School Details

Wakefield Middle

2300 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 562-3500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1257 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
51%
39%
59%
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

50%
50%
39%
62%
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

44%
42%
34%
63%
50%
41%
81%
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

70%
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

Wakefield Middle is a public middle school. The principal of Wakefield Middle is Mr James Sposato, who can be contacted at jsposato@wcpss.net. 1,257 children attend Wakefield Middle and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 27% of the 1,257 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wakefield Middle is 17:1. Wake Forest Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 24%
Hispanic 13% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 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 27% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awsome because it has a great diversity of kids. I myself have made plenty of friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. The principal is wonderful and regularly keeps parents informed through parent email messages. The staff is very caring about the students and understanding of the age group they are dealing with.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a very good teacher base. Students at this school do well with their academics and teachers make sure they know their material before jumping ahead to new things. Sports teams are very good. Principal is wonderful. Staff is very calm and keep the children interested in school. Students are taught well and with enough disipline to keep a middle schooler in check.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers great students great neighborhood!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school wonderful staff. Mrs. Anderson is great. She is warm and welcoming and very knowledgable. What a great ambassador for Wakefield Middle and Wake County Schools!

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved here from South Florida and love it here! This is an excellent school with wonderful caring teachers and staff. My children adjusted quickly anf fit right in here. My child is in the gifted program and was truly challanged at Wakefield.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved into the area expecting to upgrade our daughter's education and surroundings with a great community school but found something else. The school is well run but the students seem cold and pretentious. This was the last thing we expected in North Raleigh. With so many people moving into the area we can only hope that the new residents provide a future lift to the interactions between students and possibly a challenge to the staff from the work of other school districts that are more focused on excellence not on themselves!

  • (7 years ago)

    Wakefield was alright. I met some friends there and the place was well kept up. I did feel it was a safe environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wakefield is a terrific school the school is in a great enviroment and it is well taken care of. Also my son has made many friends there when he first transfored there from east millbrook which was a horrible school. I thought that the teachers were great and the grades were great. I would definately recommend this school for any parent that really cares about their childs education.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is in 6th grade at Wakefield Middle. She loves it. AVID is a great program offered there that other schools don't have. My daughter has great teachers and really likes the kids there. She has made a ton of friends considering she was at a different school last year. And the High School has an awesome football team. Go Wakefield!

  • (10 years ago)

    Wakefield is an excellent school. Compared to millbrook Wakefield is heaven. My daughter gets the education she needs along with great friends.

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