The Oaks Academy

4533 Martins Creek Road
Murphy, NC 28906
  • The Oaks Academy serves 60 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The Oaks Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • The Oaks Academy's student population of 60 students has grown by 114% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students60 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Oaks Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,481 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 5:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Oaks Academy is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
3%
26%
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White
87%
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.240.67
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Graduation Rate70-79%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherokee County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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