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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
East Wake Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Zebulon, NC. It has 1,153 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% 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
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
29 responses
Average ACT
24
41 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$73,078
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,100
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.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Basketball)
    25%
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Volleyball)
    20%
  • Dance Concert
    20%
  • Dodgeball tournament
    20%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,153
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 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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What I like about East Wake Academy is the fact that it is K-12. I recently just graduated there in the spring so I was with the same people since 5th grade. That allowed us to grow up together and have a personal connection not offered in a public high school. What I did not like is there was little to none diversity. Out of the 85 graduating people in my class, only 5 of them were African American. Additionally, you used to only be allowed to get the uniforms from a specific store and my mom would spend $300 on two skirts and two shirts for my sister. There is no cafeteria so you have to bring your own lunch every day which is expensive and time-consuming.
I transferred my sophomore year and it was the best decision because it is a college prep school. My education and skills have grown so much coming this school. I love the environment of the students and staff!