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Kennedy Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 400 students

Our school features smaller class sizes and new location at Johnson C Smith Univ

 
 

Living in Charlotte

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $218,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 17, 2014

This is such a wonderful school. I have heard nothing by good things about this school. Kennedy's academiclevel is beyond average. This school exceeds parents expectations for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

Kennedy Charter Public School is filled with dedicated teachers and administrators who care deeply for the students they serve AND provide the kind of expert, individualized academic attention that you won't find at larger, more institutionalized schools. The collaboration now underway with Johnson C. Smith University--which includes relocating to the JCSU campus to start the 2014-2015 school year--will give Kennedy Charter's students access to university facilities and resources. What an amazing opportunity for parents who want their children to get more personal academic attention and exposure to higher learning!


Posted June 11, 2013

Kennedy Charter School, located in Charlotte, NC, is a home school community. The main attraction for us initially was the small class sizes and friendly staff. My daughter attended a large public middle school. She was lost, a minnow in a shark tank! Expected to be an independent student with little help from staff due to overcrowded classrooms, she coped at best by shutting down into daydreaming mode. Her grades didn't reflect what she was capable of achieving. The staff expected every student to have the same level of independence and maturity. Afraid to send my daughter to a high school four times the size of her middle school, Kennedy Charter was my first and only choice for her to finish high school. 9th graders attended "Summer Bridge" for six weeks. This awesome program introduces students to the school as well as taking students on field trips to local colleges. My child has completed a successful year at Kennedy Charter, making the A/B Honor roll for the first time ever. I'm grateful to staff and students working with my child's special needs and talent development. She's matured socially, academically and LIKES SCHOOL as she now prepares for tenth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

My experience at Kennedy Charter has been good. I am able to learn better because of the class sizes. If there were 25 to 30 students to each classroom I don't think I would be able to achieve the grades that I have. Also, this allows the teachers to be closer to the students. Making the learning experience more fun and enjoyable.


Posted June 7, 2013

MY GRANDS ATTEND KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL, IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE TRANSFERRING THEM THEIR. FROM THE PRINCIPAL DOWN TO THE THEIR TEACHERS I AM VERY PLEASED. I HAVE WATCHED MY GRANDS EXCEL SO QUICKLY. PRINCIPAL STUBBS IS MORE THAN A PRINCIPAL HE WEARS MANY HATS. VICE PRINCIPAL MAULTSBY REALLY CAN HOLD THINGS TOGETHER. I TRULY ENJOYED GETTING THE EMAILS PERTAINING THEIR ASSIGNMENTS. MS LYNN IS VERY GOOD AS AN ADMIN SHE REALLY IS VERY MUCH IN TUNED WITH ALL OF THE STUDENTS SHE SEES. THE STAFF IN GENERAL HANDLES EACH CHILD WITH THE UP MOST RESPECT. I DO RECOMMEND OTHER STUDENTS TO ATTEND IF THEY WISH TO EXCEL AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO AT KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL. CHRISSYEE AUSTIN-WILLIAMS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

Kennedy Charter Public School is truly an awesome place for both students and staff. It is nothing short of an honor to work for and serve the students of KCPS. Never have I been in an academic environment as nurturing and structured as the one we have worked tirelessly to both develop and maintain.


Posted November 6, 2009

KCPS is great for all children. The administration and staff give 110% everyday to their students. This school is extremely committed to ensuring the success of all children!!


Posted November 6, 2009

Administration, Staff and students are wonderful. This is a school dedicated to excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I am truly impressed with the quality of care and education that my children are receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I am a first grade teacher at Kennedy Charter School and I love it!We have a small number of children in our classrooms, which allow a lot of one-on-one time with the children. It also allows me to teach a lot of fun and elaborate lessons. The children really enjoy coming to school to learn new and exciting things! The students also love the new play ground put in this year. So, come in and visit us sometime! We also have kindergarten and plan on expanding next year!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2009

As a teacher here, I feel this school is a great place to be. The administration is open to suggestions and is supportive to all its staff members. Our population of students is unique, making this job extremly rewarding!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2009

I am a first grade teacher at Kennedy Charter School and I love it! We have a small number of children in our classrooms, which allow a lot one-on-one time with the children. It also allows me to teach fun and elaborate lessons. The children really enjoy coming to school to learn new and exciting things! The students also love the brand new play ground that the school put in for them this year! Our location is very convenient too! So, come in and visit us sometime!!! We also have a kindergarten class and plan to expand next year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2009

It is an honor to work with such talented children!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2008

I like this school I and the principal interact very well, my daughter on honor roll every quarter, she did'nt have no behavior problem, she in the National honor society, graduated with Honor class olf '08' will attend King college this Fall Nursing Program. Thank you Kennedy Charter Public School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Hello and I am a student at Kcps and I honestly have to say that this has been worst school I have been to. The foundation is flawed thus the school is flawed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

I have visited this school on several ocassions to visit students. I work as a mentor in Mecklenburg, Cabbarrus and Union county. this school tries to offer the best to the students. I've watched the way they relate to students while waiting for my mentee to come. You can see they care even when they are getting on them for their behavior.


Posted June 19, 2006

The quality of the programs is characteristic of a charter school serving a population of students who are struggling academically. It is not a traditional public school but one with smaller classes to help students achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

Academic wise this school is not up to par. Every grade level is doing the same work. There is no music or art program, but a basketball team that was out of control. There is hardly any parent involvement and the principal along the assistant are not professional at all. I would not recommend this school to anyone until they have done some serious leadership changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

This school is a very low-performance school. The principal does not interact with the student body well, the school overall has failed tremendously. This school has several fights and the children are not being disciplined well at all. Not a good recommendation at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

I do not like this school. I was very dissapointed at the parents meeting. The principal as well as the assistant principal were very non professional. The school is failing and it is no suprise.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

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Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
16%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
17%
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

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Non-disabled students-5%
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Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students15%
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Economically disadvantaged18%
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Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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

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Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Black37%
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Economically disadvantaged33%
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Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 Students27%
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Male18%
Black29%
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American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Male9%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students14%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Male18%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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

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American Indiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
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Academically giftedn/a

Reading

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Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
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 Students6%
Femalen/a
Male9%
Black-5%
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American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students7%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students-5%
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Black-5%
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Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students-5%
Female-5%
Male6%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
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American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students13%
Female7%
Male17%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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

Algebra I

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
21%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%
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

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Female-5%
Male-5%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

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 Students19%
Female6%
Male28%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 26%
Hispanic 4% 14%
White 2% 52%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Michael Postma
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (704) 688-2962

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Personalized academic attention
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Bus/Van plan in development
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Girls on the run
  • National Honor Society
  • PEP club
  • Science 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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
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1717 Sharon Rd Wes
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Phone: (704) 688-2939

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