Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Summary:

Ronald E. McNair Elementary is a public elementary school in Browns Summit, North Carolina, serving 457 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Guilford County Schools district, which is ranked 145 out of 243 districts in the state.

While Ronald E. McNair Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (66.74%) compared to nearby schools, it consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of North Carolina elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in mathematics, reading, and science are significantly lower than the Guilford County and North Carolina averages. Additionally, over 99% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. However, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12.5 to 14.3 over the past few years.

When analyzing the school's performance by student subgroups, there are significant achievement gaps between African American and Asian students. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the proficiency rate in mathematics for 3rd grade Asian students was 75%, compared to only 39.5% for African American students. While the nearby schools, such as Reedy Fork Elementary, Ceasar Cone Elementary, and James Y Joyner Elementary, also serve economically disadvantaged populations, they generally outperform Ronald E. McNair Elementary in academic measures, suggesting that factors beyond just socioeconomic status may be contributing to the school's underperformance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4603 Yanceyville Road
       Browns Summit, NC  27214


(336) 691-5460

District: Guilford County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1208th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,264 Help


Students who attend Ronald E. McNair Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Northern Guilford Middle
High:    Northern Guilford High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  457

Racial breakdown:

African American:
66.7%
Hispanic:
12.9%
Asian:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.3% Help


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Compare Details Ronald E. McNair Elementary ranks worse than 80.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 46th among 67 ranked elementary schools in the Guilford County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (66.7%), Hispanic (12.9%), Asian (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ronald E. McNair Elementary is 14.3, which is the 27th best among 67 elementary schools in the Guilford County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ronald E. McNair Elementary is $10,264. 40 elementary schools in the Guilford County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ronald E. McNair Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ronald E. McNair Elementary 1208th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Ronald E. McNair Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Guilford County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Guilford County Schools 145th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 14.39 1245th 1390 10.4%
2015 7.96 1363rd 1440 5.3%
2016 10.54 1319th 1425 7.4%
2017 14.40 1276th 1429 10.7%
2018 22.88 1178th 1434 17.9%
2019 23.46 1215th 1473 17.5%
2021 24.02 1118th 1489 24.9%
2022 21.56 1234th 1514 18.5%
2023 22.99 1208th 1502 19.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.56 179th 421 57.5%
2019 54.18 165th 497 66.8%
2021 51.57 128th 385 66.8%
2022 31.93 356th 485 26.6%
2023 53.61 181st 514 64.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.87 1117th 1332 16.1%
2019 34.61 982nd 1361 27.8%
2021 26.69 1013th 1329 23.8%
2022 27.09 1099th 1366 19.5%
2023 25.83 1160th 1437 19.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.14 1154th 1405 17.9%
2019 22.93 1193rd 1424 16.2%
2021 26.17 1073rd 1440 25.5%
2022 28.29 1099th 1458 24.6%
2023 29.12 1095th 1459 24.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.75 340th 878 61.3%
2021 42.69 320th 646 50.5%
2022 53.70 216th 634 65.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.81 27th 69 60.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.10 1157th 1413 18.1%
2019 26.73 1153rd 1430 19.4%
2021 22.67 1130th 1444 21.7%
2022 16.43 1303rd 1464 11.0%
2023 20.59 1221st 1461 16.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.33 97th 99 2.0%
2019 2.67 105th 106 0.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.84 364th 927 60.7%
2019 53.23 396th 949 58.3%
2021 51.36 334th 896 62.7%
2022 45.56 469th 927 49.4%
2023 50.42 425th 933 54.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.73 537th 851 36.9%
2019 32.18 653rd 865 24.5%
2022 39.55 550th 893 38.4%
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Rank History for White students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.58 910th 1183 23.1%
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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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by a parent
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Open Quote This school is unorganized from Principal down to the secretary. Just because you hold a title or have a masters degree in certain field. Does not make that person intelligent. I see why their ranking is low. They terminate any staff who challenge their direction. The office staff are there just there collect a pay check. This school was created to get BLACK PEOPLE out the northern school district. And force BLACKS into sub par GHETTO mentality ,unorthodox, saturated with Smart Dummies ran School. The school does realize it is almost 2020 not 1920. I have seen daycare facilities with better education structure and organization. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 44 311 42 64 0 1 18 0 480
2014 51 349 49 73 4 0 22 0 548
2015 62 377 55 79 3 0 17 0 593
2016 57 374 54 81 2 1 17 0 586
2017 42 343 62 74 2 1 18 0 542
2018 36 319 63 77 2 2 25 0 524
2019 32 372 62 74 4 1 25 0 570
2020 28 366 61 64 2 0 29 0 550
2021 12 326 60 58 2 0 31 0 489
2022 17 319 48 57 4 0 29 0 474
2023 32 305 36 59 2 0 23 0 457

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

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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 Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 480 33.5 14.2 80
2014 548 38.8 14.1 80.5
2015 593 33.0 17.9 99.5
2016 586 40.0 14.6 99.8
2017 542 31.2 17.3 99.4
2018 524 32.0 16.3 98.5
2019 570 33.6 16.9 98.9
2020 550 39.1 14.0 99.5
2021 489 38.0 12.8 99.4
2022 474 37.8 12.5 98.3
2023 457 31.8 14.3 99.3

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 Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 480 33.5 14.2 80
2014 548 38.8 14.1 80.5
2015 593 33.0 17.9 99.5
2016 586 40.0 14.6 99.8
2017 542 31.2 17.3 99.4
2018 524 32.0 16.3 98.5
2019 570 33.6 16.9 98.9
2020 550 39.1 14.0 99.5
2021 489 38.0 12.8 99.4
2022 474 37.8 12.5 98.3
2023 457 31.8 14.3 99.3

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 Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,112 (10.8%) $9,151 (89.2%) $10,264

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ronald E. McNair Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1215th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 1208th of 1502 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)4439.5
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Guilford County Schools)60.859.2
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)33.331.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Guilford County Schools)53.141.3
 11.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)51.127
 24.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Guilford County Schools)52.451.7
 0.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)53.344
 9.3%
   4th Grade Reading (Guilford County Schools)55.952.3
 3.6%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)32.739.2
 6.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Guilford County Schools)55.252
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)38.943
 4.1%
   5th Grade Reading (Guilford County Schools)52.844.9
 7.9%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Ronald E. McNair Elementary)64.651.9
 12.7%
   5th Grade Science (Guilford County Schools)69.561.8
 7.7%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students570457
 19.8%
African American372305
 18%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian6236
 41.9%
Hispanic7459
 20.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White3232
Two or More Races2523
 8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.9%99.3%
 0.4%


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Students at Ronald E. McNair Elementary are 67% African American, 13% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 7% White, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Ronald E. McNair Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northern Guilford Middle
High : Northern Guilford High

In the 2022-23 school year, 457 students attended Ronald E. McNair Elementary.

Ronald E. McNair Elementary ranks in the bottom 19.6% of North Carolina elementary schools.


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