Highcroft Elementary School

5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Highcroft Elementary School serves 964 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Highcroft Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Highcroft Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Highcroft Elementary School's student population of 964 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students964 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

Highcroft Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Highcroft Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#33 out of 2561 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
43%
4%
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Hispanic
5%
18%
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Black
5%
25%
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White
45%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Highcroft Elementary School is Green Hope High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Mills Park Middle School (1.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cary Green Hope High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,916 students
    0.9 miles
    2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 380-3700
    0.9 9-12 2,916
  • Cary Mills Park Middle School Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,750 student
    1.0 miles
    441 Mills Park Drive
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 466-1500
    1 6-8 1,750
  • Cary Mills Park Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 968 students
    1.2 miles
    509 Mills Park Dr
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 466-1466
    1.2 PK-5 968
  • Cary Carpenter Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 810 students
    1.4 miles
    2100 Morrisville Parkway
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 462-6780
    1.4 PK-5 810
  • Cary Green Hope Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 794 students
    1.4 miles
    2700 Louis Stephens Drive
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 388-5270
    1.4 PK-5 794

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