Healthy Start Academy

807 West Chapel Hill St

Durham, NC 27701-2565

Tel: (919)956-5599
Grades: KG-8

411 students

Healthy Start Academy serves 411 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Healthy Start Academy operates within the Healthy Start Academy School District.

Overview

The student population of 411 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 411 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 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 18:1 14:1
Hispanic
7%
14%
Black
92%
27%
Hawaiian
1%
58%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.15 0.45
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.
83%
47%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 411 students has grown by 16% over five years.
School District Name Healthy Start Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 411 1,330
District Total Revenue $4 MM $19 MM
District Spending $5 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,353 $11,105
District Spending / Student $13,246 $10,880
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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DurhamMorehead Montessori
    Magnet School
    909 Cobb St
    DurhamNC 27707
    (919)560-3954
    Magnet School

    0.5 mi | 253 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DurhamDurham School Of The Arts
    Magnet School
    401 North Duke St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)560-3926
    Magnet School

    0.6 mi | 1554 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • DurhamGeorge Watts Elementary School
    Magnet School
    700 Watts St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)560-3947
    Magnet School

    0.8 mi | 396 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DurhamCentral Park School For Child
    Charter School
    724 Foster St
    DurhamNC 27701
    (919)682-1200
    Charter School

    0.8 mi | 299 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamKestrel Heights School
    Charter School
    4700 South Alston Ave
    DurhamNC 27713
    (919)484-1300
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 1010 students | Gr. KG-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 18, 2011 - 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

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