Weddington Middle School

Tel: (704)814-9772
Grades: 6-8

1,081 students

Weddington Middle School serves 1,081 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Weddington Middle School operates within the Union County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1081 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,081 students
Weddington Middle School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Weddington Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2012)
Students by Grade Weddington Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Weddington Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Weddington Middle School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Weddington Middle School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
6%
27%
Weddington Middle School Black (1999-2012)
White
82%
52%
Weddington Middle School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Weddington Middle School Sch Ethnicity Weddington Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.32 0.64
Weddington Middle School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
45%
Weddington Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
8%
Weddington Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,105 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Union County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 40,105 1,593
Union County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $541 MM $19 MM
Union County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $446 MM $18 MM
Union County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,240 $11,105
Union County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,739 $10,880
Union County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Weddington High School (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Cuthbertson Middle School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Weddington Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Matthews Weddington Elementary School
    3927 Twelve Mile Creek Rd
    Matthews , NC , 28104
    (704)849-7238
    0.4  mi  |  671  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Matthews Weddington High School
    4901 Monroeweddington Rd
    Matthews , NC , 28104
    (704)708-5530
    2.5  mi  |  1331  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Waxhaw Cuthbertson High School
    1400 Cuthbertson Rd
    Waxhaw , NC , 28173
    (704)296-0105
    2.5  mi  |  1149  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Waxhaw Cuthbertson Middle School
    1520 Cuthbertson Rd
    Waxhaw , NC , 28173
    (704)296-0107
    2.7  mi  |  1099  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Monroe Wesley Chapel Elementary School
    110 Potter Rd South
    Monroe , NC , 28110
    (704)296-3081
    3  mi  |  572  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.