The Academy of Moore County

Summary:

The Academy of Moore County is a public charter elementary school located in Aberdeen, North Carolina, serving 473 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This exceptional school consistently outperforms the state and surrounding districts, including Sandhills Farm Life Elementary, Upchurch Elementary, and Vass-Lakeview Elementary, in academic achievement.

The Academy of Moore County's students excel in core subjects, with 87.3% of 3rd graders, 75.9% of 4th graders, and 82.2% of 5th graders proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly higher than the state averages. In Reading, the school's proficiency rates are also impressive, with 84.8% of 3rd graders, 81.5% of 4th graders, and 82.2% of 5th graders performing at or above grade level, outpacing the state. The school's 5th-grade Science proficiency rate of 93.3% is also much higher than the state average of 65.3%. Additionally, the school's diverse student population, with 69.13% White, 6.13% African American, 11.84% Hispanic, and other racial groups represented, is a notable strength compared to some of the surrounding schools.

The Academy of Moore County's consistent high performance, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a ranking among the top 50-100 elementary schools in North Carolina, is a testament to its commitment to providing a quality education for all students. The school's exceptional support for diverse student populations, including female students, male students, white students, low socioeconomic status students, and military-connected students, is particularly impressive, with the school ranking 13th out of 1,437 North Carolina elementary schools for low socioeconomic status students and 7th out of 81 for military-connected students in the 2022-2023 school year. This level of support and performance across diverse student populations is a notable strength of Moore County Schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 12588 HWY 15-501 South
       Aberdeen, NC  28315


(910) 757-0401

District: The Academy of Moore County

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  473

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.1%
Hispanic:
11.8%
Two or more races:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.1% Help


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Compare Details The Academy of Moore County ranks better than 96.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.1%), Hispanic (11.8%), two or more races (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at The Academy of Moore County is 18.1. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

The Academy of Moore County:

SchoolDigger ranks The Academy of Moore County 50th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See The Academy of Moore County in the ranking list.)

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The Academy of Moore County:

SchoolDigger ranks The Academy of Moore County 9th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for The Academy of Moore County

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Rank History for all students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 23.04 1079th 1276 15.4%
2007 24.57 1093rd 1293 15.5%
2008 14.53 1193rd 1324 9.9%
2009 6.54 1299th 1354 4.1%
2010 43.71 867th 1363 36.4%
2011 56.39 677th 1381 51.0%
2012 44.88 849th 1388 38.8%
2013 49.07 677th 1403 51.7%
2014 67.28 444th 1390 68.1%
2015 86.13 143rd 1440 90.1%
2016 87.79 117th 1425 91.8%
2017 80.26 220th 1429 84.6%
2018 89.29 104th 1434 92.7%
2019 95.10 23rd 1473 98.4%
2021 95.56 45th 1489 97.0%
2022 93.08 78th 1514 94.8%
2023 94.41 50th 1502 96.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.44 54th 1366 96.0%
2023 96.99 13th 1437 99.1%
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Rank History for Female students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.03 149th 1405 89.4%
2019 93.43 30th 1424 97.9%
2021 95.55 37th 1440 97.4%
2022 92.32 63rd 1458 95.7%
2023 93.57 43rd 1459 97.1%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.32 10th 76 86.8%
2019 83.37 5th 72 93.1%
2021 97.07 1st 76 98.7%
2022 92.87 2nd 85 97.6%
2023 83.82 7th 81 91.4%
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Rank History for Male students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.31 153rd 1413 89.2%
2019 94.27 33rd 1430 97.7%
2021 93.13 65th 1444 95.5%
2022 91.34 81st 1464 94.5%
2023 93.17 57th 1461 96.1%
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Rank History for White students at The Academy of Moore County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.51 228th 1178 80.6%
2019 89.44 53rd 1183 95.5%
2021 93.71 26th 1172 97.8%
2022 86.99 90th 1194 92.5%
2023 87.02 94th 1183 92.1%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a parent
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Open Quote This school will loose its charter for exclusionary practices, poor leadership and mismanagement Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Open Quote My older son and daughter both attended this school and were both behind when it was time to transfer to public school. My daughter also informed me that her teacher gave them the answers to the end of grade test. This would explain why no parents or K-2nd grade are not allowed in the building during this time. This is not what I consider a 5 star school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 13, 2015

Open Quote We spent several years agonizing over the right decision for our family to make when it came to our children starting their elementary school years. We compared almost every single local public and private school option, looked at gaining approval for out of district admittance to a performing school within our Hoke County location (our public Hoke County neighborhood school has sadly not performed to par for many years which would have allowed an out of district transfer to an overcrowded and not much better performing school on the other side of the county), and we even strongly weighed the options of selling our dream horse farm and downsizing back into Moore County to gain admission to public schools there. None of these felt like the best solution for our needs, despite our multiple visits to multiple school locations, searching all the while for the best "fit" of experiences that we wanted for our children. All of that agony and dissappointment with our limited options disappeared within the first 15 minutes of touring TAMC. We saw immediately that there is a diverse student population, a professional and caring staff of leaders, an exemplary roster of teachers, and well-behaved and engaged children! Yes there are days that are not perfect and yes there are small things we might like to see changed, but the overall result is to say that we could not be happier or more rewarded each day that our daughter comes home describing what was accomplished in her class. We are starting to wind down our daughter's Kindergarten year and what a blessing it has been for us to have been a part of this wonderful school. We will absolutely stick with TAMC and are so happy to have it as an option for our needs! We sincerely hope that adding additional grades beyond 5th is possible in the future as well! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Open Quote My son attends the Academy. Compared with other schools in the area the Academy is a breath of fresh air. I have seen some of the things my friends children go through at the public school system here and am so happy my children are fortunate enough to have such a wonderful learning environment. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, June 3, 2011

