Southern Pines Elementary

Summary:

Southern Pines Elementary is a public elementary school serving 612 students in grades PK-5 in Southern Pines, North Carolina, which is part of the Moore County Schools district.

While Southern Pines Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to many nearby schools, with 42.32% White, 36.27% African American, and 11.11% Hispanic students, its academic performance, as measured by state assessment proficiency rates, is generally lower than the surrounding schools and district/state averages. For example, the school's 3rd grade math proficiency rate was 52% in 2022-2023, compared to the district's 72.4% and the state's 61.1%. Additionally, the school's African American, Hispanic, and economically disadvantaged students perform significantly worse than their White and more affluent peers, both within the school and compared to state averages.

Despite its relatively low performance, Southern Pines Elementary is located in close proximity to several high-performing elementary schools, such as West End Elementary, Sandhills Farm Life Elementary, and McDeeds Creek Elementary, all of which are part of the Moore County Schools district. This suggests that the challenges faced by Southern Pines Elementary may be specific to the school itself and its student population, and that the district has the capacity to support high-quality elementary education.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 115 South Carlisle Street
       Southern Pines, NC  28987


(910) 947-8077

District: Moore County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
815th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,663 Help


Students who attend Southern Pines Elementary usually attend:

High:    Pinecrest High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  612

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.3%
African American:
36.3%
Hispanic:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.4% Help


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Compare Details Southern Pines Elementary ranks worse than 54.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 10th among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Moore County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.3%), African American (36.3%), Hispanic (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southern Pines Elementary is 14.4. 8 elementary schools in the Moore County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southern Pines Elementary is $10,663. 6 elementary schools in the Moore County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southern Pines Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Southern Pines Elementary 815th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Southern Pines Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Moore County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Moore County Schools 76th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southern Pines Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.83 576th 1276 54.9%
2007 58.03 588th 1293 54.5%
2008 62.59 503rd 1324 62.0%
2009 56.82 669th 1354 50.6%
2010 56.41 674th 1363 50.6%
2011 44.47 866th 1381 37.3%
2012 52.28 738th 1388 46.8%
2013 68.58 388th 1403 72.3%
2014 67.67 436th 1390 68.6%
2015 59.07 590th 1440 59.0%
2016 57.56 594th 1425 58.3%
2017 44.33 848th 1429 40.7%
2018 46.52 810th 1434 43.5%
2019 46.80 822nd 1473 44.2%
2021 56.97 616th 1489 58.6%
2022 48.09 770th 1514 49.1%
2023 46.86 815th 1502 45.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.98 973rd 1332 27.0%
2019 29.63 1057th 1361 22.3%
2021 30.64 954th 1329 28.2%
2022 20.30 1214th 1366 11.1%
2023 17.96 1294th 1437 10.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.86 896th 1405 36.2%
2019 43.33 852nd 1424 40.2%
2021 42.76 786th 1440 45.4%
2022 36.22 962nd 1458 34.0%
2023 39.81 884th 1459 39.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.01 699th 897 22.1%
2019 33.31 628th 878 28.5%
2021 36.15 399th 646 38.2%
2022 42.73 308th 634 51.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.75 22nd 69 68.1%
2019 29.58 581st 612 5.1%
2021 34.84 411th 494 16.8%
2022 44.84 402nd 500 19.6%
2023 68.53 36th 582 93.8%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.56 18th 76 76.3%
2019 55.58 37th 72 48.6%
2021 78.66 10th 76 86.8%
2022 67.40 22nd 85 74.1%
2023 65.70 22nd 81 72.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.17 730th 1413 48.3%
2019 50.56 730th 1430 49.0%
2021 67.03 436th 1444 69.8%
2022 59.32 581st 1464 60.3%
2023 52.96 693rd 1461 52.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.04 653rd 927 29.6%
2019 24.67 805th 949 15.2%
2021 26.38 707th 896 21.1%
2022 17.18 861st 927 7.1%
2023 18.50 848th 933 9.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.64 341st 865 60.6%
2023 33.14 643rd 915 29.7%
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Rank History for White students at Southern Pines Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.80 297th 1178 74.8%
2019 73.58 269th 1183 77.3%
2021 80.82 173rd 1172 85.2%
2022 71.79 299th 1194 75.0%
2023 70.75 310th 1183 73.8%
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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 Southern Pines Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 376 314 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 691
1989 383 334 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 720
1990 381 327 1 0 3 n/a n/a 0 712
1991 368 366 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 737
1992 342 334 1 1 3 n/a n/a 0 681
1993 356 340 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 700
1994 341 347 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 693
1995 322 306 6 6 3 n/a n/a 0 643
1996 322 306 6 6 3 n/a n/a 0 643
1997 319 325 4 7 7 n/a n/a 0 662
1998 286 311 5 7 7 n/a n/a 0 616
1999 315 306 6 8 6 n/a n/a 0 641
2000 313 323 6 5 5 n/a n/a 0 652
2001 153 198 1 11 4 n/a n/a 0 367
2002 181 193 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 386
2003 181 193 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 386
2004 223 193 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 429
2005 221 179 4 7 3 n/a n/a 0 414
2006 173 154 4 10 3 n/a n/a 0 344
2007 200 156 5 16 5 n/a n/a 12 394
2008 198 165 3 14 5 n/a n/a 14 399
2009 207 193 3 19 4 n/a n/a 0 426
2010 193 201 5 12 8 n/a n/a 0 419
2011 203 180 3 20 6 0 15 0 427
2012 192 159 3 21 11 4 13 0 403
2013 213 148 3 23 12 3 15 0 417
2014 215 140 5 29 13 1 13 0 416
2015 214 147 5 37 5 0 14 0 422
2016 181 143 7 31 4 0 10 0 376
2017 165 157 4 29 1 0 9 0 365
2018 136 148 3 28 3 0 14 0 332
2019 132 139 2 31 4 0 19 0 327
2020 118 137 2 24 3 1 19 0 304
2021 119 128 0 17 2 0 21 0 287
2022 269 232 5 51 6 0 48 0 611
2023 259 222 7 68 4 0 52 0 612

