Huntersville Elementary

Summary:

Huntersville Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Huntersville, North Carolina, serving 868 students in grades K-5. As part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district, Huntersville Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade.

The school's academic performance is exceptional, with students significantly outperforming state and district averages in mathematics, reading, and science. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 79.4% of 3rd graders, 88.6% of 4th graders, and 89.6% of 5th graders were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to the state averages of 61.1%, 55.3%, and 55.9%, respectively. Huntersville Elementary also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, including female students, male students, and traditionally underserved populations.

While Huntersville Elementary outperforms the state and district averages, some nearby schools, such as Grand Oak Elementary and J.V. Washam Elementary, also demonstrate high academic achievement, suggesting a strong educational environment in the local area. Additionally, Huntersville Elementary's diverse student population, with a significant representation of minority groups, indicates the school's ability to meet the needs of students from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public K-5

 200 Gilead Rd
       Huntersville, NC  28078-6897


(980) 343-3835

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
69th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,728 Help


Students who attend Huntersville Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bailey Middle
High:    William Amos Hough High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  868

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.8%
Hispanic:
15.1%
African American:
13.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Huntersville Elementary ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 9th among 109 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Huntersville Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.8%), Hispanic (15.1%), African American (13.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Huntersville Elementary is 18.2. 101 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Huntersville Elementary is $9,728. 71 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Huntersville Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Huntersville Elementary 69th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Huntersville Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 129th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Huntersville Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.32 66th 1276 94.8%
2007 92.40 10th 1293 99.2%
2008 92.07 43rd 1324 96.8%
2009 90.77 37th 1354 97.3%
2010 89.46 43rd 1363 96.8%
2011 90.41 31st 1381 97.8%
2012 90.32 35th 1388 97.5%
2013 97.46 19th 1403 98.6%
2014 96.31 22nd 1390 98.4%
2015 93.88 36th 1440 97.5%
2016 93.43 40th 1425 97.2%
2017 94.03 32nd 1429 97.8%
2018 93.08 52nd 1434 96.4%
2019 90.09 96th 1473 93.5%
2021 83.57 206th 1489 86.2%
2022 90.40 104th 1514 93.1%
2023 93.31 69th 1502 95.4%
See the entire list of North Carolina Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 93.22 4th 154 97.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.50 22nd 421 94.8%
2019 80.05 50th 497 89.9%
2021 56.72 106th 385 72.5%
2022 77.69 48th 485 90.1%
2023 87.33 35th 514 93.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.60 159th 1332 88.1%
2019 80.29 157th 1361 88.5%
2021 61.96 387th 1329 70.9%
2022 69.48 286th 1366 79.1%
2023 67.97 354th 1437 75.4%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.20 63rd 1405 95.5%
2019 88.63 90th 1424 93.7%
2021 80.55 216th 1440 85.0%
2022 88.92 107th 1458 92.7%
2023 92.95 51st 1459 96.5%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.77 11th 897 98.8%
2019 96.40 11th 878 98.7%
2021 78.28 67th 646 89.6%
2022 89.50 21st 634 96.7%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.65 287th 612 53.1%
2021 67.13 157th 494 68.2%
2022 61.64 220th 500 56.0%
2023 66.73 160th 582 72.5%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Gifted and Talented Students!

Rank History for Male students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.61 70th 1413 95.0%
2019 89.45 94th 1430 93.4%
2021 83.74 183rd 1444 87.3%
2022 89.61 96th 1464 93.4%
2023 91.69 81st 1461 94.5%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.53 84th 107 21.5%
2023 79.71 13th 114 88.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.45 9th 927 99.0%
2019 91.65 40th 949 95.8%
2021 87.18 68th 896 92.4%
2022 80.56 97th 927 89.5%
2023 85.90 70th 933 92.5%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.77 166th 851 80.5%
2019 75.99 133rd 865 84.6%
2021 56.47 295th 843 65.0%
2022 59.66 280th 893 68.6%
2023 74.16 154th 915 83.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Huntersville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.06 25th 1178 97.9%
2019 91.26 37th 1183 96.9%
2021 82.21 157th 1172 86.6%
2022 90.55 48th 1194 96.0%
2023 88.26 73rd 1183 93.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

