Excelsior Classical Academy

Summary:

Excelsior Classical Academy is a public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina, serving grades KG-11 with a total enrollment of 987 students. The school has a diverse student population, with 47.42% White, 19.96% African American, 21.99% Hispanic, 1.62% Asian, and 8.92% two or more races.

Excelsior Classical Academy outperforms the state average in several grade-level assessments, particularly in 3rd grade Mathematics (64.4% vs. 61.1%) and 3rd grade Reading (62.2% vs. 48%). However, the school struggles in some higher-grade assessments, such as 8th grade Mathematics (29.3% vs. 44.8%) and End-of-Course (EOC) exams like Biology (36% vs. 54.1%) and Math I (22.6% vs. 35.9%). The school has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 24.2, compared to nearby schools ranging from 10.8 to 21.5 students per teacher. Interestingly, Eno River Academy, a nearby charter school, consistently outperforms Excelsior Classical Academy and the state average in most grade-level assessments, particularly in Mathematics and Reading.

The nearby Durham Charter School, which has a significantly higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students (99.07% free/reduced lunch) compared to Excelsior Classical Academy, still manages to outperform the state average in several assessments. In contrast, the nearby virtual schools, such as Ignite Online Academy and North Carolina Cyber Academy, generally underperform Excelsior Classical Academy and the state average in most assessments, particularly in Mathematics and Reading.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 4100 N Roxboro Street
       Durham, NC  27704-2122


(919) 213-8585

District: Excelsior Classical Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
659th of 1,502 North Carolina Alternative Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  987

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.4%
Hispanic:
22.0%
African American:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.2% Help


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Compare Details Excelsior Classical Academy ranks better than 56.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.55. (See more...)
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Compare Details Excelsior Classical Academy ranks better than 50.8% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Excelsior Classical Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.4%), Hispanic (22%), African American (20%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Excelsior Classical Academy is 24.2. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Excelsior Classical Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Excelsior Classical Academy 659th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Excelsior Classical Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Excelsior Classical Academy 386th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Excelsior Classical Academy in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Excelsior Classical Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.22 981st 1429 31.4%
2018 55.97 645th 1434 55.0%
2019 63.91 507th 1473 65.6%
2021 70.24 396th 1489 73.4%
2022 59.36 602nd 1514 60.2%
2023 55.55 659th 1502 56.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 62.37 28th 97 71.1%
2022 60.45 45th 133 66.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 59.43 431st 1329 67.6%
2022 47.99 689th 1366 49.6%
2023 46.24 786th 1437 45.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.82 610th 1405 56.6%
2019 53.78 685th 1424 51.9%
2021 62.87 464th 1440 67.8%
2022 52.25 684th 1458 53.1%
2023 55.45 628th 1459 57.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 61.29 161st 646 75.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.49 749th 1413 47.0%
2019 71.11 359th 1430 74.9%
2021 74.48 327th 1444 77.4%
2022 63.85 492nd 1464 66.4%
2023 54.47 655th 1461 55.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.62 778th 927 16.1%
2019 49.52 443rd 949 53.3%
2021 72.65 136th 896 84.8%
2022 64.90 234th 927 74.8%
2023 60.80 298th 933 68.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.65 365th 843 56.7%
2022 35.14 620th 893 30.6%
2023 29.94 694th 915 24.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.06 334th 1178 71.6%
2019 74.89 244th 1183 79.4%
2021 70.00 308th 1172 73.7%
2022 55.08 544th 1194 54.4%
2023 55.98 526th 1183 55.5%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Excelsior Classical Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.41 279th 737 62.1%
2021 68.01 214th 741 71.1%
2022 54.36 344th 786 56.2%
2023 49.66 386th 784 50.8%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.81 145th 302 52.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.88 311th 633 50.9%
2022 20.59 600th 689 12.9%
2023 22.23 612th 735 16.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.94 304th 684 55.6%
2021 71.93 173rd 706 75.5%
2022 50.45 356th 733 51.4%
2023 45.90 396th 731 45.8%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 80.19 26th 478 94.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.93 249th 697 64.3%
2021 61.47 244th 711 65.7%
2022 55.66 315th 748 57.9%
2023 50.99 343rd 747 54.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 59.91 133rd 533 75.0%
2022 55.31 187th 550 66.0%
2023 53.23 203rd 559 63.7%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.64 218th 522 58.2%
2022 25.59 435th 541 19.6%
2023 26.78 443rd 553 19.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Excelsior Classical Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.14 117th 624 81.3%
2021 74.02 137th 632 78.3%
2022 54.87 280th 658 57.4%
2023 48.48 323rd 656 50.8%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Excelsior Classical Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 149 64 3 20 0 0 16 0 252
2017 199 96 5 29 1 0 33 0 363
2018 266 115 8 49 1 1 38 0 478
2019 312 136 6 64 1 1 50 0 570
2020 379 165 9 94 0 2 57 0 706
2021 438 186 10 136 1 1 74 0 846
2022 477 178 12 154 0 1 77 0 899
2023 468 197 16 217 0 1 88 0 987

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 Excelsior Classical Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 252 15.0 16.8 20.6
2017 363 23.2 15.6 18.5
2018 478 25.9 18.4 6.5
2019 570 31.9 17.8 7.2
2020 706 36.2 19.4 n/a
2021 846 46.7 18.0 n/a
2022 899 49.0 18.3 n/a
2023 987 40.7 24.2 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Excelsior Classical Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 252 15.0 16.8 20.6
2017 363 23.2 15.6 18.5
2018 478 25.9 18.4 6.5
2019 570 31.9 17.8 7.2
2020 706 36.2 19.4 n/a
2021 846 46.7 18.0 n/a
2022 899 49.0 18.3 n/a
2023 987 40.7 24.2 n/a

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Excelsior Classical Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 507th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 659th of 1502 Elementary schools
 9.5%
Ranks 279th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 386th of 784 Middle schools
 11.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Excelsior Classical Academy)64.864.4
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Excelsior Classical Academy)65.962.2
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Excelsior Classical Academy)6037.1
 22.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Excelsior Classical Academy)6653.9
 12.1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Excelsior Classical Academy)64.636.2
 28.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Excelsior Classical Academy)60.461.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Excelsior Classical Academy)66.774.5
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Excelsior Classical Academy)71.752.2
 19.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Excelsior Classical Academy)69.653.3
 16.3%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Excelsior Classical Academy)54.248.9
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Excelsior Classical Academy)56.347.8
 8.5%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students570987
 73.2%
African American136197
 44.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian616
 166.7%
Hispanic64217
 239.1%
Pacific Islander11
White312468
 50%
Two or More Races5088
 76%


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Excelsior Classical Academy ranks 659th of 1502 North Carolina alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Excelsior Classical Academy are 47% White, 22% Hispanic, 20% African American, 9% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 987 students attended Excelsior Classical Academy.


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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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