Sandy Grove Elementary

Summary:

Sandy Grove Elementary is a public elementary school in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, serving 578 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Hoke County Schools district, which is ranked 160 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Sandy Grove Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with a mix of racial groups, its academic performance is generally lower than state and district averages, particularly in reading. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, the school's African American and Hispanic students perform relatively better compared to their peers at the state and district levels, and the school's Native American and military-connected students also show strong performance. When compared to nearby schools in the Cumberland County and Public Schools of Robeson County districts, Sandy Grove Elementary generally performs worse academically, but has a relatively lower student-teacher ratio.

Despite the challenges, Sandy Grove Elementary's diverse student population and the strong performance of certain subgroups suggest that there may be opportunities for targeted interventions and support to improve the school's overall academic outcomes. The school's high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage, and its relatively lower per-student funding compared to some nearby schools, may also be contributing factors to its academic performance that could be addressed through additional resources and support.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 8452 North Old Wire Road
       Lumber Bridge, NC  28357


(910) 875-6008

District: Hoke County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
921st of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,694 Help


Students who attend Sandy Grove Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sandy Grove Middle
High:    Hoke County High
    SandHoke Early College High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  578

Racial breakdown:

White:
27.2%
African American:
26.5%
Hispanic:
22.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sandy Grove Elementary ranks worse than 61.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd 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 40.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sandy Grove Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (27.2%), African American (26.5%), Hispanic (22.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Grove Elementary is 14.2. 6 elementary schools in the Hoke County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sandy Grove Elementary is $9,694. 4 elementary schools in the Hoke County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sandy Grove Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Grove Elementary 921st of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Sandy Grove 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 Sandy Grove Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 16.73 1158th 1276 9.2%
2007 27.42 1058th 1293 18.2%
2008 23.33 1092nd 1324 17.5%
2009 20.10 1160th 1354 14.3%
2010 33.68 1013th 1363 25.7%
2011 25.34 1130th 1381 18.2%
2012 18.47 1231st 1388 11.3%
2013 20.33 1178th 1403 16.0%
2014 24.88 1086th 1390 21.9%
2015 26.19 1138th 1440 21.0%
2016 45.97 820th 1425 42.5%
2017 30.36 1073rd 1429 24.9%
2018 38.26 949th 1434 33.8%
2019 38.16 962nd 1473 34.7%
2021 31.45 1005th 1489 32.5%
2022 32.08 1050th 1514 30.6%
2023 40.61 921st 1502 38.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.47 19th 86 77.9%
2022 17.53 121st 133 9.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.72 518th 1332 61.1%
2019 44.80 794th 1361 41.7%
2021 30.15 965th 1329 27.4%
2022 32.39 984th 1366 28.0%
2023 51.21 688th 1437 52.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.51 933rd 1405 33.6%
2019 40.25 903rd 1424 36.6%
2021 34.16 925th 1440 35.8%
2022 43.42 825th 1458 43.4%
2023 43.20 832nd 1459 43.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.20 305th 897 66.0%
2019 44.98 449th 878 48.9%
2021 34.04 436th 646 32.5%
2022 37.59 370th 634 41.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.41 45th 76 40.8%
2019 61.42 30th 72 58.3%
2021 47.42 41st 76 46.1%
2022 68.82 19th 85 77.6%
2023 45.57 48th 81 40.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.93 961st 1413 32.0%
2019 37.17 980th 1430 31.5%
2021 30.00 989th 1444 31.5%
2022 23.95 1160th 1464 20.8%
2023 38.18 950th 1461 35.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.32 283rd 927 69.5%
2019 52.57 402nd 949 57.6%
2021 47.73 386th 896 56.9%
2022 43.30 504th 927 45.6%
2023 60.63 303rd 933 67.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.79 598th 851 29.7%
2019 39.10 558th 865 35.5%
2021 53.75 319th 843 62.2%
2022 53.16 362nd 893 59.5%
2023 61.29 284th 915 69.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.93 20th 28 28.6%
2019 41.74 17th 27 37.0%
2021 52.78 10th 28 64.3%
2022 62.32 8th 29 72.4%
2023 52.04 16th 29 44.8%
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Rank History for White students at Sandy Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.23 481st 1178 59.2%
2019 56.00 519th 1183 56.1%
2021 35.25 795th 1172 32.2%
2022 39.41 771st 1194 35.4%
2023 40.05 761st 1183 35.7%
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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 Sandy Grove Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 223 165 3 23 120 n/a n/a 0 534
2001 200 188 5 20 128 n/a n/a 0 541
2002 194 167 3 25 108 n/a n/a 0 497
2003 194 167 3 25 108 n/a n/a 0 497
2004 175 167 8 21 88 n/a n/a 0 459
2005 254 190 6 44 113 n/a n/a 0 607
2006 278 169 3 48 117 n/a n/a 0 615
2007 304 166 4 50 135 n/a n/a 34 693
2008 305 153 7 56 143 n/a n/a 52 716
2009 253 185 9 58 124 n/a n/a 0 629
2010 260 185 8 54 136 n/a n/a 0 643
2011 254 126 2 60 119 0 36 0 597
2012 214 124 0 75 132 0 30 0 575
2013 213 131 0 77 109 0 29 0 559
2014 208 121 0 70 96 1 47 0 543
2015 247 136 1 82 111 2 38 0 617
2016 216 140 1 103 124 2 42 0 628
2017 210 117 0 104 107 5 40 0 583
2018 207 151 1 115 117 6 53 0 650
2019 193 147 2 106 102 4 57 0 611
2020 182 116 3 122 106 2 69 0 600
2021 177 129 6 133 80 1 53 0 579
2022 168 158 2 129 86 1 53 0 597
2023 157 153 1 132 85 1 49 0 578

