Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Summary:

Mallard Creek STEM Academy is a public charter elementary and middle school serving grades K-8 in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a diverse student population that is majority African American. While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, its academic performance, particularly in mathematics, is generally lower than nearby public schools like Huntersville Elementary and Blythe Elementary.

Mallard Creek STEM Academy's high percentage of African American students (72.32%) is not reflected in the school's overall academic performance, which suggests the need for the school to examine its instructional practices and support systems to better serve its diverse student population. The school's performance also varies significantly by student subgroup, with African American and Hispanic students generally performing better than the state average, while White and Asian students perform below the state average. Additionally, the school's higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (53.8%) may be a contributing factor to its lower academic performance.

By addressing the identified challenges and learning from the successes of nearby schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Bonnie Cone Classical Academy districts, Mallard Creek STEM Academy has the potential to enhance the educational experiences and outcomes for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 9142 Browne Rd
       Charlotte, NC  28269


(980) 288-4811

District: Mallard Creek STEM Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
848th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  961

Racial breakdown:

African American:
72.3%
Hispanic:
12.4%
Two or more races:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.8% Help


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Compare Details Mallard Creek STEM Academy ranks worse than 56.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.78. (See more...)
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Compare Details Mallard Creek STEM Academy ranks worse than 53.7% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (72.3%), Hispanic (12.4%), two or more races (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mallard Creek STEM Academy is 15.6. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mallard Creek STEM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Mallard Creek STEM Academy 848th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Mallard Creek STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Mallard Creek STEM Academy 421st of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Mallard Creek STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

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Mallard Creek STEM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Mallard Creek STEM Academy 133rd of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.64 793rd 1473 46.2%
2021 40.81 863rd 1489 42.0%
2022 33.38 1032nd 1514 31.8%
2023 44.78 848th 1502 43.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.81 793rd 1332 40.5%
2019 48.56 713th 1361 47.6%
2021 36.69 839th 1329 36.9%
2022 35.26 928th 1366 32.1%
2023 49.07 736th 1437 48.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.50 681st 1405 51.5%
2019 48.19 778th 1424 45.4%
2021 36.54 887th 1440 38.4%
2022 28.76 1092nd 1458 25.1%
2023 39.95 882nd 1459 39.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 20.04 598th 646 7.4%
2022 21.92 567th 634 10.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.46 763rd 1413 46.0%
2019 48.81 768th 1430 46.3%
2021 44.99 764th 1444 47.1%
2022 39.15 913th 1464 37.6%
2023 48.01 789th 1461 46.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.94 61st 106 42.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.83 325th 927 64.9%
2019 61.54 292nd 949 69.2%
2021 54.04 301st 896 66.4%
2022 47.33 444th 927 52.1%
2023 64.54 259th 933 72.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.41 152nd 865 82.4%
2021 43.01 449th 843 46.7%
2022 51.81 379th 893 57.6%
2023 74.18 153rd 915 83.3%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.36 447th 1178 62.1%
2019 74.14 258th 1183 78.2%
2021 72.32 285th 1172 75.7%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.20 327th 737 55.6%
2021 34.61 473rd 741 36.2%
2022 30.34 562nd 786 28.5%
2023 43.85 421st 784 46.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.02 128th 604 78.8%
2019 41.58 398th 639 37.7%
2021 49.07 281st 633 55.6%
2022 42.95 379th 689 45.0%
2023 44.82 388th 735 47.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.46 401st 656 38.9%
2019 64.05 234th 684 65.8%
2021 36.05 440th 706 37.7%
2022 27.82 547th 733 25.4%
2023 33.65 487th 731 33.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.82 256th 665 61.5%
2019 51.62 346th 697 50.4%
2021 34.25 462nd 711 35.0%
2022 31.54 522nd 748 30.2%
2023 49.63 360th 747 51.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.49 68th 494 86.2%
2019 78.74 62nd 519 88.1%
2021 59.04 140th 533 73.7%
2022 49.33 229th 550 58.4%
2023 62.21 147th 559 73.7%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 51.44 226th 522 56.7%
2022 37.58 356th 541 34.2%
2023 57.06 197th 553 64.4%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.40 401st 596 32.7%
2021 48.35 307th 632 51.4%
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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.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 151 212 95 36 10 0 34 0 538
2018 149 294 92 49 10 0 51 0 645
2019 142 395 109 69 6 2 46 0 769
2020 99 532 102 107 9 1 56 0 906
2021 72 612 86 104 7 1 69 0 951
2022 56 612 51 133 2 1 50 0 905
2023 40 695 38 119 2 2 65 0 961

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 Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 538 31.7 16.9 12.6
2018 645 43.6 14.7 24.5
2019 769 48.7 15.7 20.9
2020 906 57.5 15.7 29.5
2021 951 54.3 17.5 28.8
2022 905 56.9 15.8 39.8
2023 961 61.3 15.6 53.8

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 Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 538 31.7 16.9 12.6
2018 645 43.6 14.7 24.5
2019 769 48.7 15.7 20.9
2020 906 57.5 15.7 29.5
2021 951 54.3 17.5 28.8
2022 905 56.9 15.8 39.8
2023 961 61.3 15.6 53.8

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 Mallard Creek STEM Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 793rd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 848th of 1502 Elementary schools
 2.6%
Ranks 327th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 421st of 784 Middle schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)67.750.9
 16.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)7145.3
 25.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)54.835
 19.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)54.853.4
 1.4%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)56.748.2
 8.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)52.250.9
 1.3%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)59.761.4
 1.7%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)45.745.3
 0.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)58.758.5
 0.2%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)57.828.4
 29.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)64.153.7
 10.4%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)7529.6
 45.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Mallard Creek STEM Academy)68.850.6
 18.2%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students769961
 25%
African American395695
 75.9%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian10938
 65.1%
Hispanic69119
 72.5%
Pacific Islander22
White14240
 71.8%
Two or More Races4665
 41.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.9%53.8%
 32.9%


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Mallard Creek STEM Academy ranks 848th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Mallard Creek STEM Academy are 72% African American, 12% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% White, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 961 students attended Mallard Creek STEM Academy.


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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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