Wilmington Preparatory Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 134 Cinema Drive
       Wilmington, NC  28403


 (910) 799-6776

 School Website

District: Wilmington Preparatory Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1197th of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  146

Racial breakdown:

African American:
60.3%
White:
27.4%
Hispanic:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Wilmington Preparatory Academy ranked worse than 83.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.13. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Wilmington Preparatory Academy ranked worse than 68% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.11. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (60.3%), White (27.4%), Hispanic (8.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilmington Preparatory Academy is 12.3. (See more...)
Compare Wilmington Preparatory Academy employs 11.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Wilmington Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 1197th of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Wilmington Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 470th of 691 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Wilmington Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)

Wilmington Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 169th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wilmington Preparatory Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 1.79 1317th 1324 0.5%
2009 1.75 1343rd 1354 0.8%
2010 7.95 1307th 1363 4.1%
2011 26.68 1111th 1381 19.6%
2012 44.82 851st 1388 38.7%
2013 19.93 1189th 1403 15.3%
2014 40.58 839th 1390 39.6%
2015 58.14 601st 1440 58.3%
2016 34.73 1008th 1425 29.3%
2017 37.97 947th 1429 33.7%
2018 21.13 1197th 1434 16.5%

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

Rank History for Wilmington Preparatory Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 39.58 468th 662 29.3%
2013 27.96 488th 673 27.5%
2014 18.71 525th 627 16.3%
2015 42.20 415th 705 41.1%
2016 39.77 441st 692 36.3%
2017 55.72 322nd 694 53.6%
2018 35.11 470th 691 32.0%

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

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a teacher
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Open Quote excellent teachers, great office staff, fantastic families, terrific students! Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, October 14, 2011

Open Quote The teachers and staff at WPA have the student as their top priority. There is a dedicated and supportive staff who work hard to help each student succeed. I personally work extra hard to individualize instruction to meet the needs of each student. The curriculum used is data driven and proven to work, yet the teachers are given the flexibility to adapt lessons to meet student needs. Working in a smaller school makes WPA like a family where everyone knows one another and works together to provide the best school experience for all of our students. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Open Quote The staff at this school have got to be kidding! They are very unprofessional and do not own up to their responsibility. They are extremely messy in how they manage the school and their people skills are very lacking to say the least. The one person at the front desk appears flustered if more than one thing is going on at a time and since this IS an elementary school, 90% of the time there's at least 3 or more things happening at once. Ms. Robinson, who is part founder of WPA, is as unprofessional and as messy as her staff. They offer transportation but it seems that it is never available. Either the bus is broken down, sent away for inspection, or the bus driver (both the permanant driver AND the substitute driver) has neglected to show up for work. Each time I've voiced a complaint to anyone there, I'm looked at like I'm the issue. Not once has anyone there sat me down, apologized and asked me to bear with them. In fact, I was told by Ms. Robinson (who is part founder as I understand it) that my child does not have to come back since this is a "parents choice" school. Wow. That was just the last straw for me. If you have a very low tolerance for messiness, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!! I plan on taking this a lot further. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, June 4, 2011

Open Quote This school has been perfect for my son! The small class size is important to me. They work the kids hard on the 3 R's but there's a lot of fun stuff going on too. I'll give them FIVE stars after we get in the new building next month! Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, December 24, 2010

Open Quote Wilmington Preparatory Academy is a Public Charter school whose teachers and administrators fully supports the holistic development of all students that enter this noble institution.
This school offers small class sizes wherein students recieves the necessary individualize instruction that all child deserves. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wilmington Preparatory Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 8 62 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 70
2009 34 80 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 114
2010 17 115 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 134
2011 22 56 0 3 0 0 7 0 88
2012 38 81 1 9 0 0 8 0 137
2013 53 64 0 10 0 0 13 0 140
2014 60 59 0 9 0 0 5 0 133
2015 52 64 0 15 0 0 5 0 136
2016 44 79 0 17 0 0 7 0 147
2017 40 88 0 12 0 0 6 0 146

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 Wilmington Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 70 7.0 10.0 n/a
2009 114 2.0 57.0 n/a
2010 134 13.0 10.3 n/a
2011 88 8.7 10.0 62.5
2012 137 11.0 12.4 56.9
2013 140 13.3 10.5 69.3
2014 133 11.4 11.6 51.1
2015 136 11.0 12.3 57.4
2016 147 12.0 12.2 57.1
2017 146 11.8 12.3 53.4

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 Wilmington Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 70 7.0 10.0 n/a
2009 114 2.0 57.0 n/a
2010 134 13.0 10.3 n/a
2011 88 8.7 10.0 62.5
2012 137 11.0 12.4 56.9
2013 140 13.3 10.5 69.3
2014 133 11.4 11.6 51.1
2015 136 11.0 12.3 57.4
2016 147 12.0 12.2 57.1
2017 146 11.8 12.3 53.4

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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