The Special Children's School serves 34 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 34 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

School Overview

The Special Children's School's student population of 34 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
34 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of The Special Children's School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
<50%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of The Special Children's School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
<50%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of The Special Children's School 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 Ratio
3:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in The Special Children's School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in The Special Children's School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
26%
25%
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White
47%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in The Special Children's School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of The Special Children's School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in The Special Children's School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in The Special Children's School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 34 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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