Macon Middle School

Summary:

Macon Middle School is a public middle school located in Franklin, North Carolina, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 599 students. The school is part of the Macon County Schools district, which is ranked 111 out of 243 districts in North Carolina and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Macon Middle School has a relatively diverse student population, with 71.45% White and 24.87% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in Mathematics, Reading, and Science are generally on par with or slightly above the district and state averages. The school's performance on the 8th grade Science EOG test stands out, with 74.2% of students proficient or better, compared to 70.3% at the state level. However, the school's performance for its White and English Language Learner (ELL) student subgroups is relatively lower, ranking in the bottom half of North Carolina middle schools.

Compared to nearby schools, Macon Middle School's student-teacher ratio of 14.6 is slightly lower than Mountain View Intermediate (14.3) and Swain County Middle School (16.4). The school's per-student spending of $9,141 in the 2018-2019 school year is also higher than the $8,190 spent per student at Mountain View Intermediate. While Macon Middle School performs well for its Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Gifted and Talented students, it lags behind the smaller Catamount School in the region in terms of academic performance and student-teacher ratio.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1345 Wells Grove Rd
       Franklin, NC  28734-4793


(828) 524-3766

District: Macon County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
330th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,141 Help


Students who attend Macon Middle School usually attend:

High:    Franklin High
    Macon Early College High School

Feeder schools for Macon Middle School:

Elementary:    Cartoogechaye Elementary
    East Franklin Elementary
    Iotla Valley Elementary
    South Macon Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  599

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.5%
Hispanic:
24.9%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Macon Middle School ranks better than 57.9% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.5%), Hispanic (24.9%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Macon Middle School is 14.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Macon Middle School is $9,141.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Macon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon Middle School 330th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Macon Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Macon County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon County Schools 111th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Macon Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.28 314th 598 47.5%
2007 48.29 375th 606 38.1%
2008 55.19 304th 620 51.0%
2009 52.50 364th 630 42.2%
2010 54.57 353rd 640 44.8%
2011 48.20 403rd 648 37.8%
2012 61.28 294th 662 55.6%
2013 58.72 249th 673 63.0%
2014 52.61 284th 627 54.7%
2015 56.78 299th 705 57.6%
2016 59.87 274th 692 60.4%
2017 69.64 195th 694 71.9%
2018 70.56 190th 691 72.5%
2019 69.24 209th 737 71.6%
2021 57.26 284th 741 61.7%
2022 52.57 361st 786 54.1%
2023 55.21 330th 784 57.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.15 122nd 221 44.8%
2019 71.29 45th 237 81.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.14 92nd 211 56.4%
2021 41.50 118th 236 50.0%
2022 21.25 293rd 312 6.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.84 36th 604 94.0%
2019 81.37 59th 639 90.8%
2021 79.78 70th 633 88.9%
2022 62.00 205th 689 70.2%
2023 63.67 200th 735 72.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.16 195th 656 70.3%
2019 70.10 184th 684 73.1%
2021 57.77 267th 706 62.2%
2022 55.15 303rd 733 58.7%
2023 50.77 355th 731 51.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.43 95th 475 80.0%
2019 61.28 123rd 504 75.6%
2021 40.92 269th 478 43.7%
2022 47.93 171st 449 61.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.37 228th 416 45.2%
2021 76.35 36th 448 92.0%
2022 57.46 229th 450 49.1%
2023 72.76 57th 452 87.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.53 168th 665 74.7%
2019 65.78 228th 697 67.3%
2021 54.54 295th 711 58.5%
2022 47.70 382nd 748 48.9%
2023 56.31 296th 747 60.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.71 66th 472 86.0%
2019 61.41 135th 493 72.6%
2021 71.76 77th 522 85.2%
2022 47.39 274th 541 49.4%
2023 43.27 307th 553 44.5%
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Rank History for White students at Macon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.30 309th 596 48.2%
2019 50.03 314th 624 49.7%
2021 32.78 435th 632 31.2%
2022 31.80 472nd 658 28.3%
2023 36.13 440th 656 32.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Macon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 508 8 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1989 499 4 3 1 0 n/a n/a 1 508
1990 476 6 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1991 526 6 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1992 569 6 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 583
1993 544 5 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1994 553 6 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 569
1995 761 13 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
1996 761 13 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
1997 800 10 6 4 1 n/a n/a 0 821
1998 813 11 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 834
1999 795 9 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 813
2000 816 11 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 832
2001 813 17 5 5 3 n/a n/a 0 843
2002 775 22 6 24 6 n/a n/a 0 833
2003 775 22 6 24 6 n/a n/a 0 833
2004 782 19 8 22 5 n/a n/a 0 836
2005 811 13 11 25 4 n/a n/a 0 864
2006 831 18 10 41 6 n/a n/a 0 906
2007 836 9 6 52 8 n/a n/a 11 922
2008 803 9 8 66 4 n/a n/a 7 897
2009 730 21 7 84 3 n/a n/a 0 845
2010 745 25 7 80 2 n/a n/a 0 859
2011 477 6 5 60 2 0 18 0 568
2012 497 8 4 64 2 2 15 0 592
2013 475 7 4 78 3 1 16 0 584
2014 482 3 5 77 3 0 19 0 589
2015 470 2 5 72 3 0 13 0 565
2016 468 4 3 79 2 0 10 0 566
2017 444 6 3 93 1 0 19 0 566
2018 425 7 4 102 2 0 21 0 561
2019 462 6 7 116 0 0 23 0 614
2020 511 4 10 114 2 1 18 0 660
2021 464 5 6 128 3 1 18 0 625
2022 412 6 3 149 2 0 26 0 598
2023 428 3 1 149 1 0 17 0 599

