Swift Creek Elementary

Public K-5

 5601 Tryon Rd
       Raleigh, NC  27606-4451


 (919) 233-4320

 School Website

District: Wake County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
500th of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  521

Racial breakdown:
White:
47.6%
African American:
25.1%
Hispanic:
18.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Swift Creek Elementary ranked better than 65.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 53rd among 108 ranked elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Swift Creek Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.6%), African American (25.1%), Hispanic (18.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swift Creek Elementary is 15.3. 63 elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Swift Creek Elementary employs 34 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Swift Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Swift Creek Elementary 500th of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Swift Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

Wake County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wake County Schools 74th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Swift Creek Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 53.82 652nd 1276 48.9%
2007 52.88 688th 1293 46.8%
2008 68.13 384th 1324 71.0%
2009 60.96 592nd 1354 56.3%
2010 77.23 254th 1363 81.4%
2011 77.15 246th 1381 82.2%
2012 79.97 209th 1388 84.9%
2013 87.75 130th 1403 90.7%
2014 77.82 274th 1390 80.3%
2015 68.76 439th 1440 69.5%
2016 59.68 563rd 1425 60.5%
2017 50.01 745th 1429 47.9%
2018 64.99 500th 1434 65.1%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Open Quote I’ve been so impressed with Swift Creek and couldn’t be happier that we landed here. The teachers and principal welcome the kids each morning and see them off in the afternoon, calling each by name. As a former teacher and child of two retired teachers, I appreciate how the entire staff shows how much they truly care about the students. There’s so much positive energy all over campus and in the classrooms. The PTA is top-notch and plans activities throughout the year that really get the kids involved. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Quote I have 3 children who have all gone to school at Swift Creek... two are now in Middle School and I have one left there. Over the past 9 years there, I have seen lots of changes, but all in all, it is a wonderful school. It is a smaller school with a family feel to it and all the teachers know all the kids. It's a wonderful feeling to see your child walking in and every teacher says hello to them by name. Their kindergarten classes are in a separate building which allows them to have a great transition from preschool to kindergarten. My kids have had great success academically there and I highly recommend Swift Creek Elementary. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Quote We LOVE Swift Creek! We have been there for four years, and although there have been some changes within the school itself, it has not changed the integrity of the school. The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but that is one of the many reasons that make the school so wonderful.
The size of the school is another plus for me. I love it that the students all know one another. The teachers and staff know students on a first-name basis, and students and parents feel welcome and encouraged. I see on a daily basis the children that need help are pulled out of their class to get the special one-on-one help from the aids. The children that are academically gifted get special assignments and classes too. Children on all levels can and will succeed at Swift Creek. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Open Quote We asked for a transfer to SCES two years ago after visiting several times. It is a wonderful smaller school with a family-like atmosphere. They have incredible teachers a wonderful principal and vice-principal. They really care about their students. The principal is very visible and personable and knows a lot of students by their first names. The PTA is very active. The teachers, administrative staff and parents are so friendly. I highly recommend this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Open Quote Our two kids go to Swift Creek (Kindergarten and Second Grade), we have been attending for 3 years now. As a new parent to WCPSS, I didn't really know what to expect. We have been very happy with the community atmosphere and the level at which our children are learning. SCES has a wonderful, fully engaged PTA. Here, everyone knows each other. The school is the perfect size for our family - you are never just a number! You are always greeted with smiling faces and happy children. The After School Program has improved significantly since our first year here. My kids love going to both school and after-school. In fact my Kindergartner just wrote in his journal how much he loves school. Early on, in his first week at school while still getting adjusted, he had a difficult morning and resisted getting on the bus for school. I let his teacher know and she was beyond supportive. She sent me a photo of him and her beaming into the camera to show me everything was great. That's priceless for a parent. That sums up Swift Creek for me. The teachers, staff and PTA are like extended family. If you are thinking of sending your kids here, you won't be disappointed. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 2, 2017

