Lakeside Charter Academy

Summary:

Lakeside Charter Academy is a public charter elementary and middle school located in Cornelius, North Carolina, serving 235 students from kindergarten to 8th grade. The school's racial makeup is predominantly White (45.11%), followed by Hispanic (26.38%), and African American (20%).

Lakeside Charter Academy's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is consistently lower than the state and nearby district averages across most grade levels and subject areas. For example, the school's 3rd-grade mathematics proficiency rate was 55.2%, compared to the state average of 61.1%, and its 8th-grade mathematics proficiency rate was only 16.7%, significantly lower than the state average of 44.8%. The school has also consistently ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina elementary schools, with a 2 out of 5 star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating below-average performance compared to other schools in the state. Additionally, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, suggesting the need to address equity and inclusion issues.

When compared to nearby public schools, such as Barnette Elementary, Coddle Creek Elementary, and North Academy of World Languages, which are part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district or the Iredell-Statesville Schools district, Lakeside Charter Academy's academic performance is notably lower across most grade levels and subject areas. This suggests that the school may need to address instructional quality and equity issues to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 17609 Old Statesville Rd
       Cornelius, NC  28031


(704) 896-9500

District: Lakeside Charter Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1050th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  235

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.1%
Hispanic:
26.4%
African American:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lakeside Charter Academy ranks worse than 69.9% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.35. (See more...)
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Compare Details Lakeside Charter Academy ranks worse than 80.6% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lakeside Charter Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.1%), Hispanic (26.4%), African American (20%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lakeside Charter Academy is 13.8. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lakeside Charter Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside Charter Academy 1050th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Lakeside Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside Charter Academy 632nd of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Lakeside Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

Lakeside Charter Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside Charter Academy 201st of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lakeside Charter Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 70.44 407th 1440 71.7%
2016 75.13 307th 1425 78.5%
2017 37.71 954th 1429 33.2%
2018 35.09 1004th 1434 30.0%
2019 27.36 1138th 1473 22.7%
2021 37.01 913th 1489 38.7%
2022 43.43 853rd 1514 43.7%
2023 32.35 1050th 1502 30.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.10 801st 1458 45.1%
2023 31.13 1055th 1459 27.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.69 1129th 1430 21.0%
2021 44.58 776th 1444 46.3%
2022 48.01 758th 1464 48.2%
2023 46.68 807th 1461 44.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 57.55 473rd 1172 59.6%
2022 26.30 976th 1194 18.3%
2023 27.28 950th 1183 19.7%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Lakeside Charter Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.81 583rd 741 21.3%
2022 25.01 608th 786 22.6%
2023 23.22 632nd 784 19.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.38 108th 733 85.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Lakeside Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 17.21 616th 711 13.4%
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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.

Lakeside Charter Academy Test Scores
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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Lakeside Charter Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 295 12 2 31 0 0 23 0 363
2016 408 21 11 41 2 0 16 0 499
2017 101 22 8 15 0 0 11 0 157
2018 50 38 5 18 1 2 11 0 125
2019 43 17 1 22 1 2 6 0 92
2020 74 30 3 38 1 2 10 0 158
2021 110 36 5 48 0 2 12 0 213
2022 105 34 7 59 0 2 12 0 219
2023 106 47 10 62 0 2 8 0 235

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 Lakeside Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 363 29.0 12.5 1.4
2016 499 36.0 13.8 0
2017 157 19.0 8.2 1.9
2018 125 10.1 12.3 12.8
2019 92 9.3 9.8 14.1
2020 158 13.3 11.8 n/a
2021 213 15.0 14.2 n/a
2022 219 16.5 13.2 n/a
2023 235 17.0 13.8 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 Lakeside Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 363 29.0 12.5 1.4
2016 499 36.0 13.8 0
2017 157 19.0 8.2 1.9
2018 125 10.1 12.3 12.8
2019 92 9.3 9.8 14.1
2020 158 13.3 11.8 n/a
2021 213 15.0 14.2 n/a
2022 219 16.5 13.2 n/a
2023 235 17.0 13.8 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 Lakeside Charter Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1138th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 1050th of 1502 Elementary schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Charter Academy)21.455.2
 33.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Lakeside Charter Academy)21.455.2
 33.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Charter Academy)42.930.4
 12.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Lakeside Charter Academy)71.439.1
 32.3%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Charter Academy)8018.2
 61.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Lakeside Charter Academy)8036.4
 43.6%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students92235
 155.4%
African American1747
 176.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian110
 900%
Hispanic2262
 181.8%
Pacific Islander22
White43106
 146.5%
Two or More Races68
 33.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 235 students attended Lakeside Charter Academy.

Students at Lakeside Charter Academy are 45% White, 26% Hispanic, 20% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Lakeside Charter Academy ranks 1050th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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