Upchurch Elementary

Summary:

Upchurch Elementary is a public elementary school located in Raeford, North Carolina, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 698. The school is part of the Hoke County Schools district, which is ranked 160 out of 243 districts in North Carolina and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Upchurch Elementary has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of African American (42.26%) and Hispanic (26.79%) students compared to the state average. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on state assessments, is generally lower than the state and district averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd-grade math proficiency rate was 64.4%, compared to the state average of 61.1% and the district average of 59.9%. The school's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, with African American and Hispanic students performing relatively well, but White students and students with disabilities struggling.

Upchurch Elementary has experienced a gradual decline in enrollment over the past several years, and its racial composition has shifted, with a decrease in the percentage of White students and an increase in the percentage of students of two or more races. When compared to other nearby elementary schools in the Hoke County district, Upchurch Elementary generally performs worse on state assessments, with lower proficiency rates in math, reading, and science. However, the school's performance for African American and Hispanic students is often better than the district and state averages for those subgroups, suggesting opportunities for targeted interventions and support to improve outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 730 Turnpike Road
       Raeford, NC  28376


(910) 875-1574

District: Hoke County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
946th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,060 Help


Students who attend Upchurch Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    West Hoke Middle
High:    Hoke County High
    SandHoke Early College High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  698

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.3%
Hispanic:
26.8%
White:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Upchurch Elementary ranks worse than 63% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Hoke County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Upchurch Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Hoke County Schools District. Student population at Upchurch Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (42.3%), Hispanic (26.8%), White (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Upchurch Elementary is 15.6, which is the highest among 8 elementary schools in the Hoke County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Upchurch Elementary is $9,060. 5 elementary schools in the Hoke County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Upchurch Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Upchurch Elementary 946th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Upchurch Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hoke County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hoke County Schools 160th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Upchurch Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.14 602nd 1276 52.8%
2007 56.62 611th 1293 52.7%
2008 27.77 1040th 1324 21.5%
2009 35.98 968th 1354 28.5%
2010 31.37 1042nd 1363 23.6%
2011 32.03 1037th 1381 24.9%
2012 42.72 896th 1388 35.4%
2013 27.37 1072nd 1403 23.6%
2014 40.66 838th 1390 39.7%
2015 46.02 816th 1440 43.3%
2016 59.63 565th 1425 60.4%
2017 47.17 801st 1429 43.9%
2018 43.94 858th 1434 40.2%
2019 50.60 754th 1473 48.8%
2021 45.33 780th 1489 47.6%
2022 41.80 884th 1514 41.6%
2023 39.28 946th 1502 37.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.61 3rd 86 96.5%
2022 25.70 104th 133 21.8%
2023 39.80 98th 154 36.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.68 205th 421 51.3%
2019 71.55 78th 497 84.3%
2021 46.58 149th 385 61.3%
2022 44.21 245th 485 49.5%
2023 34.19 347th 514 32.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.71 571st 1332 57.1%
2019 61.91 451st 1361 66.9%
2021 51.48 558th 1329 58.0%
2022 47.41 701st 1366 48.7%
2023 39.51 920th 1437 36.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.55 932nd 1405 33.7%
2019 48.68 768th 1424 46.1%
2021 47.07 721st 1440 49.9%
2022 41.78 855th 1458 41.4%
2023 35.82 954th 1459 34.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.44 474th 897 47.2%
2019 29.75 677th 878 22.9%
2021 52.12 233rd 646 63.9%
2022 51.12 241st 634 62.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.01 548th 612 10.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.44 52nd 76 31.6%
2019 50.10 44th 72 38.9%
2021 54.03 34th 76 55.3%
2022 49.27 46th 85 45.9%
2023 40.51 53rd 81 34.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.64 758th 1413 46.4%
2019 51.80 709th 1430 50.4%
2021 43.53 794th 1444 45.0%
2022 41.26 876th 1464 40.2%
2023 42.46 879th 1461 39.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.99 181st 927 80.5%
2019 69.57 202nd 949 78.7%
2021 64.03 209th 896 76.7%
2022 58.11 304th 927 67.2%
2023 62.87 277th 933 70.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.46 303rd 851 64.4%
2019 75.35 139th 865 83.9%
2021 63.45 223rd 843 73.5%
2022 60.26 273rd 893 69.4%
2023 39.54 574th 915 37.3%
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Rank History for White students at Upchurch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.67 1066th 1178 9.5%
2019 38.02 797th 1183 32.6%
2021 65.66 370th 1172 68.4%
2022 61.10 424th 1194 64.5%
2023 46.70 664th 1183 43.9%
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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
Monday, October 15, 2018