Huntersville Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Open Quote I can not say enough about this school. From the moment my son steps out of the car, he is welcomed with a ," Good morning!" by at least 3 teachers. He feels safe to ask questions and to truly be himself. His teachers push him to strive for his best, while taking the time to get to know him. The class size is identical to a well sought out charter that we transfered from and their talent and development program is tailor made for each child by an amazing, tirelessly working TD teacher. Moving to this school was the best decision we have ever made regarding our child's education and overall well being at school. Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Open Quote It is a school that gives its all for the students and their academics. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Open Quote Not good. This schools main concern other that test scores and collecting $ is to have the perfect child. I am all about strict but this is nuts. First off 3 rd grade BEWARE! Few good teachers but one in particular a big bully!!! The administration does nothing about this teacher either she gets away with it. I am not one to write a review but she is terrible in fact parents talk about her constantly, children say how mean she is . Please beware going here and if they are going into 3rd I wish you the best of luck. Hopefully this school realizes that they have some teacher bullies on staff and do a major clean up!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Open Quote There is little consideration of individual children at this school. The principal says her decisions are "final" and not appealable, though by law, they are. Though touting a tenet of communication, the school does not encourage parental communication. The expectation is the school is always right (you cannot walk to this school, for example, even if you can see the school from your house).

Document all communication when discussing your individual child's needs. Research local and state policies, and ask to see the school's policies in writing.

If your child is not a strong test taker, consider another school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Huntersville Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 381 114 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1989 424 140 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 568
1990 522 143 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 672
1991 686 136 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 829
1992 567 80 1 3 2 n/a n/a 0 653
1993 591 89 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 684
1994 597 79 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 684
1995 760 85 5 15 4 n/a n/a 0 869
1996 760 85 5 15 4 n/a n/a 0 869
1997 807 93 2 24 3 n/a n/a 0 929
1998 767 92 2 22 3 n/a n/a 0 886
1999 435 213 21 25 5 n/a n/a 0 699
2000 373 232 30 32 6 n/a n/a 0 673
2001 372 176 23 51 6 n/a n/a 0 628
2002 791 100 23 32 4 n/a n/a 0 950
2003 791 100 23 32 4 n/a n/a 0 950
2004 916 122 26 48 1 n/a n/a 0 1113
2005 950 137 24 59 1 n/a n/a 0 1171
2006 588 97 11 53 1 n/a n/a 0 750
2007 662 81 10 61 1 n/a n/a 23 838
2008 608 81 11 82 2 n/a n/a 31 815
2009 596 94 10 75 5 n/a n/a 0 780
2010 616 111 10 60 2 n/a n/a 0 799
2011 557 85 12 80 5 0 36 0 775
2012 570 81 15 101 5 0 15 0 787
2013 568 80 22 104 6 0 18 0 798
2014 530 89 20 116 7 0 18 0 780
2015 469 88 27 127 5 0 13 0 729
2016 488 79 22 141 3 0 17 0 750
2017 541 77 32 148 1 0 16 0 815
2018 523 86 21 156 1 0 23 0 810
2019 494 95 21 152 2 1 29 0 794
2020 514 89 22 151 1 1 40 0 818
2021 452 85 18 148 0 1 30 0 734
2022 466 91 20 135 0 0 35 0 747
2023 502 115 79 131 0 0 41 0 868

