Orrum Middle

Summary:

Orrum Middle is a public middle school in Orrum, North Carolina, serving 297 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the Public Schools of Robeson County district, which is ranked 218 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Orrum Middle consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of North Carolina middle schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in Mathematics, Reading, and Science are significantly lower than the state and district averages. This is despite the school spending $10,974 per student, which is higher than some nearby schools. Orrum Middle has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Native American (15.49%) and multi-racial (15.15%) students compared to surrounding schools. However, the school serves an extremely high percentage (around 99%) of economically disadvantaged students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

When comparing Orrum Middle to nearby schools, similar patterns of low performance emerge. Pembroke Middle and South Robeson Middle School also struggle academically, suggesting systemic issues within the Public Schools of Robeson County district. In contrast, Littlefield Middle outperforms Orrum Middle, despite serving a similarly disadvantaged student population. Schools outside the district, such as Central Middle and CIS Academy, also demonstrate higher academic performance, suggesting that factors beyond just the district may be contributing to Orrum Middle's low performance.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 1684 South Creek Road
       Orrum, NC  28369


(910) 628-8408

District: Public Schools of Robeson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
704th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,974 Help


Students who attend Orrum Middle usually attend:

High:    Fairmont High
    PSRC Early College at RCC

Feeder schools for Orrum Middle:

Elementary:    Long Branch Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  297

Racial breakdown:

African American:
32.0%
White:
29.6%
American Indian:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Orrum Middle ranks worse than 89.8% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked middle schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Orrum Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Public Schools of Robeson County District. Student population at Orrum Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (32%), White (29.6%), American Indian (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Orrum Middle is 14.7, which is the 2nd best among 7 middle schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Orrum Middle is $10,974, which is the 3rd highest among 7 middle schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Orrum Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Orrum Middle 704th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Orrum Middle in the ranking list.)

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Public Schools of Robeson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Public Schools of Robeson County 218th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Orrum Middle

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Rank History for all students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 19.47 519th 598 13.2%
2007 24.07 511th 606 15.7%
2008 17.61 530th 620 14.5%
2009 14.40 565th 630 10.3%
2010 25.58 536th 640 16.3%
2011 34.80 479th 648 26.1%
2012 54.12 373rd 662 43.7%
2013 22.24 533rd 673 20.8%
2014 12.31 565th 627 9.9%
2015 20.18 582nd 705 17.4%
2016 19.87 568th 692 17.9%
2017 18.08 584th 694 15.9%
2018 14.11 606th 691 12.3%
2019 4.66 710th 737 3.7%
2021 6.20 721st 741 2.7%
2022 11.90 722nd 786 8.1%
2023 13.49 704th 784 10.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.07 278th 302 7.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.21 557th 604 7.8%
2019 6.12 615th 639 3.8%
2021 10.00 616th 633 2.7%
2022 19.30 611th 689 11.3%
2023 20.00 636th 735 13.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.86 590th 656 10.1%
2019 5.03 665th 684 2.8%
2021 5.05 699th 706 1.0%
2022 13.82 668th 733 8.9%
2023 16.56 649th 731 11.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.09 443rd 475 6.7%
2019 18.91 477th 504 5.4%
2021 32.68 345th 478 27.8%
2022 38.91 243rd 449 45.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.28 596th 665 10.4%
2019 3.98 678th 697 2.7%
2021 8.39 680th 711 4.4%
2022 8.58 709th 748 5.2%
2023 9.98 696th 747 6.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.18 475th 494 3.8%
2019 5.79 507th 519 2.3%
2021 10.16 529th 533 0.8%
2022 18.29 498th 550 9.5%
2023 25.21 461st 559 17.5%
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Rank History for Native American students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.85 22nd 23 4.3%
2019 3.65 24th 24 0.0%
2021 27.07 18th 23 21.7%
2023 49.37 10th 18 44.4%
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Rank History for White students at Orrum Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.50 509th 596 14.6%
2019 8.52 601st 624 3.7%
2021 4.53 622nd 632 1.6%
2022 7.43 644th 658 2.1%
2023 9.11 636th 656 3.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Orrum Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 276 192 0 0 90 n/a n/a 0 558
1989 269 173 0 0 84 n/a n/a 0 526
1990 262 161 0 0 89 n/a n/a 0 512
1991 254 133 0 0 93 n/a n/a 0 480
1992 183 73 0 1 69 n/a n/a 0 326
1993 170 70 0 0 75 n/a n/a 0 315
1994 174 67 0 1 65 n/a n/a 0 307
1995 159 66 0 0 54 n/a n/a 0 279
1996 159 66 0 0 54 n/a n/a 0 279
1997 164 77 0 0 57 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 170 84 0 2 61 n/a n/a 0 317
1999 172 99 0 4 65 n/a n/a 0 340
2000 202 82 0 1 70 n/a n/a 0 355
2001 190 103 0 0 77 n/a n/a 0 370
2002 229 121 0 0 93 n/a n/a 0 443
2003 229 121 0 0 93 n/a n/a 0 443
2004 223 107 2 0 94 n/a n/a 0 426
2005 232 110 4 1 92 n/a n/a 0 439
2006 229 121 1 2 92 n/a n/a 0 445
2007 192 97 0 5 81 n/a n/a 7 382
2008 182 110 0 7 82 n/a n/a 7 388
2009 182 100 0 6 68 n/a n/a 0 356
2010 160 99 0 5 71 n/a n/a 0 335
2011 149 83 1 5 88 0 13 0 339
2012 161 100 1 10 97 0 8 0 377
2013 143 115 0 10 106 0 12 0 386
2014 134 96 0 10 98 0 18 0 356
2015 131 96 0 11 84 1 12 0 335
2016 114 81 0 13 80 1 12 0 301
2017 105 94 0 18 87 1 15 0 320
2018 104 96 0 23 82 0 14 0 319
2019 111 103 0 24 75 0 11 0 324
2020 100 85 0 24 72 0 31 0 312
2021 102 91 0 23 46 0 26 0 288
2022 95 90 0 22 40 0 33 0 280
2023 88 95 0 23 46 0 45 0 297

