Sandy Ridge Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive
       Waxhaw, NC  28173


(704) 290-1505

District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 1,489 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:  15.0
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.4%
Asian:
23.8%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sandy Ridge Elementary ranks better than 98.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 5th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58.4%), Asian (23.8%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Ridge Elementary is 15. 19 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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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.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sandy Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Ridge Elementary 20th of 1489 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Sandy Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 63rd of 247 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandy Ridge Elementary

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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%

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

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 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

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 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

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 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 22nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 1489 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)83.580.7
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.463.9
 13.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.344.5
 19.8%
3rd Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)8276.1
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)67.556.2
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.845.1
 11.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)90.586.3
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)75.362.2
 13.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.337.8
 19.5%
4th Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)87.384
 3.3%
   4th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)72.659.5
 13.1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.345.1
 12.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Ridge Elementary)94.777.5
 17.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.864.8
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.242
 18.2%
5th Grade Reading (Sandy Ridge Elementary)90.978.3
 12.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)69.758
 11.7%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.642.4
 12.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students666579
 13.1%
African American3833
 13.2%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian153138
 9.8%
Hispanic4141
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2928
 3.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.3%3.1%
 2.1%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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