Lead Academy

  • Lead Academy serves 359 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 57%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lead Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Lead Academy's student population of 359 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lead Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,627 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lead Academy is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
30%
10%
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Black
57%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lead Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
12%
63%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lead Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.580.28
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Graduation Rate≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lead Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDavidson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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