This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here have below average college readiness measures, ... More are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in absenteeism rates exist at this school, which is concerning.
Academics
Test scores
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Subject
% Proficient
Biology I
39%
State avg: 56%
10/10
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.

Good news!

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


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's success.

Equity
1/10
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.

Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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Black
59%
Hispanic
24%
Asian
7%
White
5%
Two or more races
4%
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
160 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
86%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
2407 South Holden Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407
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