Carpenter Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 2100 Morrisville Parkway
       Cary, NC  27519


(919) 462-6780

District: Wake County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
305th of 1,489 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,401 Help

Students who attend Carpenter Elementary usually attend:

High:    Wake Early College of Health and Science
    Wake STEM Early College High School
    Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
    Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  664

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
34.6%
White:
27.9%
Hispanic:
19.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23%

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

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carpenter Elementary ranks better than 79.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 43rd among 115 ranked elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carpenter Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (34.6%), White (27.9%), Hispanic (19.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carpenter Elementary is 13.8. 62 elementary schools in the Wake County 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 Carpenter Elementary is $9,401. 85 elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Carpenter Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carpenter Elementary 305th of 1489 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Carpenter Elementary in the ranking list.)

Wake County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wake County Schools 78th of 247 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Carpenter Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 76.55 233rd 1293 82.0%
2008 88.42 82nd 1324 93.8%
2009 84.71 133rd 1354 90.2%
2010 78.14 235th 1363 82.8%
2011 76.74 255th 1381 81.5%
2012 77.43 255th 1388 81.6%
2013 91.04 95th 1403 93.2%
2014 88.04 126th 1390 90.9%
2015 82.87 189th 1440 86.9%
2016 86.07 138th 1425 90.3%
2017 83.11 176th 1429 87.7%
2018 82.77 189th 1434 86.8%
2019 79.12 243rd 1473 83.5%
2021 75.69 305th 1489 79.5%

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
Monday, September 22, 2014

Open Quote Most teachers in this school are very young. They use a lot of online resources and online accounts required parents/students to sign in to do school work and review which is good, but sometimes link and accounts/password have issue problems and parents try to reach out for help and teachers are not always available and can take for days to resolve problem.
Using online to do work and sign up for things are good, but sometimes, we prefer more print-out papers to have on-hand instead online 100% as not all parents are have access or using online systems. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Carpenter Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 281 31 94 101 2 n/a n/a 26 535
2008 270 42 139 81 0 n/a n/a 31 563
2009 339 99 157 79 0 n/a n/a 0 674
2010 396 131 190 92 1 n/a n/a 0 810
2011 349 84 141 114 1 0 39 0 728
2012 353 69 104 126 0 0 28 0 680
2013 372 87 131 111 1 0 23 0 725
2014 350 93 129 115 2 0 28 0 717
2015 328 89 154 117 2 2 35 0 727
2016 322 78 189 105 2 4 28 0 728
2017 319 85 288 101 3 3 35 0 834
2018 275 93 285 107 4 1 45 0 810
2019 252 86 333 119 2 1 35 0 828
2020 187 90 219 114 2 0 18 0 630
2021 185 99 230 128 2 0 20 0 664

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 Carpenter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 535 n/a n/a 20.4
2008 563 38.8 14.5 n/a
2009 674 43.9 15.4 n/a
2010 810 49.8 16.2 22
2011 728 45.2 16.0 24.2
2012 680 41.6 16.3 25.6
2013 725 45.2 16.0 22.6
2014 717 44.8 16.0 21.8
2015 727 48.0 15.1 23.2
2016 728 47.0 15.4 22.4
2017 834 50.0 16.6 19.5
2018 810 54.0 15.0 22.6
2019 828 56.0 14.7 21.5
2020 630 43.7 14.3 29.7
2021 664 48.0 13.8 23

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 Carpenter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 535 n/a n/a 20.4
2008 563 38.8 14.5 n/a
2009 674 43.9 15.4 n/a
2010 810 49.8 16.2 22
2011 728 45.2 16.0 24.2
2012 680 41.6 16.3 25.6
2013 725 45.2 16.0 22.6
2014 717 44.8 16.0 21.8
2015 727 48.0 15.1 23.2
2016 728 47.0 15.4 22.4
2017 834 50.0 16.6 19.5
2018 810 54.0 15.0 22.6
2019 828 56.0 14.7 21.5
2020 630 43.7 14.3 29.7
2021 664 48.0 13.8 23

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 Carpenter Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $613 (6.5%) $8,788 (93.5%) $9,401

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Carpenter 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 243rd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 305th of 1489 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Elementary)78.557.3
 21.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wake County Schools)69.452.5
 16.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.344.5
 19.8%
3rd Grade Reading (Carpenter Elementary)69.255.1
 14.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Wake County Schools)6659.5
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.845.1
 11.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Elementary)75.459.2
 16.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wake County Schools)6546.9
 18.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.337.8
 19.5%
4th Grade Reading (Carpenter Elementary)73.864.1
 9.7%
   4th Grade Reading (Wake County Schools)63.256.9
 6.3%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.345.1
 12.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Elementary)6955.6
 13.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wake County Schools)6651.4
 14.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.242
 18.2%
5th Grade Reading (Carpenter Elementary)72.452
 20.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Wake County Schools)60.654.1
 6.5%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.642.4
 12.2%
5th Grade Science (Carpenter Elementary)76.755.7
 21%
   5th Grade Science (Wake County Schools)71.358.4
 12.9%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.653.9
 18.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students828664
 19.8%
African American8699
 15.1%
American Indian22
Asian333230
 30.9%
Hispanic119128
 7.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races3520
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.5%23%
 1.5%




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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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