Lowell Elementary

Public K-5

 1500 Power Drive
       Lowell, NC  28098-1236


(704) 836-9118

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District: Gaston County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
997th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,896 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  488

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.9%
Hispanic:
21.1%
African American:
14.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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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 Lowell Elementary ranks worse than 67.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 15th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lowell Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.9%), Hispanic (21.1%), African American (14.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lowell Elementary is 15.2, which is the 10th best among 26 elementary schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lowell Elementary is $8,896. 19 elementary schools in the Gaston County Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Lowell Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lowell Elementary 997th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Lowell Elementary in the ranking list.)

Gaston County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Gaston County Schools 137th of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lowell Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.32 319th 1276 75.0%
2007 69.82 346th 1293 73.2%
2008 70.73 337th 1324 74.5%
2009 65.99 489th 1354 63.9%
2010 66.79 475th 1363 65.2%
2011 55.17 702nd 1381 49.2%
2012 48.48 791st 1388 43.0%
2013 39.67 853rd 1403 39.2%
2014 35.90 919th 1390 33.9%
2015 57.93 605th 1440 58.0%
2016 62.62 518th 1425 63.6%
2017 51.77 718th 1429 49.8%
2018 50.36 740th 1434 48.4%
2019 36.39 997th 1473 32.3%

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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Enrollment information for Lowell Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 314 28 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1989 333 36 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1990 383 45 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1991 458 34 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1992 447 32 2 3 0 n/a n/a -1 483
1993 510 37 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1994 521 40 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1995 503 53 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1996 503 53 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1997 458 51 6 2 3 n/a n/a 0 520
1998 411 40 7 1 2 n/a n/a 0 461
1999 409 42 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2000 437 44 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 490
2001 420 42 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2002 424 43 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2003 424 43 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2004 412 46 5 14 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2005 426 61 9 18 3 n/a n/a 0 517
2006 435 59 10 21 4 n/a n/a 0 529
2007 459 56 11 37 0 n/a n/a 9 572
2008 426 67 9 40 0 n/a n/a 19 561
2009 429 98 9 49 1 n/a n/a 0 586
2010 411 79 13 54 1 n/a n/a 0 558
2011 384 80 12 63 2 0 14 0 555
2012 371 64 9 62 2 0 15 0 523
2013 391 71 6 64 3 0 15 0 550
2014 387 71 10 72 2 0 16 0 558
2015 374 70 5 72 1 0 15 0 537
2016 364 73 5 74 1 0 18 0 535
2017 388 67 2 79 1 1 24 0 562
2018 366 67 1 78 0 0 36 0 548
2019 324 70 4 99 2 0 26 0 525
2020 273 72 5 103 3 0 32 0 488

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 Lowell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 345 20.0 17.2 17.4
1989 371 23.0 16.1 20.8
1990 428 23.0 18.6 15.2
1991 498 26.0 19.1 13.1
1992 483 28.0 17.2 13.9
1993 551 26.0 21.2 19.2
1994 566 28.0 20.2 23
1995 560 30.0 18.7 22.7
1996 560 30.0 18.7 22.7
1997 520 31.0 16.8 21.9
1998 461 28.0 16.5 23
1999 459 28.0 16.4 24.2
2000 490 28.0 17.5 26.5
2001 473 28.0 16.9 28.5
2002 489 28.0 17.5 27
2003 489 28.0 17.5 27
2004 477 26.0 18.3 26.2
2005 517 26.0 19.9 42.7
2006 529 26.0 20.3 34.6
2007 572 n/a n/a 36.1
2008 561 31.4 17.9 7.4
2009 586 31.7 18.5 9.4
2010 558 29.6 18.8 49.3
2011 555 29.9 18.5 55.9
2012 523 29.8 17.5 53.7
2013 550 31.0 17.7 58
2014 558 31.3 17.8 58.8
2015 537 31.0 17.3 56.4
2016 535 31.0 17.2 56.1
2017 562 31.0 18.1 58.9
2018 548 34.3 15.9 57.7
2019 525 30.6 17.1 61.3
2020 488 31.9 15.2 56.1

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 Lowell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 345 20.0 17.2 17.4
1989 371 23.0 16.1 20.8
1990 428 23.0 18.6 15.2
1991 498 26.0 19.1 13.1
1992 483 28.0 17.2 13.9
1993 551 26.0 21.2 19.2
1994 566 28.0 20.2 23
1995 560 30.0 18.7 22.7
1996 560 30.0 18.7 22.7
1997 520 31.0 16.8 21.9
1998 461 28.0 16.5 23
1999 459 28.0 16.4 24.2
2000 490 28.0 17.5 26.5
2001 473 28.0 16.9 28.5
2002 489 28.0 17.5 27
2003 489 28.0 17.5 27
2004 477 26.0 18.3 26.2
2005 517 26.0 19.9 42.7
2006 529 26.0 20.3 34.6
2007 572 n/a n/a 36.1
2008 561 31.4 17.9 7.4
2009 586 31.7 18.5 9.4
2010 558 29.6 18.8 49.3
2011 555 29.9 18.5 55.9
2012 523 29.8 17.5 53.7
2013 550 31.0 17.7 58
2014 558 31.3 17.8 58.8
2015 537 31.0 17.3 56.4
2016 535 31.0 17.2 56.1
2017 562 31.0 18.1 58.9
2018 548 34.3 15.9 57.7
2019 525 30.6 17.1 61.3
2020 488 31.9 15.2 56.1

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 Lowell Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,107 (12.4%) $7,789 (87.6%) $8,896

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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