Alpha Academy

Public, Charter, Alternative K-9

 8030 Raeford Road
       Fayetteville, NC  28304


 (910) 223-7711

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District: Alpha Academy


Student/teacher ratio:  21.1
Number of students:  853

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.7%
White:
14.2%
Hispanic:
14.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.2%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Alpha Academy ranked better than 58.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.58. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Alpha Academy ranked better than 82.3% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.96. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Alpha Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (64.7%), White (14.2%), Hispanic (14%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alpha Academy is 21.1. (See more...)
Compare Alpha Academy employs 40.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Alpha Academy 603rd of 1461 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Alpha Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Alpha Academy 128th of 723 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Alpha Academy in the ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alpha Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 4.37 1264th 1276 0.9%
2007 6.20 1264th 1293 2.2%
2008 11.89 1223rd 1324 7.6%
2009 32.31 1007th 1354 25.6%
2010 59.80 617th 1363 54.7%
2011 64.31 533rd 1381 61.4%
2012 62.34 554th 1388 60.1%
2013 38.95 869th 1403 38.1%
2014 37.19 897th 1390 35.5%
2015 54.09 684th 1440 52.5%
2016 61.86 534th 1425 62.5%
2017 67.99 442nd 1429 69.1%
2018 58.39 607th 1434 57.7%
2019 58.58 603rd 1461 58.7%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Alpha Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 28.01 482nd 598 19.4%
2007 12.21 559th 606 7.8%
2008 27.86 481st 620 22.4%
2009 38.04 450th 630 28.6%
2010 77.41 118th 640 81.6%
2011 76.97 117th 648 81.9%
2012 61.02 296th 662 55.3%
2013 57.73 260th 673 61.4%
2014 53.84 278th 627 55.7%
2015 61.39 259th 705 63.3%
2016 70.97 176th 692 74.6%
2017 68.06 212th 694 69.5%
2018 68.68 209th 691 69.8%
2019 78.96 128th 723 82.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Open Quote I went their for my 6th grade year and it was awful. For starters they didn't have a cafeteria and you had to bring your own lunch. Their were 2 6th grade classes, 2 7th grade classes, and 1 8th grade class. Everyone was crammed into little classrooms. I can't even imagine how the elementary classes were. I love school but this school felt like a prison. Each grade was in each class for an hour and 30 minutes. I'm in high school now and our classes are that long. I would understand if it were at least high school grades being in class that long but it was middle school. I couldn't be still that long. Each grade level including: 6th, 7th, and 8th grades shared 4 teachers. 3 out of those 4 teachers were from different countries and so you couldn't really understand what they were saying. If one grade level got into trouble with the teachers or something they could make everyone miss out on gym. It was stupid. When I was their the gym had just got finished being built. We rarely had gym. I had to leave almost by the end of my 6th grade year because 2 of my teachers were going to fail me. I couldn't understand they way they taught even though I stayed for tutoring. Alot of kids and my friends left that same year. Also some of the administration their were really rude to my mom. I would understand if she had did something to them but she didn't. Same for the teachers. I guess some of them didn't want their job. I see reviews online everywhere and people make it seem like that school is so good but its not. Its badly coordinated and my overall experience was awful. I had 3 sisters and 2 brothers go their as well. They also didn't like it. If you want your children to really suffer make them go to that school. It felt like a punishment to me. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Open Quote If I could give a negative rating I would. I moved from California about two weeks ago enrolled my son to begin courses 11/27/17 I am now withdrawing him 12/13/17. I spoke with the Director Eugene Slocum since the this past summer about concerns I saw regarding the schools atmosphere, curriculum, and unresponsiveness of the teachers. He assured me directly via telephone conversation, email, and in person I would not regret sending my son to his insitution. Here I am two weeks later withdrawing my son because of the lack of respect between students and teachers, bullying without reprimand, and an overall negative experience. My son came from an extremely positive environment of faculty that truly cares for its students and would do anything possible to see them succeed. Here at Alpha the teachers namely Ms. Thomas were not helpful in accommodating my sons learning needs in an effective manner to which she called me looking for answers because my son was struggling. How can a child struggle from maintaining a B+ average to now in your school only for a week practically failing? Basic information was not provided such as a student schedule, parent portal, supply list, or teacher contact information within the first week. Hot lunch is not provided nor a means to warm lunch, occasions where "surprise supplies" were needed-these are supplies not listed on the original list just to complete homework, a consistent lack of communication, fights daily, and teachers cursing at students. My son mainly came for the STEM institute because he was heavily participating in robotics programs before arriving. I believed it was up and running after several conversations with Mr. Slocum and staff but as we arrived and have now seen it's barely off the ground and not operating. I just received a call yesterday 12/12/17 stating there would be a parent info session this week but my son wasn't given information to attend even after I spoke with his teacher over the program Ms. Thomas and Mr. Slocum about my sons interest. Overall, I would recommend not sending your child here unless you don't care about their education. I've learned in these last two weeks of being a new parent to a student of this school everything is not what it seems. I felt like I signed up for the Army again they sold me on a dream but when I arrived and signed the paperwork it was a nightmare! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Open Quote Its apparent at the core of this leadership their stems a fundamental rooted to making a difference in a child life. The staff is award winning, and the environment is world class. Check this facility out for yourself and be prepared for the WOW effect Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Open Quote I'm not sure why there is even a rating on free and reduced lunches here. There is no cafeteria at this school at all. Also, I would recommend everyone stay as far from this school as humanly possible. They give loads and loads of homework (which has been proven ineffective). They are extremely rude. On the first day of school the traffic was oddly directed so I decided to get out and walk to get my kindergartener well, I was screamed at. Literally screamed at.. Also, if you are caucasian, or even look caucasian, stay away. The reverse racism that happens at this school is outrageous. They also forced my 5 year old to pray during lunch time. I am not against praying, but I am against breaking the law. Whenever I requested to speak with Eugene Slocum about it, he never called me back. I called him on 6 different occasions and never got any kind of response back. Please just take your baby to a public school. We are so much happier and I feel like my daughter actually gets a quality education at the public school she attends now. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Open Quote School has only been going on for two weeks and we recieve a letter stating child cannot name shapes or something, which my child does at home. Has any other parent gotten an intervention letter this early in the school year? Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 9, 2012

