Waddell Language Academy

Public, Magnet K-8

 7030 Nations Ford Rd
       Charlotte, NC  28217


 (980) 343-5815

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District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  1,395

Racial breakdown:
White:
46.2%
African American:
24.5%
Hispanic:
18.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.3%

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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, Waddell Language Academy ranked better than 93.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 17th among 106 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.86. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Waddell Language Academy ranked better than 93.5% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.75. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Waddell Language Academy has the largest elementary school student body size in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. Student population at Waddell Language Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.2%), African American (24.5%), Hispanic (18.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 27.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waddell Language Academy is 17.8. 77 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Waddell Language Academy employs 78 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Waddell Language Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Waddell Language Academy 94th of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Waddell Language Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Waddell Language Academy 45th of 691 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Waddell Language 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 Waddell Language Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.16 305th 1276 76.1%
2007 73.17 294th 1293 77.3%
2008 76.75 247th 1324 81.3%
2009 79.31 223rd 1354 83.5%
2010 81.60 169th 1363 87.6%
2011 81.30 186th 1381 86.5%
2012 81.03 186th 1388 86.6%
2013 90.13 105th 1403 92.5%
2014 91.43 87th 1390 93.7%
2015 88.73 107th 1440 92.6%
2016 91.67 64th 1425 95.5%
2017 90.22 83rd 1429 94.2%
2018 89.86 94th 1434 93.4%

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

Rank History for Waddell Language Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 64.99 211th 598 64.7%
2007 73.71 127th 606 79.0%
2008 85.48 48th 620 92.3%
2009 80.94 88th 630 86.0%
2010 83.32 55th 640 91.4%
2011 84.76 37th 648 94.3%
2012 84.11 51st 662 92.3%
2013 87.03 67th 673 90.0%
2014 86.77 59th 627 90.6%
2015 87.65 64th 705 90.9%
2016 87.98 56th 692 91.9%
2017 86.13 63rd 694 90.9%
2018 88.75 45th 691 93.5%

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 parent
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Open Quote Principal and Vice Principal not interested in taking care of bullying and aren’t technology savvy with no desire to get training needed Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, July 2, 2018

Open Quote Due to Principal and Vice Principal being quite uncommunicative about the happenings with our children and not responding to voice messages, emails and meetings, I rate this school a 1 star. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, June 12, 2017

Open Quote It is a great school and I have learned a new language which has give me multiple opportunities I wouldn't have before the teachers are kind and caring Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Open Quote Amazing school with amazing teachers. Truly a special opportunity for children in Charlotte to get a global education. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 11, 2014

Open Quote I have had all of my 4 kids at Waddell E. Language Academy (formerly known as Smith Language Academy). Best (!) school program I have seen and heard of - and free of charge !!

My oldest just graduated from High School ... with EXCELLENT grades and the opportunity to study in Germany - free of charge - because he speaks German.

BEST SCHOOL ! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Waddell Language Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 348 398 19 9 3 n/a n/a 1 778
1989 332 326 18 13 0 n/a n/a 0 689
1990 300 254 24 10 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1991 281 230 23 10 2 n/a n/a 0 546
1992 276 223 23 13 5 n/a n/a 0 538
1993 275 215 31 16 3 n/a n/a 0 540
1994 267 216 33 17 1 n/a n/a 0 534
1995 255 220 31 28 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1996 255 220 31 28 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1997 284 285 41 35 2 n/a n/a 0 647
1998 339 275 42 45 4 n/a n/a 0 705
1999 327 349 43 47 4 n/a n/a 0 770
2000 289 354 36 60 6 n/a n/a 0 745
2001 266 365 31 68 8 n/a n/a 0 738
2002 400 288 19 71 3 n/a n/a 0 781
2003 400 288 19 71 3 n/a n/a 0 781
2004 439 336 21 92 4 n/a n/a 0 892
2005 419 394 16 111 5 n/a n/a 0 945
2006 423 378 23 113 3 n/a n/a 0 940
2007 425 286 32 141 2 n/a n/a 66 952
2008 441 267 33 153 3 n/a n/a 86 983
2009 460 371 49 200 3 n/a n/a 0 1083
2010 471 425 52 236 5 n/a n/a 0 1189
2011 495 312 57 218 0 0 140 0 1222
2012 537 378 66 215 1 0 64 0 1261
2013 571 382 62 205 4 0 65 0 1289
2014 614 370 75 220 4 1 70 0 1354
2015 652 347 79 246 7 1 73 0 1405
2016 645 342 72 263 7 1 65 0 1395

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 Waddell Language Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 778 48.0 16.2 24.4
1989 689 45.0 15.3 39.8
1990 588 42.0 14.0 35.7
1991 546 36.0 15.1 38.5
1992 538 36.0 14.9 19.1
1993 540 40.0 13.5 21.7
1994 534 46.0 11.6 45.3
1995 534 42.0 12.7 44.6
1996 534 42.0 12.7 44.6
1997 647 46.0 14.1 31.2
1998 705 57.0 12.4 31.9
1999 770 57.0 13.5 39.5
2000 745 57.0 13.1 48.3
2001 738 57.0 12.9 44.6
2002 781 57.0 13.7 30.3
2003 781 57.0 13.7 30.3
2004 892 57.0 15.6 34.5
2005 945 57.0 16.6 38.1
2006 940 57.0 16.5 38.1
2007 952 n/a n/a 36.0
2008 983 67.6 14.5 33.6
2009 1083 70.8 15.3 31.3
2010 1189 74.5 15.9 34.0
2011 1222 77.3 15.8 32.2
2012 1261 78.6 16.0 33.9
2013 1289 77.7 16.5 32.5
2014 1354 80.3 16.8 30.5
2015 1405 81.0 17.3 28.2
2016 1395 78.0 17.8 27.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Waddell Language Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 778 48.0 16.2 24.4
1989 689 45.0 15.3 39.8
1990 588 42.0 14.0 35.7
1991 546 36.0 15.1 38.5
1992 538 36.0 14.9 19.1
1993 540 40.0 13.5 21.7
1994 534 46.0 11.6 45.3
1995 534 42.0 12.7 44.6
1996 534 42.0 12.7 44.6
1997 647 46.0 14.1 31.2
1998 705 57.0 12.4 31.9
1999 770 57.0 13.5 39.5
2000 745 57.0 13.1 48.3
2001 738 57.0 12.9 44.6
2002 781 57.0 13.7 30.3
2003 781 57.0 13.7 30.3
2004 892 57.0 15.6 34.5
2005 945 57.0 16.6 38.1
2006 940 57.0 16.5 38.1
2007 952 n/a n/a 36.0
2008 983 67.6 14.5 33.6
2009 1083 70.8 15.3 31.3
2010 1189 74.5 15.9 34.0
2011 1222 77.3 15.8 32.2
2012 1261 78.6 16.0 33.9
2013 1289 77.7 16.5 32.5
2014 1354 80.3 16.8 30.5
2015 1405 81.0 17.3 28.2
2016 1395 78.0 17.8 27.3

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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