Healthy Start Academy

807 West Chapel Hill,

Durham, NC, 27701-2565

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

336 students

Healthy Start Academy serves 336 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% 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 336 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 336 students
Healthy Start Academy Total Students (1998-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Healthy Start Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Healthy Start Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Healthy Start Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
13%
Healthy Start Academy Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
91%
27%
Healthy Start Academy Black (1998-2012)
White
1%
52%
Healthy Start Academy White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Healthy Start Academy Sch Ethnicity Healthy Start 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.
0.17 0.64
Healthy Start Academy Diversity Score (1998-2012)
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%
45%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
4%
8%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 336 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Healthy Start Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
4
Number of Students Managed 336 1,593
Healthy Start Academy School District Number of Students Managed (1998-2012)
District Total Revenue $4 MM $19 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District Total Revenue (1998-2009)
District Spending $5 MM $18 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District Spending (1998-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,353 $11,105
Healthy Start Academy School District Revenue / Student (1998-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,246 $10,880
Healthy Start Academy School District Spending / Student (1998-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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
  • Durham Morehead Montessori
    Magnet School
    909 Cobb St
    Durham , NC , 27707
    (919)560-3954
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  292  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Durham Durham School Of The Arts
    Magnet School
    400 North Duke St
    Durham , NC , 27701
    (919)560-3926
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  1505  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Durham George Watts Elementary School
    Magnet School
    700 Watts St
    Durham , NC , 27701
    (919)560-3947
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  422  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Durham Central Park School For Child
    Charter School
    724 Foster St
    Durham , NC , 27701
    (919)682-1200
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Durham Kestrel Heights School
    Charter School
    1915 Chapel Hill Rd
    Durham , NC , 27707
    (919)403-9194
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  605  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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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