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Macon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 521 35.0 14.8 24.4
1989 508 35.0 14.5 45.9
1990 491 31.0 15.8 36.3
1991 538 31.0 17.3 33.1
1992 583 32.0 18.2 14.4
1993 559 40.0 14.0 26.1
1994 569 39.0 14.6 26.7
1995 783 51.0 15.4 21.7
1996 783 51.0 15.4 21.7
1997 821 50.0 16.4 25.6
1998 834 56.0 14.9 25.7
1999 813 56.0 14.5 39.5
2000 832 54.0 15.4 41.5
2001 843 54.0 15.6 46.5
2002 833 59.0 14.1 47.1
2003 833 59.0 14.1 47.1
2004 836 59.0 14.2 49.8
2005 864 59.0 14.6 49
2006 906 59.0 15.4 51.7
2007 922 57.7 16.0 51
2008 897 61.0 14.7 48.2
2009 845 55.5 15.2 49.1
2010 859 56.1 15.2 59.7
2011 568 44.3 12.8 63.6
2012 592 43.0 13.7 66.2
2013 584 45.1 12.9 68
2014 589 42.6 13.8 67.6
2015 565 42.0 13.4 61.8
2016 566 40.0 14.1 61.7
2017 566 41.1 13.7 63.1
2018 561 41.2 13.5 57.8
2019 614 40.8 15.0 56.8
2020 660 40.8 16.1 51.8
2021 625 39.7 15.7 41.8
2022 598 40.4 14.7 29.3
2023 599 40.8 14.6 59.3

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 Macon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 521 35.0 14.8 24.4
1989 508 35.0 14.5 45.9
1990 491 31.0 15.8 36.3
1991 538 31.0 17.3 33.1
1992 583 32.0 18.2 14.4
1993 559 40.0 14.0 26.1
1994 569 39.0 14.6 26.7
1995 783 51.0 15.4 21.7
1996 783 51.0 15.4 21.7
1997 821 50.0 16.4 25.6
1998 834 56.0 14.9 25.7
1999 813 56.0 14.5 39.5
2000 832 54.0 15.4 41.5
2001 843 54.0 15.6 46.5
2002 833 59.0 14.1 47.1
2003 833 59.0 14.1 47.1
2004 836 59.0 14.2 49.8
2005 864 59.0 14.6 49
2006 906 59.0 15.4 51.7
2007 922 57.7 16.0 51
2008 897 61.0 14.7 48.2
2009 845 55.5 15.2 49.1
2010 859 56.1 15.2 59.7
2011 568 44.3 12.8 63.6
2012 592 43.0 13.7 66.2
2013 584 45.1 12.9 68
2014 589 42.6 13.8 67.6
2015 565 42.0 13.4 61.8
2016 566 40.0 14.1 61.7
2017 566 41.1 13.7 63.1
2018 561 41.2 13.5 57.8
2019 614 40.8 15.0 56.8
2020 660 40.8 16.1 51.8
2021 625 39.7 15.7 41.8
2022 598 40.4 14.7 29.3
2023 599 40.8 14.6 59.3

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 Macon Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $985 (10.8%) $8,156 (89.2%) $9,141

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Macon Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 209th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 330th of 784 Middle schools
 13.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Macon Middle School)68.251.9
 16.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)67.251.3
 15.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Macon Middle School)67.151.9
 15.2%
   7th Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)66.852
 14.8%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Macon Middle School)63.142.2
 20.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)61.841.4
 20.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Macon Middle School)55.950
 5.9%
   8th Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)54.449.3
 5.1%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Macon Middle School)84.674.2
 10.4%
   8th Grade Science (Macon County Schools)84.373.3
 11%
   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 Students614599
 2.4%
African American63
 50%
American Indian01
Asian71
 85.7%
Hispanic116149
 28.4%
Pacific Islander00
White462428
 7.4%
Two or More Races2317
 26.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.8%59.3%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Macon Middle School

Students at Macon Middle School are 71% White, 25% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Macon Middle School usually go on to attend Franklin High

In the 2022-23 school year, 599 students attended Macon Middle School.

Macon Middle School ranks 330th of 784 North Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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