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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Lake Lure Classical Academy is a public, charter school located in Lake Lure, NC. It has 510 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Lake Lure Classical Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1240
5 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$62,228
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,200
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Dress Down Days
    20%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Softball games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Drama/Plays
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
510
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
22%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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We have 3 children attending this school. The staff and teachers are awesome! This school is geared towards individual learning and we believe our kids are excelling above and beyond compared to a public school environment due to classroom size. All teachers are very communicative with us, which feels very personalized. The report card rating is very unfair on this site. The school currently has no cafeteria, so pack lunches! Not a problem period. Administration is great, so the D minus is not a fair assumption. Our kids absolutely love Lake Lure Classical Academy!
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My time here at Lake Lure Classical Academy has been interesting at the least. I came to the school was I was in 8th grade, and it has been like no other school that I have been to. Upon coming to the school I realized that I would be going to school in trailers and an old plaza. When our classes went to PE, we did not go in a gym, we would walk down to the park at Lake Lure. From our classrooms we could see the beautiful sight of Chimney Rock. Although going to school in trailers was not the ideal situation, most of our teachers did not give up on us. They stood behind us students and encouraged us to persevere through the struggles we were facing. In the beginning of the 2015 school year we got a beautiful new school. Lake Lure Classical Academy is a wonderful school that I would encourage parents in the nearby areas to look into for their children. I have said it once and I will say it again, ¨I am a Raptor, couldn't be prouder, if you cant here me I will say it a little louder!
Lake Lure Classical Academy is a nice, small school that allows students to stay connected to one another and the teachers. Books and technology are lacking but that does not stop the students from learning. LLCA even offers dual enrollment classes through Isothermal Community College that allows students to get college credit in high school.