School Details

Gravelly Hill Middle

4801 West Ten Road, Efland, NC 27243
(919) 245-4050
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 462 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

39%
44%
39%
52%
52%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
39%
39%
49%
56%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
40%
34%
52%
53%
41%
62%
63%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
37%
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
  • Orange County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gravelly Hill Middle is a public middle school in Efland. The principal of Gravelly Hill Middle is Mr Marcus Gause, whose e-mail is marcus.gause@orange.k12.nc.us. 462 students go to Gravelly Hill Middle and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 41% of the 462 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gravelly Hill Middle is 12:1. Partnership Academy Alternativ is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 64%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 16%
Hispanic 11% 16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian 0.2% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Gravelly Hill Middle is an excellent school with extremely well qualified teachers (many NBCT's) and counselors and the communication between parents and administrators has much improved (as well as the website) since my daughter was in 6th grade (she's now in 8th). The band and chorus teachers are fabulous and dedicated. The building itself is relatively new clean and provides enough space for every student. We are lucky to have room for all students. I know many schools do not have enough desks chairs etc. due to growth in nearby counties. The track coaches are wonderful as well as others. The field trips especially this year have been great; age- appropriate interesting and relating to curriculum and the "coming of age" for teens. There is less "free time " b/c it's middles school...take electives or participate in an after school activity. I would also advise volunteering at dances or on field trips to get a real feel of the place. Staff has worked really hard to build a community and I can say that has happened for many 8th graders and I say "thank you!"

  • (10 months ago)

    the people that run this school run it like a prison. the students don't have any free time at all. they don't get to use the lockers like they need to and the lunchtime is like being in bootcamp. they don't get to sit where they want to. they don't have the time to eat. they are rushed in and out of the cafeteria like a heard of cattle. they don't get to talk with their friends and are told to hurry up and eat quickly. it is not a wonder that my son comes home everyday saying that he is so hungry when i get home from work at 5 pm because he didn't get to eat hardly any of his lunch. this school has had 3 different principles in 3 years time. not a good track record at all. it use to be good when mr. johnson was there but since he left this school has gone totally down hill. it isn't the school like it used to be when it first opened. it has gotten really bad in the last 2 years. i'll be so glad when my student is done with this school. feel sorry for the students just starting in the fall.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. It is always so clean and sanitary and the teachers are extremely well educated and kind. This school also provides many options for students in their elective classes. This is a truly great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been told on several occasions that my children are not given enough time to eat lunch. It seems that again we are not trusting the kids and the teachers to go to lunch in a timely and orderly fashion so now each group is escorted to the lunch room which takes away their time to eat. Once in the cafeteria the lines are long to get their food and the process is slow the microwaves are too few for the amount of kids using them which by time my children get through this process have only 10 to 12 minutes to eat; then with 5 minutes remaining to eat they are rushed and pushed out of the cafeteria whether they are finished or not. Each child should be given 30 minutes to eat from the time they enter the cafeteria until it is time to leave. The leaders of this school should also remember that going to a public school is also a social skills learning ground the kids should be allowed to talk to friends and classmates during appropriate times like lunch this will also let the kids blow off some energy and enjoy their experience of going to school. Remember this is a public school not a military school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent School. Both my daughters attend and the staff and principal do an outstanding job. Perhaps one of the best middle schools in North Carolina.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the teachers work hard - my son loves his elective teachers. I am very impressed with all the latest technology.

  • (5 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with this school. It is absolutely wonderful! The teachers & administration are great. A wonderful learning environment for students!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am involved in the PTSA for GHMS. I am pretty happy with the school thus far. it is not perfect but Mr. johnson (the Principal) is fairly proactive. He does not tolerate teachers who are not meeting expectations. The curriculum has some deficiencies (science) but again the administration is attacking this problem with vigor. GREAT band program. Chorus and Art are good. Advanced math is available with a good teacher. AIG Language Arts for 8th grade is challenging. Room to improve but I have confidence it will.

  • (6 years ago)

    I could not be happier with this school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    GHMS is the best school that I have ever seen. I love the school and my kids love the school. Teachers and Administration bends over backwards to make sure that the kids needs are meet. Administration has high expectations for everyone involved in the schools community

  • (6 years ago)

    GHMS is the best school that I have ever been apart of. Administration is very supportive and the kids just love the school. Administration has very high expectations for all involved at the school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Worst School I have ever seen. Administration has no control over the students and provides absolutely no support to their teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    I could not be more happy about the academic focus and personable teachers present at GHMS.

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