Cuthbertson Middle

Summary:

Cuthbertson Middle is a highly-rated public middle school in Waxhaw, North Carolina, serving 1,344 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Union County Public Schools district.

Cuthbertson Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in North Carolina, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past 10 years. The school's students significantly outperform state and district averages in all subject areas, with 90.3% of 6th graders proficient or better in mathematics compared to 72.6% in the district and 52.3% statewide. Cuthbertson Middle also excels in the performance of various student subgroups, including female students, African American students, Hispanic students, and students with low socioeconomic status.

While Cuthbertson Middle is a high-performing school, it has a significantly higher percentage of White (69.64%) and Asian (10.57%) students compared to the surrounding schools, which tend to have more diverse student populations. The school also serves a relatively affluent community, with only 9.97% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, compared to much higher rates at nearby schools like Monroe Middle and Parkwood Middle. This raises questions about access and equity in the school system, and there may be opportunities to further enhance the educational experience for all students at Cuthbertson Middle.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1520 Cuthbertson Rd
       Waxhaw, NC  28173


(704) 296-0107

District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,904 Help


Students who attend Cuthbertson Middle usually attend:

High:    Cuthbertson High

Feeder schools for Cuthbertson Middle:

Elementary:    Kensington Elementary
    New Town Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.6 Help
Number of students:  1,344

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.6%
Asian:
10.6%
Hispanic:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cuthbertson Middle ranks better than 96.6% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 9 ranked middle schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.6%), Asian (10.6%), Hispanic (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cuthbertson Middle is 22.6. 7 middle 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 Cuthbertson Middle is $6,904. 7 middle schools in the Union County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cuthbertson Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Cuthbertson Middle 27th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Cuthbertson Middle 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 Cuthbertson Middle

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Rank History for all students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 87.26 18th 640 97.2%
2011 86.96 20th 648 96.9%
2012 88.53 10th 662 98.5%
2013 96.06 19th 673 97.2%
2014 96.36 16th 627 97.4%
2015 95.74 17th 705 97.6%
2016 95.87 17th 692 97.5%
2017 96.68 11th 694 98.4%
2018 95.54 16th 691 97.7%
2019 94.19 25th 737 96.6%
2021 96.45 21st 741 97.2%
2022 95.20 26th 786 96.7%
2023 94.88 27th 784 96.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.76 17th 221 92.3%
2019 87.37 15th 237 93.7%
2021 93.40 11th 248 95.6%
2022 89.57 15th 283 94.7%
2023 81.80 44th 302 85.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 38.69 180th 312 42.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.87 8th 604 98.7%
2019 97.74 6th 639 99.1%
2021 91.42 22nd 633 96.5%
2022 96.95 9th 689 98.7%
2023 90.54 31st 735 95.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.62 13th 656 98.0%
2019 93.77 21st 684 96.9%
2021 96.25 18th 706 97.5%
2022 94.31 28th 733 96.2%
2023 94.37 25th 731 96.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.07 12th 475 97.5%
2019 88.48 17th 504 96.6%
2021 75.33 41st 478 91.4%
2022 89.62 18th 449 96.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.39 5th 448 98.9%
2022 78.67 7th 450 98.4%
2023 72.35 63rd 452 86.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.06 15th 665 97.7%
2019 94.38 24th 697 96.6%
2021 95.77 27th 711 96.2%
2022 95.34 26th 748 96.5%
2023 94.60 27th 747 96.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.11 5th 95 94.7%
2019 68.26 35th 102 65.7%
2021 75.42 33rd 99 66.7%
2022 83.42 17th 109 84.4%
2023 81.79 18th 110 83.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.08 12th 494 97.6%
2019 94.74 18th 519 96.5%
2021 99.06 6th 533 98.9%
2022 98.68 5th 550 99.1%
2023 97.64 14th 559 97.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.62 5th 472 98.9%
2019 97.00 8th 493 98.4%
2021 96.75 8th 522 98.5%
2022 98.24 5th 541 99.1%
2023 97.40 8th 553 98.6%
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Rank History for White students at Cuthbertson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.57 41st 596 93.1%
2019 90.19 41st 624 93.4%
2021 90.49 38th 632 94.0%
2022 86.34 74th 658 88.8%
2023 86.16 70th 656 89.3%
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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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by a parent
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Open Quote There is absolutely no communication among the staff. If your child struggles in any way this is not the school for them. My son gets pulled from a class for extra help only to get a zero in the class he was pulled from. Your child will get lost in this school if they struggle in any way. My wife has had to go up to school several times because of her emails not being answered. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Open Quote Supportive and challenging school that cares for it students. Polite students that work had and strive to achieve. Couldn't have been happier with my children's experience. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Open Quote The teachers have been there when we have need them. At night if we have a problem with home work, we have e-mailed a couple of them and they have taken there time out of there evening to address the issue. Not once, but many times. Thank you for helping us raise our children in a good environment. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Open Quote Cuthbertson Middle School rocks! My son attended all 3 yrs here and was well prepared for Cuthbertson HS. They offer a great selection of challenging courses, as well as an extensive AIG program.

