Waddell Language Academy

7030 Nations Ford Rd

Charlotte, NC 28217-3509

Grades: KG-8

1,289 students

Waddell Language Academy serves 1,289 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Waddell Language Academy operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1289 students has grown by 31% over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 1,289 students
Waddell Language Academy Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 39% Male / 61%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Waddell Language Academy Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Waddell Language Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more 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 17:1 14:1
Waddell Language Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
4%
3%
Waddell Language Academy Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
16%
14%
Waddell Language Academy Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
30%
27%
Waddell Language Academy Black Students (1988-2013)
White
45%
52%
Waddell Language Academy White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Waddell Language Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Waddell Language 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.
0.68 0.45
Waddell Language Academy Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
26%
47%
Waddell Language Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
5%
7%
Waddell Language Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 146,708 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,581 is higher than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 61% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,995 is higher than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 34% over four years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
175
1
Number of Students Managed 146,708 1,330
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $1,699 MM $19 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,620 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,581 $11,105
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,995 $10,880
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 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)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CharlottePinewood Elementary School
    805 Seneca Place
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (980)343-5825
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 524 students                      
  • CharlotteMontclaire Elementary School
    5801 Farmbrook Dr
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (980)343-3635
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 559 students                      
  • CharlotteCollinswood Language Academy
    Magnet School
    4000 Applegate Rd
    CharlotteNC 28209
    (980)343-5820
    Magnet School

    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 712 students                      
  • Charlotte Park Road Montessori
    Magnet School
    3701 Haven Dr
    CharlotteNC 28209
    (980)343-5830
    Magnet School

    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 498 students                      
  • CharlotteE E Waddell High School
    7030 Nations Ford Rd
    CharlotteNC 28217
    (980)343-6769
    1.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | n/a students                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!
Related School Videos
Smith Language Academy 4:21

Smith Language Academy
3 years ago

View more school videos