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Southern Wake Academy

Holly Springs, NC


Southern Wake Academy
5108 Old Powell Rd
Holly Springs, NC  27540
Phone: 919-567-9955
Wake County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 465
Type: Charter School  
Southern Wake Academy

Southern Wake Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#42
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Southern Wake Academy is ranked #42 of 80 of the best middle schools in Raleigh and surrounding areas (47th percentile). Cick the link to see all 80 middle schools.


#20
Metro Area High School Ranking: Southern Wake Academy is ranked #20 out of 52 of the best high schools in Raleigh and surrounding areas (62nd percentile). Cick the link to see all 52 high schools.


State Ranking

#281
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Southern Wake Academy is ranked #281 out of 703 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (60th percentile). Click the link to see all 703 middle schools.


#130
Statewide High School Ranking: Southern Wake Academy is ranked #130 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (75th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Southern Wake Academy is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Wake County, NC and is an independent charter school.

78.8
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Southern Wake Academy had a Student Growth Score of 78.8. This placed Southern Wake Academy in the 58th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 21.2 75th 17.5
Math 18.8 42nd 18.9
Reading 22.3 70th 19.1
Science 19.9 56th 18.8
Writing 6.4 63rd 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Southern Wake Academy stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 6

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 29% - Level 1
 29% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 36% - Level 1
 36% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 26% - Level 2
 11% - Level 1
 11% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 36% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 64% - Level 4 (Solid)
 64% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 578
Math 534
Composite Score 1112
SAT Participation Rate 26 %

Southern Wake Academy had an average SAT score of 1112 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #70 out of 491 NC high schools (86th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Southern Wake Academy was 26% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 78% - Southern Wake Academy
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 78% - Southern Wake Academy
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 3%
 Asian - 3%
 Black - 4%
 Black - 4%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 White - 86%
 White - 86%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Southern Wake Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Southern Wake Academy and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Herbert Akins Rd Elementary School 9 1.0 miles Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular PK-5
Lincoln Heights Elementary School 2 1.6 miles Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular PK-5
Fuquay-Varina High School 7 1.7 miles Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular 9-12
Holly Springs High School 9 2.0 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular 9-12
Holly Grove Middle School 10 2.1 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular 6-8
Holly Grove Elementary School 10 2.2 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular PK-5
Fuquay-Varina Middle School 7 2.2 miles Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular 6-8
Ballentine Elementary School 8 2.6 miles Fuquay Varina, NC Regular PK-5
Holly Ridge Middle School 8 2.9 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular 6-8
Holly Springs Elementary School 10 3.1 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular PK-5
Holly Ridge Elementary School 10 3.1 miles Holly Springs, NC Regular PK-5
Fuquay-Varina Elementary School 7 3.5 miles Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular PK-5
West Lake Middle School 9 4.6 miles Apex, NC Regular 6-8
West Lake Elementary School 10 4.7 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Middle Creek High School 8 5.0 miles Apex, NC Regular 9-12
Middle Creek Elementary School 9 5.2 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Willow Springs Elementary School 10 5.2 miles Willow Spring, NC Regular K-5
Banks Rd Elementary School 9 6.3 miles Raleigh, NC Regular PK-5
Oak Grove Elementary School 9 7.3 miles Raleigh, NC Regular PK-5
Penny Road Elementary School 9 7.4 miles Cary, NC Regular K-5
Lufkin Road Middle School 10 7.4 miles Apex, NC Regular 6-8