Fairmont Middle

Summary:

Fairmont Middle is a public middle school in Fairmont, North Carolina, serving 318 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.

Fairmont Middle stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American (50.31%) and Native American (24.84%) students compared to the surrounding schools and the state average. The school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of North Carolina middle schools, with a statewide ranking between 700-755 out of 784 schools in the past 5 years. Its performance on state assessments is significantly below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.4, the school's academic performance remains poor, suggesting that the resources are not being effectively utilized to support student learning.

Fairmont Middle also faces significant economic challenges, with over 99% of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. This is in contrast to the surrounding schools, such as Bladenboro Middle, Littlefield Middle, and CIS Academy, which serve more economically diverse student populations. The persistent low performance and lack of improvement at Fairmont Middle suggest the need for a comprehensive, data-driven approach to address the root causes of the school's struggles and implement effective interventions to support student learning and achievement.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 402 Iona St
       Fairmont, NC  28340-1252


(910) 628-4363

District: Public Schools of Robeson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
741st of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,030 Help


Students who attend Fairmont Middle usually attend:

High:    Fairmont High
    PSRC Early College at RCC

Feeder schools for Fairmont Middle:

Elementary:    Rosenwald Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  318

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.3%
American Indian:
24.8%
Hispanic:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fairmont Middle ranks worse than 94.5% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 6th 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 7.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (50.3%), American Indian (24.8%), Hispanic (8.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fairmont Middle is 14.4, which is the lowest 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 Fairmont Middle is $11,030, which is the 2nd highest among 7 middle schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fairmont Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairmont Middle 741st of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Fairmont 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 Fairmont Middle

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Rank History for all students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 7.88 562nd 598 6.0%
2007 10.50 563rd 606 7.1%
2008 17.27 533rd 620 14.0%
2009 23.44 526th 630 16.5%
2010 39.04 453rd 640 29.2%
2011 45.34 424th 648 34.6%
2012 42.20 446th 662 32.6%
2013 14.37 594th 673 11.7%
2014 11.02 573rd 627 8.6%
2015 24.61 549th 705 22.1%
2016 16.87 586th 692 15.3%
2017 21.40 557th 694 19.7%
2018 23.55 544th 691 21.3%
2019 6.73 700th 737 5.0%
2021 5.62 726th 741 2.0%
2022 5.64 755th 786 3.9%
2023 7.08 741st 784 5.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.33 412th 604 31.8%
2019 11.61 604th 639 5.5%
2021 10.88 612th 633 3.3%
2022 7.10 671st 689 2.6%
2023 7.34 715th 735 2.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.96 540th 656 17.7%
2019 2.97 674th 684 1.5%
2021 8.14 678th 706 4.0%
2022 6.48 710th 733 3.1%
2023 4.69 719th 731 1.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.96 45th 475 90.5%
2019 51.93 193rd 504 61.7%
2021 60.37 104th 478 78.2%
2022 20.64 416th 449 7.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.10 536th 665 19.4%
2019 10.45 648th 697 7.0%
2021 4.79 702nd 711 1.3%
2022 6.06 724th 748 3.2%
2023 7.19 713th 747 4.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.81 313th 494 36.6%
2019 17.84 480th 519 7.5%
2021 20.96 475th 533 10.9%
2022 12.85 525th 550 4.5%
2023 10.95 544th 559 2.7%
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Rank History for Native American students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.23 14th 23 39.1%
2019 24.90 21st 24 12.5%
2021 22.54 19th 23 17.4%
2022 22.43 16th 20 20.0%
2023 16.63 16th 18 11.1%
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Rank History for White students at Fairmont Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 20.17 574th 658 12.8%
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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 Fairmont Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 153 354 0 0 186 n/a n/a 0 693
1991 138 340 0 0 191 n/a n/a 0 669
1992 114 300 0 1 176 n/a n/a 0 591
1993 121 309 0 0 185 n/a n/a 0 615
1994 129 292 0 0 174 n/a n/a 0 595
1995 115 291 0 2 179 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 115 291 0 2 179 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 88 307 0 3 180 n/a n/a 0 578
1998 91 314 0 7 172 n/a n/a 0 584
1999 97 294 1 6 143 n/a n/a 0 541
2000 102 295 2 2 144 n/a n/a 0 545
2001 105 294 2 2 136 n/a n/a 0 539
2002 98 287 2 8 152 n/a n/a 0 547
2003 98 287 2 8 152 n/a n/a 0 547
2004 96 304 1 13 148 n/a n/a 0 562
2005 78 268 0 10 150 n/a n/a 0 506
2006 57 272 0 12 138 n/a n/a 0 479
2007 41 252 2 14 116 n/a n/a 4 429
2008 35 244 1 17 106 n/a n/a 6 409
2009 33 241 1 14 108 n/a n/a 0 397
2010 30 256 0 13 112 n/a n/a 0 411
2011 34 243 1 18 142 0 15 0 453
2012 42 213 0 21 138 0 19 0 433
2013 40 191 0 22 134 0 24 0 411
2014 39 184 0 22 130 0 20 0 395
2015 38 171 0 25 102 0 19 0 355
2016 30 186 0 23 98 1 22 0 360
2017 38 189 0 27 103 0 18 0 375
2018 38 182 0 32 95 0 16 0 363
2019 42 202 0 28 107 0 9 0 388
2020 48 191 0 22 110 0 5 0 376
2021 43 166 0 21 96 0 11 0 337
2022 33 166 0 15 74 0 19 0 307
2023 26 160 1 27 79 0 25 0 318

