Socrates Academy

  • Socrates Academy serves 675 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher 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 72% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Socrates Academy's student population of 675 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students675 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Socrates Academy's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Socrates Academy is 0.46, which is equal to 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#150 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Socrates 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 Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Socrates Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Socrates Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
72%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Socrates 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
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Socrates Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.460.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Socrates 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 Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Socrates Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSocrates Academy School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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5  
This is our first year at Socrates Academy. We have a Kindergarten student and a fifth grade student. Although we had heard great things about the school's academic program before enrolling, we were amazed at how welcoming the teachers, administrators, parents and students were to both our children from day one. A new school can be an adjustment for a fifth grader and Kindergarten can prove to be a long day for little ones. But, the teachers, staff and volunteering parents work together to help make the environment as safe and supportive as possible. We would like to thank teachers, such as Mrs. Brooks who goes beyond her daily teaching role to come up with new ways to help her students without ceasing, Mrs. VanAlphen who greets every student and adult with an equally big smile and somehow makes science class the exciting adventure it should be, and Mrs. Howle who lovingly cares for each and every student equally. Unfortunately, the review would be too lengthy to list all the names of those deserving to be noted. So, we would like to give a massive thank you to All the teachers and staff! Volunteering parents are also on our list of reasons to attend this school. They have been a huge part in the success of the school, and they make new parents feel encouraged to participate as well. My advice to new parents is to jump into volunteering from the start, which is easy to do with so many class and general school opportunities. The more you do at the school, the more people you will meet and the more quickly you will feel that unique supportive family-like atmosphere this school can offer.
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