Estes Hills Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 500 N Estes Dr
       Chapel Hill, NC  27514


 (919) 942-4753

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District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
254th of 1,461 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  489

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.6%
Hispanic:
16.6%
Asian:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Estes Hills Elementary ranked better than 82.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 9th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.97. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.6%), Hispanic (16.6%), Asian (11.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 29% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Estes Hills Elementary is 12.6, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Estes Hills Elementary employs 38.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Estes Hills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Estes Hills Elementary 254th of 1461 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Estes Hills Elementary in the ranking list.)

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 34th of 235 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Estes Hills Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.53 126th 1276 90.1%
2007 79.52 183rd 1293 85.8%
2008 84.93 124th 1324 90.6%
2009 88.33 71st 1354 94.8%
2010 84.85 124th 1363 90.9%
2011 88.50 60th 1381 95.7%
2012 79.49 223rd 1388 83.9%
2013 80.51 222nd 1403 84.2%
2014 85.20 167th 1390 88.0%
2015 81.36 214th 1440 85.1%
2016 76.83 283rd 1425 80.1%
2017 76.54 294th 1429 79.4%
2018 75.27 309th 1434 78.5%
2019 77.97 254th 1461 82.6%

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

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Friday, March 1, 2019

Open Quote They treat us like we are family Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Open Quote I do not know what happened to this school in the past couple of years. This year has been by far the most disappointing one. There is no communication to the parents by the teachers or the administration on changes that affect various programs or classrooms. It looks like the funding and attention has moved to the kids with behavior problems and the ones that meet or exceed expectations are just being moved along. Parents are not being offered or communicated any volunteer opportunities in the classroom, differently from past years. The school emphasizes “positive reinforcement” but the action of some of the staff is appalling. Unless I missed the latest definition of “positive reinforcement”, screaming at the kids is not positive reinforcement! Telling them to “shut-up” is not positive reinforcement! Dismissing them and telling them to “mind their own business” is not positive reinforcement! If two or three kids do not follow the rules, everyone else is punished by “walking the line” at recess instead of playing. GRIT & GROWTH certificates are a joke. There are no certain rules when giving them out so teachers just give them out as they see fit. I am all about positive reinforcement and initially I thought that was a great idea, but how can a child show GRIT if the work that is being given in the classroom is not challenging enough or in some cases too easy? I know that this issue was brought up to the SIT committee and was dismissed. I also thought that it was a parent whose child’s feelings got hurt (it happens, it is Chapel Hill), but there is a much deeper issue than just a simple certificate. The kids who are advanced are not being challenged in the classroom. There is no significant growth among these kids. I have heard the current principal use the “sit-up analogy”. It goes something like this: An individual that works out regularly does 30 sit-ups on day one and someone else that just started to work-out does only 10. If both work out every day for a certain period of time, the one that just started to work out will show greater progress.” Are you serious? Try to go to a gym and compete with an athlete and see what happens. In other words, if you bring your child to school and s/he is ahead of his classmates, do not expect your child to make much progress. While I am disappointed with changes and the leadership this year, I have to say we have had some great teachers in the past, who really care about the kids and are very responsive to parents’ concerns. Some of them are great communicators and keep everyone up to date on what is happening in the classroom. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Estes Hills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 330 125 21 3 2 n/a n/a 0 481
1989 351 142 30 4 2 n/a n/a 0 529
1990 346 143 35 3 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1991 330 131 24 1 1 n/a n/a 1 488
1992 363 134 35 5 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1993 356 114 35 3 3 n/a n/a 0 511
1994 405 126 41 2 2 n/a n/a 0 576
1995 394 106 42 6 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1996 394 106 42 6 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1997 377 124 59 12 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1998 370 118 58 5 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1999 363 122 42 4 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2000 382 121 36 9 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2001 367 116 36 14 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2002 316 138 55 22 2 n/a n/a 0 533
2003 316 138 55 22 2 n/a n/a 0 533
2004 278 127 89 33 5 n/a n/a 0 532
2005 250 100 87 31 4 n/a n/a 0 472
2006 269 103 88 35 3 n/a n/a 0 498
2007 272 84 81 42 1 n/a n/a 33 513
2008 292 86 90 41 2 n/a n/a 36 547
2009 292 120 57 44 3 n/a n/a 0 516
2010 301 115 49 48 3 n/a n/a 0 516
2011 293 66 36 55 3 0 37 0 490
2012 302 79 34 77 7 0 36 0 535
2013 308 81 48 83 9 0 37 0 566
2014 297 63 34 79 3 0 25 0 501
2015 276 61 39 71 0 0 32 0 479
2016 267 59 39 73 1 0 41 0 480
2017 262 47 56 81 2 0 41 0 489

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 Estes Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 481 32.0 15.0 n/a
1989 529 33.0 16.0 23.6
1990 527 38.0 13.8 24.9
1991 488 40.0 12.2 26.8
1992 537 40.0 13.4 17.7
1993 511 36.0 14.2 21.1
1994 576 34.0 16.9 19.6
1995 548 37.0 14.8 18.8
1996 548 37.0 14.8 18.8
1997 572 38.0 15.1 16.1
1998 551 40.0 13.8 19.1
1999 531 40.0 13.3 25.0
2000 548 40.0 13.7 21.7
2001 533 40.0 13.3 23.1
2002 533 40.0 13.3 0.0
2003 533 40.0 13.3 0.0
2004 532 40.0 13.3 23.7
2005 472 40.0 11.8 22.9
2006 498 40.0 12.5 24.3
2007 513 n/a n/a 25.0
2008 547 36.5 15.0 25.8
2009 516 41.5 12.4 23.3
2010 516 41.6 12.3 23.6
2011 490 40.7 12.0 22.9
2012 535 42.5 12.5 28.4
2013 566 40.8 13.8 30.9
2014 501 38.1 13.1 26.3
2015 479 41.0 11.6 26.7
2016 480 38.0 12.6 27.9
2017 489 38.7 12.6 29.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Estes Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 481 32.0 15.0 n/a
1989 529 33.0 16.0 23.6
1990 527 38.0 13.8 24.9
1991 488 40.0 12.2 26.8
1992 537 40.0 13.4 17.7
1993 511 36.0 14.2 21.1
1994 576 34.0 16.9 19.6
1995 548 37.0 14.8 18.8
1996 548 37.0 14.8 18.8
1997 572 38.0 15.1 16.1
1998 551 40.0 13.8 19.1
1999 531 40.0 13.3 25.0
2000 548 40.0 13.7 21.7
2001 533 40.0 13.3 23.1
2002 533 40.0 13.3 0.0
2003 533 40.0 13.3 0.0
2004 532 40.0 13.3 23.7
2005 472 40.0 11.8 22.9
2006 498 40.0 12.5 24.3
2007 513 n/a n/a 25.0
2008 547 36.5 15.0 25.8
2009 516 41.5 12.4 23.3
2010 516 41.6 12.3 23.6
2011 490 40.7 12.0 22.9
2012 535 42.5 12.5 28.4
2013 566 40.8 13.8 30.9
2014 501 38.1 13.1 26.3
2015 479 41.0 11.6 26.7
2016 480 38.0 12.6 27.9
2017 489 38.7 12.6 29.0

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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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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