Wilmington Preparatory Academy

606 South College Rd

Wilmington, NC 28403

Tel: (910)799-5232
Grades: KG-7

137 students

Wilmington Preparatory Academy serves 137 students in grades KG-7.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Wilmington Preparatory Academy operates within the Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District.

Overview

The student population of 137 students has grown by 55% over five years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-7
Total Students 137 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Students by Grade Wilmington Preparatory Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Hispanic
6%
13%
Black
59%
27%
White
27%
52%
All Ethnic Groups Wilmington Preparatory Academy Sch Ethnicity Wilmington Preparatory Academy Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.57 0.44
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.
46%
45%
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.
10%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 137 students has grown by 20% over five years.
School District Name Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
4
Number of Students Managed 137 1,682
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Number of Students Managed (2008-2012)
District Total Revenue $13,000 $19 MM
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Total Revenue (2008-2009)
District Spending $984,000 $18 MM
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Spending (2008-2009)
District Revenue / Student $114 $11,105
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Revenue / Student (2008-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,632 $10,880
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Spending / Student (2008-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Isaac M Bear High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roland-grise Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Winter Park Model Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WilmingtonIsaac M Bear High School
    601 South College Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)962-4246
    0.1 mi | 220 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WilmingtonWinter Park Model Elementary School
    204 South Macmillan Ave
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2159
    1 mi | 391 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • WilmingtonCollege Park Elementary School
    5001 Oriole Dr
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2058
    1.1 mi | 518 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • WilmingtonCape Fear Center For Inquiry
    Charter School
    3131 Randall Parkway
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)362-0000
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | 397 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • WilmingtonRoland-grise Middle School
    4412 Lake Ave
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2136
    1.5 mi | 859 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 20, 2010 - Wilmington Preparatory offers small classes and intense preparation for EOG tests. The teachers at Wilmingon Preparatory academy are very warm and caring and go the extra mile to make sure all the students achieve to their highest potential. Good values are taught at the school with an emphasis on respect. The music classes at the school are wonderful and the children have fun learning and performing many songs. The school emphasizes community outreach and the importance of helping others. Breakfast and lunch as well as transportation are provided by the school. If you like extra curricular activities , you will love Wilmington Preparatory acadamy. Creative hands on learning projects are part of our curriculum. - Posted by Teacher

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Did You Know?
Wilmington, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.13, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Wilmington is College Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.