Hobbton Middle

Summary:

Hobbton Middle is a public middle school located in Newton Grove, North Carolina, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 417 students. The school stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (57.07%) and strong performance in science, particularly for 8th-grade students.

Hobbton Middle outperforms the Sampson County Schools district average in mathematics proficiency for all three grade levels and in reading proficiency for 6th and 8th grades. The school also has the highest 8th-grade science proficiency rate (74.2%) compared to the district and the state of North Carolina. However, Hobbton Middle ranks lower in the Gifted and Talented student subgroup compared to the surrounding schools. The school's exceptionally high percentage of students (over 99%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch indicates a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

While Hobbton Middle's performance is strong in some areas, the school's declining statewide ranking, from 209 out of 694 North Carolina middle schools in 2016-2017 to 375 out of 784 in 2022-2023, suggests that it may be struggling to keep pace with the performance of other middle schools in the state. Compared to nearby schools, Midway Middle consistently outperforms Hobbton Middle in both mathematics and reading proficiency, while Benson Middle has lower overall test scores but a higher percentage of White and African American students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 12081 Hobbton Hwy
       Newton Grove, NC  28366-7242


(910) 594-1420

District: Sampson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
375th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,725 Help


Students who attend Hobbton Middle usually attend:

High:    Hobbton High
    Sampson Early College High

Feeder schools for Hobbton Middle:

Elementary:    Hargrove Elementary
    Hobbton Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  417

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.1%
White:
25.4%
African American:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.3% Help


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Compare Details Hobbton Middle ranks better than 52.2% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hobbton Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.1%), White (25.4%), African American (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Sampson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hobbton Middle is 15.8, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hobbton Middle is $9,725, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hobbton Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Hobbton Middle 375th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Hobbton Middle in the ranking list.)

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Sampson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Sampson County Schools 110th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hobbton Middle

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Rank History for all students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 58.23 287th 598 52.0%
2007 58.91 281st 606 53.6%
2008 40.48 410th 620 33.9%
2009 51.53 370th 630 41.3%
2010 51.58 378th 640 40.9%
2011 54.64 351st 648 45.8%
2012 52.15 387th 662 41.5%
2013 42.79 386th 673 42.6%
2014 49.46 302nd 627 51.8%
2015 56.60 300th 705 57.4%
2016 58.88 285th 692 58.8%
2017 68.24 209th 694 69.9%
2018 61.63 267th 691 61.4%
2019 61.51 278th 737 62.3%
2021 52.05 335th 741 54.8%
2022 44.48 428th 786 45.5%
2023 50.38 375th 784 52.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.71 38th 151 74.8%
2019 66.08 31st 211 85.3%
2021 44.93 99th 236 58.1%
2022 42.46 154th 312 50.6%
2023 52.50 97th 318 69.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.41 125th 604 79.3%
2019 74.37 102nd 639 84.0%
2021 71.04 118th 633 81.4%
2022 58.41 237th 689 65.6%
2023 60.70 236th 735 67.9%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.46 2nd 6 66.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.34 296th 656 54.9%
2019 62.62 251st 684 63.3%
2021 53.31 307th 706 56.5%
2022 45.31 391st 733 46.7%
2023 49.81 366th 731 49.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.91 174th 475 63.4%
2019 66.03 96th 504 81.0%
2021 62.59 93rd 478 80.5%
2022 51.89 145th 449 67.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.66 12th 127 90.6%
2019 49.85 281st 416 32.5%
2021 50.48 280th 448 37.5%
2022 54.74 253rd 450 43.8%
2023 41.66 343rd 452 24.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.11 250th 665 62.4%
2019 58.24 282nd 697 59.5%
2021 50.03 334th 711 53.0%
2022 41.73 436th 748 41.7%
2023 48.35 368th 747 50.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.60 79th 494 84.0%
2019 72.09 88th 519 83.0%
2021 59.50 134th 533 74.9%
2022 57.26 176th 550 68.0%
2023 51.51 214th 559 61.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.94 103rd 472 78.2%
2019 72.79 84th 493 83.0%
2021 67.32 107th 522 79.5%
2022 48.13 273rd 541 49.5%
2023 59.08 180th 553 67.5%
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Rank History for White students at Hobbton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.06 216th 596 63.8%
2019 41.09 392nd 624 37.2%
2021 41.96 362nd 632 42.7%
2022 39.63 405th 658 38.4%
2023 42.26 385th 656 41.3%
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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 Hobbton Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 233 119 0 23 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1995 211 123 0 36 1 n/a n/a 0 371
1996 211 123 0 36 1 n/a n/a 0 371
1997 202 117 0 49 5 n/a n/a 0 373
1998 215 102 0 59 7 n/a n/a 0 383
1999 223 114 0 73 5 n/a n/a 0 415
2000 235 136 1 71 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2001 239 134 1 69 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2002 226 149 2 94 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2003 226 149 2 94 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2004 213 136 3 104 3 n/a n/a 0 459
2005 207 109 2 121 6 n/a n/a 0 445
2006 181 104 2 127 4 n/a n/a 0 418
2007 177 88 0 109 5 n/a n/a 11 390
2008 187 90 2 125 4 n/a n/a 7 415
2009 187 83 2 160 6 n/a n/a 0 438
2010 180 80 3 160 8 n/a n/a 0 431
2011 174 72 1 171 2 1 20 0 441
2012 180 85 1 184 4 1 9 0 464
2013 176 89 1 189 2 0 7 0 464
2014 169 83 3 212 6 0 1 0 474
2015 178 73 0 204 2 0 4 0 461
2016 158 71 0 222 4 0 7 0 462
2017 129 56 1 222 6 0 9 0 423
2018 124 58 1 211 4 0 9 0 407
2019 127 57 2 217 3 0 12 0 418
2020 122 57 2 218 0 0 12 0 411
2021 116 62 1 239 2 0 9 0 429
2022 114 57 4 227 3 0 11 0 416
2023 106 51 3 238 6 0 13 0 417