Open Quote Our family has had an excellent experience with AlphA Academy. I have three children attending the academy, and the small teacher-to-student ratio allows their personalized attention. Also, despite the fact that he's curently in the process of moving the school's location (on top of his regular duties), Assistant Principal Roger McCoy makes every effort to step out of his office and get to know the parents and students. For a school that's only been around for several years, their test scores show they're doing extremely well. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Open Quote This school is ridiculous they change their policy on a daily basis on everything from parent involvement to parking and the assistant principle is the worst. Steer clear if you have any other options. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alpha Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 24 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 48
2002 19 49 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 68
2003 19 49 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 68
2004 7 36 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 43
2005 14 76 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 90
2006 13 60 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 75
2007 23 100 0 5 2 n/a n/a 7 137
2008 38 133 2 7 2 n/a n/a 0 182
2009 39 162 1 8 3 n/a n/a 0 213
2010 25 189 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 226
2011 24 198 2 7 3 1 26 0 261
2012 39 221 1 16 3 2 23 0 305
2013 93 276 5 47 8 4 30 0 463
2014 137 352 6 64 8 7 20 0 594
2015 140 385 10 83 8 11 12 0 649
2016 138 462 14 118 6 10 33 0 781
2017 133 498 12 126 4 11 36 0 820
2018 121 552 5 119 4 11 41 0 853

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Alpha Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 48 6.0 8.0 n/a
2002 68 6.0 11.3 0.0
2003 68 6.0 11.3 0.0
2004 43 6.0 7.2 0.0
2005 90 6.0 15.0 n/a
2006 75 6.0 12.5 n/a
2007 137 n/a n/a n/a
2008 182 10.0 18.2 n/a
2009 213 10.0 21.3 n/a
2010 226 12.0 18.8 n/a
2011 261 10.6 24.5 0.0
2012 305 11.1 27.4 40.0
2013 463 16.7 27.6 66.7
2014 594 22.3 26.5 62.6
2015 649 23.0 28.2 94.1
2016 781 31.0 25.1 89.1
2017 820 31.0 26.4 85.0
2018 853 40.4 21.1 33.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Alpha Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 48 6.0 8.0 n/a
2002 68 6.0 11.3 0.0
2003 68 6.0 11.3 0.0
2004 43 6.0 7.2 0.0
2005 90 6.0 15.0 n/a
2006 75 6.0 12.5 n/a
2007 137 n/a n/a n/a
2008 182 10.0 18.2 n/a
2009 213 10.0 21.3 n/a
2010 226 12.0 18.8 n/a
2011 261 10.6 24.5 0.0
2012 305 11.1 27.4 40.0
2013 463 16.7 27.6 66.7
2014 594 22.3 26.5 62.6
2015 649 23.0 28.2 94.1
2016 781 31.0 25.1 89.1
2017 820 31.0 26.4 85.0
2018 853 40.4 21.1 33.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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