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 Orrum Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 38.0 14.6 48.7
1989 526 38.0 13.8 70.7
1990 512 34.0 15.0 72.3
1991 480 35.0 13.7 77.1
1992 326 23.0 14.1 50.3
1993 315 22.0 14.3 54
1994 307 20.0 15.3 54.7
1995 279 19.0 14.7 56.6
1996 279 19.0 14.7 56.6
1997 298 20.0 14.9 54.4
1998 317 23.0 13.8 53.9
1999 340 23.0 14.8 72.6
2000 355 23.0 15.4 70.4
2001 370 23.0 16.1 73.8
2002 443 23.0 19.3 0
2003 443 23.0 19.3 0
2004 426 23.0 18.5 85.2
2005 439 27.0 16.3 83.4
2006 445 27.0 16.5 53.7
2007 382 27.4 13.9 86.4
2008 388 27.4 14.2 n/a
2009 356 23.3 15.3 n/a
2010 335 22.3 14.9 76.7
2011 339 24.4 13.8 82
2012 377 25.2 14.9 82.2
2013 386 26.0 14.8 81.6
2014 356 24.2 14.6 80.9
2015 335 23.0 14.5 97.6
2016 301 21.0 14.3 99
2017 320 22.3 14.2 99.1
2018 319 22.3 14.2 99.1
2019 324 21.3 15.2 98.8
2020 312 19.0 16.3 99
2021 288 20.2 14.1 99
2022 280 20.3 13.7 98.9
2023 297 20.2 14.7 99

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 Orrum Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 38.0 14.6 48.7
1989 526 38.0 13.8 70.7
1990 512 34.0 15.0 72.3
1991 480 35.0 13.7 77.1
1992 326 23.0 14.1 50.3
1993 315 22.0 14.3 54
1994 307 20.0 15.3 54.7
1995 279 19.0 14.7 56.6
1996 279 19.0 14.7 56.6
1997 298 20.0 14.9 54.4
1998 317 23.0 13.8 53.9
1999 340 23.0 14.8 72.6
2000 355 23.0 15.4 70.4
2001 370 23.0 16.1 73.8
2002 443 23.0 19.3 0
2003 443 23.0 19.3 0
2004 426 23.0 18.5 85.2
2005 439 27.0 16.3 83.4
2006 445 27.0 16.5 53.7
2007 382 27.4 13.9 86.4
2008 388 27.4 14.2 n/a
2009 356 23.3 15.3 n/a
2010 335 22.3 14.9 76.7
2011 339 24.4 13.8 82
2012 377 25.2 14.9 82.2
2013 386 26.0 14.8 81.6
2014 356 24.2 14.6 80.9
2015 335 23.0 14.5 97.6
2016 301 21.0 14.3 99
2017 320 22.3 14.2 99.1
2018 319 22.3 14.2 99.1
2019 324 21.3 15.2 98.8
2020 312 19.0 16.3 99
2021 288 20.2 14.1 99
2022 280 20.3 13.7 98.9
2023 297 20.2 14.7 99

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 Orrum Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,727 (15.7%) $9,246 (84.3%) $10,974

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orrum Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 710th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 704th of 784 Middle schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Mathematics (Orrum Middle)35.330.8
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)37.730.2
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Orrum Middle)35.325.6
 9.7%
   5th Grade Reading (Public Schools of Robeson County)32.326.1
 6.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Orrum Middle)54.741
 13.7%
   5th Grade Science (Public Schools of Robeson County)60.544.7
 15.8%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Orrum Middle)10.817.4
 6.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)36.725.6
 11.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Orrum Middle)26.727.5
 0.8%
   6th Grade Reading (Public Schools of Robeson County)36.625.6
 11%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Orrum Middle)19.526.1
 6.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)33.928.4
 5.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Orrum Middle)16.924.6
 7.7%
   7th Grade Reading (Public Schools of Robeson County)34.331.6
 2.7%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Orrum Middle)22.729.2
 6.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)28.821.8
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Orrum Middle)33.330.6
 2.7%
   8th Grade Reading (Public Schools of Robeson County)31.629.9
 1.7%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Orrum Middle)46.750
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (Public Schools of Robeson County)6757
 10%
   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 Students324297
 8.3%
African American10395
 7.8%
American Indian7546
 38.7%
Asian00
Hispanic2423
 4.2%
Pacific Islander00
White11188
 20.7%
Two or More Races1145
 309.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.8%99%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Orrum Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 297 students attended Orrum Middle.

Students who attend Orrum Middle usually go on to attend Fairmont High

Students at Orrum Middle are 32% African American, 30% White, 15% American Indian, 15% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic.

Orrum Middle ranks in the bottom 10.2% of North Carolina middle schools.


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