School Details

R Max Abbott Middle

590 Winding Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 323-2201
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 900 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

39%
30%
39%
50%
44%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
28%
39%
48%
46%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
20%
34%
44%
35%
41%
64%
58%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
30%
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
  • Cumberland County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

R Max Abbott Middle is a public middle school in Fayetteville. The principal of R Max Abbott Middle is Mr Scott Pope and can be contacted at scottpope@ccs.k12.nc.us. 900 students go to R Max Abbott Middle and identify primarily as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 52% of the 900 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at R Max Abbott Middle is 15:1. Fayetteville Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 11%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 33%
Asian 4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.0% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has made great strides in improving discipline since the new principal came here. He works hard to see that all students are treated fairly and have the same opportunities -not just the wealthier ones. The teachers are nice too. Students have more opportunities to celebrate success like honor roll dances that are free. Hopefully these improvements will continue!

  • (11 months ago)

    I do not believe the principal is doing his job on punishing students that cause trouble there is a big sign about bulling on the front door of the school my daughter has been bullied several times and nothing has been done except maybe three days suspension this goes on and on and on my daughter complains to teachers nothing gets done if this continues we will go to the school board and see if they can take care of this problem.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overall this is a good school. My child has been happy and successful there with the exception of one teacher. This teacher gave a lot of worksheets and spent a lot of time yelling at the kids for minor behavior problems. I think the kids stayed bored hours of worksheets for 6th graders! She seemed to hold a grudge against certain kids and was defiantly a name dropper by this I mean she liked some kids better because of the family name. She definately crossed the line by calling my home and hinting my child had ADHD. I did not think teachers can even suggest that. I just want all parents especially minorities to go into her 6th grade class with open eyes. Listen to your kids she probably really did say that. Even though I feel she is a poor educator and poorer role model this is still a really good school with lots of good teachers that make up for the rotten apple.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not please with this new principal his leadership is awful. he is very disrespectful and unprofessional acting. I had to finally pull my child out of this school this year. It's bad when we have people like this running our schools and they are heartless and dont care. Didnt have a problem with the school the year before because there was a different principal there. The staff is great never had a problem with any of them all were helpful to me. the day this man stepped in the doors of Max Abbott it all changed for me. Wish the other principal had stayed through out the school years until my child finished there.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is horrible!!! Or should I say..this schools administration is horrible! My child was forced to fight in the boys bathroom while other kids were recording it on their phones. My son went to use the restroom and was bombarded by a bully twice his size. Once I witnessed the video which was shown to me by another concerned parent I immediately wnt to the school and presented the material to the principal. He dismissed me as if I was a peasant or something! I then had to take it to the assistant principal who then got the safety coordinator involved and finally a few of the student were given 3 days of suspension...Only to return to school and weeks later pulling the same stunt in the boys locker room. The principal couldn't give a care in the world..as long as his schools suspension rates remain low and his test scores and sports scores remain high he's all set. He needs to return to 71st classical were he came from because apparently he only caters to high members of society..in other words people who know people - that will get his highsidity tail fired! I would not recommend this school to anyone!

  • (2 years ago)

    There is ALOT of bullying going on at this school and the principal is doing NOTHING. It seems like he is scared of the students. After just another incident in the locker room where my child was punched and kicked all I got from the safety coordinator was that the coach IS SUPPOSE to be in the locker room with the kids. Well he wasn't and he hardly ever IS so it's pretty much saying "OH WELL HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE THERE BUT HE'S NOT". The school is only concerned about how they do on Test scores NOT the kids. Short if your child gets bullied or beat up just deal with it....!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Safety is an issue here. Discipline is inconsistent. I would definitely spend the day observing before enrolling your child.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is pretty nice overall the teachers are very great to students. The work is hard and the tests are not easy but it is a joyful school that offers many courses and extra-curricular activities. The one bad thing is at lunch you cannot sit where you want.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is not a great school to go to but its the best in the immediate area

  • (6 years ago)

    Well... It's not good but it's not bad... Homework is very high in my opinion.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child was enrolled at this school at the beginning of 6th grade. He became a target for bullies and after reporting the problem to his homeroom teacher and to the principal he was physically attacked. I moved him to a safer environment because of my concerns with retaliation. I agree with the parent who stated that 'the students are led to think they are learning but are actually being prepared for the EOG' I understand that there is an ongoing problem here with bullying and harrassment.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great school. It has many sports electives and great teachers. (aka. Mrs. Biggerstaff.) Max abbott is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is like the perfect school they are always trying to make learning fun and help those who need help in thier work. They also look at disipline as a big thing too. You do what they say or your out. They have a variaty of electives. They also love sports at this school there are always teachers student and parents supporting and donating towards sports and educational needs. I would definently recomend sending your child here.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent Max Abbott has been a disappointment. I have a rising 8th grader and have found the disciplinary actions taken to be very subjective.

  • (8 years ago)

    Max Abbott is a good school. They have great electives sports teams and other extracurricular activities. So many parnets help out at the school in the office classes and every where else. This really is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    students are led to believe that they are learning what they need to learn. Truthfully from the beginning to end of the semester only End of Grade testing is stressed. Children are not encouraged to read think or love learning. They are simply bribed to do well on the end of grade testing. Students leave this school and go to high school not knowing anything but how to pretend that they have learned something based on what the focus of the school and that is simply to do well on the examanations. Students are still at a great disadvantage.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school for grades 6-8 and I had a great time while still being successful. The teachers are great and prepare students wonderfully for the next grade and beyond. Sports are great too. Last year except for maybe two sports each sport was Division 1 Champs! Also involvement in foreign language music and art is also encouraged. Both student and parent involvment is great. I couldn't have asked for a better middle school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I agree with everything that Mr. Wells stated except for that fact that 'it is a half-way desent school'. The school is the best. Literally Max Abbott Middle has the highest test scores in the county for a middle school and stresses academics to the fullest. Your child will be very successful going to Max Abbott Midlle.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is school is awesome! they have everything and i wouldn't want my kid to go anywhere else! they were the cafeteria staff of the year! yay!

  • (10 years ago)

    As a former student at max abbot I beleive it is a half way decent school. The teachers seem to care about the students academic and achivement level in the school and the grades prove it unlike a couple of the other middle schools I attended. The parents are very involved within the school attending game events confrences and sometimes even chaproning school dances. I would highly recomend this middle school to a parent wanting thier child to find success in education!!

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