Kensington Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8701 Kensington Drive
       Waxhaw, NC  28173


(704) 290-1500

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District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,723 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  805

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.4%
Hispanic:
10.1%
African American:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.2%

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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 Kensington Elementary ranks better than 97.2% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 8th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.4%), Hispanic (10.1%), African American (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kensington Elementary is 17.1. 27 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kensington Elementary is $7,723, which is the lowest among 30 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Kensington Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kensington Elementary 41st of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Kensington Elementary in the ranking list.)

Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 57th of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kensington Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.01 148th 1276 88.4%
2007 88.78 42nd 1293 96.8%
2008 93.73 26th 1324 98.0%
2009 90.43 43rd 1354 96.8%
2010 89.47 42nd 1363 96.9%
2011 90.22 32nd 1381 97.7%
2012 88.86 53rd 1388 96.2%
2013 91.29 91st 1403 93.5%
2014 94.13 50th 1390 96.4%
2015 89.76 88th 1440 93.9%
2016 92.02 59th 1425 95.9%
2017 93.96 33rd 1429 97.7%
2018 90.58 86th 1434 94.0%
2019 93.96 41st 1473 97.2%

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 on FaceBook
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Open Quote excellent academic program and excellent teachers. highly recommended! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kensington Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 302 29 3 14 1 n/a n/a 0 349
2007 485 22 10 15 0 n/a n/a 9 541
2008 486 20 11 15 0 n/a n/a 24 556
2009 575 55 12 20 0 n/a n/a 0 662
2010 598 83 19 18 0 n/a n/a 0 718
2011 607 55 21 31 1 0 22 0 737
2012 624 55 26 44 1 1 18 0 769
2013 657 62 27 57 0 1 14 0 818
2014 797 72 38 79 0 1 19 0 1006
2015 541 52 37 54 0 0 7 0 691
2016 548 53 46 65 1 0 14 0 727
2017 521 57 44 84 0 0 24 0 730
2018 545 55 47 94 0 0 29 0 770
2019 575 64 49 81 0 0 36 0 805

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 Kensington Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 349 n/a n/a 12.6
2007 541 n/a n/a 7.1
2008 556 32.0 17.4 n/a
2009 662 41.0 16.1 n/a
2010 718 41.1 17.4 12.7
2011 737 43.0 17.1 10.9
2012 769 41.7 18.4 8.5
2013 818 44.6 18.3 8.9
2014 1006 54.0 18.6 7.8
2015 691 42.0 16.4 7.7
2016 727 43.0 16.9 7.3
2017 730 43.0 16.9 7.7
2018 770 46.0 16.7 7.5
2019 805 46.8 17.1 4.2

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 Kensington Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 349 n/a n/a 12.6
2007 541 n/a n/a 7.1
2008 556 32.0 17.4 n/a
2009 662 41.0 16.1 n/a
2010 718 41.1 17.4 12.7
2011 737 43.0 17.1 10.9
2012 769 41.7 18.4 8.5
2013 818 44.6 18.3 8.9
2014 1006 54.0 18.6 7.8
2015 691 42.0 16.4 7.7
2016 727 43.0 16.9 7.3
2017 730 43.0 16.9 7.7
2018 770 46.0 16.7 7.5
2019 805 46.8 17.1 4.2

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 Kensington Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $344 (4.5%) $7,379 (95.5%) $7,723

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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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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