Healthy Start Academy

807 West Chapel Hill St

Durham, NC 27701-2565

Tel: (919)956-5599
Grades KG-8
361 students
Healthy Start Academy serves 361 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Healthy Start Academy operates within the Healthy Start Academy School District.

School Overview

The student population of 361 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 361 students
Healthy Start Academy Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % Healthy Start Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Healthy Start Academy Total Teachers (1999-2014)
Students by Grade Healthy Start Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Healthy Start Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2014)
Hispanic
9%
15%
Healthy Start Academy Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
91%
26%
Healthy Start Academy Black Students (1998-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Healthy Start Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.45
Healthy Start Academy Diversity Score (1998-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
86%
47%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 361 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,123 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,842 is higher than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 35% over four years.
School District Name Healthy Start Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 361 1,120
Healthy Start Academy School District Students Managed (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $4 MM $18 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District District Total Revenue (1998-2010)
District Spending $4 MM $18 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District District Spending (1998-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,123 $10,864
Healthy Start Academy School District District Revenue / Student (1999-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,842 $10,591
Healthy Start Academy School District District Spending / Student (1999-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Durham School Of The Arts (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Durham School Of The Arts (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morehead Montessori (0.5 miles away)
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  • DurhamMorehead Montessori
    Magnet School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 213 students909 Cobb St
    DurhamNC 27707
    (919)560-3954
    0.5PK-5213
  • DurhamDurham School Of The Arts
    Magnet School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 1564 students401 North Duke St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)560-3926
    0.66-121564
  • DurhamCentral Park School For Child
    Charter School
    0.8 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 317 students724 Foster St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)682-1200
    0.8KG-5317
  • DurhamGeorge Watts Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 340 students700 Watts St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)560-3947
    0.8PK-5340
  • DurhamKestrel Heights School
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-12 | 1038 students4700 South Alston Ave
    DurhamNC 27713
    (919)484-1300
    0.9KG-121038

School Reviews

This is hands-down the worst school I have ever seen. The students are not held accountable for actions like fighting, cheating, or skipping, and they learn they can get away with it. There are cameras in the classrooms, more for the principal to watch the teachers than the students (if you don't trust your teachers why did you hire them?). There is a complete lack of communication between the principal and staff. Bottom line- I would only send my kids there if I were training them to be criminals, not if I wanted them to get a decent education.
- Posted by Teacher, 04/18/11

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