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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Longleaf School of the Arts is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 349 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Longleaf School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1220
47 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
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.4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • School Wide Lock-In
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Theatre Productions/Showcases
    22%
  • Homecoming
    11%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
349
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 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
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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Longleaf School of the Arts Reviews

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Longleaf is a small school with an excellent focus on preparing its students for college. Since it has such a small population, teachers and administration are very involved with students. Each student recieves more personalized attention than they would in a public school setting. Longleaf requires the use of iPads at school, which was very interesting and opened the doors to many new activities. The clubs at Longleaf are pretty good. If a student wishes to create a new one, it is possible. Currently the school has no organized sports, but there is talk of them being implemented in the future!
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LSA has been the perfect high school for my son. The curriculum is college preparatory, the Arts programs are rich and the teachers are excellent. The Administration and Student Services are extremely supportive and professional. Communication was poor in previous years, but this year has improved a great deal and is continuing to improve. The school is still young, but I believe in a few years and currently has a B on the NC Report Card. I believe in a couple of years, it will be an A. My son and many of his peers are being accepted to prestigious college programs, especially in Art, Design and Film.
Longleaf School of the Arts is a perfect fit for my visual artist and my dancer. The academics are rigorous and the arts keep them challenged daily. Teachers are kind and enjoy working there and the students are supportive of each other, even amid much diversity.
I believe the school has well prepared my students for entering college. They are both happy to go to school daily and that is so important.
The school is not without flaws, but the positive aspects of the school outweigh and of the negative details.