134 Cinema Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Wilmington Preparatory Academy serves 142 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Wilmington Preparatory 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower 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 25-29% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

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

School Overview

Wilmington Preparatory Academy's student population of 142 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Wilmington Preparatory Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Wilmington Preparatory Academy is 0.55, 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
#2175 out of 2571 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
62%
25%
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White
25%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
20%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wilmington Preparatory Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
They have this check system thing and it's like if you get 3 checks your suspended I say don't go there..
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5  
Wilmington Preparatory offers small classes and intense preparation for EOG tests. The teachers at Wilmingon Preparatory academy are very warm and caring and go the extra mile to make sure all the students achieve to their highest potential. Good values are taught at the school with an emphasis on respect. The music classes at the school are wonderful and the children have fun learning and performing many songs. The school emphasizes community outreach and the importance of helping others. Breakfast and lunch as well as transportation are provided by the school. If you like extra curricular activities , you will love Wilmington Preparatory acadamy. Creative hands on learning projects are part of our curriculum.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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