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Oaklawn Language Academy

Public | K-8 | 529 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

Oaklawn is a wonderful school with wonderful staff. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn to be both bilingual and bicultural.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

Wonderful school and positive learning environment! My children are learning another language, their circle of friends are so diverse, their teachers come from many different countries, as a parent who has travelled all over the world it's important that my children get a globally minded education. So thankful we found it at Oaklawn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Oaklawn is a Spanish immersion school. My student is receiving the required curricula and to be multilingual at no additional cost to me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

Oaklawn Language Academy is wonderful magnet school with caring teachers. The school is a language immersion program for students in grades K-8 grades. Studies have shown that learning a new language helps children improve their problem solving skills, increase their cognitive development, become more culturally diverse, and be more competitive in the workforce. I have witnessed improved test scores by my children attending Oaklawn. Don't miss out on an opportunity for a quality education that's free. If you want your children to be globally competitive citizens demonstrating high academic achievement, bilingualism, bi-literacy and bi-cultural, consider the immersion curriculum at Oaklawn. Oaklawn's success has resulted in substantial media coverage and numerous accolades from the Department of Public Instruction. School of High Growth 2007 - 2008 School or Progress 2008 - 2009 School of Progress 2009 - 2010 We have also met "AYP" (Adequate Yearly Progress) for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Magnet School of America honored Oaklawn as a "School of Distinction" for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Oaklawn Language Academy, a bilingual window to the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

This school is a hidden gem. Those who hold onto fear in their hearts miss out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

It is a relatively small school where the students don't get lost in the process of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

My grand-daughter attends this school, she has excelled in all her classes. Her learning comes easy for her because she has teachers who really care. Most teachers I have dealt with don't care they just work for a paycheck, passes any child , trouble maker or what to get rid of them.This I know as a true fact. At this school I have seen their levels of education and the difference my grand-daughter has been taught with well educated , caring people.. Thanks to them , my grand-daughter will always want to learn and someday will become a great professional in a business.


Posted November 5, 2009

Oaklawn Language is a small school with a huge heart! Our school is nestled in Uptown Charlotte. The teachers and parents offer support and we all have one goal.....student success and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Oaklawn is awesome!!! Our school is diverse and teaches our children to be multilingual in two languages! It is small with a huge heart!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

It is a wonderful school where you learn respect and love for different cultures and languages
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers are enthusiastic and I have overheard them encouraging their young students to take pride in being an educated person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I've just realized that I had made a mistake - Oaklawn actually goes to grade 5 which thrills me to no end. My daughter is entering her third year and when I dropped her off on her first day of school, it was like coming home. I can only pray that they keep the French program at Oaklawn.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

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 Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female18%
Male22%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female-5%
Male17%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male50%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male50%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Malen/a
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Malen/a
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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%
Female21%
Male42%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female45%
Male17%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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 Students36%
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 students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 26%
Hispanic 38% 14%
White 3% 52%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Charlotte, NC 28216
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