Lake Norman Charter

12435 Old Statesville Rd

Huntersville, NC 28078-0312

Grades: 5-12

1,594 students

Lake Norman Charter serves 1,594 students in grades 5-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Lake Norman Charter operates within the Lake Norman Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 1594 students has grown by 83% over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Total Students 1,594 students
Lake Norman Charter Total Students (1999-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Lake Norman Charter Total Teachers (1999-2013)
Students by Grade Lake Norman Charter Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Lake Norman Charter Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
Asian
3%
3%
Lake Norman Charter Asian Students (2000-2013)
Hispanic
3%
14%
Lake Norman Charter Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
11%
27%
Lake Norman Charter Black Students (1999-2013)
White
79%
52%
Lake Norman Charter White Students (1999-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Lake Norman Charter Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Lake Norman Charter All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.36 0.45
Lake Norman Charter Diversity Score (1999-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 47%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,594 students has grown by 83% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $7,446 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 43% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,261 is higher than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 118% over four years.
School District Name Lake Norman Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 1,594 1,330
Lake Norman Charter School District Students Managed (1999-2013)
District Total Revenue $8 MM $19 MM
Lake Norman Charter School District District Total Revenue (1999-2009)
District Spending $12 MM $18 MM
Lake Norman Charter School District District Spending (1999-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,446 $11,105
Lake Norman Charter School District District Revenue / Student (1999-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,261 $10,880
Lake Norman Charter School District District Spending / Student (1999-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Mecklenburg High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J M Alexander Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blythe Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HuntersvilleBlythe Elementary School
    12202 Hambright Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-5770
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 1057 students                      
  • HuntersvilleJ M Alexander Middle School
    12201 Hambright Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3830
    1.2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 888 students                      
  • Huntersville Huntersville Elementary School
    200 Gilead Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3835
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 798 students                      
  • HuntersvilleNorth Mecklenburg High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    11201 Old Statesville Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3840
    1.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1628 students                      
  • HuntersvilleTorrence Creek Elementary School
    14550 Ranson Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-0695
    2.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 1185 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 14, 2014 - I have read the other parent comments and I know everyone has a right to their personal opinions and I respect that. I would like to speak from my heart and tell any new parent concerned with some of these comments that the staff at Lake Norman are very serious and dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for students. I am an involved parent that has been supporting fundraising efforts to raise additional dollars for campus improvements and technological advancements. We are getting a private education for free with all the additional tools that most students never have the opportunity to receive in their lifetime. My husband and I look at this as a blessing and a gift to my daughter! She is a rising 6th grader and her first year was amazing. The teachers are so driven, loving and focused on providing their students with the best education they possibly can. They provide tutoring after school, they support special needs students in the classroom, and they don't teach to the test. All learning styles are accommodated in all subjects. In my personal opinion I could not use the word arrogant to describe the great people in this school. I would refer to them as focused, driven and passionate leaders. I can never thank the LNC staff and the 5th grade team of teachers for treating my daughter like a member of their family. This is a rare, unique, and special environment for students transitioning into middle school. I am lucky I hit the lottery!!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - We have found LNC to be a great school. Quality teachers and administrators. An open atmosphere where anyone who wishes can become quickly involved. Our son has done better in this environment then in the normal public school environment. This has occurred because of the effective open communication by the teacher have allowed us to help monitor his study habits and be more active in his learning at home. Highly recommend this school - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 22, 2010 - The climate is extremely political. Who you know could help you get out of trouble. There is no trust among the faculty. The administration is extremely secretive and responds to issues without doing a thorough invstigation. - Posted by Administrator

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