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About This School

A L Stanback Middle is a public middle school in Hillsborough. The principal of A L Stanback Middle is Dr Gloria Jones, whose e-mail is gloria.jones@orange.k12.nc.us. 605 students go to A L Stanback Middle and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 46% of the 605 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at A L Stanback Middle is 11:1. Orange Charter is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 64%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 27% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1.0%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 16%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    As a teacher I find ALS a great place to work. The administration is supportive and respects me as the professional I am. There are multiple levels of leadership available for staff to help shape and influence the programs and outcomes of the school and my experience in leadership positions and on committees has been positive and productive. I have always felt comfortable bringing my ideas to the table and have felt equally comfortable asking for help and support. I have worked in all three grade levels and in each found my colleagues to be professional and supportive. While our school's PTSO activity varies from year to year is usually active and helpful. Parent support overall is pretty good and I have always had a handful of dedicated and available parents each year. The best part of our school however is the students. While they certainly try to push the limits to find their boundaries they are an awesome bunch who like to get involved. Activities like sports band chorus robotics student council Hands for Habitat Battle of the Books WEB Leaders AVID leadership council and the school newspaper to name just a few. I am proud to be a teacher at ALS.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have one son currently enrolled and another that has moved onto High School. The school is excellent and I'm confused as to the comments below. It appears these are from parents with a particular gripe against a particular teacher. My sons have had great teachers here. The honors curriculum is very good for a public school and my sons have scored high on their EOGs (high-90's). The sports are good for middle school and the band program is phenomenal. There doesn't seem to be a discipline problem here and the students are normally happy and bustling along whenever I visit.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is a 6th grader who was absent a week with the flu. I had to repeatedly ask the teacher to send home her make up work She finally gave it to her. She looked it over and asked her teacher if she could explain it to her as she was absent when it was taught to the class. She was told to take it home and figure it out for herself. In class it's explained only once.If they don't get it--too bad! The science teacher is just as bad!.My child has gone from an A/B honor roll student for all of her school years to a student who is barely passing math and science--2 subjects she has always loved until this year! It was my understanding that teaching is what we pay TEACHERS to do! It's not up to the children to teach themselves. If that were the case. we wouldn't need schools! My child doesn't want me to confront these "teachers" with this because she's afraid of being embarrassed by them in front of the class. Several other parents have had conferences with them for the same problems we're having and they're hostile towards those kids. When the school year ends 3 more parents and I are going to the school board. And just for the record Ms Jones is a wonderful principal!

  • (3 years ago)

    The principle Gloria Jones has a "I am better than you" attitude and strongly believes "my way or the highway"...But the coaches and teachers have all been great.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school.But I think that P.E should be for the hole year and that 6th graders should have the right to chose what time ofthe day to go to our classes.I love the shool! !

  • (4 years ago)

    I luv this school there really enthusiastic and lay down the law nice but the best teacher in the world

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been extremely happy with all aspects of A.L. Stanback. The principal Gloria Jones is wonderful. The teachers have the students best interest at heart. I have nothing bad to say about the school.My daughter loves school there. Teresa Williams a parent

  • (5 years ago)

    A. L. Stanback's staff and environment was great. I spent all 3 of my years in middle school there and I'm on my way to high school this coming up school year. The teachers are all amazing and each have their own teaching style. For example one 8th grade teacher brings his guitar to class and plays songs that he wrote about the lesson. Him and another teacher both teaching the same subject have lessons where in order to learn the material you experience it. All the teachers do everything they can to help their students in their academics and their life in general. These teachers all have the same goal Help these students achieve lead and succeed in their everyday life!

  • (7 years ago)

    The administration faculty and staff really care about your children as well as your concerns. I have the utmost confidence in their skills. Very wonderful people.

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