Open Quote This the worst elementary school I have ever encountered. The VP is very rude and unprofessional. This school is not accommodating for special needs children. Absolutely no security. Parents have to risk their children’s safety when walking them to class by crossing a road to get them to school. No sign to indicate where you can’t park. This is not a military friendly school. This school is a disaster waiting to happen. I am currently looking for a new home in a different school district. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Upchurch Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 225 300 6 18 39 n/a n/a 0 588
1995 296 277 3 16 33 n/a n/a 0 625
1996 296 277 3 16 33 n/a n/a 0 625
1997 351 279 4 20 29 n/a n/a 0 683
1998 361 290 6 20 27 n/a n/a 0 704
1999 316 303 10 24 24 n/a n/a 0 677
2000 315 307 9 37 22 n/a n/a 0 690
2001 300 325 9 53 16 n/a n/a 0 703
2002 266 318 7 58 21 n/a n/a 0 670
2003 266 318 7 58 21 n/a n/a 0 670
2004 308 336 11 68 21 n/a n/a 0 744
2005 331 390 11 68 21 n/a n/a 0 821
2006 374 405 14 82 28 n/a n/a 0 903
2007 318 347 6 84 25 n/a n/a 45 825
2008 344 465 7 100 35 n/a n/a 56 1007
2009 200 375 2 68 35 n/a n/a 0 680
2010 171 380 3 78 40 n/a n/a 0 672
2011 169 364 4 106 39 0 44 0 726
2012 165 310 6 106 33 0 40 0 660
2013 158 299 9 94 24 0 33 0 617
2014 149 303 7 115 20 0 33 0 627
2015 134 282 8 124 18 0 29 0 595
2016 143 304 7 130 18 0 33 0 635
2017 155 310 8 152 18 0 41 0 684
2018 157 314 9 150 18 2 47 0 697
2019 117 326 10 171 14 4 62 0 704
2020 131 310 10 162 14 7 55 0 689
2021 129 279 7 147 15 5 51 0 633
2022 124 300 3 189 16 5 66 0 703
2023 104 295 6 187 18 3 85 0 698

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 Upchurch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 588 31.0 19.0 41.5
1995 625 32.0 19.5 43.8
1996 625 32.0 19.5 43.8
1997 683 36.0 19.0 33.8
1998 704 39.0 18.1 38.1
1999 677 39.0 17.4 58.1
2000 690 39.0 17.7 56.8
2001 703 39.0 18.0 55.6
2002 670 39.0 17.2 56.3
2003 670 39.0 17.2 56.3
2004 744 36.0 20.7 50.7
2005 821 41.0 20.0 54.7
2006 903 41.0 22.0 n/a
2007 825 n/a n/a 58.8
2008 1007 61.5 16.4 55.8
2009 680 46.9 14.5 63.1
2010 672 43.9 15.3 72.5
2011 726 45.5 15.9 56.1
2012 660 43.9 15.0 68
2013 617 42.0 14.6 72.6
2014 627 44.0 14.2 76.6
2015 595 42.0 14.1 78.7
2016 635 44.0 14.4 99.5
2017 684 43.0 15.9 99.1
2018 697 46.0 15.1 99.6
2019 704 46.0 15.3 99.6
2020 689 43.8 15.7 99.6
2021 633 43.9 14.4 99.5
2022 703 42.5 16.5 98.9
2023 698 44.4 15.6 99.6

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 Upchurch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 588 31.0 19.0 41.5
1995 625 32.0 19.5 43.8
1996 625 32.0 19.5 43.8
1997 683 36.0 19.0 33.8
1998 704 39.0 18.1 38.1
1999 677 39.0 17.4 58.1
2000 690 39.0 17.7 56.8
2001 703 39.0 18.0 55.6
2002 670 39.0 17.2 56.3
2003 670 39.0 17.2 56.3
2004 744 36.0 20.7 50.7
2005 821 41.0 20.0 54.7
2006 903 41.0 22.0 n/a
2007 825 n/a n/a 58.8
2008 1007 61.5 16.4 55.8
2009 680 46.9 14.5 63.1
2010 672 43.9 15.3 72.5
2011 726 45.5 15.9 56.1
2012 660 43.9 15.0 68
2013 617 42.0 14.6 72.6
2014 627 44.0 14.2 76.6
2015 595 42.0 14.1 78.7
2016 635 44.0 14.4 99.5
2017 684 43.0 15.9 99.1
2018 697 46.0 15.1 99.6
2019 704 46.0 15.3 99.6
2020 689 43.8 15.7 99.6
2021 633 43.9 14.4 99.5
2022 703 42.5 16.5 98.9
2023 698 44.4 15.6 99.6

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 Upchurch Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,408 (15.5%) $7,652 (84.5%) $9,060

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Upchurch Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 754th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 946th of 1502 Elementary schools
 11.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Upchurch Elementary)74.264.4
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)64.159.9
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Upchurch Elementary)5754.4
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)51.542.7
 8.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Upchurch Elementary)51.942.3
 9.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)57.247.4
 9.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Upchurch Elementary)49.153.2
 4.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)54.248
 6.2%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Upchurch Elementary)62.243.2
 19%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)59.846.9
 12.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Upchurch Elementary)48.633.6
 15%
   5th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)5138.7
 12.3%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Upchurch Elementary)7552.7
 22.3%
   5th Grade Science (Hoke County Schools)77.162.3
 14.8%
   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 Students704698
 0.9%
African American326295
 9.5%
American Indian1418
 28.6%
Asian106
 40%
Hispanic171187
 9.4%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White117104
 11.1%
Two or More Races6285
 37.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.6%99.6%
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Students at Upchurch Elementary are 42% African American, 27% Hispanic, 15% White, 12% Two or more races, 3% American Indian.

Upchurch Elementary ranks 946th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 698 students attended Upchurch Elementary.

Students who attend Upchurch Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Hoke Middle
High : Hoke County High
High : SandHoke Early College High


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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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