Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School

301 South Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601 | (919) 664-5737
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 468
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3 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 468 middle school students from grades 6-8
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 301 South Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Principal or Admin: Mr David Kershner
  • Fax: (919) 856-8194
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Magnet School
Additional School Details
Date School Opened: 30-JUN-02
School Program Type: Magnet
School Calendar Description: Modified
School Schedule: Semester
School District Details
  • Wake County Schools District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,780
  • Graduation Rate: 82.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.9
  • Enrolled Students: 140,506

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 468
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 37.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 233 (49.8%)
  • Females: 235 (50.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 39 (8.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 198 (42.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 237 (50.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade16936.1%
7th Grade16835.9%
8th Grade13128.0%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 25, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter has attended Moore Square for two years and we are very pleased. Principal and staff are supportive providing a challenging learning environment, I would not consider anywhere else for her to go. It has brought out the best in her academically and socially.
  • Reviewed by Student on April 12, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • It's an okay school but a lot of kids act up! and the punishments are way too minor or major. A kid (who is finally expelled) got into a fight, abused girls, and threw a book at a kid's head all in his first year and it took another year of all of that to finally get him expelled! it just doesn't seem safe. And why do the teachers yell at us and punish us because of a few students. "what about the good kids?" "well, you get punished as a group!"a seventh grade teacher said that. Honestly, more yelling then teaching. And have these teachers ever heard of toothpaste because it hasn't seemed like it! Another teacher makes (...) references and another goes in depth on his "personal life!" We DON'T get text books because we "cant be trusted with them." HELLO? Ever heard of STUDYING? One teacher makes black references and only marks certain kids in trouble.

    I like the school but you may hear about these same things.

    But over all, it's pretty cool. i like the drama program and art is okay. it beats the school i would have been going to. At least here i have an unlimited supply of friends.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 09, 2008
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • If you choose to send your child here, you better think twice. I go to Moore Square, it is a amazing school but not the best learning environment. I really didn't want to go but then I did and now, I really don't want to go there anymore. The only thing keeping me from telling my mom to switch my school is my friends and that we get to go off campus and walk around down town since we are a museum school. Just cause people post good things about this school, it doesn't mean its the best ever!
  • Reviewed by Student on September 09, 2008
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Moore Square is a good school but we do not learn as much as we should. We get yelled at more than we learn but mostly we get yelled at cause other students choose to act up. I don't think that its fair that we have to take time off OUR learning just to hear teachers yell at us for no reasons!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 25, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The staff is loud and unprofessional. The students have more control of the building than the staff. There are no textbooks that are assigned or available to the students for homework usage. The teachers do not grade all asignments and parents truly do not feel welcomed. I heard all great things before enrolling my child but they were false reports. This school needs an immediate overhaul. The students are not learning to full potential due to all of the other ailments in the building. Don't send your child here.
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Moore Square Museum Magnet School is an excellent choice for a student who wants to study in a smaller middle school (we have under 600 students) and take advantage of many hands on learning opportunities. Frequent museum visits, interactive labs, excellent fine arts programs, and a dedicated staff are key components at M2M3. The drama, art, music, and technology electives are all excellent.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on EOC and EOG state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP Information (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No

EOC - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

EOC - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test

EOG - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test
Science Test
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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