Carolina International School

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 9545 Poplar Tent Road
       Concord, NC  28027


(704) 455-3847

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District: Carolina International School


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  856

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.1%
African American:
29.8%
Hispanic:
16.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.5%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Carolina International School ranks better than 54% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.89. (See more...)
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Compare Details Carolina International School ranks better than 56.7% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.23. (See more...)
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Compare Details Carolina International School ranks worse than 67.9% of high schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carolina International School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.1%), African American (29.8%), Hispanic (16.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carolina International School is 15. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Carolina International School:

SchoolDigger ranks Carolina International School 678th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Carolina International School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Carolina International School 319th of 737 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Carolina International School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Carolina International School 349th of 514 North Carolina public high schools. (See Carolina International School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Carolina International School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.63 87th 1276 93.2%
2007 79.81 177th 1293 86.3%
2008 84.76 126th 1324 90.5%
2009 67.81 438th 1354 67.7%
2010 77.50 248th 1363 81.8%
2011 80.49 197th 1381 85.7%
2012 82.23 157th 1388 88.7%
2013 59.58 528th 1403 62.4%
2014 70.06 387th 1390 72.2%
2015 57.90 607th 1440 57.8%
2016 61.12 541st 1425 62.0%
2017 59.80 582nd 1429 59.3%
2018 51.99 709th 1434 50.6%
2019 54.89 678th 1473 54.0%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Carolina International School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.84 64th 598 89.3%
2007 84.45 38th 606 93.7%
2008 90.37 25th 620 96.0%
2009 76.97 122nd 630 80.6%
2010 82.74 59th 640 90.8%
2011 82.99 51st 648 92.1%
2012 73.87 157th 662 76.3%
2013 62.68 218th 673 67.6%
2014 67.24 175th 627 72.1%
2015 55.89 308th 705 56.3%
2016 49.68 362nd 692 47.7%
2017 40.93 433rd 694 37.6%
2018 43.08 421st 691 39.1%
2019 57.23 319th 737 56.7%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Carolina International School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.05 18th 431 95.8%
2007 82.35 22nd 453 95.1%
2008 62.28 129th 477 73.0%
2009 49.85 255th 490 48.0%
2010 69.97 77th 499 84.6%
2011 65.42 128th 506 74.7%
2012 62.35 130th 502 74.1%
2013 58.75 83rd 505 83.6%
2014 64.41 95th 451 78.9%
2015 39.91 263rd 531 50.5%
2016 25.37 347th 507 31.6%
2017 57.44 146th 476 69.3%
2018 39.33 274th 469 41.6%
2019 29.47 349th 514 32.1%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, April 17, 2015

Open Quote Very disappointing year. New building and grounds not maintained. No thought put into low maintenance and natural landscaping. Such a waste of money. Not a school for secondary students. Secondary administration is out of touch with deiscipline strategies for a diverse population and frequently bullies staff and students to get waht they want. The School Board is aware of what is going on has made no steps for improvement. No after school activities or sports for secondary. Few elective choices. PTSO is active for Elementary - not for middle and high school. The majority of students who attend for elementary go elsewhere for middle and high school. We mow know why. Insane amount of homework each night as well as assigned projects and HW over breaks when it is family time. This is also not a school for any child who is on an IEP or 504 plan. Appropriate modifications to support children are not being made. Many wonderful secondary teachers left last year. Expect many of the new ones to leave this year. They have already lost several during the school year. Administration is not honest, organized, or accurate - only telling you what they think you want to hear instead of the truth. many issues with keeping accurate records including something as simple as attendance. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 17, 2015

Open Quote This is my child's first year at Carolina International School and we will not be returning. We were thrilled and thought we had found the perfect secondary school for our child. We were told many great things about the school, but have experienced something completely different. Please read previous reviews. We wished we had. Though much has changed, even with a new building, it is not better. It can't be! Current administration is still a problem. They don't seem to know what they are doing or are quite overwhelmed with the tasks of their job in a new building. Communication is terrible. Parents are not welcome in the classrooms. Student records are not accurate. Class options are very limited. Students have very few choices, if given any. Sports and extra-curricular activities are minimum at best. On the flip side, there are many good teachers who do a great job, but are bullied by administration. Apparently there was a large exit of some very good and beloved teachers last year due issues with administration. Good teachers were hired to replace them. I don't expect most of them to stay. The active PTSO does a lot for the elementary school, not for Secondary. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 26, 2015

