Hawk Ridge Elementary

Summary:

Hawk Ridge Elementary is a highly-rated public elementary school in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving 737 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. This school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance.

Hawk Ridge Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Asian (29.04%) and White (41.52%) students compared to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district and the state averages. The school's students significantly outperform their peers on standardized tests, with 84.1% of 3rd graders, 84.4% of 4th graders, and 89.7% of 5th graders proficient or better in mathematics, far exceeding the district averages. Additionally, Hawk Ridge Elementary has a relatively low student-teacher ratio and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a more affluent student population.

When compared to other nearby elementary schools, such as Providence Spring Elementary, which also ranks highly in the state, Hawk Ridge Elementary stands out as a top performer. This suggests that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district may have effective strategies for supporting high-performing schools in the area. Hawk Ridge Elementary's consistent academic excellence, diverse student population, and effective educational practices make it a standout example of a successful public elementary school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 9201 Bryant Farms Rd
       Charlotte, NC  28277-1641


(980) 343-5927

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
59th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,540 Help


Students who attend Hawk Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Community House Middle
High:    Ardrey Kell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  737

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.5%
Asian:
29.0%
Hispanic:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hawk Ridge Elementary ranks better than 96.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 5th 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 94.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (41.5%), Asian (29%), Hispanic (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hawk Ridge Elementary is 16.2. 64 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 Hawk Ridge Elementary is $8,540. 100 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hawk Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hawk Ridge Elementary 59th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Hawk Ridge 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 Hawk Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 93.80 5th 1276 99.6%
2007 93.36 2nd 1293 99.8%
2008 94.69 16th 1324 98.8%
2009 92.58 8th 1354 99.4%
2010 91.92 7th 1363 99.5%
2011 91.28 13th 1381 99.1%
2012 91.16 16th 1388 98.8%
2013 97.23 21st 1403 98.5%
2014 96.81 18th 1390 98.7%
2015 92.51 59th 1440 95.9%
2016 93.43 41st 1425 97.1%
2017 93.62 40th 1429 97.2%
2018 93.96 39th 1434 97.3%
2019 94.32 34th 1473 97.7%
2021 96.48 32nd 1489 97.9%
2022 96.31 27th 1514 98.2%
2023 94.04 59th 1502 96.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.28 23rd 133 82.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.41 5th 421 98.8%
2019 99.62 1st 497 99.8%
2021 99.30 3rd 385 99.2%
2022 99.46 4th 485 99.2%
2023 97.26 6th 514 98.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.14 58th 1332 95.6%
2019 85.91 89th 1361 93.5%
2021 90.42 54th 1329 95.9%
2022 95.27 19th 1366 98.6%
2023 84.07 104th 1437 92.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.93 76th 1405 94.6%
2019 92.48 46th 1424 96.8%
2021 93.24 67th 1440 95.3%
2022 95.45 29th 1458 98.0%
2023 93.71 42nd 1459 97.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.98 35th 897 96.1%
2019 97.10 9th 878 99.0%
2021 91.12 21st 646 96.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.30 397th 612 35.1%
2022 58.05 264th 500 47.2%
2023 65.88 173rd 582 70.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.69 13th 1413 99.1%
2019 94.32 32nd 1430 97.8%
2021 97.10 21st 1444 98.5%
2022 95.68 30th 1464 98.0%
2023 92.08 73rd 1461 95.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.10 16th 99 83.8%
2019 72.15 34th 106 67.9%
2021 64.66 47th 95 50.5%
2022 71.39 35th 107 67.3%
2023 67.11 45th 114 60.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.40 48th 927 94.8%
2019 95.54 14th 949 98.5%
2021 98.37 11th 896 98.8%
2022 97.87 9th 927 99.0%
2023 88.86 49th 933 94.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.90 45th 851 94.7%
2019 94.69 16th 865 98.2%
2021 97.97 12th 843 98.6%
2022 94.77 24th 893 97.3%
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Rank History for White students at Hawk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.86 74th 1178 93.7%
2019 86.44 96th 1183 91.9%
2021 89.54 61st 1172 94.8%
2022 88.59 66th 1194 94.5%
2023 84.13 131st 1183 88.9%
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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 Hawk Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 628 22 30 20 3 n/a n/a 0 703
2001 804 36 53 27 1 n/a n/a 0 921
2002 1144 136 98 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1423
2003 1144 136 98 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1423
2004 762 93 83 37 1 n/a n/a 0 976
2005 873 142 112 62 7 n/a n/a 0 1196
2006 844 166 140 64 5 n/a n/a 0 1219
2007 929 141 186 68 2 n/a n/a 68 1394
2008 681 110 158 59 5 n/a n/a 54 1067
2009 581 123 100 58 2 n/a n/a 0 864
2010 578 101 96 54 1 n/a n/a 0 830
2011 596 76 102 53 1 0 38 0 866
2012 613 84 97 57 2 0 15 0 868
2013 626 78 98 61 0 0 10 0 873
2014 607 78 126 68 0 0 11 0 890
2015 585 84 134 67 0 2 9 0 881
2016 576 94 153 78 2 2 15 0 920
2017 534 84 174 84 1 2 24 0 903
2018 485 74 192 88 3 2 33 0 877
2019 450 89 203 95 1 2 34 0 874
2020 423 95 216 96 0 2 37 0 869
2021 323 64 215 73 0 1 27 0 703
2022 305 66 200 71 2 1 53 0 698
2023 306 78 214 83 1 0 55 0 737

