First Ward Creative Arts Academy



First Ward Creative Arts Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

First Ward Creative Arts Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 89
1 97
2 94
3 96
4 87
5 85
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

First Ward Creative Arts Academy is a public elementary school located in Charlotte, NC in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. It enrolls 548 students in grades 1st through 12th. First Ward Creative Arts Academy is the 593rd largest public school in North Carolina and the 17,664th largest nationally. It has 14.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 548
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.34

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First Ward Creative Arts Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 352
(64%)
51,417
(49%)
 Male 196
(36%)
53,393
(51%)

First Ward Creative Arts Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 384
(70%)
40,499
(39%)
 Hispanic 110
(20%)
24,386
(23%)
 White 34
(6%)
30,400
(29%)
 Two or More 13
(2%)
2,330
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
499
(0%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
6,558
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
138
(0%)

First Ward Creative Arts Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 527
(96%)
64,671
(62%)
 Not Eligible 21
(4%)
37,833
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
2,306
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, First Ward Creative Arts Academy is ranked 204th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of First Ward Creative Arts Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (96.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

First Ward Creative Arts Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 369
2006 360
2007 405
2008 529
2009 538
2010 591
2011 533
2012 548
2013 548
2014 531
2015 548

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.2
2006 N/A
2007 13.2
2008 14.5
2009 15.8
2010 14.8
2011 14.4
2012 15.3
2013 14.3
2014 14.4
2015 14.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.61517615176152
2006 0.63888888888889
2007 0.61234567901235
2008 0.60869565217391
2009 0.63754646840149
2010 0.71742808798646
2011 0.78236397748593
2012 0.78284671532847
2013 0.7956204379562
2014 0.98305084745763
2015 0.96167883211679

Compare First Ward Creative Arts Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,470.0% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 
This School 96.2%
 

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Public KG - 05 548 14.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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