Highcroft Elementary School

5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 758 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Highcroft Elementary School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 758 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 5% in NC
  • : 88% (Top 5%)
  • : 86% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Highcroft Elementary School's student population of 758 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
758 students
This chart display total students of Highcroft Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Highcroft Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Highcroft Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Highcroft Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Highcroft Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highcroft Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NC)
#56 out of 2617 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Highcroft Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
88%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90-94%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Highcroft Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
51%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
5%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
32%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highcroft Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in North Carolina.
0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Highcroft Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highcroft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
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 2019-20 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highcroft Elementary School's ranking?
Highcroft Elementary School is ranked #56 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Highcroft Elementary School often compared to?
Highcroft Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mills Park Elementary School, Davis Drive Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
88% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while 86% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
How many students attend Highcroft Elementary School?
758 students attend Highcroft Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Highcroft Elementary School students are Asian, 32% of students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highcroft Elementary School?
Highcroft Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Highcroft Elementary School offer ?
Highcroft Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Highcroft Elementary School part of?
Highcroft Elementary School is part of Wake County Schools School District.
In what neighborhood is Highcroft Elementary School located?
Highcroft Elementary School is located in the Highcroft neighborhood of Cary, NC.

School Reviews

Review Highcroft Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In The Classroom
Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In The Classroom
Learn about the pros and cons of using technology in the classroom.
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
A possible school bus strike in New York City may leave more than 150,000 students scrambling for a ride to school.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 758 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 88% (Top 5%)
  • : 86% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Quick Links