Turning Point Academy

409 West Sumter Street
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Turning Point Academy serves 142 students in grades 6-12.
Turning Point 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Turning Point Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Turning Point Academy's student population of 142 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Turning Point Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Turning Point Academy is 0.62, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#2546 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
3%
18%
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Black
51%
25%
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White
33%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.68
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Graduation Rate
65-69%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCleveland County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Turning Point Academy is Cleveland Echs (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Shelby Middle School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shelby Intermediate (1.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Shelby Shelby Intermediate Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 479 students
    1.4 miles
    220 S Post Road
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 476-8371
    1.4 5-6 479
  • Shelby Cleveland Echs Math: ≤10% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-13 | 213 students
    1.5 miles
    1800 E. Marion Street
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 669-4710
    1.5 9-13 213
  • Shelby Marion Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 319 students
    2.4 miles
    410 Forest Hill Drive
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 476-8381
    2.4 PK-4 319
  • Shelby Shelby High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 899 students
    2.4 miles
    230 E Dixon Boulevard
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 476-8325
    2.4 9-12 899
  • Shelby Jefferson Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 384 students
    3.0 miles
    1166 Wyke Road
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 476-8390
    3 PK-4 384

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