Wittenburg Elementary

Summary:

Wittenburg Elementary is a public elementary school in Taylorsville, North Carolina, serving 310 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Alexander County Schools district, which is ranked 67 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Wittenburg Elementary stands out in several ways. It has a significantly higher percentage of white students (79.35%) compared to the more diverse student populations of nearby schools like Taylorsville Elementary, Ellendale Elementary, and Bethlehem Elementary. Academically, Wittenburg's performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages, with a 3rd grade math proficiency rate of 42.2% compared to the district's 61.2% and the state's 61.1%. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students (70.97%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant socioeconomic challenges.

Wittenburg Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 327 out of 1,473 North Carolina elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 817 out of 1,502 in 2022-2023, with a corresponding decrease in its SchoolDigger star rating from 4 to 2 stars. This concerning trend suggests the need for further investigation and targeted interventions to address the school's academic performance and support the diverse needs of its student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7300 Church Road
       Taylorsville, NC  28681-8818


(828) 632-2395

District: Alexander County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
817th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,578 Help


Students who attend Wittenburg Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    West Alexander Middle
High:    Alexander Central High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  310

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.4%
Hispanic:
10.3%
African American:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wittenburg Elementary ranks worse than 54.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 5th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Alexander County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.4%), Hispanic (10.3%), African American (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wittenburg Elementary is 16.9, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Alexander County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wittenburg Elementary is $10,578. 3 elementary schools in the Alexander County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wittenburg Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Wittenburg Elementary 817th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Wittenburg Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Alexander County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Alexander County Schools 67th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wittenburg Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 38.72 880th 1276 31.0%
2007 40.25 892nd 1293 31.0%
2008 51.86 681st 1324 48.6%
2009 63.02 547th 1354 59.6%
2010 59.27 628th 1363 53.9%
2011 56.36 678th 1381 50.9%
2012 64.79 513th 1388 63.0%
2013 59.61 527th 1403 62.4%
2014 63.92 482nd 1390 65.3%
2015 55.85 643rd 1440 55.3%
2016 58.74 579th 1425 59.4%
2017 70.74 389th 1429 72.8%
2018 64.27 507th 1434 64.6%
2019 73.92 327th 1473 77.8%
2021 69.08 411th 1489 72.4%
2022 52.92 691st 1514 54.4%
2023 46.77 817th 1502 45.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.43 335th 1332 74.8%
2019 82.97 120th 1361 91.2%
2021 87.19 79th 1329 94.1%
2022 51.22 629th 1366 54.0%
2023 46.80 770th 1437 46.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.68 400th 1405 71.5%
2019 77.56 252nd 1424 82.3%
2021 67.76 394th 1440 72.6%
2022 52.70 677th 1458 53.6%
2023 42.75 841st 1459 42.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.62 101st 646 84.4%
2022 23.80 544th 634 14.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.32 642nd 1413 54.6%
2019 67.82 412th 1430 71.2%
2021 68.82 405th 1444 72.0%
2022 51.67 695th 1464 52.5%
2023 51.07 722nd 1461 50.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.19 94th 851 89.0%
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Rank History for White students at Wittenburg Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.25 783rd 1178 33.5%
2019 49.48 624th 1183 47.3%
2021 46.53 623rd 1172 46.8%
2022 32.08 885th 1194 25.9%
2023 28.04 937th 1183 20.8%
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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.

Wittenburg Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Wittenburg Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 234 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 234
1989 230 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 234
1990 234 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 240
1991 242 0 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1992 249 2 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 258
1993 270 3 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1994 282 0 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1995 336 1 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1996 336 1 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1997 375 0 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1998 380 0 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1999 406 0 27 12 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2000 409 1 31 10 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2001 437 3 29 12 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2002 382 6 22 18 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2003 382 6 22 18 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2004 397 5 18 13 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2005 383 8 15 16 0 n/a n/a 0 422
2006 381 12 13 19 0 n/a n/a 0 425
2007 389 3 9 20 2 n/a n/a 7 430
2008 359 5 9 26 0 n/a n/a 12 411
2009 327 14 9 23 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2010 312 14 10 18 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 298 3 10 25 0 0 9 0 345
2012 277 4 10 37 0 0 9 0 337
2013 257 5 9 32 0 0 9 0 312
2014 253 4 9 25 0 0 14 0 305
2015 261 2 13 36 0 0 27 0 339
2016 253 1 9 33 0 0 22 0 318
2017 235 5 5 32 0 0 18 0 295
2018 232 5 4 32 0 0 14 0 287
2019 239 5 1 22 0 0 14 0 281
2020 262 9 1 22 0 0 15 0 309
2021 255 10 1 19 0 0 11 0 296
2022 233 7 5 30 0 0 11 0 286
2023 246 15 2 32 1 0 14 0 310

