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Wake Early College Of Health And Science

Public | 9-12 | 263 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 12, 2014

PARENTS: DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL! I am a current student there, and as far as I know, this has to be the worst school in EARLY COLLEGE HISTORY. A restrictive and boring. The teachers there are horrible at teaching, and most give busy work. The teachers are always talking about how to get into college and how to be better. I agree, that is important, but when they are talking about this everyday, then it is really annoying. The school is making us drones. I want to be a Lawyer, and they only have Health Science courses. When you get to North Campus, they are extremely restrictive as to which classes you can take: Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, and Math. Those are only options. Unless you want to be a Scientist or Doctor, DON'T COME HERE. They are making drones out of us. You know how they say that Kids in High school have the same Mental Problems as the people in Mental Illness centers in the 1950s? Well, our school is giving us as much mental problems as people in the 2000s. Trust me, if you want a future, don't come here. If your child is interested in becoming anything other than a Scientist or Doctor, this school should not be on your school list.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2013

This school is not designed for smart students. It is restrictive. The teachers are great but its hard to provide resources for those students who can do much better with their talents due to restrictive policies. Principal is inflexible and extremely litigative. Definitely has declined in quality over the years but I think the teachers are the only shining part of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2013

If your child is considered AG and has classes lined up that are "higher level"(think in math and science classes), do not apply here. That being said, Wake Early College is a decent school. If your family needs help getting into college and think your child can spend a year extra in school to get an Associates Degree, it would be good to apply. The teachers are amazing. The only problem you could encounter here is if you want to go above and beyond what the school is already set for. You cannot get an Associates Degree in 4 years. You cannot do summer classes. You cannot take higher-level classes even if you already have credit for previous classes. For two years, your child will be behind what their peers at other schools are doing. The lack of class variety is understandable: WECHS is a small school. But if you think your child can get an Associates Degree in 4 years here, do not apply. They've made it impossible. Your AG child is better off at Enloe, Green Hope, or any other traditional school. All in all, you should apply here if your child struggles in school and needs lots of teacher support. Do not expect any flexibility in choosing classes. Good luck!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2013

Our School is just so boring. Just like the other person said, "All they talk about is grades and how to get into a better college." They really don't! Our school is literally making us kids drones. I really do not like anything in our school. Also the name, "Wake Early" is literally saying Wake up Early. Because you do have to do this! You have to wake up early because they pick up kids all over Wake County. Trust me parents, if you cared about your kids, you would not send them here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2013

I currently go to this school and it's not I personally think their are better school's out their then this one. Teachers don't really work with you unless you go to them or go to the counselor which by then the teachers putting you in categories. although I like it being that's it's very diverse and the atmosphere is friendly it would be better if the students could do more and the principal would restrict less. The competitions that certain clubs have went to have lost because their not able to practice when they want or with the group, and how can we take anything serious if they treat us like where little kids, the bottom line is it's nothing big , it's and average school that you have to work 10x harder because it is so much work and things to accumulate before this school will be successful in many ways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2010

This is our first year at the school, we're extremely pleased with the quality and level of caring & involvement we see from the teachers, size of the school, diversity of the population in every possible way. The kids are very accepting of one another & the academic expectations are high. They get through all of HS in first 2 years & then most move to the college campus for classes. This is a school for those focused on learning & getting to college faster than average, there are no sports but plenty of social activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

I give the school a 5+. The low teacher:student ratio allows students to achieve above their norm if they are motivated. This school is not for the faint of heart, ones who do not want to put in effort, and one whose parent(s) want them to attend yet they have no desire to attend. Teachers have always been responsive to parent requests; keep parents informed of what's going on. I love the weekly principal message that is given via phone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

I would have to give this school a 3 at best. Teachers do care about their students but mainly their favorites. The teacher student ratio is too low for teachers to have favorites. Students who do not meet their teachers expectations are pretty much handed off to counselors and parents are constantly harrassed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I only gave it a 4 because it's a new school and they are still working on the schedule with Wake Community College. The the school and the teaches are great. They care about the students. The courses are rigrous. All the core courses are honors. There are no AP but that's because they take college courses while they are in high school. They earned School of Distinction in 2008-2009.
—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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
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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Reading

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Science

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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.

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Algebra II

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
Physical Science

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

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United States History

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male69%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted71%

Biology

All Students85%
Female81%
Male95%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black-95%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Academically gifted-95%
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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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
Black 37% 26%
White 30% 52%
Asian 15% 3%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
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 0%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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