Healthy Start Academy

  • Healthy Start Academy serves 388 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Healthy Start Academy's student population of 388 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students388 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Healthy Start Academy
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Healthy Start Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Healthy Start Academy's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Healthy Start Academy is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2408 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Healthy Start Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
16%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
80%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
3%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Healthy Start Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.340.46
This chart display the diversity score of Healthy Start Academy and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Healthy Start Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHealthy Start Academy School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We like and recommend this school. We have really appreciated the dedicated teachers. The Administration and faculty encourage all students, including those who have very little support at home. There are some poorly behaved students and parents; however, we've been impressed with the school's response to them, and the school is very safe. We like the small family atmosphere, too.
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This is hands-down the worst school I have ever seen. The students are not held accountable for actions like fighting, cheating, or skipping, and they learn they can get away with it. There are cameras in the classrooms, more for the principal to watch the teachers than the students (if you don't trust your teachers why did you hire them?). There is a complete lack of communication between the principal and staff. Bottom line- I would only send my kids there if I were training them to be criminals, not if I wanted them to get a decent education.
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