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 Wittenburg Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 234 12.0 19.5 9.4
1989 234 12.0 19.5 12.8
1990 240 12.0 20.0 3.8
1991 252 12.0 21.0 3.6
1992 258 12.0 21.5 8.5
1993 278 13.0 21.4 13.7
1994 290 12.0 24.2 16.9
1995 348 16.0 21.8 13.5
1996 348 16.0 21.8 13.5
1997 393 19.0 20.7 12
1998 399 22.0 18.1 17
1999 445 21.0 21.2 24
2000 451 24.0 18.8 27.9
2001 481 24.0 20.0 n/a
2002 428 24.0 17.8 34.6
2003 428 24.0 17.8 34.6
2004 433 26.0 16.7 31.9
2005 422 25.0 16.9 32
2006 425 25.0 17.0 31.3
2007 430 n/a n/a 37.1
2008 411 26.0 15.8 39.1
2009 373 24.0 15.5 39.4
2010 354 21.0 16.8 55.4
2011 345 22.0 15.6 52.8
2012 337 22.0 15.3 57.3
2013 312 22.0 14.1 53.5
2014 305 19.0 16.0 57.4
2015 339 19.0 17.8 52.5
2016 318 18.0 17.6 52.2
2017 295 18.0 16.3 51.9
2018 287 17.7 16.1 44.9
2019 281 18.0 15.6 44.1
2020 309 17.9 17.1 58.3
2021 296 19.4 15.2 57.1
2022 286 19.4 14.6 55.6
2023 310 18.2 16.9 71

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 Wittenburg Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 234 12.0 19.5 9.4
1989 234 12.0 19.5 12.8
1990 240 12.0 20.0 3.8
1991 252 12.0 21.0 3.6
1992 258 12.0 21.5 8.5
1993 278 13.0 21.4 13.7
1994 290 12.0 24.2 16.9
1995 348 16.0 21.8 13.5
1996 348 16.0 21.8 13.5
1997 393 19.0 20.7 12
1998 399 22.0 18.1 17
1999 445 21.0 21.2 24
2000 451 24.0 18.8 27.9
2001 481 24.0 20.0 n/a
2002 428 24.0 17.8 34.6
2003 428 24.0 17.8 34.6
2004 433 26.0 16.7 31.9
2005 422 25.0 16.9 32
2006 425 25.0 17.0 31.3
2007 430 n/a n/a 37.1
2008 411 26.0 15.8 39.1
2009 373 24.0 15.5 39.4
2010 354 21.0 16.8 55.4
2011 345 22.0 15.6 52.8
2012 337 22.0 15.3 57.3
2013 312 22.0 14.1 53.5
2014 305 19.0 16.0 57.4
2015 339 19.0 17.8 52.5
2016 318 18.0 17.6 52.2
2017 295 18.0 16.3 51.9
2018 287 17.7 16.1 44.9
2019 281 18.0 15.6 44.1
2020 309 17.9 17.1 58.3
2021 296 19.4 15.2 57.1
2022 286 19.4 14.6 55.6
2023 310 18.2 16.9 71

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wittenburg Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $975 (9.2%) $9,602 (90.8%) $10,578

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wittenburg Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 327th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 817th of 1502 Elementary schools
 32.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wittenburg Elementary)76.942.2
 34.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alexander County Schools)69.861.2
 8.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Wittenburg Elementary)76.948.9
 28%
   3rd Grade Reading (Alexander County Schools)6549.5
 15.5%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wittenburg Elementary)76.139.2
 36.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alexander County Schools)68.258.7
 9.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Wittenburg Elementary)60.941.2
 19.7%
   4th Grade Reading (Alexander County Schools)59.657.2
 2.4%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wittenburg Elementary)66.768.8
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alexander County Schools)71.562.5
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Wittenburg Elementary)62.554.2
 8.3%
   5th Grade Reading (Alexander County Schools)5550.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Wittenburg Elementary)79.270.8
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (Alexander County Schools)7172.8
 1.8%
   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 Students281310
 10.3%
African American515
 200%
American Indian01
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic2232
 45.5%
Pacific Islander00
White239246
 2.9%
Two or More Races1414
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.1%71%
 26.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wittenburg Elementary

Students who attend Wittenburg Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Alexander Middle
High : Alexander Central High

In the 2022-23 school year, 310 students attended Wittenburg Elementary.

Wittenburg Elementary ranks 817th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Wittenburg Elementary are 79% White, 10% Hispanic, 5% African American, 5% Two or more races.


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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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