School Details

Heritage Middle

3400 Rogers Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6204
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1397 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
51%
39%
69%
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

69%
50%
39%
67%
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

58%
42%
34%
62%
50%
41%
80%
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

72%
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

Heritage Middle is a public middle school in Wake Forest. The principal of Heritage Middle is Mr Christopher McCabe, who can be contacted at cmccabe@wcpss.net. 1,397 students attend Heritage Middle and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the 1,397 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Heritage Middle is 16:1. Wake Forest Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 49%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 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 15% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Heritage M is a good school. My child attended that school. However one of the VP's can be snide and less than truthful with some.

  • (9 months ago)

    Our daughters have attended HMS for the past 3 years and had two different experiences. One was bullied by a male student - hair pulled slammed into walls between classes trash put into her hair disgusting text messages passed around - and it was never fully addressed or prevented. There seems to be less communication from teacher teams every year with virtually no contact in 8th grade. The new band teacher isn't great with communication but is making big strides to turn the band program around. Our youngest is very pleased with her band experience over the past 3 years but on the parent side I wish there were more communication (emails letters home phone calls - something!). Overall this is a safe school in a safe neighborhood with solid academic "push" for your child. It is not immune to the issues that happen in every school. The rest perhaps the most important issues are really up to your interpretation.

  • (1 year ago)

    Heritage Middle is full of students who are mostly above and beyond average. Therefore this is a great place for students who need to be challenged. There are many AMAZING teachers here who are always actively involved in their students' lives. There's only a few rotten apples but the majority are lovely and are not just good teachers but nice on a personal scale as well. As with any middle school there are going to be a few petty people but for the most part if you talk to others you're gonna end up with some friends. The electives are mediocre but we have a great Art class. However the other classes lack greatness. However now students have the opportunity to take Spanish and earn a high school credit! I am graduating in a week and I have to say this is an amazing school and I'm really gonna miss my times here! The good and the bad they were all needed!

  • (1 year ago)

    '12-'13 is our first year at this school and the staff in the office set the tone for the school. Recently when I came in to get my child for a dr appointment I was told that if the student is on Track 1 and it was during EOGs then they (the Office Staff) would NOT release my child to me. And she wasn't joking either. I couldn't believe she said it. Luckily my child is not on Track 1. However this interaction did leave me wondering if I should have asked when the school decided they had custody of MY child. How can they say this to parents? I left the school shaking my head once again wondering why does the administration allow this? Perhaps they are unaware that their frontline office staff could use some class lessons.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a 7th grader who is struggling in math so I want to tudor him. I have requested a meeting with his math teacher 4 times over the last 2 weeks (via email and voice messages) with no response. I am extremely frustrated because I don't know what topics to review with my child. He usually finishes his homework at school and was told he is not allowed to bring home his math text book.

  • (2 years ago)

    I go to this school and i love it!! the teachers are always there for you and willing to help you. I got bullied by a kid and told the teachers. they immediatly took care of the problem. this is by far the best school EVER!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Having moved here within the last year I can say that there is no welcoming attitude towards new students or families. Middle school is tough no doubt but the kids are not welcoming towards new students at all. The teachers are great but I really feel my child is getting lost in the system. We hope to look at other options soon.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has been attending Heritage Middle for 2 years and all I can say is that I am greatly impressed with the quality of education given at this school. The teachers are very dedicated they keep their blackboard sites up to date so that not only the students but the parents as well know what is going on. I also appreciate the monthly newsletters from the track team leader. This school has instilled maturity in my child and has gone beyond meeting my expectations as a parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are highly impressed with the dedication of the track one teachers at Heritage Middle School. They are a true model for the teaching profession. Transferring our son to this middle school from another in the county was the best decision we could have made...thank you HMS professionals...we appreciate you!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a current student at HMS and have attended the school for 3 years now and I am graduating to a magnet high school in less then a month and my experience their has been one I will always remember. Ever since 6th grade I have been constantly challenged and encouraged to push forward with constant help from all my teachers along the way. If your child is going to be on track 2 all the teachers are excellent! They make sure you are doing well and do whatever it takes to help you if you are unsure of something or having a hard time in a subject. Communication between parent and teacher is great as well. The athletic program is great especialy in soccer track and football. Even though the electives aren't the best with no language program the teachers are great! GO PATRIOTS!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade. His teachers are wonderful. This is the first time he has been appropriately challenged and kept busy. I love this school. The administration of this school is excellent!

  • (4 years ago)

    Happy overall with this school. Excellent teachers with good communication keeping parents well informed. Very sad that there is not a second language program at this school. That was one of the biggest surprises moving here from another state where Spanish was taught from 3rd grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Now with a 2nd child attending this school I see that the backbone of this school is consistent. They are amongst few public middle schools in NC who receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating 9 out of 10! They keep my children completely prepared every day using their Blackboard service (online scheduling of HW and events prepared well in advance so if my child wasn't paying attention I can). Some of the same teachers are still there this 2nd go'round. They must be happy! EOC results are at 95% consistently for 3 years now. Parents give HMS 5 stars. 5 out of 5 stars for principal leadership extracurricular activities parent involvement and safety and discipline. Way to go HMS!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been attending Heritage MIddle School for 3 years and I am graduating in less than a month. I highly recommend Heritage to any body who is planning on enrolling there. At Heritage our main goal is to educate empower and enrich. Heritage Middle has become almost like a home to me. I played for the HMS Football and I ran Track&Field for two years. The Atheletics are great and so are the Academics! GO PATRIOTS!

  • (6 years ago)

    Amazing school all around - glad we switched from Franklin Academy! Love the positive recognition and quality of teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    Our eldest child has been fortunate enough to have attended HMS for 3 years now. We have been incredibly pleased with the staff the staff involvement with the children the principal & overall policy. We would highly recommend this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Very impressed with the principal and grade level administrators. They are always visable and available. The only weakness I would mention is not having a pull-out AG or gifted program and no language courses available.

  • (7 years ago)

    I Am A Student Of Heritage Middle And Have Been For The Past 7 Or Eight Months Heritage Middle School Welcomes All Students And Is Very Serious About Learning. Its A Nice Place For Future Middle Schoolers and For Present Middle Schoolers. Heritage Is The Definition Of A Great School.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love it at this school. Everything is hands on and nothing is too complicated.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student graduating from Heritage Middle I have to say that I am extremely pleased with all the education and generally the whole school itself. Every aspect of this school seems to satisfy all parents teachers and students. It is a great school and I definitely recommend it for anyone planning on enrolling there. Go Patriots!

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