Sterling Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 9601 China Grove Church Rd
       Pineville, NC  28134-9483


(980) 343-3636

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1436th of 1,489 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,335 Help

Students who attend Sterling Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Quail Hollow Middle
High:    South Mecklenburg High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  744

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
67.1%
African American:
27.8%
White:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.6%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sterling Elementary ranks worse than 96.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 98th among 109 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (67.1%), African American (27.8%), White (2.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sterling Elementary is 14.8. 65 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 Sterling Elementary is $10,335, which is the 47th highest among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sterling Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sterling Elementary 1436th of 1489 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Sterling Elementary in the ranking list.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 145th of 247 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sterling Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 32.44 972nd 1276 23.8%
2007 22.72 1112th 1293 14.0%
2008 14.35 1194th 1324 9.8%
2009 40.77 907th 1354 33.0%
2010 41.10 919th 1363 32.6%
2011 58.36 642nd 1381 53.5%
2012 17.12 1249th 1388 10.0%
2013 11.95 1306th 1403 6.9%
2014 5.50 1346th 1390 3.2%
2015 4.80 1407th 1440 2.3%
2016 6.50 1375th 1425 3.5%
2017 9.06 1341st 1429 6.2%
2018 12.21 1310th 1434 8.6%
2019 9.86 1382nd 1473 6.2%
2021 7.86 1436th 1489 3.6%

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 Sterling Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 381 215 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 605
1989 391 227 9 1 1 n/a n/a 0 629
1990 421 207 8 2 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1991 459 208 13 1 2 n/a n/a 0 683
1992 461 202 18 5 3 n/a n/a 0 689
1993 470 147 22 7 3 n/a n/a 0 649
1994 419 153 22 7 2 n/a n/a 0 603
1995 466 105 27 16 3 n/a n/a 0 617
1996 466 105 27 16 3 n/a n/a 0 617
1997 383 188 34 40 4 n/a n/a 0 649
1998 172 233 23 35 2 n/a n/a 0 465
1999 143 259 16 65 1 n/a n/a 0 484
2000 117 276 14 83 7 n/a n/a 0 497
2001 90 252 11 109 4 n/a n/a 0 466
2002 37 280 4 112 9 n/a n/a 0 442
2003 37 280 4 112 9 n/a n/a 0 442
2004 22 304 1 102 6 n/a n/a 0 435
2005 21 286 2 118 4 n/a n/a 0 431
2006 23 332 2 92 4 n/a n/a 0 453
2007 21 395 3 139 3 n/a n/a 19 580
2008 21 352 2 182 4 n/a n/a 28 589
2009 18 322 10 180 4 n/a n/a 0 534
2010 11 278 3 172 8 n/a n/a 0 472
2011 19 250 5 203 3 0 28 0 508
2012 16 302 1 221 6 0 1 0 547
2013 11 303 2 228 2 0 10 0 556
2014 16 300 1 281 1 0 16 0 615
2015 20 311 6 343 3 0 10 0 693
2016 19 256 7 351 0 0 6 0 639
2017 14 238 7 376 3 0 10 0 648
2018 11 193 6 409 2 0 10 0 631
2019 11 197 6 416 1 0 6 0 637
2020 10 215 7 545 1 1 9 0 788
2021 18 207 9 499 1 2 8 0 744

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 Sterling Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 605 27.0 22.4 16
1989 629 34.0 18.5 23.4
1990 639 32.0 19.9 22.8
1991 683 35.0 19.5 21.4
1992 689 35.0 19.6 12.9
1993 649 31.0 20.9 19.1
1994 603 30.0 20.1 15.3
1995 617 31.0 19.9 10.2
1996 617 31.0 19.9 10.2
1997 649 34.0 19.1 10.6
1998 465 32.0 14.5 35.1
1999 484 32.0 15.1 59.5
2000 497 32.0 15.5 71.4
2001 466 32.0 14.6 79
2002 442 32.0 13.8 84.6
2003 442 32.0 13.8 84.6
2004 435 32.0 13.6 89.7
2005 431 32.0 13.5 90.3
2006 453 32.0 14.2 81.9
2007 580 n/a n/a 79.1
2008 589 44.0 13.4 88.2
2009 534 44.0 12.1 80.9
2010 472 35.3 13.3 90
2011 508 35.3 14.3 92.7
2012 547 36.7 14.8 89.2
2013 556 40.0 13.8 97.1
2014 615 38.2 16.0 92.2
2015 693 41.0 16.9 99.6
2016 639 43.0 14.8 98.7
2017 648 38.4 16.8 99.5
2018 631 41.4 15.2 99.4
2019 637 42.8 14.8 99.5
2020 788 48.1 16.3 99.6
2021 744 50.2 14.8 99.6

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 Sterling Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 605 27.0 22.4 16
1989 629 34.0 18.5 23.4
1990 639 32.0 19.9 22.8
1991 683 35.0 19.5 21.4
1992 689 35.0 19.6 12.9
1993 649 31.0 20.9 19.1
1994 603 30.0 20.1 15.3
1995 617 31.0 19.9 10.2
1996 617 31.0 19.9 10.2
1997 649 34.0 19.1 10.6
1998 465 32.0 14.5 35.1
1999 484 32.0 15.1 59.5
2000 497 32.0 15.5 71.4
2001 466 32.0 14.6 79
2002 442 32.0 13.8 84.6
2003 442 32.0 13.8 84.6
2004 435 32.0 13.6 89.7
2005 431 32.0 13.5 90.3
2006 453 32.0 14.2 81.9
2007 580 n/a n/a 79.1
2008 589 44.0 13.4 88.2
2009 534 44.0 12.1 80.9
2010 472 35.3 13.3 90
2011 508 35.3 14.3 92.7
2012 547 36.7 14.8 89.2
2013 556 40.0 13.8 97.1
2014 615 38.2 16.0 92.2
2015 693 41.0 16.9 99.6
2016 639 43.0 14.8 98.7
2017 648 38.4 16.8 99.5
2018 631 41.4 15.2 99.4
2019 637 42.8 14.8 99.5
2020 788 48.1 16.3 99.6
2021 744 50.2 14.8 99.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sterling Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,245 (12.0%) $9,090 (88.0%) $10,335

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sterling Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1382nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 1436th of 1489 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Sterling Elementary)35.35.4
 29.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.339.6
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.845.1
 11.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sterling Elementary)33.98.3
 25.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.237.7
 25.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.337.8
 19.5%
4th Grade Reading (Sterling Elementary)26.420.2
 6.2%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.542.8
 9.7%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.345.1
 12.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sterling Elementary)38.222.7
 15.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.443.3
 22.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.242
 18.2%
5th Grade Reading (Sterling Elementary)20.613.4
 7.2%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5042.3
 7.7%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.642.4
 12.2%
5th Grade Science (Sterling Elementary)57.820.8
 37%
   5th Grade Science (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)72.848.9
 23.9%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.653.9
 18.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students637744
 16.8%
African American197207
 5.1%
American Indian11
Asian69
 50%
Hispanic416499
 20%
Pacific Islander02
Two or More Races68
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.5%99.6%
 0.1%




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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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