Sandy Ridge Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive
       Waxhaw, NC  28173


(704) 290-1505

District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,036 Help


Students who attend Sandy Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Marvin Ridge Middle
High:    Marvin Ridge High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  597

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.6%
Asian:
26.0%
Hispanic:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.4% Help


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Compare Details Sandy Ridge Elementary ranks better than 99.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks first among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.6%), Asian (26%), Hispanic (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Ridge Elementary is 16.1. 20 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 Sandy Ridge Elementary is $9,036. 22 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sandy Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Ridge Elementary 11th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Sandy Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 49th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandy Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 93.19 10th 1276 99.2%
2007 91.63 14th 1293 98.9%
2008 94.43 20th 1324 98.5%
2009 91.89 17th 1354 98.7%
2010 90.68 26th 1363 98.1%
2011 90.73 23rd 1381 98.3%
2012 90.01 39th 1388 97.2%
2013 93.88 61st 1403 95.7%
2014 94.58 41st 1390 97.1%
2015 92.35 63rd 1440 95.6%
2016 94.42 29th 1425 98.0%
2017 96.48 9th 1429 99.4%
2018 95.65 21st 1434 98.5%
2019 95.46 22nd 1473 98.5%
2021 97.65 20th 1489 98.7%
2022 97.41 12th 1514 99.2%
2023 97.36 11th 1502 99.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.83 8th 97 91.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.33 4th 1405 99.7%
2019 96.01 11th 1424 99.2%
2021 97.74 12th 1440 99.2%
2022 96.68 10th 1458 99.3%
2023 97.49 5th 1459 99.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.61 624th 897 30.4%
2021 80.41 58th 646 91.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.18 238th 612 61.1%
2021 77.01 22nd 494 95.5%
2022 69.56 92nd 500 81.6%
2023 68.40 41st 582 93.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.46 54th 1413 96.2%
2019 93.20 45th 1430 96.9%
2021 96.13 30th 1444 97.9%
2022 96.84 17th 1464 98.8%
2023 95.91 22nd 1461 98.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.22 6th 99 93.9%
2019 68.11 39th 106 63.2%
2021 77.24 17th 95 82.1%
2022 76.91 15th 107 86.0%
2023 81.23 11th 114 90.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.20 34th 843 96.0%
2023 96.92 12th 915 98.7%
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Rank History for White students at Sandy Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.29 69th 1178 94.1%
2019 90.11 46th 1183 96.1%
2021 92.40 38th 1172 96.8%
2022 90.27 51st 1194 95.7%
2023 88.81 70th 1183 94.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Sandy Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 626 61 12 21 1 n/a n/a 0 721
2007 813 77 23 37 1 n/a n/a 21 972
2008 706 55 22 23 1 n/a n/a 23 830
2009 735 70 28 29 0 n/a n/a 0 862
2010 711 80 35 19 1 n/a n/a 0 846
2011 732 62 41 27 0 1 23 0 886
2012 745 54 55 37 0 0 19 0 910
2013 717 50 61 31 1 0 20 0 880
2014 722 51 78 33 2 1 20 0 907
2015 504 43 71 22 1 1 18 0 660
2016 444 44 76 19 0 1 22 0 606
2017 390 30 74 31 0 0 22 0 547
2018 352 26 72 36 1 0 26 0 513
2019 403 38 153 41 2 0 29 0 666
2020 383 42 147 52 2 0 35 0 661
2021 338 33 138 41 1 0 28 0 579
2022 342 33 148 45 2 2 23 0 595
2023 332 37 155 42 1 2 28 0 597

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

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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 Sandy Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 721 n/a n/a 1.8
2007 972 n/a n/a 2.2
2008 830 52.0 16.0 n/a
2009 862 55.0 15.7 n/a
2010 846 48.9 17.2 3.4
2011 886 49.3 17.9 4.2
2012 910 50.3 18.0 3
2013 880 49.0 17.9 2.8
2014 907 50.0 18.1 3
2015 660 40.0 16.5 4.2
2016 606 35.0 17.3 3.1
2017 547 34.0 16.0 4.4
2018 513 30.8 16.6 4.7
2019 666 40.4 16.4 5.3
2020 661 39.0 16.9 5.4
2021 579 38.5 15.0 3.1
2022 595 39.0 15.2 3.5
2023 597 37.0 16.1 7.4

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 Sandy Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 721 n/a n/a 1.8
2007 972 n/a n/a 2.2
2008 830 52.0 16.0 n/a
2009 862 55.0 15.7 n/a
2010 846 48.9 17.2 3.4
2011 886 49.3 17.9 4.2
2012 910 50.3 18.0 3
2013 880 49.0 17.9 2.8
2014 907 50.0 18.1 3
2015 660 40.0 16.5 4.2
2016 606 35.0 17.3 3.1
2017 547 34.0 16.0 4.4
2018 513 30.8 16.6 4.7
2019 666 40.4 16.4 5.3
2020 661 39.0 16.9 5.4
2021 579 38.5 15.0 3.1
2022 595 39.0 15.2 3.5
2023 597 37.0 16.1 7.4

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 Sandy Ridge Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $563 (6.2%) $8,473 (93.8%) $9,036

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandy 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 22nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 11th of 1502 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)83.596.2
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.477
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)8287.6
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)67.559.9
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)90.591.3
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)75.375.7
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)87.391.3
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)72.668.3
 4.3%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)94.792.8
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.875.6
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)90.983.6
 7.3%
   5th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)69.761.6
 8.1%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students666597
 10.4%
African American3837
 2.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian153155
 1.3%
Hispanic4142
 2.4%
Pacific Islander02
White403332
 17.6%
Two or More Races2928
 3.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.3%7.4%
 2.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandy Ridge Elementary

Yes! Sandy Ridge Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 11th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 597 students attended Sandy Ridge Elementary.

Students at Sandy Ridge Elementary are 56% White, 26% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Marvin Ridge Middle
High : Marvin Ridge High


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