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 Hawk Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 703 0.0 0.0 2.7
2001 921 0.0 0.0 2.1
2002 1423 67.0 21.2 5.5
2003 1423 67.0 21.2 5.5
2004 976 67.0 14.6 5.5
2005 1196 67.0 17.9 7.2
2006 1219 67.0 18.2 8.6
2007 1394 n/a n/a 6.6
2008 1067 60.1 17.8 9.6
2009 864 49.4 17.5 9
2010 830 45.4 18.2 12.4
2011 866 41.3 20.9 11.5
2012 868 47.9 18.1 13.1
2013 873 47.6 18.3 12.5
2014 890 46.9 18.9 12.1
2015 881 49.0 17.9 10.4
2016 920 48.0 19.1 11.2
2017 903 52.5 17.2 11.5
2018 877 50.6 17.3 9.4
2019 874 51.8 16.8 8.5
2020 869 50.5 17.1 8.9
2021 703 48.7 14.4 9.7
2022 698 48.1 14.5 8.7
2023 737 45.3 16.2 14.9

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 Hawk Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 703 0.0 0.0 2.7
2001 921 0.0 0.0 2.1
2002 1423 67.0 21.2 5.5
2003 1423 67.0 21.2 5.5
2004 976 67.0 14.6 5.5
2005 1196 67.0 17.9 7.2
2006 1219 67.0 18.2 8.6
2007 1394 n/a n/a 6.6
2008 1067 60.1 17.8 9.6
2009 864 49.4 17.5 9
2010 830 45.4 18.2 12.4
2011 866 41.3 20.9 11.5
2012 868 47.9 18.1 13.1
2013 873 47.6 18.3 12.5
2014 890 46.9 18.9 12.1
2015 881 49.0 17.9 10.4
2016 920 48.0 19.1 11.2
2017 903 52.5 17.2 11.5
2018 877 50.6 17.3 9.4
2019 874 51.8 16.8 8.5
2020 869 50.5 17.1 8.9
2021 703 48.7 14.4 9.7
2022 698 48.1 14.5 8.7
2023 737 45.3 16.2 14.9

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 Hawk Ridge Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $389 (4.6%) $8,151 (95.4%) $8,540

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hawk Ridge 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 34th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 59th of 1502 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawk Ridge Elementary)92.484.1
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.661.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Hawk Ridge Elementary)86.571
 15.5%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.346.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hawk Ridge Elementary)84.184.4
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.255.2
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Hawk Ridge Elementary)76.682
 5.4%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.551.5
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hawk Ridge Elementary)86.789.7
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.457.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Hawk Ridge Elementary)84.278.6
 5.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5045.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Hawk Ridge Elementary)95.890.5
 5.3%
   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 Students874737
 15.7%
African American8978
 12.4%
American Indian11
Asian203214
 5.4%
Hispanic9583
 12.6%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White450306
 32%
Two or More Races3455
 61.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.5%14.9%
 6.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawk Ridge Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 737 students attended Hawk Ridge Elementary.

Students who attend Hawk Ridge Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Community House Middle
High : Ardrey Kell High School

Students at Hawk Ridge Elementary are 42% White, 29% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 11% African American, 7% Two or more races.

Yes! Hawk Ridge Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 59th 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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