Grand Oak Elementary

Summary:

Grand Oak Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Huntersville, North Carolina, serving 479 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district and has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in the state, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Grand Oak Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with student proficiency rates in Mathematics, Reading, and Science significantly exceeding district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 91.2% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 61.3% in the district and 61.1% statewide. The school also has a more diverse student population than nearby schools, with a significant percentage of African American and Hispanic students. Additionally, Grand Oak Elementary serves a relatively affluent community, with a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to neighboring schools.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Davidson K-8 School, Bonnie Cone Classical Academy, and Barnette Elementary, Grand Oak Elementary stands out as a high-performing institution that provides a quality education to its diverse student body. While the school's overall performance is exceptional, there may be opportunities to further support the academic growth of specific student subgroups, such as low-socioeconomic status students and gifted and talented students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 15410 Stumptown Rd
       Huntersville, NC  28078-9576


(980) 343-2063

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,599 Help


Students who attend Grand Oak Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Francis Bradley Middle
High:    Hopewell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  479

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
African American:
12.1%
Hispanic:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Grand Oak Elementary ranks better than 97.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd 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 95.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), African American (12.1%), Hispanic (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Grand Oak Elementary is 14.1, which is the 24th best among 109 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Grand Oak Elementary is $9,599. 78 elementary schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Grand Oak Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Grand Oak Elementary 36th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Grand Oak 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 Grand Oak Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 93.53 41st 1440 97.2%
2016 93.98 32nd 1425 97.8%
2017 94.80 22nd 1429 98.5%
2018 92.57 60th 1434 95.8%
2019 91.10 82nd 1473 94.4%
2021 92.28 91st 1489 93.9%
2022 94.88 47th 1514 96.9%
2023 95.08 36th 1502 97.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.85 436th 1332 67.3%
2019 72.71 270th 1361 80.2%
2022 55.44 558th 1366 59.2%
2023 81.43 144th 1437 90.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.68 40th 1405 97.2%
2019 93.82 27th 1424 98.1%
2021 88.93 114th 1440 92.1%
2022 92.86 54th 1458 96.3%
2023 92.60 57th 1459 96.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.24 304th 897 66.1%
2019 82.44 68th 878 92.3%
2021 78.78 65th 646 89.9%
2022 70.80 101st 634 84.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.70 392nd 612 35.9%
2021 65.59 180th 494 63.6%
2022 61.80 217th 500 56.6%
2023 62.71 221st 582 62.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.89 79th 1413 94.4%
2019 85.66 153rd 1430 89.3%
2021 92.03 79th 1444 94.5%
2022 95.19 38th 1464 97.4%
2023 95.57 29th 1461 98.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.40 50th 927 94.6%
2023 90.05 46th 933 95.1%
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Rank History for White students at Grand Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.54 59th 1178 95.0%
2019 87.44 82nd 1183 93.1%
2021 87.75 96th 1172 91.8%
2022 90.86 46th 1194 96.1%
2023 92.70 21st 1183 98.2%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Open Quote My son transferred from a different CharMeck school and his interest and enthusiasm for leaning has noticeably increased. I am very pleased with all aspects of the facility, communications and staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Open Quote My daughter, a rising 5th grader, loves Grand Oak. We have been more than thrilled with the excellent teachers, staff, and leadership. My daughter is challenged and engaged. We couldn't be happier! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Open Quote We are impressed with the staff at Grand Oak, the activities, and the communications. Very well run. Organized. Parents get involved. The principal is very hands-on. Couldn't be happier - both of our girls going there this coming year since our oldest is entering K. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Open Quote We have been so happy with Grand Oak Elementary! Everyone from administration, to teachers (we've loved every teacher we've had!!) to staff show not only concern for the student's academic achievement but for their over all well-being. We love that Grand Oak is a personalized learning school. I find this programming allows teachers to meet students where they are in their academic journey as well as teach students skills in problem solving, independence, and time management. In addition there is also a big focus at the school on kindness and generosity towards one another. Overall Grand Oak is a really amazing learning environment for my kids. They love going to school and I am grateful for everyone at the school that works hard to create such a place that gets them excited about learning! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Open Quote GOE is a great public school. Not only they have great teachers, but also, the teachers and the staff know every kid by his or her name and they genuinely care about them. Parents have a lot of opportunities to get involved and the support of the PTA and the parents is fantastic. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Grand Oak Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 510 22 29 19 3 3 10 0 596
2015 508 29 28 23 4 1 8 0 601
2016 462 36 26 28 2 1 6 0 561
2017 461 42 37 41 1 1 10 0 593
2018 451 46 48 44 1 1 10 0 601
2019 420 44 41 58 0 0 11 0 574
2020 400 48 30 50 2 1 14 0 545
2021 338 53 28 48 2 1 11 0 481
2022 331 45 20 48 1 1 10 0 456
2023 330 58 14 54 1 1 21 0 479

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 Grand Oak Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 596 33.2 17.9 6.7
2015 601 36.0 16.6 8.8
2016 561 34.0 16.5 15.5
2017 593 36.3 16.3 15.2
2018 601 35.3 16.9 11.8
2019 574 34.9 16.4 15.7
2020 545 36.4 14.9 15
2021 481 35.5 13.5 11.9
2022 456 33.5 13.6 8.6
2023 479 33.8 14.1 15.2

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 Grand Oak Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 596 33.2 17.9 6.7
2015 601 36.0 16.6 8.8
2016 561 34.0 16.5 15.5
2017 593 36.3 16.3 15.2
2018 601 35.3 16.9 11.8
2019 574 34.9 16.4 15.7
2020 545 36.4 14.9 15
2021 481 35.5 13.5 11.9
2022 456 33.5 13.6 8.6
2023 479 33.8 14.1 15.2

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 Grand Oak Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $758 (7.9%) $8,841 (92.1%) $9,599

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Grand Oak Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 82nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 36th of 1502 Elementary schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Grand Oak Elementary)83.991.2
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)69.661.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Grand Oak Elementary)83.985.3
 1.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)57.346.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Grand Oak Elementary)81.288.5
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)63.255.2
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Grand Oak Elementary)85.182.1
 3%
   4th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)52.551.5
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Grand Oak Elementary)8490.9
 6.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)65.457.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Grand Oak Elementary)69.176.6
 7.5%
   5th Grade Reading (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)5045.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Grand Oak Elementary)92.684.4
 8.2%
   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 Students574479
 16.6%
African American4458
 31.8%
American Indian01
Asian4114
 65.9%
Hispanic5854
 6.9%
Pacific Islander01
White420330
 21.4%
Two or More Races1121
 90.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.7%15.2%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Oak Elementary

Yes! Grand Oak Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 36th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools.

Students who attend Grand Oak Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Francis Bradley Middle
High : Hopewell High School

Students at Grand Oak Elementary are 69% White, 12% African American, 11% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 479 students attended Grand Oak Elementary.


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