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 Fairmont Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 693 45.0 15.4 n/a
1991 669 46.0 14.5 0
1992 591 46.0 12.8 69.4
1993 615 45.0 13.7 72.5
1994 595 40.0 14.9 78.7
1995 587 40.0 14.7 74.8
1996 587 40.0 14.7 74.8
1997 578 37.0 15.6 74.6
1998 584 41.0 14.2 74.7
1999 541 41.0 13.2 87.2
2000 545 41.0 13.3 86.2
2001 539 41.0 13.1 87.9
2002 547 41.0 13.3 0
2003 547 41.0 13.3 0
2004 562 41.0 13.7 89.9
2005 506 38.0 13.3 89.9
2006 479 38.0 12.6 63
2007 429 32.3 13.3 97.2
2008 409 32.2 12.7 n/a
2009 397 26.0 15.3 n/a
2010 411 29.8 13.7 90.3
2011 453 30.7 14.7 90.9
2012 433 27.4 15.8 91.9
2013 411 27.0 15.2 95.4
2014 395 26.2 15.0 93.4
2015 355 29.0 12.2 99.2
2016 360 27.0 13.3 99.2
2017 375 25.9 14.4 99.2
2018 363 27.1 13.3 99.2
2019 388 28.1 13.7 99.2
2020 376 24.6 15.2 97.9
2021 337 22.2 15.1 99.1
2022 307 20.2 15.1 99
2023 318 22.0 14.4 99.1

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 Fairmont Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 693 45.0 15.4 n/a
1991 669 46.0 14.5 0
1992 591 46.0 12.8 69.4
1993 615 45.0 13.7 72.5
1994 595 40.0 14.9 78.7
1995 587 40.0 14.7 74.8
1996 587 40.0 14.7 74.8
1997 578 37.0 15.6 74.6
1998 584 41.0 14.2 74.7
1999 541 41.0 13.2 87.2
2000 545 41.0 13.3 86.2
2001 539 41.0 13.1 87.9
2002 547 41.0 13.3 0
2003 547 41.0 13.3 0
2004 562 41.0 13.7 89.9
2005 506 38.0 13.3 89.9
2006 479 38.0 12.6 63
2007 429 32.3 13.3 97.2
2008 409 32.2 12.7 n/a
2009 397 26.0 15.3 n/a
2010 411 29.8 13.7 90.3
2011 453 30.7 14.7 90.9
2012 433 27.4 15.8 91.9
2013 411 27.0 15.2 95.4
2014 395 26.2 15.0 93.4
2015 355 29.0 12.2 99.2
2016 360 27.0 13.3 99.2
2017 375 25.9 14.4 99.2
2018 363 27.1 13.3 99.2
2019 388 28.1 13.7 99.2
2020 376 24.6 15.2 97.9
2021 337 22.2 15.1 99.1
2022 307 20.2 15.1 99
2023 318 22.0 14.4 99.1

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 Fairmont Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,703 (15.4%) $9,326 (84.6%) $11,030

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fairmont Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 700th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 741st of 784 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Mathematics (Fairmont Middle)26.86.7
 20.1%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)19.521.1
 1.6%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)58.517.3
 41.2%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)33.88.7
 25.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)36.728.3
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.850.4
 8.4%
6th Grade Reading (Fairmont Middle)2027.6
 7.6%
   6th Grade Reading (Public Schools of Robeson County)36.625.6
 11%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Fairmont Middle)25.716.2
 9.5%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)29.521.7
 7.8%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)12.810.4
 2.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Public Schools of Robeson County)28.819
 9.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.642.3
 10.3%
8th Grade Reading (Fairmont Middle)30.326.8
 3.5%
   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 (Fairmont Middle)54.133.3
 20.8%
   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 Students388318
 18%
African American202160
 20.8%
American Indian10779
 26.2%
Asian01
Hispanic2827
 3.6%
Pacific Islander00
White4226
 38.1%
Two or More Races925
 177.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.2%99.1%
 0.2%


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Fairmont Middle ranks in the bottom 5.5% of North Carolina middle schools.

Students at Fairmont Middle are 50% African American, 25% American Indian, 8% Hispanic, 8% White, 8% Two or more races.

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

In the 2022-23 school year, 318 students attended Fairmont Middle.


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