Lake Norman Charter

12820 South Church Stree

Huntersville, NC 28078-0312

Tel: (704)948-8600
Grades: 5-12

1,598 students

Lake Norman Charter serves 1,598 students in grades 5-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
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 1598 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Total Students 1,598 students
Lake Norman Charter Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Lake Norman Charter Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Lake Norman Charter Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Lake Norman Charter Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Lake Norman Charter Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Lake Norman Charter Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
9%
27%
Lake Norman Charter Black (1999-2012)
White
79%
52%
Lake Norman Charter White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lake Norman Charter Sch Ethnicity Lake Norman Charter Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.37 0.44
Lake Norman Charter Diversity Score (1999-2012)
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 45%
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 8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,598 students has grown by 51% over five years.
School District Name Lake Norman Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
4
Number of Students Managed 1,598 1,682
Lake Norman Charter School District Number of Students Managed (1999-2012)
District Total Revenue $8 MM $19 MM
Lake Norman Charter School District Total Revenue (1999-2009)
District Spending $12 MM $18 MM
Lake Norman Charter School District Spending (1999-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,446 $11,105
Lake Norman Charter School District Revenue / Student (1999-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,261 $10,880
Lake Norman Charter School District Spending / Student (1999-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 John M Alexander Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Legette Blythe Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HuntersvilleLegette Blythe Elementary School
    12202 Hambright Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-5770
    1.2 mi | 1062 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • HuntersvilleJohn M Alexander Middle School
    12201 Hambright Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3830
    1.2 mi | 847 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • HuntersvilleHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Huntersville Elementary School
    200 Gilead Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3835
    1.4 mi | 787 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • HuntersvilleNorth Mecklenburg High School
    11201 Old Statesvile Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-3840
    1.5 mi | 1589 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • HuntersvilleTorrence Creek Elementary School
    14550 Ranson Rd
    HuntersvilleNC 28078
    (980)343-0695
    2.6 mi | 1234 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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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Did You Know?
Huntersville, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.50, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Huntersville is Legette Blythe Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.