Sandy Grove Middle

Summary:

Sandy Grove Middle is a public middle school located in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 645 students. The school is part of the Hoke County Schools district, which is ranked 160 out of 243 districts in North Carolina and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Sandy Grove Middle has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is more balanced compared to nearby schools. The school has consistently ranked in the middle range of North Carolina middle schools, typically around the 400th to 430th position out of 700-800 schools. While its overall performance has been relatively stable, the school has shown some strengths in the performance of specific student subgroups, particularly African American and Hispanic students. However, Sandy Grove Middle has an exceptionally high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 97.83% to 99.62% over the past three school years, indicating that the school serves a predominantly low-income student population.

When comparing Sandy Grove Middle to the nearby schools in the Cumberland County and Hoke County school districts, some interesting patterns emerge. The Cumberland County schools, such as Lewis Chapel Middle, Anne Chesnutt Middle, and Douglas Byrd Middle, generally perform worse than Sandy Grove Middle, while schools like Hope Mills Middle and Seventy-First Classical Middle outperform Sandy Grove Middle. Additionally, Sandy Grove Middle's spending per student is lower than some of the nearby Cumberland County schools, but its student-teacher ratio is higher.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 300 Chason Road
       Lumber Bridge, NC  28357


(910) 875-3559

District: Hoke County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
430th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,541 Help


Students who attend Sandy Grove Middle usually attend:

High:    Hoke County High
    SandHoke Early College High

Feeder schools for Sandy Grove Middle:

Elementary:    Rockfish Hoke Elementary
    Sandy Grove Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  645

Racial breakdown:

White:
26.8%
African American:
25.6%
Hispanic:
23.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sandy Grove Middle ranks worse than 54.8% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Hoke County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sandy Grove Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (26.8%), African American (25.6%), Hispanic (23.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Hoke County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Grove Middle is 21.8, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Hoke County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sandy Grove Middle is $7,541, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Hoke County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sandy Grove Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Grove Middle 430th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Sandy Grove Middle in the ranking list.)

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Hoke County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hoke County Schools 160th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sandy Grove Middle

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Rank History for all students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 38.89 383rd 627 38.9%
2015 53.27 335th 705 52.5%
2016 59.76 276th 692 60.1%
2017 59.18 286th 694 58.8%
2018 54.22 334th 691 51.7%
2019 48.71 394th 737 46.5%
2021 42.78 411th 741 44.5%
2022 44.07 432nd 786 45.0%
2023 42.88 430th 784 45.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.49 102nd 221 53.8%
2019 47.59 115th 237 51.5%
2021 33.52 171st 248 31.0%
2022 53.25 114th 283 59.7%
2023 26.31 246th 302 18.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.33 167th 312 46.5%
2023 57.42 75th 318 76.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.93 188th 604 68.9%
2019 50.34 305th 639 52.3%
2021 30.03 463rd 633 26.9%
2022 38.68 428th 689 37.9%
2023 36.21 489th 735 33.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.69 307th 656 53.2%
2019 50.50 359th 684 47.5%
2021 46.68 357th 706 49.4%
2022 45.66 388th 733 47.1%
2023 38.07 448th 731 38.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.35 242nd 475 49.1%
2019 51.39 195th 504 61.3%
2021 36.46 311th 478 34.9%
2022 49.00 165th 449 63.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.88 280th 416 32.7%
2021 47.39 299th 448 33.3%
2022 52.33 268th 450 40.4%
2023 57.58 236th 452 47.8%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.18 13th 45 71.1%
2019 50.73 25th 48 47.9%
2021 50.56 34th 57 40.4%
2022 50.20 30th 58 48.3%
2023 38.37 34th 54 37.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.94 358th 665 46.2%
2019 44.12 412th 697 40.9%
2021 37.32 438th 711 38.4%
2022 41.02 446th 748 40.4%
2023 45.29 402nd 747 46.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.66 76th 494 84.6%
2019 60.91 139th 519 73.2%
2021 57.68 145th 533 72.8%
2022 43.87 278th 550 49.5%
2023 49.33 236th 559 57.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.51 104th 472 78.0%
2019 51.97 216th 493 56.2%
2021 54.98 196th 522 62.5%
2022 66.15 134th 541 75.2%
2023 57.74 191st 553 65.5%
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Rank History for Native American students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.76 11th 23 52.2%
2019 57.77 10th 24 58.3%
2021 51.78 9th 23 60.9%
2022 41.43 14th 20 30.0%
2023 62.12 7th 18 61.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sandy Grove Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.43 287th 596 51.8%
2019 51.87 295th 624 52.7%
2021 58.92 233rd 632 63.1%
2022 59.35 246th 658 62.6%
2023 59.74 243rd 656 63.0%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Monday, February 22, 2021

Open Quote All teachers,principal and everything in this school is one mess. I hate this school from the day when we take my daughter there. And my daughter too.So glad she will be there only 3 months and done Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sandy Grove Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 187 159 3 77 93 0 39 0 558
2015 195 143 3 84 89 1 41 0 556
2016 181 121 3 81 78 1 46 0 511
2017 171 107 1 77 72 1 51 0 480
2018 210 142 3 127 84 1 58 0 625
2019 237 167 4 153 86 2 71 0 720
2020 222 206 7 151 75 0 93 0 754
2021 207 200 6 139 77 4 65 0 698
2022 174 181 5 141 79 3 63 0 646
2023 173 165 7 149 85 4 62 0 645

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sandy Grove Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 558 36.8 15.1 61.6
2015 556 37.0 15.0 57.9
2016 511 36.0 14.1 57.7
2017 480 36.2 13.2 61.5
2018 625 37.2 16.7 52.6
2019 720 34.4 20.9 59.9
2020 754 37.9 19.8 98.9
2021 698 43.5 16.0 99.6
2022 646 38.5 16.7 97.8
2023 645 29.5 21.8 99.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Sandy Grove Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 558 36.8 15.1 61.6
2015 556 37.0 15.0 57.9
2016 511 36.0 14.1 57.7
2017 480 36.2 13.2 61.5
2018 625 37.2 16.7 52.6
2019 720 34.4 20.9 59.9
2020 754 37.9 19.8 98.9
2021 698 43.5 16.0 99.6
2022 646 38.5 16.7 97.8
2023 645 29.5 21.8 99.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sandy Grove Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,124 (14.9%) $6,417 (85.1%) $7,541

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandy Grove Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 394th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 430th of 784 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Middle)54.347.3
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)51.640.4
 11.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Middle)5842.4
 15.6%
   6th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)53.139.3
 13.8%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Middle)52.443.1
 9.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)45.238
 7.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Middle)56.247.2
 9%
   7th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)51.943.9
 8%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Middle)5538.1
 16.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)4234.7
 7.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Middle)5045.2
 4.8%
   8th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)49.546
 3.5%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Sandy Grove Middle)78.269
 9.2%
   8th Grade Science (Hoke County Schools)79.870.9
 8.9%
   8th Grade Science (North Carolina)78.670.3
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students720645
 10.4%
African American167165
 1.2%
American Indian8685
 1.2%
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic153149
 2.6%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White237173
 27%
Two or More Races7162
 12.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.9%99.4%
 39.5%


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Students who attend Sandy Grove Middle usually go on to attend Hoke County High

Sandy Grove Middle ranks 430th of 784 North Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Sandy Grove Middle are 27% White, 26% African American, 23% Hispanic, 13% American Indian, 10% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 645 students attended Sandy Grove Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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