible manor also. Each trip we take outside of Holmes are always related to a topic that we are studying. This is why i like Holmes Middle School. (

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