Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School

  • Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School serves 466 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School's student population of 466 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students466 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank
11%
37%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
16%
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Black
17%
26%
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White
43%
50%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.680.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCasa Esperanza Montessori School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
We are finishing up our first year at Casa and echo what has been said before. Teachers are highly trained, certified, and caring. Class sizes way too big. My child's K class has nearly 30 students! They have a full time paraprofessional (TA) for much longer than other schools, but the classes still need to be smaller. Homework is a bit like busy work, but keeps my kid accountable. Parent involvement and community feel is great. A little too much drama amongst parents (some have issues with admin), but again that comes with lots of parent involvement. Lots of diversity. Love the daily schedule of being out at 3 and the modified calendar. We are happy there and plan to stay.
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4  
The teachers are wonderful at Casa. The class sizes are too large averaging about 26 per class. Casa is a great school if your child is motivated and an independent learner. Its falling away from Montessori philosophy, kids bring home so much busy work, while Montessori works remain on the shelves. It is a caring community, with lots of parental involvement. This is our fourth year at Casa, and we love it , but would like to see more emphasis on Montessori, and less on common core and class M testing.
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5  
Casa is a great school. My child has found a safe and challenging school environment. I don't know what we would have done without Casa and all it has meant to my kid.
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