Highland Creek Elementary

Public K-5

 7242 Highland Creek Pkwy
       Charlotte, NC  28269-0805


(980) 343-1065

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District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
394th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,491 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  564

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.0%
African American:
37.6%
Hispanic:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Highland Creek Elementary ranks better than 73.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 33rd among 109 ranked elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42%), African American (37.6%), Hispanic (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Creek Elementary is 15.2, which is the 41st best among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Creek Elementary is $9,491. 80 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Highland Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Creek Elementary 394th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Highland Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 121st of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Creek Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 77.26 217th 1293 83.2%
2008 80.30 179th 1324 86.5%
2009 80.55 192nd 1354 85.8%
2010 80.40 188th 1363 86.2%
2011 83.00 151st 1381 89.1%
2012 86.43 89th 1388 93.6%
2013 87.71 131st 1403 90.7%
2014 81.31 221st 1390 84.1%
2015 77.85 275th 1440 80.9%
2016 78.20 265th 1425 81.4%
2017 77.74 264th 1429 81.5%
2018 77.17 272nd 1434 81.0%
2019 70.56 394th 1473 73.3%

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, July 22, 2020

Open Quote Superior leadership from Principal Earnest Saxton Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Open Quote Great atmosphere for kids. The school was overwhelmed with twice (1200) the number of students during the 2014/2015 school year. The opening of Parkside Elementary in the fall of 2015 has provided much needed relief for Highland Creek Elementary (HCE.) Now HCE can really excel! Smaller student to teacher ratios, dedicated staff (both teachers and administration), and even a Dad's group that volunteers several hours a month to helping at the school make for a great place for kids to learn and thrive.

We love this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Highland Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 577 235 25 38 1 n/a n/a 37 913
2008 621 278 48 59 1 n/a n/a 55 1062
2009 665 375 57 59 5 n/a n/a 0 1161
2010 690 395 65 70 2 n/a n/a 0 1222
2011 687 356 70 61 1 0 83 0 1258
2012 655 401 78 61 1 0 39 0 1235
2013 607 409 83 73 0 0 41 0 1213
2014 551 434 88 79 4 0 35 0 1191
2015 427 460 104 84 6 0 24 0 1105
2016 311 278 35 45 1 0 20 0 690
2017 278 255 28 42 1 0 27 0 631
2018 267 222 32 46 1 2 29 0 599
2019 252 226 34 51 2 2 29 0 596
2020 237 212 31 50 1 0 33 0 564

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 Highland Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 913 n/a n/a 9.4
2008 1062 61.6 17.2 11.8
2009 1161 63.9 18.2 12.7
2010 1222 67.0 18.2 18.7
2011 1258 63.7 19.7 21.1
2012 1235 66.2 18.6 22.3
2013 1213 62.0 19.5 23.2
2014 1191 62.5 19.0 23.7
2015 1105 57.0 19.3 27.7
2016 690 38.0 18.1 27
2017 631 36.4 17.3 29.2
2018 599 36.5 16.3 24.7
2019 596 35.0 17.0 29.7
2020 564 36.9 15.2 27.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Highland Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 913 n/a n/a 9.4
2008 1062 61.6 17.2 11.8
2009 1161 63.9 18.2 12.7
2010 1222 67.0 18.2 18.7
2011 1258 63.7 19.7 21.1
2012 1235 66.2 18.6 22.3
2013 1213 62.0 19.5 23.2
2014 1191 62.5 19.0 23.7
2015 1105 57.0 19.3 27.7
2016 690 38.0 18.1 27
2017 631 36.4 17.3 29.2
2018 599 36.5 16.3 24.7
2019 596 35.0 17.0 29.7
2020 564 36.9 15.2 27.3

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 Highland Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $658 (6.9%) $8,833 (93.1%) $9,491

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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