New Directions Academy



New Directions Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

New Directions Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 1
1 4
2 2
3 8
4 7
5 7
6 5
7 9
8 5
9 10
10 10
11 9
12 4

New Directions Academy is a public high school of the Dickson County School District located in Charlotte, TN. It has 81 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. New Directions Academy is the 389th largest public high school in Tennessee and the 21,252nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 6.8 to 1.

Total Students: 81
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 6.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 12
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,252nd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Tennessee: 389th out of 433
Student/Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 31st out of 423
Full Time Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 373rd out of 423

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New Directions Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 69
(85%)
1,371
(53%)
 Female 12
(15%)
1,205
(47%)

New Directions Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 67
(83%)
2,246
(87%)
 Black 10
(12%)
167
(6%)
 Two or More 3
(4%)
33
(1%)
 Hispanic 1
(1%)
103
(4%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
19
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

New Directions Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 70
(86%)
1,309
(51%)
 Not Eligible 11
(14%)
1,267
(49%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

New Directions Academy is ranked 357th out of 410 ranked schools in Tennessee, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of New Directions Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.4%. 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.

New Directions Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 95
2006 64
2007 92
2008 79
2009 86
2010 N/A
2011 148
2012 124
2013 75
2014 81
2015 81

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.6
2006 5.3
2007 7.7
2008 6.6
2009 7.2
2010 N/A
2011 13.5
2012 10.3
2013 6.8
2014 7.4
2015 6.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.74736842105263
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013 N/A
2014 0.85185185185185
2015 0.8641975308642

Compare New Directions Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
680.0% 6.8:1
 
1,487.3% 14.9:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 52.4%
 
This School 86.4%
 

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Public KG - 12 81 6.8:1  
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