First Ward Elementary School (Closed 2011)

715 North Caldwell St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(School attendance zone shown in map)
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 49% (which was lower than the North Carolina state average of 81%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 39% (which was lower than the North Carolina state average of 69%).

School Overview

School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students (09-10)
376 students
This chart display total students of First Ward Elementary School by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of First Ward Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

School Rankings

This School
State Level (NC)
(09-10)
49%
81%
(09-10)
39%
69%
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of First Ward Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
American Indian
(09-10)
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in First Ward Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Asian
(09-10)
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Hispanic
(09-10)
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Black
(09-10)
97%
31%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
(09-10)
1%
54%
This chart display the percentage of White students in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hawaiian
(09-10)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
(09-10)
n/a
n/a
n/a
This chart display the diversity score of First Ward Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch (09-10)
78%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (09-10)
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in First Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 81% NC state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% NC state average).
How many students attend First Ward Elementary School?
376 students attend First Ward Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of First Ward Elementary School students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What grades does First Ward Elementary School offer ?
First Ward Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is First Ward Elementary School part of?
First Ward Elementary School is part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools School District.

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