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 Southern Pines Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 691 41.0 16.8 30.7
1989 720 43.0 16.7 37.2
1990 712 47.0 15.1 37.2
1991 737 47.0 15.6 36
1992 681 47.0 14.4 28.3
1993 700 38.0 18.4 35.9
1994 693 40.0 17.3 40.4
1995 643 42.0 15.3 43.9
1996 643 42.0 15.3 43.9
1997 662 39.0 17.0 39.3
1998 616 40.0 15.4 43.2
1999 641 40.0 16.0 45.1
2000 652 41.0 15.9 46.3
2001 367 41.0 9.0 81.2
2002 386 29.0 13.3 61.4
2003 386 29.0 13.3 61.4
2004 429 29.0 14.8 50.3
2005 414 29.0 14.3 54.6
2006 344 29.0 11.9 49.7
2007 394 n/a n/a 46.3
2008 399 30.0 13.3 51.4
2009 426 30.0 14.2 46.5
2010 419 28.9 14.4 52.5
2011 427 27.0 15.8 56
2012 403 28.0 14.3 51.4
2013 417 30.0 13.9 48.4
2014 416 29.0 14.3 48.6
2015 422 26.0 16.2 48.8
2016 376 26.0 14.4 53.5
2017 365 24.2 15.0 57.5
2018 332 22.1 14.9 58.1
2019 327 21.3 15.3 57.2
2020 304 19.2 15.8 55.9
2021 287 19.8 14.4 52.6
2022 611 39.8 15.3 48.4
2023 612 42.4 14.4 53.4

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 Southern Pines Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 691 41.0 16.8 30.7
1989 720 43.0 16.7 37.2
1990 712 47.0 15.1 37.2
1991 737 47.0 15.6 36
1992 681 47.0 14.4 28.3
1993 700 38.0 18.4 35.9
1994 693 40.0 17.3 40.4
1995 643 42.0 15.3 43.9
1996 643 42.0 15.3 43.9
1997 662 39.0 17.0 39.3
1998 616 40.0 15.4 43.2
1999 641 40.0 16.0 45.1
2000 652 41.0 15.9 46.3
2001 367 41.0 9.0 81.2
2002 386 29.0 13.3 61.4
2003 386 29.0 13.3 61.4
2004 429 29.0 14.8 50.3
2005 414 29.0 14.3 54.6
2006 344 29.0 11.9 49.7
2007 394 n/a n/a 46.3
2008 399 30.0 13.3 51.4
2009 426 30.0 14.2 46.5
2010 419 28.9 14.4 52.5
2011 427 27.0 15.8 56
2012 403 28.0 14.3 51.4
2013 417 30.0 13.9 48.4
2014 416 29.0 14.3 48.6
2015 422 26.0 16.2 48.8
2016 376 26.0 14.4 53.5
2017 365 24.2 15.0 57.5
2018 332 22.1 14.9 58.1
2019 327 21.3 15.3 57.2
2020 304 19.2 15.8 55.9
2021 287 19.8 14.4 52.6
2022 611 39.8 15.3 48.4
2023 612 42.4 14.4 53.4

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 Southern Pines Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,069 (10.0%) $9,594 (90.0%) $10,663

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southern Pines Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 822nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 815th of 1502 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southern Pines Elementary)57.152
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Moore County Schools)63.472.4
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Southern Pines Elementary)56.654.9
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Moore County Schools)6459.9
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southern Pines Elementary)52.143.5
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Moore County Schools)57.164.1
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Southern Pines Elementary)55.249.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade Reading (Moore County Schools)6062.2
 2.2%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southern Pines Elementary)6054.3
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Moore County Schools)65.168.4
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Southern Pines Elementary)49.144.7
 4.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Moore County Schools)56.858.4
 1.6%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Southern Pines Elementary)73.666
 7.6%
   5th Grade Science (Moore County Schools)74.975.3
 0.4%
   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 Students327612
 87.2%
African American139222
 59.7%
American Indian44
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic3168
 119.4%
Pacific Islander00
White132259
 96.2%
Two or More Races1952
 173.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.2%53.4%
 3.8%


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High : Pinecrest High

Southern Pines Elementary ranks 815th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 612 students attended Southern Pines Elementary.

Students at Southern Pines Elementary are 42% White, 36% African American, 11% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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