School Details

Wendell Middle

3409 North Carolina 97, Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-1667
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 962 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

24%
51%
39%
27%
56%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
50%
39%
37%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
42%
34%
31%
50%
41%
68%
70%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
49%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wendell Middle is a public middle school in Knightdale. The principal of Wendell Middle is Ms Mary Castleberry, whose e-mail is mcastleberry@wcpss.net. 962 students attend Wendell Middle and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 962 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wendell Middle is 13:1. Zebulon Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 49%
Hispanic 23% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% 6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son attended this school for a very short period of time. I transferred him because he was an AG student that wasn't being challenged academically. The principal is there to collect a paycheck. She has her favorites for sure. The secretary/receptionist is rude and the teachers with the exception of a few are under qualified. They are more interested in punishing children than teaching. My daughter will NOT attend this school even if it means paying for private middle school education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Argh! I hate this school! The Secretary is rude! The principal is clueless. And the teachers should seek other options. This is my second year with them and I am getting more and more frustrated. I am seeking other options. Mychilds education is to important to leave it in Wendell Middle Schools hands...

  • (2 years ago)

    I left Wendell in 12'. Now that I'm in high school I finally realize that Wendell is horrible in preparing students for high school. You can turn in work at anytime and most of all the teachers grade on a curve. The administration doesn't punish the kids hard enough which means the petty things they do in middle school are huge offenses in High School. Its's a rude awakening when these kids get to high school. Wendell basically sets them up for failure in 9th grade which is the most important year in high school. I really feel bad for these kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Classes offer lots of technology like SMARTboards in every classroom. My child has used a flip camera and other gadgets for learning and he loves it! Discipline can be inconsistent from what I have heard but my child is happy there. They are starting to do more fun things this year like parent night club acitivites and pep rallies. They still have to work on more things like this.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has gotten some major updates since 2009. We've moved into a new huge building with a lot of room. Unfortunately it's still underfunded. There's 1 textbook for every 3 kids roughly. It's a great school but the teachers don't get many opportunities to do much- in fact the 8th grade is FINALLY getting to go on their first field trip. Nice school but dealing with funding issues. (Yes they have lockers person from 2009.)

  • (5 years ago)

    Wendell has a great mix of kids and a quality staff that make it an enjoyable place to work and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school the children are challenged and get along very well. When you have a girl the challenges of other girls getting along is a huge deal..

  • (6 years ago)

    The only thing good about this school are the teachers. They do try and are caring. There is a really rough bunch of kids that go to this school. I am dealing with my child constantly being bullied there and it is never ending. The teachers try to get a handle on the bad ones but it seems that the majority of the kids that are there are bullies. No lockers no text books no clubs no extras for the kids.

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