Open Quote Swift Creek Elementary is under new leadership this year and WOW…the energy of this school is contagious. The principal and assistant principal truly care about the teachers and students. Teachers are loving, supportive and really want to see all children succeed. They are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to get students engaged and excited to learn. The specials teachers are the best in Wake County! In addition, the PTA (especially the president) is very involved and has provided open communication with the parents. I am so proud to call my child a “Swiftie.” Close Quote


Enrollment information for Swift Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 492 160 7 0 2 n/a n/a 0 661
1989 399 154 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1990 432 160 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1991 515 158 8 0 1 n/a n/a 0 682
1992 534 147 12 3 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1993 530 155 15 3 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1994 594 128 18 2 1 n/a n/a 0 743
1995 585 91 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 699
1996 585 91 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 699
1997 584 93 25 5 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1998 588 164 25 5 0 n/a n/a 0 782
1999 477 296 27 16 1 n/a n/a 0 817
2000 429 251 25 14 1 n/a n/a 0 720
2001 275 251 15 12 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2002 174 212 13 18 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2003 174 212 13 18 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2004 164 220 10 11 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2005 178 206 9 20 1 n/a n/a 0 414
2006 184 200 15 23 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2007 260 203 16 28 2 n/a n/a 24 533
2008 322 117 37 75 2 n/a n/a 25 578
2009 343 169 28 75 2 n/a n/a 0 617
2010 301 100 34 51 0 n/a n/a 0 486
2011 289 98 23 80 2 0 22 0 514
2012 313 102 22 74 0 0 25 0 536
2013 296 144 22 80 0 0 24 0 566
2014 270 140 24 91 2 0 18 0 545
2015 258 129 18 110 2 0 22 0 539
2016 248 131 20 98 0 0 24 0 521

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 Swift Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 32.0 20.6 24.1
1989 560 32.0 17.5 23.2
1990 603 27.0 22.3 23.2
1991 682 34.0 20.0 20.5
1992 696 34.0 20.4 18.7
1993 703 43.0 16.3 18.1
1994 743 43.0 17.3 17.6
1995 699 40.0 17.5 22.3
1996 699 40.0 17.5 22.3
1997 707 41.0 17.2 9.2
1998 782 46.0 17.0 9.1
1999 817 47.0 17.4 16.6
2000 720 47.0 15.3 27.4
2001 553 36.0 15.4 36.2
2002 417 33.0 12.6 38.6
2003 417 33.0 12.6 38.6
2004 406 33.0 12.3 40.1
2005 414 33.0 12.5 37.0
2006 423 41.0 10.3 37.1
2007 533 n/a n/a 40.5
2008 578 40.1 14.4 n/a
2009 617 41.3 14.9 n/a
2010 486 32.5 14.9 28.8
2011 514 33.1 15.5 32.9
2012 536 35.5 15.0 34.1
2013 566 39.5 14.3 43.3
2014 545 36.5 14.9 41.5
2015 539 36.0 14.9 45.6
2016 521 34.0 15.3 40.3

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 Swift Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 32.0 20.6 24.1
1989 560 32.0 17.5 23.2
1990 603 27.0 22.3 23.2
1991 682 34.0 20.0 20.5
1992 696 34.0 20.4 18.7
1993 703 43.0 16.3 18.1
1994 743 43.0 17.3 17.6
1995 699 40.0 17.5 22.3
1996 699 40.0 17.5 22.3
1997 707 41.0 17.2 9.2
1998 782 46.0 17.0 9.1
1999 817 47.0 17.4 16.6
2000 720 47.0 15.3 27.4
2001 553 36.0 15.4 36.2
2002 417 33.0 12.6 38.6
2003 417 33.0 12.6 38.6
2004 406 33.0 12.3 40.1
2005 414 33.0 12.5 37.0
2006 423 41.0 10.3 37.1
2007 533 n/a n/a 40.5
2008 578 40.1 14.4 n/a
2009 617 41.3 14.9 n/a
2010 486 32.5 14.9 28.8
2011 514 33.1 15.5 32.9
2012 536 35.5 15.0 34.1
2013 566 39.5 14.3 43.3
2014 545 36.5 14.9 41.5
2015 539 36.0 14.9 45.6
2016 521 34.0 15.3 40.3

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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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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