They also have a super principal, staff is wonderful, and parents are highly engaged! All the makings for an awesome school! Highly recommend this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cuthbertson Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 752 106 23 38 0 n/a n/a 0 919
2011 850 86 5 55 0 1 29 0 1026
2012 901 93 13 57 0 2 33 0 1099
2013 969 121 23 57 1 0 21 0 1192
2014 1086 122 30 75 1 0 24 0 1338
2015 940 85 28 63 1 0 15 0 1132
2016 958 79 45 49 1 0 19 0 1151
2017 981 75 78 70 1 0 29 0 1234
2018 955 77 83 81 0 1 37 0 1234
2019 1088 91 62 113 0 1 40 0 1395
2020 1040 98 86 103 0 2 71 0 1400
2021 1031 91 108 109 0 1 53 0 1393
2022 965 87 127 114 2 2 56 0 1353
2023 936 79 142 131 1 1 54 0 1344

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 Cuthbertson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 919 48.6 18.8 12.7
2011 1026 55.4 18.5 12.6
2012 1099 57.0 19.2 11.7
2013 1192 63.4 18.7 12.6
2014 1338 66.6 20.0 10.6
2015 1132 60.0 18.8 7
2016 1151 61.0 18.8 6
2017 1234 60.7 20.2 5
2018 1234 61.8 19.9 4.9
2019 1395 68.7 20.3 5.2
2020 1400 69.9 20.0 4.6
2021 1393 65.0 21.4 4.2
2022 1353 63.0 21.4 4.9
2023 1344 59.4 22.6 10

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 Cuthbertson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 919 48.6 18.8 12.7
2011 1026 55.4 18.5 12.6
2012 1099 57.0 19.2 11.7
2013 1192 63.4 18.7 12.6
2014 1338 66.6 20.0 10.6
2015 1132 60.0 18.8 7
2016 1151 61.0 18.8 6
2017 1234 60.7 20.2 5
2018 1234 61.8 19.9 4.9
2019 1395 68.7 20.3 5.2
2020 1400 69.9 20.0 4.6
2021 1393 65.0 21.4 4.2
2022 1353 63.0 21.4 4.9
2023 1344 59.4 22.6 10

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 Cuthbertson Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $387 (5.6%) $6,516 (94.4%) $6,904

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cuthbertson Middle

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 25th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 27th of 784 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Cuthbertson Middle)91.290.3
 0.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)76.972.6
 4.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Cuthbertson Middle)86.682.2
 4.4%
   6th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)73.464.3
 9.1%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Cuthbertson Middle)88.983.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)78.570.1
 8.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Cuthbertson Middle)85.578.7
 6.8%
   7th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)7265.2
 6.8%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Cuthbertson Middle)86.974.6
 12.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)71.760.8
 10.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Cuthbertson Middle)81.980
 1.9%
   8th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)6964.3
 4.7%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Cuthbertson Middle)93.889.2
 4.6%
   8th Grade Science (Union County Public Schools)83.979.9
 4%
   8th Grade Science (North Carolina)78.670.3
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13951344
 3.7%
African American9179
 13.2%
American Indian01
Asian62142
 129%
Hispanic113131
 15.9%
Pacific Islander11
White1088936
 14%
Two or More Races4054
 35%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.2%10%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cuthbertson Middle

Students who attend Cuthbertson Middle usually go on to attend Cuthbertson High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,344 students attended Cuthbertson Middle.

Students at Cuthbertson Middle are 70% White, 11% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races.

Yes! Cuthbertson Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 27th of 784 North Carolina middle schools.


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