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 Hobbton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 375 23.0 16.3 41.9
1995 371 22.0 16.9 40.2
1996 371 22.0 16.9 40.2
1997 373 25.0 14.9 45
1998 383 29.0 13.2 50.1
1999 415 26.0 16.0 52.5
2000 444 26.0 17.1 57.7
2001 444 30.0 14.8 58.1
2002 472 30.0 15.7 70.3
2003 472 30.0 15.7 70.3
2004 459 31.0 14.8 80
2005 445 32.0 13.9 73
2006 418 32.0 13.1 72
2007 390 28.1 13.9 73.9
2008 415 28.1 14.8 n/a
2009 438 29.4 14.9 n/a
2010 431 28.0 15.3 73.5
2011 441 27.9 15.7 71
2012 464 27.2 17.0 73.1
2013 464 28.9 16.0 76.5
2014 474 30.4 15.5 74.9
2015 461 28.0 16.4 76.1
2016 462 29.0 15.9 75.8
2017 423 27.5 15.3 99.3
2018 407 27.0 15.0 97.3
2019 418 28.0 14.9 98.1
2020 411 27.5 14.9 99.3
2021 429 27.8 15.4 99.3
2022 416 27.3 15.1 99.3
2023 417 26.2 15.8 99.3

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 Hobbton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 375 23.0 16.3 41.9
1995 371 22.0 16.9 40.2
1996 371 22.0 16.9 40.2
1997 373 25.0 14.9 45
1998 383 29.0 13.2 50.1
1999 415 26.0 16.0 52.5
2000 444 26.0 17.1 57.7
2001 444 30.0 14.8 58.1
2002 472 30.0 15.7 70.3
2003 472 30.0 15.7 70.3
2004 459 31.0 14.8 80
2005 445 32.0 13.9 73
2006 418 32.0 13.1 72
2007 390 28.1 13.9 73.9
2008 415 28.1 14.8 n/a
2009 438 29.4 14.9 n/a
2010 431 28.0 15.3 73.5
2011 441 27.9 15.7 71
2012 464 27.2 17.0 73.1
2013 464 28.9 16.0 76.5
2014 474 30.4 15.5 74.9
2015 461 28.0 16.4 76.1
2016 462 29.0 15.9 75.8
2017 423 27.5 15.3 99.3
2018 407 27.0 15.0 97.3
2019 418 28.0 14.9 98.1
2020 411 27.5 14.9 99.3
2021 429 27.8 15.4 99.3
2022 416 27.3 15.1 99.3
2023 417 26.2 15.8 99.3

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 Hobbton Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,805 (18.6%) $7,920 (81.4%) $9,725

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hobbton Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 278th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 375th of 784 Middle schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Hobbton Middle)68.154.1
 14%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)63.945.6
 18.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Hobbton Middle)69.450.4
 19%
   6th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)63.142.5
 20.6%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hobbton Middle)73.645.7
 27.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)6348
 15%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Hobbton Middle)64.334.1
 30.2%
   7th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)6346.8
 16.2%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hobbton Middle)40.743.2
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)56.942.9
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Hobbton Middle)55.455.3
 0.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)57.752.6
 5.1%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Hobbton Middle)76.474.2
 2.2%
   8th Grade Science (Sampson County Schools)82.371.6
 10.7%
   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 Students418417
 0.2%
African American5751
 10.5%
American Indian36
 100%
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic217238
 9.7%
Pacific Islander00
White127106
 16.5%
Two or More Races1213
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.1%99.3%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobbton Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 417 students attended Hobbton Middle.

Hobbton Middle ranks 375th of 784 North Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Hobbton Middle are 57% Hispanic, 25% White, 12% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

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


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