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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
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
City of Medicine Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Durham, NC. It has 324 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
301 Crutchfield Road
Durham, NC 27704
Telephone
(919) 560-2001
Website
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City of Medicine Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1060
60 responses
Average ACT
22
58 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,284
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,000
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.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    22%
  • Prom
    20%
  • HOSA Competitions (Districts & States)
    14%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Field Day tournies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Student Government Events
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
324
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,832
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,527/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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City of Medicine Academy is a small, diverse and friendly environment that allows students to gain more social and communication skills. The overload with work prepares you for the "College Life." Better yet, it assist with time management, especially if your involved in the great clubs they offer. This health science school, exposes students to different many careers that aren't common known. Most teachers are understanding and patience with students who may struggle with education or out-side of school issues.
City of Medicine Academy is a excellent school to attend, to get a head start on your career!
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I have very much enjoyed my two years in CMA, I have seen how dedicated the teachers are which is very difficult to find nowadays. Most of the staff have been with this school since it first opened, which raises their dedication level. For the most part, we have great technology and up- to- date textbooks. The only thing that I would like to see change is the school's effort in building solid clubs. Many of the clubs do not have a solid foundation which causes the participation level to decrease. But there is a solution to everything!
I am currently a senior at City of Medicine Academy and I would like to say that from a holistic standpoint, CMA has helped me grow as a person, inside and outside of the classroom. If there were things that I could change, I would change the number of resources that students are offered, community wise. I would also add a club for students who are undecided as far as their career. City of Medicine is a school that is based around an interest that students have in the medical field but, it should be taken into account that people do change their minds and I believe that students should have a voice if they fall into that category. Overall, City of Medicine gave me an amazing experience.