Wilmington Preparatory Academy

4905 South College Rd

Wilmington, NC 28412

Tel: (910)799-6776
Grades KG-8
133 students
Wilmington Preparatory Academy serves 133 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Wilmington Preparatory Academy operates within the Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District.

School Overview

The student population of 133 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 450% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 133 students
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Total Students (2008-2014)
Gender % Wilmington Preparatory Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Total Teachers (2008-2014)
Students by Grade Wilmington Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 12:1 16:1
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2014)
Hispanic
6%
15%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Black Students (2010-2014)
Black
45%
26%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Black Students (2008-2014)
White
46%
51%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy White Students (2008-2014)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Two Or More Races Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Wilmington Preparatory 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.
0.59 0.45
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Diversity Score (2008-2014)
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.
27%
47%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2014)
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.
24%
7%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 133 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,328 is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has declined by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,851 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has declined by 27% over four years.
School District Name Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 133 1,120
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District Students Managed (2008-2014)
District Total Revenue $1 MM $18 MM
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District District Total Revenue (2008-2010)
District Spending $1 MM $18 MM
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District District Spending (2008-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,328 $10,864
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District District Revenue / Student (2008-2010)
District Spending / Student $7,851 $10,591
Wilmington Preparatory Academy School District District Spending / Student (2008-2010)
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 Isaac M Bear High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roland-grise Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Winter Park Model Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WilmingtonIsaac M Bear High School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 233 students630 Macmillan Ave
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-1387
    0.19-12233
  • WilmingtonWinter Park Model Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 362 students204 South Macmillan Ave
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2159
    1KG-5362
  • WilmingtonCollege Park Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 484 students5001 Oriole Dr
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2058
    1.1KG-5484
  • WilmingtonCape Fear Center For Inquiry
    Charter School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 368 students2525 Wonder Way
    WilmingtonNC 28401
    (910)362-0000
    1.4KG-8368
  • WilmingtonRoland-grise Middle School
    1.5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 838 students4412 Lake Ave
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)350-2136
    1.56-8838

School Reviews

Wilmington Preparatory offers small classes and intense preparation for EOG tests. The teachers at Wilmingon Preparatory academy are very warm and caring and go the extra mile to make sure all the students achieve to their highest potential. Good values are taught at the school with an emphasis on respect. The music classes at the school are wonderful and the children have fun learning and performing many songs. The school emphasizes community outreach and the importance of helping others. Breakfast and lunch as well as transportation are provided by the school. If you like extra curricular activities , you will love Wilmington Preparatory acadamy. Creative hands on learning projects are part of our curriculum.
- Posted by Teacher, 12/20/10

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