1915 W Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
J Sam Gentry Middle School serves 365 students in grades 6-8.
J Sam Gentry Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

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J Sam Gentry Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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School Overview

J Sam Gentry Middle School's student population of 365 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
365 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

J Sam Gentry Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of J Sam Gentry Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#773 out of 2571 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
15%
18%
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Black
2%
25%
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White
81%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Btm 50%)

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