Open Quote This school has recently relocated to Concord, NC to a beautiful campus! I have 2 children here and I am very pleased witht he education they are receiving. The teachers are very engaged and genuinely interested in teaching the children. Coming from public school the curriculum is more challenging and really prepares the children for the next level. Overall, I am very pleased with the school and look forward to more wonderful years. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Open Quote My daughter started kindergarten at CIS this year and she loves it. Her teacher, Ms. Lester, is an absolute angel. She is very responsive for emails and phone calls and will go out of her way to help you and your child.

The only problem I have is that I have come in contact with SEVERAL rude teachers on the campus. I am younger than most mothers who have school aged children, which might be the problem, but I have felt like I was being talked DOWN to on several occasions by a PE teacher and a middle school teacher. I also feel like the office administration could be run better. I do not see very many "officers" on the campus, so if something were to ever happen, like a fight, I am not sure they would know how to handle it.

All around, CIS is a better school than ANY Charlotte Mecklenburg School and most Cabarrus County Schools. It is very sought after and I am very thankful my child was able to get in. I definitely recommend to all of my friends! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Open Quote When reading a review please always look at the date. Our previous financial manager (now incarcerated)embezzled from the school and was caught in 2008. We have attended the school since it started. My oldest is in 5th grade. We love the school for our daughter. Our son who has learning problems, it was not the best school for him. They do not have the resources for children with severe learning disabilities. We continue to support the school and look forward to the new direction it will be under as the current administration is leaving. I am not sure that this is a bad thing. The previous administration did not welcome parental involvement. In fact they could not even remember parents or children's names. We have some wonderful teachers and some ok teachers as you do with every school. We have weathered some rough times with the embezzlement but I still would not hesitate to send my non learning disabled children here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Carolina International School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 251 48 24 5 1 n/a n/a 0 329
2006 263 65 34 8 3 n/a n/a 0 373
2007 300 39 39 8 2 n/a n/a 28 416
2008 318 75 44 10 2 n/a n/a 0 449
2009 267 119 38 15 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2010 302 130 47 24 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2011 313 88 48 36 4 0 23 0 512
2012 300 113 53 45 4 0 23 0 538
2013 333 115 51 44 3 0 18 0 564
2014 327 123 56 33 2 0 48 0 589
2015 359 176 64 66 3 0 32 0 700
2016 400 225 89 85 2 1 47 0 849
2017 384 251 85 103 4 2 55 0 884
2018 364 257 74 143 3 1 74 0 916
2019 326 255 54 139 4 1 77 0 856

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 Carolina International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 329 n/a n/a n/a
2006 373 28.0 13.3 n/a
2007 416 n/a n/a n/a
2008 449 33.0 13.6 n/a
2009 439 26.0 16.9 n/a
2010 503 35.0 14.3 n/a
2011 512 35.8 14.2 0
2012 538 36.6 14.6 17.1
2013 564 34.0 16.5 18.3
2014 589 38.9 15.1 23.9
2015 700 44.0 15.9 24.3
2016 849 54.0 15.7 3.9
2017 884 56.7 15.5 8.9
2018 916 58.2 15.7 12.4
2019 856 56.9 15.0 12.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Carolina International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 329 n/a n/a n/a
2006 373 28.0 13.3 n/a
2007 416 n/a n/a n/a
2008 449 33.0 13.6 n/a
2009 439 26.0 16.9 n/a
2010 503 35.0 14.3 n/a
2011 512 35.8 14.2 0
2012 538 36.6 14.6 17.1
2013 564 34.0 16.5 18.3
2014 589 38.9 15.1 23.9
2015 700 44.0 15.9 24.3
2016 849 54.0 15.7 3.9
2017 884 56.7 15.5 8.9
2018 916 58.2 15.7 12.4
2019 856 56.9 15.0 12.5

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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