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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
East Wake Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Zebulon, NC. It has 1,186 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

East Wake Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
31 responses
Average ACT
24
47 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$74,879
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,595
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,900
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.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Basketball)
    22%
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Volleyball)
    22%
  • Dodgeball tournament
    22%
  • Dance Concert
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,186
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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My experience at East Wake Academy has been mixed all throughout my years. I first arrived in Kindergarten, so I will have been attending the school for 13 years! Throughout middle school I experienced a whole new building being built for the middle school students, unfortunately, I was only able to be apart of that for a semester until I started my freshman year. This school is truly a college prep school and the teachers and staff truly care about you and how you are doing in your classes, which means a lot. This school has a few different ways of handling things compared to other schools, we wear uniforms and have a dress code for all students. Since I have always been apart of this rule since kindergarten, I have yet to know a difference. It makes things easier and gives everyone kids a chance to be equal. Our school is very small compared to other schools. This has made it easier to connect with others and form lifelong friendships. This school has been more than amazing for me.
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While attending East Wake Academy for my high school years, I experienced a shift in the environment between a public and a charter school. Positive attributes that I enjoyed included: small class size, grade prep, and close bonds with teachers. However, there were also many negatives that came along. Being an African American female in a predominately white school, I faced prejudices about my race and gender. Even though our administration tried their best, it was obvious that they were oblivious and inconsiderate about certain events. For example, the high school holding a mock Presidental Election and not disciplining the kids who harassed the ones that did not vote for Donald Trump. I was also limited to a small range of classes that were available to its students. Which resulted in some of the dissatisfaction I feel. Overall I can say that my experience was average to anyone in high school, and I am grateful to attend a school that positively shaped me into who I am today.
My experience at East Wake Academy is beyond any other experience. I had previously only ever gone to public school and moving to EWA was a big change. Ultimately, this school is amazing, the staff cares beyond just school work. There is a great team of people to support you and help you. The facility is gorgeous and it is nice that it is K-12 because if you have siblings in the younger grades you are able to all be connected.