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Collinswood Language Academy

Public | K-8 | 703 students

We are best known for rigorous bilingual instruction.

 
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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted October 7, 2013

In our third year at Collinswood. FANTASTIC dual-language Spanish Immersion program. The 9:15-4:15 school day schedule is a bit tough for our family, as is fitting in homework around that, but otherwise it's a great school. The VIF program that brings in teachers from Spanish-speaking countries is especially exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Last year was our 1st yr at Collinswood. Kindergarten was a great experience. My son loved it!!! Of course it was not easy, but with the commitment of the teachers, school and the involvement of the parents. Now he knows how to read in English and Spanish, still work in progress, but it made a world of difference. We are very happy and looking forward to another year. Gracias Collinswood!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

I have a chil in 4th & one in 1st. Both of my kids have been at Collinswood since kindergarten and we love it. Although our primary language is English both my husband and I had some Spanish in college which helps a lot with the homework. I'm very impressed with how fluent my kids are with the language especially my 4th grader. Sure some parents have issues with different teachers but you'll find that at almost any school. The method they use to teach these kids is amazing! I was nervous at first but the kids catch on so quickly...again the method they use has a proven track record. Last, as far as parental involvement goes, I feel they give several opportunities for parents to get involved. It's up to the parent how much they choose to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

I wish that the parents who chose to leave this school wrote their opinion as well. There is little support for the parents who are not spanish speaking to help support their child at home. Compare the demographic of this language immersion to others across the state and you will see an imbalance from the start. Unfortunately too little parents complain to the prinicipal, so nothing changes. I (who was a teaching professional and administrator for over 10 years) have never seen such poor parental support. As for the comment of lack of parental involvement, that is most likely (and I have spoken to other parents) because this school does little to inform parents/support them (it is almost lost after 2nd grade). For children who need help just by the nature of them being immersed in learning a new language (as many ESL students do), they are all too quick to lable children as having learning problems. Those children who were labelled as "learing problems" they have flourished in other schools. Before coming speak to parents and ask for the non-PC opinion. There is more of a drive to keep their scores up and funding, than really teaching a foreign language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

My daugher has an IEP and I am very happy with the services she is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

I am so expressed with the quality of education my daughter receives at Collinswood. She is not only taught NC curriculum through both English and Spanish, she is given experiences that help her appreciate diverse cultures. Even though my daughter is a native English speaker due to the amazing teaching practices of her teachers, she now speaks fluent Spanish. I am so fortunate that my daughter will be able to stay at a school where she feels safe, supported, challenged, and loved until the 8th grade. She is also looking forward to her 8th grade study abroad trip to Spain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

My son is in 1st grade at Collinswood Language Academy. I have to say that having him in Collinswood was one of the best decisions I could have made for his future. This is not just an elementry school. This school is a Language academy that teaches Spanish this is k-8 so by the time your child leaves it they wil be college level spanish going into high school. Also the fact the test scores are amazing check out their progress report in the CMS website. Its not just that makes the school so amazing it is the people the staff they are so attentive to your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

This school is excellent! Mrs. Grant and her staff are dedicated and innovative! The use of Smart Board technology with global learning is amazing! It is a great pleasure to see the students learn cultural diversity through exposure of various Latin cultures. The staff is provides the students with Latin diversity ranging from countries like Spain to Venezuela! The parent involvement is also a strong link to making this school effective. They support teachers and continue to work alongside them through open communication! It truly is a unique school! If you can obtain a spot for your child you will truly be rewarded!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2010

It is a great Spanish Immersion Magnet School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I have a son who finished Kindergarten at the school last year and is now in First Grade. We have been really pleased with the school and the results. I'm not sure there is as much parent involvement as at other schools we could have attended - but that is the only downside. The program here, the teachers, the principal, they are all top notch. I'm so happy we got in after being on the wait list for many months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I have a daughter in 2nd grade and another in kindergarten. The faculty are outstanding, and Mrs. Petrea, the principal, runs a tight ship. She is strern, yet kind. The children thrive in this environment. Their grades are among the best in the city, and they do so while studying in two languages. I'm still amazed to have a daughter who is nearly fluent in a second language in only 2nd grade, when her parents do not speak the language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

Great school! My daughter is in Kindergarten and she already knows so much spanish! She will probably be fluent by the time she reached the 3rd grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

This is an excellent school! This is a small school where everybody knows everybody. It is a bilingual school with an excellent program to teach spanish by having half of the classes teached in spanish. Get ready to work because it is very demanding in terms of homework and tests but everything pays off by the time they have to take the EOG tests, they go very well prepared for it. It has a very diverse environment with families coming from different countries around the world, including Europe. The principal is very strict but fair and the rest of the administrative personnel is very good, they know every kid by name and are always there to help. I just have good things to say about this school and we were all crying when we had to move to another state. Melissa Villanueva, proud parent of a 3rd and 1st
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female69%
Male86%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female66%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students89%
Female83%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students-95%
Female-95%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic-95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-95%
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
Academically gifted-95%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 14%
White 23% 52%
Black 16% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NC Honor School of Excellence (2011)
  • Magnet School of Excellence (2010)
  • Internatioanl Spanish Academy School of the Year- 2nd place (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Paint A Can Contest Winner (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 am
School end time
  • 4:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nicolette Grant
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (980) 343-5850

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • International Spanish Academy
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Let Me Run
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Girls on the Run
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • National Academic League
  • Robotics club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Shakespeare Club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
School leaders can update this information here.

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February 07, 2014

 
 
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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
95
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
320

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
South Mecklenburg HS
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4000 Applegate Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Phone: (980) 343-5820

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