Cardinal Charter Academy

1020 St. Charles Place
Cary, NC 27513
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Cardinal Charter Academy serves 858 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Cardinal Charter Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 858 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cardinal Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Cardinal Charter Academy's student population of 858 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
858 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Cardinal Charter Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cardinal Charter Academy is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#603 out of 2568 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
16%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
20%
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Black
20%
25%
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White
42%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cardinal Charter Academy's ranking?
Cardinal Charter Academy is ranked #603 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Cardinal Charter Academy often compared to?
Cardinal Charter Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Triangle Math And Science Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
How many students attend Cardinal Charter Academy?
858 students attend Cardinal Charter Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Cardinal Charter Academy students are White, 20% of students are Black, 16% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, and 9% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cardinal Charter Academy?
Cardinal Charter Academy has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Cardinal Charter Academy offer ?
Cardinal Charter Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Cardinal Charter Academy part of?
Cardinal Charter Academy is part of Cardinal Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 858 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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