CATA NC Report Card

  • Welcome Central Academy of Technology & Arts Community,

    It is a privilege to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. Our school continues to be one of the highest performing high schools in the state of North Carolina and recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016. We have a North Carolina School Report Card Grade of an ‘A’ and an Exceeding Growth School. Central Academy of Technology & Arts has greater than 95 percent of our students to demonstrate high achievement levels and to continue to Exceed high growth as measured by North Carolina Ready standards. CATA students take Advanced Placement course work and exams which is essential to high student performance. The Advance Placement participation rate at Central Academy of Technology & Arts is 63 percent. The rigorous course offerings and student participation add value to our academic program. CATA has a 100% Graduation Rate in 2018 and 2019.

    Our unique comprehensive magnet high school serves the interest of students through Academy-based programs: Pre-Engineering, Medical Science, Transportation, Performing Arts and Informational Technology. The rigorous core curriculum prepares our students for the Future Ready Curriculum, Global readiness, and post-secondary experiences. Our school’s athletic program continues to compete offering a large variety of JV and Varsity sports with a competitive sports schedule each year. CATA continues to thrive in athletics as it won the title 2019 2A Individual State Wrestling Champions. In 2019 CATA won a Blumey Award for Best Actor and had representation in NYC at the Jimmy Awards. Central Academy of Technology & Arts has a multitude of student-led clubs with staff advisors to support them. Our Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) actively supports our school through annual fundraising, Invest in Excellence, Teacher Appreciation and overall school improvement projects.

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts serves the students and families of nine school clusters from across Union County Public Schools. We have a staff of very skilled certified teachers, administrators and staff. Within that we are lucky to have strong lateral-entry business professionals to add value to our teaching staff through their areas of expertise. Our instructional platform is EmpowerED that ensures that our students are Connecting, Collaborating and Creating as a part of their student-learning experience each day. The CATA community thrives within a Culture of Respect.

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts is proud to serve a diverse and talented student body. We look forward to serving our students and families for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Thank you,

    Vicki Rose Merritt, M.Ed



NC School Report Cards

  • North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.