Catawba Springs Elementary

Summary:

Catawba Springs Elementary is a public elementary school located in Denver, North Carolina, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 529. The school is part of the Lincoln County Schools district, which is ranked 68 out of 243 districts in North Carolina and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Catawba Springs Elementary consistently outperforms the Lincoln County Schools district and the state of North Carolina in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 85.1% of 3rd graders, 89.9% of 4th graders, and 67.4% of 5th graders proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly higher than the district and state averages. In Reading, the school had 67% of 3rd graders, 82.8% of 4th graders, and 58.9% of 5th graders proficient or better, again outperforming the district and state. Catawba Springs Elementary has also consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in North Carolina, with a statewide ranking as high as 55 out of 1,489 schools in the 2020-2021 school year.

While the student population at Catawba Springs Elementary is predominantly White (70.89% in 2022-2023), the school has a relatively diverse student body, with significant percentages of African American (9.64%), Hispanic (10.02%), and students of two or more races (7.75%). The school's academic performance is also exceptional across various student subgroups, including female students, male students, White students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Compared to nearby schools like Pumpkin Center Intermediate, Iron Station Elementary, and St. James Elementary, Catawba Springs Elementary outperforms them in most academic metrics, including standardized test scores and statewide rankings.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 206 North Little Egypt Rd
       Denver, NC  28037-9509


(704) 736-1895

District: Lincoln County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
173rd of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,867 Help


Students who attend Catawba Springs Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    East Lincoln Middle
High:    East Lincoln High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.9%
Hispanic:
10.0%
African American:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.7% Help


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Compare Details Catawba Springs Elementary ranks better than 88.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Lincoln County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.9%), Hispanic (10%), African American (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Catawba Springs Elementary is 16.3. 10 elementary schools in the Lincoln County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Catawba Springs Elementary is $7,867. 10 elementary schools in the Lincoln County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Catawba Springs Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Catawba Springs Elementary 173rd of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Catawba Springs Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lincoln County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln County Schools 68th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Catawba Springs Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 73.65 282nd 1276 77.9%
2007 69.86 344th 1293 73.4%
2008 62.35 507th 1324 61.7%
2009 75.26 289th 1354 78.7%
2010 76.45 269th 1363 80.3%
2011 80.71 193rd 1381 86.0%
2012 80.48 194th 1388 86.0%
2013 80.24 225th 1403 84.0%
2014 88.50 119th 1390 91.4%
2015 86.14 142nd 1440 90.1%
2016 88.35 109th 1425 92.4%
2017 83.14 174th 1429 87.8%
2018 86.87 137th 1434 90.4%
2019 90.10 95th 1473 93.6%
2021 95.05 55th 1489 96.3%
2022 86.51 155th 1514 89.8%
2023 84.44 173rd 1502 88.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.99 46th 154 70.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.84 190th 1332 85.7%
2019 87.55 74th 1361 94.6%
2021 91.77 45th 1329 96.6%
2022 63.76 376th 1366 72.5%
2023 74.87 237th 1437 83.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.31 60th 1405 95.7%
2019 88.51 92nd 1424 93.5%
2021 95.12 40th 1440 97.2%
2022 89.07 103rd 1458 92.9%
2023 79.02 227th 1459 84.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.48 80th 897 91.1%
2019 85.81 49th 878 94.4%
2021 64.40 138th 646 78.6%
2022 78.38 62nd 634 90.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.93 63rd 612 89.7%
2021 77.38 12th 494 97.6%
2022 43.43 409th 500 18.2%
2023 60.95 257th 582 55.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.19 209th 1413 85.2%
2019 88.74 105th 1430 92.7%
2021 91.54 86th 1444 94.0%
2022 77.09 276th 1464 81.1%
2023 88.39 117th 1461 92.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.49 154th 927 83.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.63 84th 851 90.1%
2021 94.78 33rd 843 96.1%
2022 76.66 131st 893 85.3%
2023 54.99 360th 915 60.7%
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Rank History for White students at Catawba Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.29 188th 1178 84.0%
2019 80.27 179th 1183 84.9%
2021 91.41 45th 1172 96.2%
2022 78.66 209th 1194 82.5%
2023 75.19 247th 1183 79.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Catawba Springs Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 456 79 1 1 1 n/a n/a 1 539
1989 503 73 0 2 0 n/a n/a 15 593
1990 451 75 1 1 2 n/a n/a 0 530
1991 417 74 0 0 4 n/a n/a 0 495
1992 457 73 0 0 5 n/a n/a 0 535
1993 485 78 0 0 5 n/a n/a 0 568
1994 517 81 1 1 3 n/a n/a 0 603
1995 545 79 4 1 6 n/a n/a 0 635
1996 545 79 4 1 6 n/a n/a 0 635
1997 574 72 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 652
1998 600 80 2 5 1 n/a n/a 17 705
1999 597 86 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 691
2000 536 70 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2001 523 70 3 5 3 n/a n/a 0 604
2002 487 59 6 11 2 n/a n/a 0 565
2003 487 59 6 11 2 n/a n/a 0 565
2004 386 45 4 10 2 n/a n/a 0 447
2005 397 49 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2006 445 42 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2007 430 26 5 9 1 n/a n/a 13 484
2008 434 32 9 9 1 n/a n/a 13 498
2009 419 38 7 8 1 n/a n/a 0 473
2010 412 52 6 9 2 n/a n/a 0 481
2011 447 33 5 17 1 1 18 0 522
2012 408 38 5 27 1 0 16 0 495
2013 409 40 4 27 2 0 16 0 498
2014 437 37 5 31 0 0 19 0 529
2015 430 27 5 31 0 0 24 0 517
2016 430 35 8 38 2 0 25 0 538
2017 454 32 6 42 2 0 24 0 560
2018 448 31 8 50 4 0 30 0 571
2019 442 31 7 52 5 0 27 0 564
2020 412 25 9 52 3 0 47 0 548
2021 380 31 7 47 7 0 21 0 493
2022 395 36 2 46 5 1 29 0 514
2023 375 51 2 53 6 1 41 0 529

