Southern Wake Academy

Claimed
6/10
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Reviews
19
Grades
6-7, 9-12
Students
306
Type
Public charter
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Academics
8/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


North Carolina End-of-Course Tests
Math
68%
State avg: 60%
English 2
78%
State avg: 60%
Biology I
79%
State avg: 54%
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2/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
77%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1345
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
46%
State avg: 64%
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6/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

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

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and students in this school are learning at the same rate as similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
91%
Black
4%
Hispanic
3%
Two or more races
1%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
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19 Reviews
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Neighborhood
5108 Old Powell Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Last modified: May 3, 2017

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