Open Quote This school has been showing continued growth for the past several years. It has an extraordinary group of staff members and students. They will be going K-5 this year, and year-round next year. It is exciting! Close Quote



Enrollment information for The Academy of Moore County

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 71 20 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 94
1999 78 31 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 110
2000 77 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 106
2001 75 21 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 97
2002 62 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 81
2003 62 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 81
2004 44 28 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 72
2005 32 24 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 57
2006 86 46 3 2 4 n/a n/a 0 141
2007 61 57 0 3 5 n/a n/a 1 127
2008 67 71 0 4 9 n/a n/a 0 151
2009 71 65 1 6 17 n/a n/a 0 160
2010 107 50 3 4 19 n/a n/a 0 183
2011 114 44 1 9 17 1 11 0 197
2012 111 38 2 19 16 1 11 0 198
2013 125 29 4 17 10 0 10 0 195
2014 121 30 2 14 7 0 8 0 182
2015 142 34 4 20 7 0 10 0 217
2016 160 35 4 24 4 1 18 0 246
2017 217 27 5 27 1 1 15 0 293
2018 251 33 4 33 6 2 16 0 345
2019 268 35 3 30 9 3 30 0 378
2020 307 45 5 29 9 1 50 0 446
2021 333 37 7 39 6 0 49 0 471
2022 340 35 9 53 4 2 47 0 490
2023 327 29 11 56 3 0 47 0 473

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at The Academy of Moore County

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 94 0.0 0.0 n/a
1999 110 8.0 13.8 n/a
2000 106 8.0 13.3 n/a
2001 97 8.0 12.1 n/a
2002 81 10.0 8.1 0
2003 81 10.0 8.1 0
2004 72 9.0 8.0 34.7
2005 57 9.0 6.3 n/a
2006 141 12.0 11.8 n/a
2007 127 n/a n/a n/a
2008 151 12.0 12.6 n/a
2009 160 13.0 12.3 n/a
2010 183 15.0 12.2 51.9
2011 197 15.8 12.4 0
2012 198 14.5 13.6 58.1
2013 195 16.0 12.1 39
2014 182 14.0 13.0 42.9
2015 217 15.0 14.4 41
2016 246 17.0 14.4 30.9
2017 293 19.7 14.8 19.8
2018 345 19.9 17.3 11
2019 378 22.0 17.1 15.1
2020 446 27.2 16.3 n/a
2021 471 29.0 16.2 n/a
2022 490 30.0 16.3 n/a
2023 473 26.0 18.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio The Academy of Moore County

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 94 0.0 0.0 n/a
1999 110 8.0 13.8 n/a
2000 106 8.0 13.3 n/a
2001 97 8.0 12.1 n/a
2002 81 10.0 8.1 0
2003 81 10.0 8.1 0
2004 72 9.0 8.0 34.7
2005 57 9.0 6.3 n/a
2006 141 12.0 11.8 n/a
2007 127 n/a n/a n/a
2008 151 12.0 12.6 n/a
2009 160 13.0 12.3 n/a
2010 183 15.0 12.2 51.9
2011 197 15.8 12.4 0
2012 198 14.5 13.6 58.1
2013 195 16.0 12.1 39
2014 182 14.0 13.0 42.9
2015 217 15.0 14.4 41
2016 246 17.0 14.4 30.9
2017 293 19.7 14.8 19.8
2018 345 19.9 17.3 11
2019 378 22.0 17.1 15.1
2020 446 27.2 16.3 n/a
2021 471 29.0 16.2 n/a
2022 490 30.0 16.3 n/a
2023 473 26.0 18.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on The Academy of Moore County

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 23rd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 50th of 1502 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (The Academy of Moore County)96.587.3
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (The Academy of Moore County)87.784.8
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (The Academy of Moore County)89.575.9
 13.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (The Academy of Moore County)92.181.5
 10.6%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (The Academy of Moore County)85.382.2
 3.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (The Academy of Moore County)91.282.2
 9%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (The Academy of Moore County)85.393.3
 8%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students378473
 25.1%
African American3529
 17.1%
American Indian93
 66.7%
Asian311
 266.7%
Hispanic3056
 86.7%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White268327
 22%
Two or More Races3047
 56.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Academy of Moore County

Yes! The Academy of Moore County is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 50th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 473 students attended The Academy of Moore County.

Students at The Academy of Moore County are 69% White, 12% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 6% African American, 2% Asian.


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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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