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 Catawba Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 539 24.0 22.4 13
1989 593 24.0 24.7 19.2
1990 530 24.0 22.0 20
1991 495 20.0 24.7 21.4
1992 535 27.0 19.8 14.6
1993 568 25.0 22.7 20.4
1994 603 30.0 20.1 21.1
1995 635 36.0 17.6 18
1996 635 36.0 17.6 18
1997 652 39.0 16.7 20.6
1998 705 45.0 15.7 18.8
1999 691 43.0 16.1 26.6
2000 610 39.0 15.6 30.7
2001 604 39.0 15.5 28
2002 565 29.0 19.5 0
2003 565 29.0 19.5 0
2004 447 29.0 15.4 25.1
2005 462 33.0 14.0 89.4
2006 499 31.0 16.1 25.3
2007 484 n/a n/a 22.5
2008 498 29.7 16.8 25.2
2009 473 29.7 15.9 24.7
2010 481 30.6 15.7 31.4
2011 522 30.6 17.0 32
2012 495 30.6 16.1 31.9
2013 498 31.6 15.7 29.9
2014 529 34.0 15.5 31.4
2015 517 34.0 15.2 26.5
2016 538 33.0 16.3 28.4
2017 560 34.6 16.1 28.8
2018 571 35.0 16.3 29.9
2019 564 35.3 15.9 26.4
2020 548 33.8 16.1 28.1
2021 493 33.2 14.8 19.3
2022 514 32.2 15.9 14.6
2023 529 32.3 16.3 29.7

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 Catawba Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 539 24.0 22.4 13
1989 593 24.0 24.7 19.2
1990 530 24.0 22.0 20
1991 495 20.0 24.7 21.4
1992 535 27.0 19.8 14.6
1993 568 25.0 22.7 20.4
1994 603 30.0 20.1 21.1
1995 635 36.0 17.6 18
1996 635 36.0 17.6 18
1997 652 39.0 16.7 20.6
1998 705 45.0 15.7 18.8
1999 691 43.0 16.1 26.6
2000 610 39.0 15.6 30.7
2001 604 39.0 15.5 28
2002 565 29.0 19.5 0
2003 565 29.0 19.5 0
2004 447 29.0 15.4 25.1
2005 462 33.0 14.0 89.4
2006 499 31.0 16.1 25.3
2007 484 n/a n/a 22.5
2008 498 29.7 16.8 25.2
2009 473 29.7 15.9 24.7
2010 481 30.6 15.7 31.4
2011 522 30.6 17.0 32
2012 495 30.6 16.1 31.9
2013 498 31.6 15.7 29.9
2014 529 34.0 15.5 31.4
2015 517 34.0 15.2 26.5
2016 538 33.0 16.3 28.4
2017 560 34.6 16.1 28.8
2018 571 35.0 16.3 29.9
2019 564 35.3 15.9 26.4
2020 548 33.8 16.1 28.1
2021 493 33.2 14.8 19.3
2022 514 32.2 15.9 14.6
2023 529 32.3 16.3 29.7

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 Catawba Springs Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $484 (6.2%) $7,383 (93.8%) $7,867

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Catawba Springs Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 95th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 173rd of 1502 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Catawba Springs Elementary)89.785.1
 4.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lincoln County Schools)7266.2
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Catawba Springs Elementary)75.967
 8.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Lincoln County Schools)62.852.3
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Catawba Springs Elementary)78.589.9
 11.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln County Schools)66.462.7
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Catawba Springs Elementary)82.282.8
 0.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Lincoln County Schools)6563.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Catawba Springs Elementary)78.467.4
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln County Schools)69.966.2
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Catawba Springs Elementary)77.558.9
 18.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Lincoln County Schools)66.655.1
 11.5%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Catawba Springs Elementary)89.271.6
 17.6%
   5th Grade Science (Lincoln County Schools)8173.9
 7.1%
   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 Students564529
 6.2%
African American3151
 64.5%
American Indian56
 20%
Asian72
 71.4%
Hispanic5253
 1.9%
Pacific Islander01
White442375
 15.2%
Two or More Races2741
 51.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.4%29.7%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Catawba Springs Elementary

Catawba Springs Elementary ranks 173rd of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 529 students attended Catawba Springs Elementary.

Students at Catawba Springs Elementary are 71% White, 10% Hispanic, 10% African American, 8% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Catawba Springs Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : East Lincoln Middle
High : East Lincoln High


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