Healthy Start Academy

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
807 West Chapel Hill Street

Durham, NC 27701

Tel: (919)956-5599
  • Healthy Start Academy serves 394 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • Healthy Start Academy operates within the Healthy Start Academy School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades KG-8
Total Students394 students
Healthy Start Academy Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %Healthy Start Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Healthy Start Academy Total Teachers (2000-2015)
Students by GradeHealthy Start Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Healthy Start Academy Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2015)
Hispanic
8%
16%
Healthy Start Academy Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
91%
26%
Healthy Start Academy Black Students (1999-2015)
White
1%
50%
Healthy Start Academy White Students (1998-2015)
Two or more races
n/a
4%
Healthy Start Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsHealthy Start Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC 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.
0.170.66
Healthy Start Academy Diversity Score (1998-2015)
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.
97%
52%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
Healthy Start Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

  • Healthy Start Academy School District's student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,579 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,134 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District NameHealthy Start Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed394912
Healthy Start Academy School District Students Managed (1999-2015)
District Total Revenue$4 MM$18 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District District Total Revenue (1998-2015)
District Spending$4 MM$18 MM
Healthy Start Academy School District District Spending (1998-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,579$10,864
Healthy Start Academy School District District Revenue / Student (2000-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,134$10,591
Healthy Start Academy School District District Spending / Student (2000-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/21/2016
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.
- Posted by
5  4/14/2016
My family has had wonderful experiences at this school. The teachers care and the school goes out of its way to be helpful and provide extra resources.
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2  4/18/2011
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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