This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More
Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
62%
State avg: 55%
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Reading
53%
State avg: 57%
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Science
80%
State avg: 73%
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4/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
8/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A promising sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing better than other students in the state, though this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Schools that close the gap between different student groups are doing something right! Explore the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to learn more. Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how this school is helping all its students succeed – and how can you help.

Environment
General Information
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Students
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Black
69%
Hispanic
21%
White
6%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
277 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
87%
State avg: 89%
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6 Reviews
4 out of 5 stars
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4 1
3 1
2 0
1 0
Neighborhood
715 North Caldwell St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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