The Exploris School

  • The Exploris School serves 422 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The Exploris School placed in the top 5% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • The Exploris School's student population of 422 students has grown by 105% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 72% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Exploris School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Exploris School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#74 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
6%
26%
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White
82%
50%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in The Exploris School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.320.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in The Exploris School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in The Exploris School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameExploris Middle School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Overall there are a lot of positive things about this school. In 6th and 7th grade they did a lot of off campus activities although it seemed like they did less and less each year. It was difficult because the director changed while we were there and we got to see how the school was run under both directors and we much preferred Kevin, who has now retired. I am not so sure the new direction of the school is that positive. There is much less flexibility in choices and decisions since the new director and I feel that flexibility is always needed as no situation is ever black or white. The teachers are good overall, some are better than others but I wouldn't classify the majority as phenomenal. The concept behind the school is great with all the off sight activities and hands on learning but sometimes they spend too much time on projects that are too narrow when I would rather see the students learn about broader issues. I would still recommend the school based on my experience for my son in the 6th grade, I am reserved about how the future will unfold with the new direction, especially if Exploris takes on too much by going K-8.
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