McAlpine Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 9100 Carswell Ln
       Charlotte, NC  28277-3561


(980) 343-3750

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
231st of 1,489 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,386 Help

Students who attend McAlpine Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    South Charlotte Middle
High:    South Mecklenburg High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.4%
African American:
20.5%
Hispanic:
15.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details McAlpine Elementary ranks better than 84.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 23rd 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 80.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at McAlpine Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.4%), African American (20.5%), Hispanic (15.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McAlpine Elementary is 15. 69 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 McAlpine Elementary is $10,386, which is the 42nd highest among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

McAlpine Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks McAlpine Elementary 231st of 1489 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See McAlpine 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 McAlpine Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 79.32 184th 1276 85.6%
2007 86.21 76th 1293 94.1%
2008 79.86 185th 1324 86.0%
2009 73.98 316th 1354 76.7%
2010 62.57 562nd 1363 58.8%
2011 76.03 271st 1381 80.4%
2012 70.58 391st 1388 71.8%
2013 77.27 265th 1403 81.1%
2014 82.47 199th 1390 85.7%
2015 81.51 210th 1440 85.4%
2016 85.26 151st 1425 89.4%
2017 88.10 109th 1429 92.4%
2018 67.22 461st 1434 67.9%
2019 73.61 335th 1473 77.3%
2021 80.90 231st 1489 84.5%

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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by a parent
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Open Quote one year you have awesome teachers and the next year they suck. VERY inconsistent. the school has trouble getting qualified teachers. every year they have at least one class that starts school without an assigned teacher. it's obvious something is not right Close Quote



Enrollment information for McAlpine Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 608 284 10 4 2 n/a n/a 0 908
1989 616 270 9 4 3 n/a n/a 0 902
1990 634 298 16 2 3 n/a n/a 0 953
1991 538 242 19 4 3 n/a n/a 0 806
1992 565 217 18 0 1 n/a n/a 0 801
1993 563 150 39 12 1 n/a n/a 0 765
1994 416 142 38 12 1 n/a n/a 0 609
1995 458 162 33 32 2 n/a n/a 0 687
1996 458 162 33 32 2 n/a n/a 0 687
1997 523 26 29 15 2 n/a n/a 0 595
1998 655 38 42 14 2 n/a n/a 0 751
1999 802 46 53 11 4 n/a n/a 0 916
2000 621 43 57 9 2 n/a n/a 0 732
2001 579 52 43 8 3 n/a n/a 0 685
2002 565 85 53 42 3 n/a n/a 0 748
2003 565 85 53 42 3 n/a n/a 0 748
2004 502 106 65 49 2 n/a n/a 0 724
2005 535 97 67 63 3 n/a n/a 0 765
2006 519 129 62 78 1 n/a n/a 0 789
2007 543 93 62 77 1 n/a n/a 33 809
2008 518 104 45 64 2 n/a n/a 29 762
2009 380 109 28 67 5 n/a n/a 0 589
2010 332 97 25 56 3 n/a n/a 0 513
2011 346 72 24 49 3 0 25 0 519
2012 332 85 22 48 3 0 13 0 503
2013 349 86 27 42 1 0 13 0 518
2014 345 78 34 44 2 0 16 0 519
2015 333 83 29 49 0 1 8 0 503
2016 334 75 31 64 0 1 10 0 515
2017 294 71 31 67 1 2 9 0 475
2018 295 90 43 80 2 2 14 0 526
2019 285 88 40 88 1 2 18 0 522
2020 273 99 48 84 1 0 29 0 534
2021 243 101 43 78 1 0 26 0 492

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 McAlpine Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 908 34.0 26.7 18.7
1989 902 45.0 20.0 19.4
1990 953 45.0 21.1 21.8
1991 806 42.0 19.1 25.8
1992 801 42.0 19.0 15.9
1993 765 34.0 22.5 19.1
1994 609 31.0 19.6 19.2
1995 687 40.0 17.2 16.6
1996 687 40.0 17.2 16.6
1997 595 34.0 17.5 23.4
1998 751 40.0 18.8 2
1999 916 40.0 22.9 2.4
2000 732 40.0 18.3 2.9
2001 685 40.0 17.1 4.1
2002 748 40.0 18.7 12.7
2003 748 40.0 18.7 12.7
2004 724 40.0 18.1 15.7
2005 765 40.0 19.1 16.7
2006 789 40.0 19.7 18.4
2007 809 n/a n/a 14.8
2008 762 49.4 15.4 15.3
2009 589 38.5 15.3 20.4
2010 513 34.4 14.8 23.2
2011 519 32.6 15.8 25.4
2012 503 34.1 14.7 27.2
2013 518 32.0 16.1 24.3
2014 519 30.5 16.9 24.3
2015 503 33.0 15.2 24.5
2016 515 32.0 16.0 22.9
2017 475 32.1 14.7 25.5
2018 526 32.4 16.2 26.6
2019 522 34.7 15.0 26.4
2020 534 34.3 15.5 26.8
2021 492 32.8 15.0 18.3

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 McAlpine Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 908 34.0 26.7 18.7
1989 902 45.0 20.0 19.4
1990 953 45.0 21.1 21.8
1991 806 42.0 19.1 25.8
1992 801 42.0 19.0 15.9
1993 765 34.0 22.5 19.1
1994 609 31.0 19.6 19.2
1995 687 40.0 17.2 16.6
1996 687 40.0 17.2 16.6
1997 595 34.0 17.5 23.4
1998 751 40.0 18.8 2
1999 916 40.0 22.9 2.4
2000 732 40.0 18.3 2.9
2001 685 40.0 17.1 4.1
2002 748 40.0 18.7 12.7
2003 748 40.0 18.7 12.7
2004 724 40.0 18.1 15.7
2005 765 40.0 19.1 16.7
2006 789 40.0 19.7 18.4
2007 809 n/a n/a 14.8
2008 762 49.4 15.4 15.3
2009 589 38.5 15.3 20.4
2010 513 34.4 14.8 23.2
2011 519 32.6 15.8 25.4
2012 503 34.1 14.7 27.2
2013 518 32.0 16.1 24.3
2014 519 30.5 16.9 24.3
2015 503 33.0 15.2 24.5
2016 515 32.0 16.0 22.9
2017 475 32.1 14.7 25.5
2018 526 32.4 16.2 26.6
2019 522 34.7 15.0 26.4
2020 534 34.3 15.5 26.8
2021 492 32.8 15.0 18.3

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 McAlpine Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $944 (9.1%) $9,443 (90.9%) $10,386

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McAlpine 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 (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 335th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 231st of 1489 Elementary schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (McAlpine Elementary)86.561
 25.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.640.1
 29.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.344.5
 19.8%
3rd Grade Reading (McAlpine Elementary)79.256.4
 22.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.339.6
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.845.1
 11.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (McAlpine Elementary)69.762.7
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.237.7
 25.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.337.8
 19.5%
4th Grade Reading (McAlpine Elementary)61.861.2
 0.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.542.8
 9.7%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.345.1
 12.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (McAlpine Elementary)72.363.2
 9.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.443.3
 22.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.242
 18.2%
5th Grade Reading (McAlpine Elementary)57.462.1
 4.7%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5042.3
 7.7%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.642.4
 12.2%
5th Grade Science (McAlpine Elementary)74.359.8
 14.5%
   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 Students522492
 5.7%
African American88101
 14.8%
American Indian11
Asian4043
 7.5%
Hispanic8878
 11.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
Two or More Races1826
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.4%18.3%
 8.1%




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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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