Cornelius Elementary

Public K-5

 21126 Catawba Ave
       Cornelius, NC  28031-8503


(980) 343-3905

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
283rd of 1,495 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,730 Help

Students who attend Cornelius Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bailey Middle
High:    William Amos Hough High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.7%
Hispanic:
15.0%
African American:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.8%

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Compare Details Cornelius Elementary ranks better than 81.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 26th among 109 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Cornelius Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (63.7%), Hispanic (15%), African American (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cornelius Elementary is 14, which is the 47th best among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cornelius Elementary is $8,730. 98 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Cornelius Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cornelius Elementary 283rd of 1495 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Cornelius Elementary in the ranking list.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 138th of 249 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cornelius Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.43 65th 1276 94.9%
2007 86.06 80th 1293 93.8%
2008 84.36 130th 1324 90.2%
2009 87.15 88th 1354 93.5%
2010 81.08 175th 1363 87.2%
2011 81.66 172nd 1381 87.5%
2012 83.19 141st 1388 89.8%
2013 91.32 90th 1403 93.6%
2014 90.80 96th 1390 93.1%
2015 83.32 180th 1440 87.5%
2016 82.12 191st 1425 86.6%
2017 83.95 166th 1429 88.4%
2018 81.80 199th 1434 86.1%
2019 79.73 235th 1473 84.0%
2021 79.41 252nd 1489 83.1%
2022 77.49 283rd 1495 81.1%

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 Cornelius Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 455 89 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1989 500 93 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1990 521 83 10 3 1 n/a n/a 0 618
1991 576 84 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 671
1992 595 90 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 695
1993 624 88 11 3 2 n/a n/a 0 728
1994 575 76 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 659
1995 660 73 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 746
1996 660 73 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 746
1997 762 81 8 9 2 n/a n/a 0 862
1998 640 69 10 8 6 n/a n/a 0 733
1999 731 81 11 14 6 n/a n/a 0 843
2000 783 76 13 21 3 n/a n/a 0 896
2001 809 71 19 14 2 n/a n/a 0 915
2002 992 84 23 37 2 n/a n/a 0 1138
2003 992 84 23 37 2 n/a n/a 0 1138
2004 1034 91 27 49 5 n/a n/a 0 1206
2005 1057 125 39 74 4 n/a n/a 0 1299
2006 1128 156 39 89 3 n/a n/a 0 1415
2007 653 68 20 97 1 n/a n/a 35 874
2008 574 69 23 90 5 n/a n/a 39 800
2009 508 108 22 84 6 n/a n/a 0 728
2010 492 98 20 85 4 n/a n/a 0 699
2011 507 73 18 77 3 0 23 0 701
2012 454 69 20 75 1 0 15 0 634
2013 417 71 20 78 3 0 20 0 609
2014 394 63 22 85 2 0 18 0 584
2015 396 74 16 90 3 1 9 0 589
2016 430 69 23 96 3 0 13 0 634
2017 417 59 18 94 3 0 14 0 605
2018 427 57 18 94 2 0 16 0 614
2019 430 72 18 107 0 0 21 0 648
2020 427 73 24 105 1 0 22 0 652
2021 369 73 27 87 1 0 22 0 579

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 Cornelius Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 25.0 22.0 15.4
1989 604 29.0 20.8 18.7
1990 618 32.0 19.3 17.5
1991 671 32.0 20.9 16.1
1992 695 32.0 21.7 11.1
1993 728 33.0 22.1 13.9
1994 659 32.0 20.6 15.2
1995 746 37.0 20.2 12.6
1996 746 37.0 20.2 12.6
1997 862 42.0 20.5 11.6
1998 733 38.0 19.3 13.5
1999 843 38.0 22.2 12.9
2000 896 38.0 23.6 12.1
2001 915 38.0 24.1 10.9
2002 1138 38.0 29.9 12
2003 1138 38.0 29.9 12
2004 1206 38.0 31.7 13.3
2005 1299 38.0 34.2 16.4
2006 1415 38.0 37.2 15.2
2007 874 n/a n/a 14.7
2008 800 46.0 17.4 21.3
2009 728 41.7 17.5 22.5
2010 699 40.4 17.2 25.8
2011 701 38.5 18.1 28.1
2012 634 36.9 17.1 28.1
2013 609 34.2 17.7 32.3
2014 584 34.6 16.8 29.6
2015 589 32.0 18.4 30.6
2016 634 34.0 18.6 29.3
2017 605 35.2 17.1 28.8
2018 614 34.4 17.8 23.9
2019 648 35.5 18.2 25
2020 652 38.1 17.0 24.7
2021 579 41.3 14.0 21.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Cornelius Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 25.0 22.0 15.4
1989 604 29.0 20.8 18.7
1990 618 32.0 19.3 17.5
1991 671 32.0 20.9 16.1
1992 695 32.0 21.7 11.1
1993 728 33.0 22.1 13.9
1994 659 32.0 20.6 15.2
1995 746 37.0 20.2 12.6
1996 746 37.0 20.2 12.6
1997 862 42.0 20.5 11.6
1998 733 38.0 19.3 13.5
1999 843 38.0 22.2 12.9
2000 896 38.0 23.6 12.1
2001 915 38.0 24.1 10.9
2002 1138 38.0 29.9 12
2003 1138 38.0 29.9 12
2004 1206 38.0 31.7 13.3
2005 1299 38.0 34.2 16.4
2006 1415 38.0 37.2 15.2
2007 874 n/a n/a 14.7
2008 800 46.0 17.4 21.3
2009 728 41.7 17.5 22.5
2010 699 40.4 17.2 25.8
2011 701 38.5 18.1 28.1
2012 634 36.9 17.1 28.1
2013 609 34.2 17.7 32.3
2014 584 34.6 16.8 29.6
2015 589 32.0 18.4 30.6
2016 634 34.0 18.6 29.3
2017 605 35.2 17.1 28.8
2018 614 34.4 17.8 23.9
2019 648 35.5 18.2 25
2020 652 38.1 17.0 24.7
2021 579 41.3 14.0 21.8

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 Cornelius Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $538 (6.2%) $8,193 (93.8%) $8,730

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cornelius Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 235th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 283rd of 1495 Elementary schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cornelius Elementary)75.869.9
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.656.6
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.357.3
 7%
3rd Grade Reading (Cornelius Elementary)67.259.2
 8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.343.4
 13.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.846.5
 10.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cornelius Elementary)67.972.2
 4.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.249.2
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.349.9
 7.4%
4th Grade Reading (Cornelius Elementary)64.262.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.545.8
 6.7%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.351.4
 5.9%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cornelius Elementary)82.263.6
 18.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.453.6
 11.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.251.3
 8.9%
5th Grade Reading (Cornelius Elementary)7153
 18%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5042.7
 7.3%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.645.8
 8.8%
5th Grade Science (Cornelius Elementary)90.775
 15.7%
   5th Grade Science (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)72.860.2
 12.6%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.663.1
 9.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students648579
 10.6%
African American7273
 1.4%
American Indian01
Asian1827
 50%
Hispanic10787
 18.7%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2122
 4.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25%21.8%
 3.2%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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