School Details

Carnage Middle

1425 Carnage Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1272 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
61%
47%
71%
66%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
58%
46%
63%
65%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
50%
42%
70%
62%
54%
83%
81%
71%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
71%
60%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carnage Middle is a public middle school in Raleigh. The principal of Carnage Middle is Ms Pamela Johnson, who can be contacted at ppjohnson@wcpss.net. 1,272 children attend Carnage Middle and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 1,272 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carnage Middle is 14:1. Ligon Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 24%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 28% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 49%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
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 37% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a rising 6th grader or maybe rising 5th grader either way i am going to carnage and from what i here they had have some fights but not everyday and the school has good security and my fiend goes there and she says there are some flaws but the school has great students and great teacher.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sad to say carnage is not the best learning environment. I recently moved and i had a choice to continue at East Garner magnet middle school or go to carnage. I was talking to some girls that carnage and the school is bad. EGMMS has flaws but not like this school. Fights happen everyday one of the girls say that these 6th graders were smoking in the bathrooms. 6th graders really?! But then again its academic program is above average.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader at Carnage and it's a pretty great school. I've also come here for 6th gand 7th grade. It's a challenging enough school for you exceed your expectations of yourself and gentle enough for you not to have too much pressure on your shoulders. There are several great programs and it specializes in pretty much everything. There seems to be thousands of Arts programs including band orchestra etc. And the math here goes up to Pre-Calculus! There's also a great principal. The only problem i have is the teachers and punishments. They're both kind of ridiculous. BUt overall i'm glad i came here. It's helped me see my bright future.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a current student at Carnage. I think it is a great school on acedemics. Some of the students there are not good people to hang around. People do some bad things but if you stay away from them you have no problem.

  • (5 years ago)

    Carnage is a good school but it has some flaws... like discouraging teachers and unfair punishments. But there is good principal-parent communication; normally getting about 3+ calls a week about upcoming events. They do put alot of stress on the kids though. The neew principal is great unlike the old one.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a rising 7 grader at Carnage. The teachers at Carnage have been the best I have ever experienced. They make sure that your child is challenged by testing him for a higher goal. The AG program is excellent and the electives are phenomenal. I am extremely happy that my child will be starting 7th grade there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an 8th grader at Carnage and went here for 7th and 6th grade as well. Carnage was great 6th and 7th grade but this year it has become amazing. This is due to our new principal. He actually cares about what is going on around the school unlike our old one who we would rarely ever see. I'm on the AG team which is great and I am in the Honors chorus. The fine arts here are great as well. I have never second guessed coming to Carnage. It's like a second home to me. Overall a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has improved a bunch in the past few years. I am an eighth grader and our old principal was really bad but we have been blessed with a new principal. HE IS AMAZING! Our school is the place to be. The fine arts are outstanding. THe teachers are great! Please send your child here!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and programs are wonderful in the academically gifted magnate school.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school very safe teachers really care has a lot of money very well refurbished

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a rising 8th grader in carnage middle school. I love this school. Practically i go for my friends but the teaching is pretty interesting and good too. When your on the ag team they give you support unlike the other teams. Right now the fine arts is excellent and phenomenal. I am in honors chorus and it is great. If you like you child to be in fine arts carnage is the place. At this school the principal barely helps us. We don't even know she exists. She comes in at times but rarely. We need a new principal to support our students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a continuation from my previous message. The special education program is lacking. It took me three weeks of asking to see student IEP's as well as other problems. The hispanic/bilingual population is high at this school. It was difficult to communicate with spanish speaking parents without a translator. In addition we were expected to follow the NC pacing guide (which is very rigid and filled with testing). It was difficult to effectively teach to the pacing guide at Carnage considering the pacing guide was designed for schools with 60-90 minute block classes. A class period at carnage is 45 minutes. This means that on average the core classes are shortened a minimum of 75 teaching minutes a week but are still expected to have the same results. To keep up with the pacing guide was to rush through material. It was very frustrating to teach at Carnage Middle School.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent AG program horrible principal support and special education programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good school with great academics and teachers and classes

  • (6 years ago)

    I had a bad experience with a lot of the teachers they're definitely not the best in the business. What's even worse is the location of the school and the repeated fights bomb threats gun threats drugs etc. No joke it's a bad school. On the contrary the music program at Carnage is very good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a parent and I sorry to have to say 'I agree' with one of the students recent comments. I think or should I say have expereinced through out 3 years if your child is not enrolled in the AG program then the teachers and the principat are not very helpful or encouring towards the students. They do not challenge a student to get the most out of their education at Carnage. The do not teach above the expectations and just teach them enough to get by. I also think it's a shame to have a Principal who's not a 'people person' at this school. I'm thankful that this will be my child's last year at Carnage. I attempted since he was in 6th grade to transfer out but was deind several times. We are looking forward to a more prosperous High School years for our child.

  • (6 years ago)

    I taught at Carnage last year and would never go back or send my kids there. Very low teacher morale no support outside the AG teams. A dangerous and unpleasant place.

  • (6 years ago)

    I rate this school 4 stars. I am a rising 8th grader. Carange is a great school. You could have a lot of great friends there. They have so many electives to choose from. When it was the first day of middle school I was so nervous. But I met so many friends. Some of them I still talk to now. What I love about Carnage is that they have rewards if you do good. But I think that they need to reinforce the rules. If you tell a child to stop doing something they will not stop. There are so many things that you can do at Carnage. I am a student ambassador and I am in the Beta Club. But overall I love Carnage and I am glad that I went there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a rising 8th grader at carnage and to tell you the truth the school's teachers are either a hit or miss and the students are normally the same. One of the big problems with the school is that there are what seems like more fights than a normal school and half the time they are not stopped before someone gets hurt. Many people think that the academics are amazing. In my opinion the math that they offer has really put me ahead of the game yet i can tell you that 2 of my teachers did not teach me a thing in fact most would call one of the teachers classes lecturing and yelling 101

  • (7 years ago)

    Here's the truth about Carnage It's a as great as you want it to be. If you go in with a positive attitude and a friendly disposition you'll love it. It's great when your on the AG team because the teachers care about you and actually help you out. But the teachers on the other teams aren't so great and the prinicipal isn't either. There are lots of activities and a very good chorus.So if your kid is social and friendly I reccommend it.

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