Wilmington Preparatory Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 4905 South College Rd
       Wilmington, NC  28412


 (910) 799-6776

District: Wilmington Preparatory Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
996th of 1,406 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  11.6
Number of students:  133

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.1%
African American:
44.4%
Hispanic:
6.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  51.1%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Wilmington Preparatory Academy ranked worse than 70.8% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.73. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Wilmington Preparatory Academy ranked worse than 63.1% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (45.1%), African American (44.4%), Hispanic (6.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 51.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilmington Preparatory Academy is 11.6. (See more...)
Compare Wilmington Preparatory Academy employs 11.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Wilmington Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger Ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 996th of 1406 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Wilmington Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger Ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 426th of 675 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Wilmington Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)

Wilmington Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilmington Preparatory Academy 145th of 191 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 1301st 1308 0.5% 0 star ranking
2009 1.75 1326th 1337 0.8% 0 star ranking
2010 7.95 1289th 1343 4.0% 0 star ranking
2011 26.68 1098th 1361 19.3% 1 star ranking
2012 44.82 841st 1368 38.5% 2 star ranking
2013 19.93 1173rd 1382 15.1% 1 star ranking
2014 40.58 830th 1369 39.4% 2 star ranking
2015 58.14 584th 1404 58.4% 3 star ranking
2016 34.73 996th 1406 29.2% 1 star ranking

Test score 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 478th 675 29.2% 1 star ranking
2013 27.96 495th 684 27.6% 1 star ranking
2014 18.71 536th 639 16.1% 1 star ranking
2015 42.20 414th 705 41.3% 2 star ranking
2016 39.77 426th 675 36.9% 2 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Wilmington Preparatory Academy Test Scores

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Test score data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

About the North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) Tests: The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Source: North Carolina End-Of-Grade Test, North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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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

Test score 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

Test score 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 FRAC 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

Test score 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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