School Details

Dillard Drive Middle

5200 Dillard Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4228
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1084 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
51%
39%
42%
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

46%
50%
39%
54%
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

36%
42%
34%
49%
50%
41%
73%
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

76%
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

Dillard Drive Middle is a public middle school in Raleigh. The principal of Dillard Drive Middle is Ms Shejuanna Rodgers, whose e-mail is srodgers@wcpss.net. 1,084 students go to Dillard Drive Middle and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 56% of the 1,084 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dillard Drive Middle is 16:1. Grace Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 24%
Hispanic 19% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 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 56% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The teachers have a genuine care and concern for their students. The academically gifted program teacher wants your child to be challenged to their appropriate level. There are many terrific electives offered here that are not at neighboring schools.

  • (10 months ago)

    I thought this school was the worst school ever. My child was bullied the whole time there and the teacher did nothing my child decided she wanted to come home and hurt herself. The teachers protected the bullies. I dont recommend no-one to send there child to ddms.. we got a new principal that makes 90 000 and she couldn't do nothing to help those kids the teachers dont care anyway. I very disappointed with this school and my kids will not be back. To the staff administration and the principal thank you for letting my child feel like she couldn't come to you when she really needed you.. Thank you for letting the bullies know it was ok to bully kids yall did an awesome job!!

  • (10 months ago)

    Horrible staff horrible students horrible education horrible school horrible overall. I do not recommend this school for anybody.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is absolutely the worst school ever. I was bullied and then when I got jumped the girl got iss. She continued to bother me after this so I fought her and I got suspended. Like how is that even okay? If you put your kid in this school you are the worst parent ever.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not pleased with this school. Haven't had a parent teacher conference since arriving at this school last year. Some teachers go above and beyond to help with student issues while others never respond to parent emails. Enrolled students in online math courses without discussing with parents or students prior to enrollment. Administration not responding to bullying appropriately - not listening to students who are being bullied and/or punishing students who are the victims of bullying.

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible school. I wad bullied every day and the administrators protected the bullies! A kid tried to hurt me after I told him to stop messing with me. He proceeded to pound on me as I held my arms up in useless defense. The kid and I got the same 'punishment'. I dreaded going there every day and the stress even caused medical problems. Better School in the Area East Cary Middle School

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has had a good year at Dillard. We have been very pleased with his teachers. The communication has been excellent and the support when there were any issues very reassuring. My son looks forward to school each day. There are no perfect schools and Dillard is no exception but our experience has only been positive.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is AWEFUL!!! Our daughter was there for her 6th grade year and we had to transfer her out because of BULLYING!! She was being bullied everyday and the problem was when we brought it to the principals attention* he pretty much defended the bullies!!!! They cater to the bullies and give them treats to make them behave but obviously it doesn't work.. Students are out of control- our daughter was kicked and slapped! We were very unhappy with this school and would not recommend anyone sending their child there!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    HORRID!!!! what the jell-o! oh my gosh! That school is just horrid!!!! Absolutely HORRID!!!! GOSH!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I personally do not think this is a good school. We allowed our daughter attend her 8th grade year before going on to high school. Prior to this year she was in private school. We made a huge mistake in selecting this school. Her teachers did not challenge her or really educate her for that matter. When we brought this to the administrations attention they did nothing except talk about the accomplishments of the teachers. I wasn't concerned with their credentials at that point considering they were doing nothing for my child. One teacher had absolutely no control over her classroom. When I went in to meet with her; she literally cried at the end of her class and complained about how unruly and behind they were. I witnessed some of class and its not the students fault. This teacher had no boundaries for them. They were allowed to walk around in/out and socialized as they pleased. She stood in front of the room and dictated what they should've learned in their reading assignment that she had just assigned and gave a few minutes for them to read while she looked around and said nothing to those moving about and talked. My daughter learned nothing while at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I really respect this school and most of its staff. They really have no control of the situation. Principal (cant say name) notices the smallest of problems. I got ASD (After School Detention) after someone ELSE carved my name in a desk and they admitted it. I got detention because It was MY name. Then they miss people T'Ping the school. They went into lockdown because of a PRANK. Violence is a HUGE problem. They attempt to fix these problems with awards for 'behavior'. 'Tickets' are given out for this but I'm a A-B student and I've been to none of these and a kid who gets ASD once a month has been to all of the rewards. Now students photocopy counterfeit tickets and they are valued around $3 a page now and really The teachers do know about this but cant proove that a student has done this. Also Teachers are very tough on students. My typical night of homework is about 5 pages +. Beleive me I enjoy this school just wish that they worked harder to make students behave. Me and my freinds are bullyed way too much. Not fighting just really It is very hard NOT to get in trouble unless you do somthing that is supposed to get you in trouble that is very common. Go figure.

  • (4 years ago)

    I substitute at this school often. the kids are good. the administration is so helpful. All the teachers are cordial and thank me for coming. It is one of the best schools in which to substitute.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is an 8th grader at Dillard. Although we have not had a bad experience in any year I will say the new principal has moved things in a positive direction this year. We have chosen to send our sixth grader here even though she did get into a good magnet option. I am pleased with the teachers and new principal.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended school at DDMS. We removed her and put her in private school for multiple reasons. The primary reason was she is an academically gifted child and was not being challenged. Secondary reasons include school violence lack of guidance support general lack of caring by teachers staff and principals. We moved to North Carolina and have been so disappointed with Wake County Public Schools. My advice If you can afford private do it or consider home school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dillard Drive Middle is a fantastic school the teachers teach great!!! the school is not that violent either the only reason people may think so is because people spread bad comments that aren't true because they don't like the school (bad students mostly).the 8th graders of the 2008-2009 are mainly the people who mess things up.they think they rule the school and can beat every one up.but since this year there's a new Principal this year i am confident in him to fixing the flaws of the school

  • (5 years ago)

    This school isn't that bad. I mean the teachers are nice and teach us well. It is not that violent either but when something bad happens it makes it to all the media. Therefore lots of people have a bad image about it. However I feel that it is a great school and that the staff is doing great.

  • (6 years ago)

    i go to this school and so far its pretty good but alot of violence i dont know why and parents its not the principle or staff or teachers fault they try their best and look foward to let the child do their best at school but its mostly parents fault because it depends if you care about your child how they act at home if you spend time with them . What im saying is that dont blame the school staff principle and teachers there all great.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at this school in the sixth grade and i think the teachers are nice and everything but ms. Abroms (principal) is out of control! plus i am scared by the eighth graders. Plus it has a lot of violence.

  • (6 years ago)

    Horrible horrible horrible. Principal has no control nor does she care. Real hands off. 7th grade horrible. Took my child out for private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Kudos to Ms. Abron and her staff. My son continues to soar at Dillard. I look forward to my younger child attending this school year.

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