Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy


Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy is the sole elementary school serving grades K-8 in the Southwest Charlotte area, with a diverse student population of 817 students. This standout school boasts exceptional academic performance, particularly in the lower grades, and a racially diverse student body, though it faces challenges with declining performance in the upper grades and a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy stands out for its strong academic performance, with students significantly outperforming state averages in Mathematics and Reading proficiency, especially in the lower grades. For example, 83.1% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 61.1%. However, the school's proficiency rates tend to decline in the upper grades, suggesting a need to re-evaluate the curriculum and support systems for older students.

The school's student population is racially diverse, with a majority of African American (57.04%) students, as well as significant representation of Hispanic (20.81%) and Asian (6.12%) students. This diversity is a strength, but the school also faces challenges, with a high percentage of students (47.61%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a significant population of economically disadvantaged students. This may require additional resources and support to ensure these students have access to the same educational opportunities as their more affluent peers.

District Detail

 5203 Shopton Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278

 (980) 505-8344

SchoolDigger Rank:
149th of 243 North Carolina districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 817

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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