Socrates Academy

3909 Weddington Rd

Matthews, NC 28105

Tel: (704)321-1711
Grades KG-8
653 students
Socrates Academy serves 653 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Socrates Academy operates within the Socrates Academy School District.

School Overview

The student population of 653 students has grown by 46% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 653 students
Socrates Academy Total Students (2006-2014)
Gender % Socrates Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Socrates Academy Total Teachers (2006-2014)
Students by Grade Socrates Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 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 15:1 16:1
Socrates Academy Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2014)
Asian
7%
3%
Socrates Academy Asian Students (2007-2014)
Hispanic
6%
15%
Socrates Academy Black Students (2006-2014)
Black
5%
26%
Socrates Academy Black Students (2006-2014)
White
80%
51%
Socrates Academy White Students (2006-2014)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Socrates Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.35 0.45
Socrates Academy Diversity Score (2006-2014)
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.
7%
47%
Socrates Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
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.
8%
7%
Socrates Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

Socrates Academy School District's student population of 653 students has grown by 46% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,046 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,188 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Socrates Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 653 1,120
Socrates Academy School District Students Managed (2006-2014)
District Total Revenue $3 MM $18 MM
Socrates Academy School District District Total Revenue (2006-2012)
District Spending $3 MM $18 MM
Socrates Academy School District District Spending (2006-2012)
District Revenue / Student $8,046 $10,864
Socrates Academy School District District Revenue / Student (2006-2012)
District Spending / Student $7,188 $10,591
Socrates Academy School District District Spending / Student (2006-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Providence High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jay M Robinson Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mckee Road Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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    Grades: KG-5 | 497 students
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    1.7 miles
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    MatthewsNC 28104
    (704)841-2505
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    (980)343-6935
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    Grades: PK-5 | 974 students
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    2.7 miles
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    (980)343-5700
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School Reviews

This is our first year at Socrates Academy. We have a Kindergarten student and a fifth grade student. Although we had heard great things about the school's academic program before enrolling, we were amazed at how welcoming the teachers, administrators, parents and students were to both our children from day one. A new school can be an adjustment for a fifth grader and Kindergarten can prove to be a long day for little ones. But, the teachers, staff and volunteering parents work together to help make the environment as safe and supportive as possible. We would like to thank teachers, such as Mrs. Brooks who goes beyond her daily teaching role to come up with new ways to help her students without ceasing, Mrs. VanAlphen who greets every student and adult with an equally big smile and somehow makes science class the exciting adventure it should be, and Mrs. Howle who lovingly cares for each and every student equally. Unfortunately, the review would be too lengthy to list all the names of those deserving to be noted. So, we would like to give a massive thank you to All the teachers and staff! Volunteering parents are also on our list of reasons to attend this school. They have been a huge part in the success of the school, and they make new parents feel encouraged to participate as well. My advice to new parents is to jump into volunteering from the start, which is easy to do with so many class and general school opportunities. The more you do at the school, the more people you will meet and the more quickly you will feel that unique supportive family-like atmosphere this school can offer.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16

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