Smith Language Academy

1600 Tyvola Rd,

Charlotte, NC, 28210-3509

Tel: (980)343-5815
Grades: KG-8

1,261 students

Smith Language Academy serves 1,261 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Smith Language Academy operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1261 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 1,261 students
Smith Language Academy Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 39% Male / 61%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Smith Language Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Smith Language Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more 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
Smith Language Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
2%
Smith Language Academy Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
17%
13%
Smith Language Academy Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
29%
27%
Smith Language Academy Black (1988-2012)
White
42%
52%
Smith Language Academy White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Smith Language Academy Sch Ethnicity Smith Language 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.
0.71 0.64
Smith Language Academy Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
28%
45%
Smith Language Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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%
Smith Language Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 141,062 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
173
4
Number of Students Managed 141,062 1,593
District Total Revenue $1,699 MM $19 MM
District Spending $1,620 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,581 $11,105
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,995 $10,880
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 E E Waddell High School (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Alexander Graham Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pinewood Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charlotte Pinewood Elementary School
    805 Seneca Place
    Charlotte , NC , 28210
    (980)343-5825
    0.4  mi  |  524  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Charlotte Montclaire Elementary School
    5801 Farmbrook Dr
    Charlotte , NC , 28210
    (980)343-3635
    0.8  mi  |  526  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Charlotte Collinswood Language Acdmy Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4000 Applegate Rd
    Charlotte , NC , 28209
    (980)343-5820
    Magnet School
    1.5  mi  |  651  students  |  Gr.  KG-7
  • Charlotte Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Park Road Montessori
    Magnet School
    3701 Haven Dr
    Charlotte , NC , 28209
    (980)343-5830
    Magnet School
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Charlotte E E Waddell High School
    7030 Nations Ford Rd
    Charlotte , NC , 28217
    (980)343-6769
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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