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Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy

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Posted November 26, 2007

This school was portrayed to be an academic magnet school when we called to inquire about the school. My daughter had one teacher that went out of his way to challenge my daughter; but that was the extent of it. Class rooms are uncontrolled, my daughter did her homework in class then assisted the other students as the teachers aide. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I think the school is a good school for the most part, but feel they can improve on some things. We were promised that the JROTC would be there, after 3 years, still no JROTC. The classes are great as far as the options that are available but, they could use more foreign lanuages. The lunch time should be a bit longer, not everyone has time to finish before they are sent back to class.
—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 39% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
51%
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 56% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students15%
Female10%
Male21%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female18%
Male13%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English16%
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

All Students9%
Female9%
Male10%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male17%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
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

All Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female34%
Male24%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
English II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
51%
Civics and Economics

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%
English I

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Physical Science

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

2011

 
 
n/a
United States History

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students13%
Female11%
Male16%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students17%
Female18%
Male16%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students19%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
Black23%
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 students24%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 83% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
White 2% 52%
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 90%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Richard Watts
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  • (336) 727-2961

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1215 North Cameron Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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