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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
City of Medicine Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Durham, NC. It has 342 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

City of Medicine Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1070
67 responses
Average ACT
22
70 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,851
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    23%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • HOSA Competitions (Districts & States)
    13%
  • Field Day tournies
    9%
  • Student Government Events
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
342
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,350/ year
National
$12,239
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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This is a very welcoming environment. The motivational speeches that administration gives the students a push into the best direction. Many are so grateful to be accepted into this honors based school, that gives plenty of material to study for future careers. These students and their peers give so much effort in every classroom. Being in this supportive environment makes others strive towards excellence and success. I am so proud of everyone and their future careers, whether it is or isn't in the medical field. Most of all, this building is a safe space to express yourself and talk about your struggles. The teachers and staff are always more than happy to help you. I always look forward to come to school everyday.
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City of Medicine Academy is an amazing place to learn and grow. It is a school that not only focuses on health sciences but concentrates on improving their students to become their best selves. The staff at City of Medicine Academy is beyond invested in their students for their success . City of Medicine Academy is a great place for young adults to learn how to prepare for future obstacles that may approach them. All-in-all, the environment that City of Medicine Academy has created is spectacular for young adults to flourish in.
It's a really good school! If you are not into hvaing a medical career I wouldn't suggest you go to this school because as the name says it is a school HEAVILY based around the thought that you will go into medicine once you graduate. Other than that if you are interested it is a great school. The teachers are nice and understanding and there are programs like EMT and FON there which if you take you will have a job by the time you graduate.