First Ward Creative Arts Academy

Public, Magnet K-5

 715 N. Caldwell St
       Charlotte, NC  28202


 (980) 343-5485

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District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
750th of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  548

Racial breakdown:
African American:
70.1%
Hispanic:
20.1%
White:
6.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.2%

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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, First Ward Creative Arts Academy ranked worse than 52.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 54th among 106 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.98. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (70.1%), Hispanic (20.1%), White (6.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 96.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at First Ward Creative Arts Academy is 14.8, which is the 11th best among 106 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
Compare First Ward Creative Arts Academy employs 37 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

First Ward Creative Arts Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks First Ward Creative Arts Academy 750th of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See First Ward Creative Arts Academy in the ranking list.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 108th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for First Ward Creative Arts Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 32.82 968th 1276 24.1%
2007 23.87 1102nd 1293 14.8%
2008 29.72 1011th 1324 23.6%
2009 38.78 932nd 1354 31.2%
2010 41.61 907th 1363 33.5%
2011 29.79 1074th 1381 22.2%
2012 39.42 952nd 1388 31.4%
2013 30.83 1023rd 1403 27.1%
2014 26.16 1066th 1390 23.3%
2015 42.69 861st 1440 40.2%
2016 51.19 706th 1425 50.5%
2017 49.91 748th 1429 47.7%
2018 49.98 750th 1434 47.7%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a student
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Open Quote Amazing school💖💖💖 Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Open Quote in 1954 i was in the 1st grade at dilworth elementry... i remember a great first year in school... we had a class pet.... a rabbit Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Open Quote We recently moved from small town mount pleasant nc. my child now goes to the new dilworth elementary. the reason i rate this school so poor is because i feel diconnected from the teacher of my child and my childs learning. i have not seen any of the school supplies that i have bought. i dont have a clue what my child is learning. i cant even get a morning and afternoon bus for my child because they do not have a bus stop at my home. so i just take him and get him everyday. i also believe that my child is learning the same thing this year in second as he learned last year in first grade at MPES. I have serious thoughts of taking him back. i have never had the problems at MPES as i do here at dilworth. i am very unhappy about the entire situation. Close Quote


Enrollment information for First Ward Creative Arts Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 330 285 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 619
1989 354 277 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 632
1990 354 272 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 629
1991 353 280 0 2 6 n/a n/a 0 641
1992 379 279 5 1 4 n/a n/a 0 668
1993 313 243 4 1 6 n/a n/a 0 567
1994 306 231 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1995 256 227 2 2 2 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 256 227 2 2 2 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 256 239 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 503
1998 252 250 2 0 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1999 215 268 5 3 8 n/a n/a 0 499
2000 177 273 5 2 4 n/a n/a 0 461
2001 141 240 4 3 5 n/a n/a 0 393
2002 161 269 7 6 11 n/a n/a 0 454
2003 161 269 7 6 11 n/a n/a 0 454
2004 127 258 4 7 11 n/a n/a 0 407
2005 87 270 2 9 7 n/a n/a 0 375
2006 52 303 2 9 3 n/a n/a 0 369
2007 67 273 2 15 3 n/a n/a 23 383
2008 81 286 1 33 4 n/a n/a 20 425
2009 105 372 5 45 2 n/a n/a 0 529
2010 94 382 6 54 2 n/a n/a 0 538
2011 58 413 5 71 2 0 42 0 591
2012 36 402 0 76 3 0 16 0 533
2013 38 393 0 92 4 0 21 0 548
2014 38 387 1 99 3 0 20 0 548
2015 31 366 3 112 3 0 16 0 531
2016 34 384 3 110 4 0 13 0 548

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 First Ward Creative Arts Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 619 27.0 22.9 34.1
1989 632 29.0 21.7 38.4
1990 629 32.0 19.6 39.9
1991 641 32.0 20.0 39.2
1992 668 32.0 20.8 28.3
1993 567 27.0 21.0 41.1
1994 543 28.0 19.4 37.2
1995 489 27.0 18.1 35.2
1996 489 27.0 18.1 35.2
1997 503 30.0 16.8 41.0
1998 509 33.0 15.4 42.0
1999 499 33.0 15.1 50.1
2000 461 33.0 14.0 56.2
2001 393 33.0 11.9 60.8
2002 454 33.0 13.8 53.1
2003 454 33.0 13.8 53.1
2004 407 33.0 12.3 58.5
2005 375 33.0 11.4 58.1
2006 369 33.0 11.2 61.5
2007 383 n/a n/a 63.9
2008 425 30.6 13.9 61.2
2009 529 36.6 14.5 60.9
2010 538 34.1 15.7 63.8
2011 591 39.9 14.7 71.7
2012 533 37.0 14.3 78.2
2013 548 35.8 15.2 78.3
2014 548 38.3 14.2 79.6
2015 531 37.0 14.3 98.3
2016 548 37.0 14.8 96.2

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 First Ward Creative Arts Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 619 27.0 22.9 34.1
1989 632 29.0 21.7 38.4
1990 629 32.0 19.6 39.9
1991 641 32.0 20.0 39.2
1992 668 32.0 20.8 28.3
1993 567 27.0 21.0 41.1
1994 543 28.0 19.4 37.2
1995 489 27.0 18.1 35.2
1996 489 27.0 18.1 35.2
1997 503 30.0 16.8 41.0
1998 509 33.0 15.4 42.0
1999 499 33.0 15.1 50.1
2000 461 33.0 14.0 56.2
2001 393 33.0 11.9 60.8
2002 454 33.0 13.8 53.1
2003 454 33.0 13.8 53.1
2004 407 33.0 12.3 58.5
2005 375 33.0 11.4 58.1
2006 369 33.0 11.2 61.5
2007 383 n/a n/a 63.9
2008 425 30.6 13.9 61.2
2009 529 36.6 14.5 60.9
2010 538 34.1 15.7 63.8
2011 591 39.9 14.7 71.7
2012 533 37.0 14.3 78.2
2013 548 35.8 15.2 78.3
2014 548 38.3 14.2 79.6
2015 531 37.0 14.3 98.3
2016 548 37.0 14.8 96.2

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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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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