Matthews Elementary

Summary:

Matthews Elementary is a public elementary school in Matthews, North Carolina, serving 809 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district, which is ranked 129 out of 243 districts in the state.

Matthews Elementary consistently performs above the district and state averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, 70.9% of 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 61.3% for the district and 61.1% for the state. In Reading, the school had 62.7%, 64.1%, and 65.5% of 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students proficient or better, respectively, compared to district and state averages ranging from 45.8% to 51.5%. The school also excels in Science, with 75.9% of 5th-grade students proficient or better, significantly higher than the district (62.2%) and state (65.3%) averages.

Matthews Elementary has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 57.48% White, 17.18% African American, 15.82% Hispanic, and 4.57% Asian. This diversity is higher than nearby schools, which tend to have a more homogeneous, predominantly White student body. When compared to other schools in the area, such as McKee Road Elementary and Providence Spring Elementary, Matthews Elementary stands out as a high-performing school with consistently strong academic results across all grade levels and subjects.


Detail:

Public K-5

 200 E McDowell St
       Matthews, NC  28105-5773


(980) 343-3940

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
261st of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,250 Help


Students who attend Matthews Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Crestdale Middle
High:    Butler High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  809

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.5%
African American:
17.2%
Hispanic:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.5% Help


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Compare Details Matthews Elementary ranks better than 82.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 27th 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 78.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Matthews Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.5%), African American (17.2%), Hispanic (15.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matthews Elementary is 17.4. 89 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 Matthews Elementary is $8,250. 105 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Matthews Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Matthews Elementary 261st of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Matthews Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Matthews Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 91.36 31st 1276 97.6%
2007 89.89 32nd 1293 97.5%
2008 91.73 45th 1324 96.6%
2009 86.87 94th 1354 93.1%
2010 87.46 77th 1363 94.4%
2011 88.65 59th 1381 95.7%
2012 87.42 74th 1388 94.7%
2013 88.30 123rd 1403 91.2%
2014 86.72 146th 1390 89.5%
2015 88.57 110th 1440 92.4%
2016 85.38 150th 1425 89.5%
2017 83.09 178th 1429 87.5%
2018 78.37 250th 1434 82.6%
2019 76.30 285th 1473 80.7%
2021 79.07 257th 1489 82.7%
2022 74.32 338th 1514 77.7%
2023 78.62 261st 1502 82.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.21 101st 421 76.0%
2019 65.53 106th 497 78.7%
2021 45.55 157th 385 59.2%
2022 55.94 148th 485 69.5%
2023 55.29 168th 514 67.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.88 222nd 1332 83.3%
2019 72.09 282nd 1361 79.3%
2021 59.30 434th 1329 67.3%
2022 61.08 427th 1366 68.7%
2023 61.93 458th 1437 68.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.54 265th 1405 81.1%
2019 79.92 210th 1424 85.3%
2021 74.28 300th 1440 79.2%
2022 68.83 394th 1458 73.0%
2023 75.46 284th 1459 80.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.71 455th 897 49.3%
2019 45.97 428th 878 51.3%
2021 43.87 315th 646 51.2%
2022 57.32 184th 634 71.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.71 492nd 612 19.6%
2021 64.07 199th 494 59.7%
2022 45.75 401st 500 19.8%
2023 60.58 270th 582 53.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.48 265th 1413 81.2%
2019 69.06 388th 1430 72.9%
2021 80.33 229th 1444 84.1%
2022 76.08 292nd 1464 80.1%
2023 78.70 244th 1461 83.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.06 68th 99 31.3%
2023 10.02 103rd 114 9.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.48 204th 927 78.0%
2019 88.24 57th 949 94.0%
2021 75.21 118th 896 86.8%
2022 80.89 94th 927 89.9%
2023 73.18 171st 933 81.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.47 103rd 851 87.9%
2019 68.04 218th 865 74.8%
2021 61.96 244th 843 71.1%
2022 66.22 214th 893 76.0%
2023 66.63 220th 915 76.0%
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Rank History for White students at Matthews Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.92 254th 1178 78.4%
2019 66.00 379th 1183 68.0%
2021 74.00 262nd 1172 77.6%
2022 70.08 320th 1194 73.2%
2023 76.16 233rd 1183 80.3%
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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 Matthews Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1007 230 11 4 5 n/a n/a 0 1257
1989 933 347 9 5 6 n/a n/a 0 1300
1990 911 231 11 2 6 n/a n/a 0 1161
1991 960 150 16 3 5 n/a n/a 0 1134
1992 1007 166 14 6 4 n/a n/a 0 1197
1993 1094 149 20 7 6 n/a n/a 0 1276
1994 997 140 17 6 4 n/a n/a 0 1164
1995 1069 141 24 11 3 n/a n/a 0 1248
1996 1069 141 24 11 3 n/a n/a 0 1248
1997 968 59 28 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1065
1998 831 57 25 6 1 n/a n/a 0 920
1999 784 73 31 6 0 n/a n/a 0 894
2000 799 86 28 23 3 n/a n/a 0 939
2001 748 75 33 17 2 n/a n/a 0 875
2002 785 119 39 19 5 n/a n/a 0 967
2003 785 119 39 19 5 n/a n/a 0 967
2004 784 127 36 19 5 n/a n/a 0 971
2005 795 129 37 27 6 n/a n/a 0 994
2006 794 144 50 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1033
2007 796 108 54 61 5 n/a n/a 58 1082
2008 774 117 59 69 4 n/a n/a 70 1093
2009 747 191 57 86 3 n/a n/a 0 1084
2010 682 191 69 78 3 n/a n/a 0 1023
2011 632 132 73 88 2 0 66 0 993
2012 633 140 69 86 3 0 34 0 965
2013 604 159 68 108 4 0 34 0 977
2014 595 165 76 110 2 2 24 0 974
2015 600 190 76 112 2 2 24 0 1006
2016 600 175 64 112 2 0 16 0 969
2017 577 159 59 116 2 1 19 0 933
2018 576 165 53 126 0 1 20 0 941
2019 610 174 63 147 1 1 21 0 1017
2020 559 163 69 145 1 3 27 0 967
2021 478 146 58 128 0 3 30 0 843
2022 455 151 43 142 0 1 35 0 827
2023 465 139 37 128 0 0 40 0 809

