School Details

Arapahoe Charter School

9005 North Carolina 306, Arapahoe, NC 28510
(252) 249-2599
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 406 students 19 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

41%
61%
68%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
54%
38%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
56%
33%
54%
21%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
47%
74%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
46%
54%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
42%
40%
54%
67%
71%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
60%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arapahoe Charter School average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arapahoe Charter School is a charter middle school in Arapahoe. The principal of Arapahoe Charter School is Mr Thomas W McCarthy, whose e-mail is tom.mccarthy@arapahoecharter.org. 406 students go to Arapahoe Charter School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 57% of the 406 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Arapahoe Charter School is 19:1. Pamlico County Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 73%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Asian 0.5% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is wonderful! I can't say enough postivie things! My son has improved greatly in his confidence & learning! I'm concerned with his education not about diveristiy sports or ratios. I love how small the school is I'd rather my child graudate high school w/ a class of 50 than 500 and walk away with a better personal experience. I was so exciited to know he can go through his school life of K-12 at one school. Arapahoe Charter School is awesome and thank you for all that you do!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was just approved to start high school. My son will be the first graduating class. He is in 9th grade and they will add a year. It is a small school. awesome music department. Currently the 9th grade has 20 students. They are not with each other all day and they do changes classes they offer something for everyone. I love this school because it is a POSTIVE atmosphere and they care. Highly recommend. They do encourage parent involvment even in the higher grades.

  • (2 years ago)

    school is to small to offer classes according to level so students on 6th grade level are in class with students on a 3rd grade level.. holds kids back.. If one student gets in trouble whole class looses break.. Not enough advanced study.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school does not have a very diverse student body. If you look at the numbers they are predominately white. Does this give a true reflection of grades to compare to the state and local averages??

  • (3 years ago)

    Couldn't be happier. We live in Craven County (Cherry Branch Area) but we send our child to Arapahoe charter school. Although Arapahoe is across the river I wouldn't want him going anywhere else. Last year there were 6 six kids that went to this school from Craven County. Now there are upwards of 26 kids. Word is spreading that this school is worth it. Many teachers from Craven County cross the river everyday just to work at Arapahoe vice Craven County schools. There is a bus that takes the kids across the ferry and even if the ferry isn't running the bus drives them around. Principal really understands and cares about the kids. I don't know when the principle showed up but he has been there for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 years. From what I know this is the only K-8 school in the area. Plus they are trying to become a K-12 school. Once it becomes K-12 they will be one of the few schools in the state that will have a 5 year HS but the kids will graduate with their HS diploma and Associates Degree. How can you beat that? There is a dress code but it is only a collared shirt and nice pants/shorts. From one parent to another send your child to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sadly this school was a disappointment. The school changed principals three time while we were there which is evidence of some of the internal struggles there. Our child had a range of teachers from very good to very bad. After two years we were pressured into medicating our child for ADD and our child was placed in the 504 program. This program was not followed properly and our child suffered serious weight loss from the meds. There are good teachers at the school but overall it was a bad experience. I knew it was time to make a change when the EOG reports came out. We now home school and our child is med free and at a normal weight. Home school is a challenge but we feel strongly that our local public schools are too risky to gamble on. Very sad.

  • (3 years ago)

    After working with the county school system across the river I have to say I love working at Arapahoe Charter School. Many people living in Havelock think it is a far drive really its not. The atmosphere at ACS is calm administration believes in its employees students and parents. From what I have seen ANY kid can get along and make friends here. The students are uniquely different but no matter how different each one is they always seem to get along great with each other. I love working at ACS. There's something about striving to be the best CHOICE school. And its FREE!

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't find a single bad thing to say about this school. I pulled my son from a bad school after hearing about this school and enrolled him the next day. My son loves it there. I will and have told all of my friends about this school. Can't say enough about how great they are. The principal is a down to earth kind of guy and cares about his students as do the teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding school. I have never seen a school with so much parent participation. They participate in part becasue of the enthusiasm they see in the teachers and principal. Awesome job! Good caring and excellent learning environment. My kids love it there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel that the students are not getting enough help in school. too much computer time 4 times a week . our daughter has been there for 5 6 gr. they stated a second language would be taught she went to the class once a week and was never taught she was allowed to catch up on late homework instead.The Charter Schools End Of Grade testing has been very low in past years.we are looking for another school at this time for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school for eight years now. We have experienced a great learning enviroment for him. The school offers different activies for continued learning. Besides sports which my son is involved in alot they have 'Odessy of the Mind' a great program. We love the small school and the one on one attention he recieves.

  • (6 years ago)

    Well this is my son's frist grade year and so far I love this school it is great. It is small and everyone knows everybody the kids love it. For the County that it is in this school is the best one there is. Or let me just tell you this with gas prices at $4.00 a gal I drive my son about 30 mins to school and pick up Just so that he can go to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    my grandson went from kindergarden thru 8th and loved every minute of it...he only wished high school was included...now I have 3 little ones going aas he did...love this school and staff

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended ACS from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Overall it is a good school. However if your child is not a self learner in math you might want to look into different schools when they hit the 7th-8th grade. The students are pretty much on their own in math in 7th-8th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love ACS and the teachers there. I had a teacher come to me and tell me that she had made a goal to help my child get to where he/she needed to be. That made me feel that she really did care about my child.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers don't pay close enough attention to what children are doing on the playground. Also it is very difficult to get through to a human being on the phone and if you leave a message they rarely return your call (office not teachers). It's a great school if you're in the 'clique' but if your not....

  • (8 years ago)

    I LOVE my the teachers that my children have this year. They are very caring and my girls love them too. It is nice for them to be in an environment where they feel respected and loved. Last year the teacher's were just as awesome! Great teachers great student/teacher ratio great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The last four years my children have had excellent teachers with the exception of one (and her assistant). I'm getting concerned with the discipline issues; it seems as if the kids are allowed to get away with more than they have in the past. I worry when my kids get older that the school may not be as safe as it once was. I hope next year stricter rules we be set in place and enforced.

  • (9 years ago)

    New principal isn't very helpful or accessible - and elementary curriculum is very uninspired. Discipline is traditional and very southern.

  • (9 years ago)

    My 2 girls love this school! The staff are wonderful people that actually care about the kids. When you have good caring teachers the students are happy. At this school you walk in and the kids are smiling.

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