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Research Triangle Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 636 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $169,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 27, 2004

RTCA is a wonderful alternative to the Durham County school system. RTCA is the closest thing to a private school that you will find, without actually attending private school. One thing I really like is the uniform dress code, all the students have a chance at being accepted for who they are rather than what they are wearing. The strategy of this school is teaching kids to strive for excellence. That they are responsible for how well or poorly they do in school. They teach them to discipline themselves to aim higher and to achive. I also love that they teach what they call humanity virtues. They will have a word for the month and focus on that word in different activities throughout the month. For example. Kindness. Overall I think this school is a great one. My child has made the honor roll all 3 years of her attendance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

Excellent school, A+ education, excellent staff, excellent discipline, excellent parental involvement, great communication with both students and parents, excellent arts programs as well as athletics.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

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 34% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students24%
Female26%
Male21%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female37%
Male21%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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%
Female18%
Male39%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female21%
Male31%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students11%
Female17%
Male-5%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female26%
Male14%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students-5%
Female9%
Male-5%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students6%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English6%
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 Students33%
Female40%
Male26%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male31%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students21%
Female23%
Male19%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students35%
Limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female29%
Male48%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female17%
Male59%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
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 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

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 73% 26%
Hispanic 16% 14%
White 6% 52%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 49%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Devon Carson
Fax number
  • (919) 957-9698

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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