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 Matthews Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1257 47.0 26.7 14.6
1989 1300 60.0 21.6 16.1
1990 1161 55.0 21.1 24.6
1991 1134 53.0 21.3 25.2
1992 1197 53.0 22.5 10.4
1993 1276 56.0 22.8 12.1
1994 1164 62.0 18.8 14.3
1995 1248 66.0 18.9 13.9
1996 1248 66.0 18.9 13.9
1997 1065 55.0 19.4 13.9
1998 920 48.0 19.2 8.7
1999 894 48.0 18.6 11
2000 939 48.0 19.6 13.2
2001 875 48.0 18.2 14.6
2002 967 48.0 20.1 15.8
2003 967 48.0 20.1 15.8
2004 971 48.0 20.2 17.5
2005 994 48.0 20.7 16.2
2006 1033 48.0 21.5 15.4
2007 1082 n/a n/a 15.2
2008 1093 61.5 17.8 18.3
2009 1084 61.5 17.6 18.3
2010 1023 56.9 17.9 24.6
2011 993 52.3 18.9 25.1
2012 965 54.3 17.7 30.2
2013 977 53.0 18.4 29.7
2014 974 52.5 18.5 29.8
2015 1006 51.0 19.7 34.1
2016 969 50.0 19.3 34
2017 933 51.5 18.1 31.5
2018 941 49.1 19.1 28.9
2019 1017 52.2 19.4 27
2020 967 59.2 16.3 27.8
2021 843 54.0 15.6 20.3
2022 827 49.1 16.8 16.6
2023 809 46.2 17.4 26.5

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 Matthews Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1257 47.0 26.7 14.6
1989 1300 60.0 21.6 16.1
1990 1161 55.0 21.1 24.6
1991 1134 53.0 21.3 25.2
1992 1197 53.0 22.5 10.4
1993 1276 56.0 22.8 12.1
1994 1164 62.0 18.8 14.3
1995 1248 66.0 18.9 13.9
1996 1248 66.0 18.9 13.9
1997 1065 55.0 19.4 13.9
1998 920 48.0 19.2 8.7
1999 894 48.0 18.6 11
2000 939 48.0 19.6 13.2
2001 875 48.0 18.2 14.6
2002 967 48.0 20.1 15.8
2003 967 48.0 20.1 15.8
2004 971 48.0 20.2 17.5
2005 994 48.0 20.7 16.2
2006 1033 48.0 21.5 15.4
2007 1082 n/a n/a 15.2
2008 1093 61.5 17.8 18.3
2009 1084 61.5 17.6 18.3
2010 1023 56.9 17.9 24.6
2011 993 52.3 18.9 25.1
2012 965 54.3 17.7 30.2
2013 977 53.0 18.4 29.7
2014 974 52.5 18.5 29.8
2015 1006 51.0 19.7 34.1
2016 969 50.0 19.3 34
2017 933 51.5 18.1 31.5
2018 941 49.1 19.1 28.9
2019 1017 52.2 19.4 27
2020 967 59.2 16.3 27.8
2021 843 54.0 15.6 20.3
2022 827 49.1 16.8 16.6
2023 809 46.2 17.4 26.5

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 Matthews Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $417 (5.1%) $7,833 (94.9%) $8,250

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Matthews Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 285th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 261st of 1502 Elementary schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Matthews Elementary)75.770.9
 4.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.661.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Matthews Elementary)67.662.7
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.346.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Matthews Elementary)69.870.9
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.255.2
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Matthews Elementary)58.264.1
 5.9%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.551.5
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Matthews Elementary)77.969.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.457.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Matthews Elementary)64.165.5
 1.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5045.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Matthews Elementary)90.675.9
 14.7%
   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 Students1017809
 20.5%
African American174139
 20.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian6337
 41.3%
Hispanic147128
 12.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White610465
 23.8%
Two or More Races2140
 90.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27%26.5%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Matthews Elementary

Matthews Elementary ranks 261st of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 809 students attended Matthews Elementary.

Students at Matthews Elementary are 57% White, 17% African American, 16% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Students who attend Matthews Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Crestdale Middle
High : Butler High School


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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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