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 Huntersville Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 500 23.0 21.7 14.8
1989 568 27.0 21.0 21.3
1990 672 32.0 21.0 13.5
1991 829 36.0 23.0 11
1992 653 36.0 18.1 12.1
1993 684 32.0 21.4 13.5
1994 684 34.0 20.1 14
1995 869 43.0 20.2 13.5
1996 869 43.0 20.2 13.5
1997 929 44.0 21.1 13.2
1998 886 44.0 20.1 12.9
1999 699 44.0 15.9 19.3
2000 673 44.0 15.3 39.5
2001 628 44.0 14.3 42
2002 950 44.0 21.6 13.1
2003 950 44.0 21.6 13.1
2004 1113 44.0 25.3 12
2005 1171 44.0 26.6 14.2
2006 750 44.0 17.0 16.4
2007 838 n/a n/a 14.8
2008 815 50.5 16.1 19
2009 780 49.5 15.8 17.7
2010 799 47.9 16.6 19.8
2011 775 45.7 16.9 22.6
2012 787 48.9 16.0 24.5
2013 798 46.8 17.0 24.4
2014 780 44.9 17.3 27.6
2015 729 42.0 17.3 28.7
2016 750 43.0 17.4 30.5
2017 815 45.6 17.8 27.1
2018 810 48.7 16.6 25.6
2019 794 49.2 16.1 23.8
2020 818 49.4 16.5 24
2021 734 51.2 14.3 19.9
2022 747 48.8 15.2 11.9
2023 868 47.4 18.2 17.9

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 Huntersville Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 500 23.0 21.7 14.8
1989 568 27.0 21.0 21.3
1990 672 32.0 21.0 13.5
1991 829 36.0 23.0 11
1992 653 36.0 18.1 12.1
1993 684 32.0 21.4 13.5
1994 684 34.0 20.1 14
1995 869 43.0 20.2 13.5
1996 869 43.0 20.2 13.5
1997 929 44.0 21.1 13.2
1998 886 44.0 20.1 12.9
1999 699 44.0 15.9 19.3
2000 673 44.0 15.3 39.5
2001 628 44.0 14.3 42
2002 950 44.0 21.6 13.1
2003 950 44.0 21.6 13.1
2004 1113 44.0 25.3 12
2005 1171 44.0 26.6 14.2
2006 750 44.0 17.0 16.4
2007 838 n/a n/a 14.8
2008 815 50.5 16.1 19
2009 780 49.5 15.8 17.7
2010 799 47.9 16.6 19.8
2011 775 45.7 16.9 22.6
2012 787 48.9 16.0 24.5
2013 798 46.8 17.0 24.4
2014 780 44.9 17.3 27.6
2015 729 42.0 17.3 28.7
2016 750 43.0 17.4 30.5
2017 815 45.6 17.8 27.1
2018 810 48.7 16.6 25.6
2019 794 49.2 16.1 23.8
2020 818 49.4 16.5 24
2021 734 51.2 14.3 19.9
2022 747 48.8 15.2 11.9
2023 868 47.4 18.2 17.9

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 Huntersville Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $667 (6.9%) $9,061 (93.1%) $9,728

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Huntersville 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 96th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 69th of 1502 Elementary schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Huntersville Elementary)88.479.4
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.661.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Huntersville Elementary)76.271.4
 4.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.346.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Huntersville Elementary)88.388.6
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.255.2
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Huntersville Elementary)71.282.3
 11.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.551.5
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Huntersville Elementary)86.889.6
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.457.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Huntersville Elementary)74.473.6
 0.8%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5045.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Huntersville Elementary)89.987.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Science (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)72.862.2
 10.6%
   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 Students794868
 9.3%
African American95115
 21.1%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian2179
 276.2%
Hispanic152131
 13.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White494502
 1.6%
Two or More Races2941
 41.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%17.9%
 5.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Huntersville Elementary

Students at Huntersville Elementary are 58% White, 15% Hispanic, 13% African American, 9% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 868 students attended Huntersville Elementary.

Students who attend Huntersville Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bailey Middle
High : William Amos Hough High

Yes! Huntersville Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 69th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools.


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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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