3909 Weddington Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Socrates Academy serves 686 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Socrates Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Socrates Academy's student population of 686 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
686 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Socrates Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Socrates Academy is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#286 out of 2571 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
11%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
18%
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Black
6%
25%
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White
69%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Principal Baker is the principal currently, she fired teachers for not being vaccinated, now there is a staff shortage, and has had numerous school closings. Principal Baker is responsible for many staff and education issues at this school, the teachers are great.
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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 686 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Btm 50%)

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