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 Sandy Grove Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 534 21.0 25.4 58.4
2001 541 21.0 25.8 57.7
2002 497 22.0 22.6 63.8
2003 497 22.0 22.6 63.8
2004 459 29.0 15.8 68.8
2005 607 34.0 17.9 61.6
2006 615 34.0 18.1 n/a
2007 693 n/a n/a 59.6
2008 716 43.4 16.5 65.2
2009 629 45.8 13.7 63.8
2010 643 45.0 14.3 62.5
2011 597 46.0 12.9 50.1
2012 575 46.8 12.2 72.7
2013 559 46.5 12.0 72.8
2014 543 44.3 12.2 63.9
2015 617 40.0 15.4 71.6
2016 628 43.0 14.6 73.9
2017 583 43.3 13.4 75.1
2018 650 40.3 16.1 66
2019 611 43.3 14.1 73.3
2020 600 40.8 14.7 99.5
2021 579 43.3 13.3 99.5
2022 597 45.5 13.1 98.7
2023 578 40.5 14.2 99.5

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 Sandy Grove Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 534 21.0 25.4 58.4
2001 541 21.0 25.8 57.7
2002 497 22.0 22.6 63.8
2003 497 22.0 22.6 63.8
2004 459 29.0 15.8 68.8
2005 607 34.0 17.9 61.6
2006 615 34.0 18.1 n/a
2007 693 n/a n/a 59.6
2008 716 43.4 16.5 65.2
2009 629 45.8 13.7 63.8
2010 643 45.0 14.3 62.5
2011 597 46.0 12.9 50.1
2012 575 46.8 12.2 72.7
2013 559 46.5 12.0 72.8
2014 543 44.3 12.2 63.9
2015 617 40.0 15.4 71.6
2016 628 43.0 14.6 73.9
2017 583 43.3 13.4 75.1
2018 650 40.3 16.1 66
2019 611 43.3 14.1 73.3
2020 600 40.8 14.7 99.5
2021 579 43.3 13.3 99.5
2022 597 45.5 13.1 98.7
2023 578 40.5 14.2 99.5

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 Sandy Grove Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,248 (12.9%) $8,446 (87.1%) $9,694

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandy Grove Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 962nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 921st of 1502 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Elementary)43.857.5
 13.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)64.159.9
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Elementary)46.133.3
 12.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)51.542.7
 8.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Elementary)56.256.5
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)57.247.4
 9.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Elementary)49.542.9
 6.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)54.248
 6.2%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Grove Elementary)53.855.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hoke County Schools)59.846.9
 12.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Sandy Grove Elementary)41.338.9
 2.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Hoke County Schools)5138.7
 12.3%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Sandy Grove Elementary)81.562.2
 19.3%
   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 Students611578
 5.4%
African American147153
 4.1%
American Indian10285
 16.7%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic106132
 24.5%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White193157
 18.7%
Two or More Races5749
 14%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73.3%99.5%
 26.2%


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Students who attend Sandy Grove Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sandy Grove Middle
High : Hoke County High
High : SandHoke Early College High

Students at Sandy Grove Elementary are 27% White, 26% African American, 23% Hispanic, 15% American Indian, 8% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 578 students attended Sandy Grove Elementary.

Sandy Grove Elementary ranks 921st of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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