12435 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Lake Norman Charter serves 1,907 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Lake Norman Charter 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Lake Norman Charter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Lake Norman Charter's student population of 1,907 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,907 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
112 teachers
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School Rankings

Lake Norman Charter is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lake Norman Charter is 0.49, 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 Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#109 out of 2571 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
5%
18%
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Black
13%
25%
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White
70%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lake Norman Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lake Norman Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/20/2021
Excellent school and excellent teachers. Both my kids have thrived in this school. They focus on behavior in addition to academics, and the environment is great for kids. Teachers are very kind and patient. It feels like we are giving our kids' private education for free. Thanks to the school and the administration for doing a great job.
- Posted by Parent - Ashley
1   3/26/2020
The middle school communication with parents is horrible. The way they handle the dress code is barbaric and parents are discouraged from having any involvement in the school except for lunches which is very hard to get into. The principal and vice principal are argumentative if confronted with any request for change. Their is bullying that is not addressed. A school cannot survive on academics alone, they have to confront their downfalls and be open to change.
- Posted by Parent - Concerned
5   8/14/2014
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 - khigg
5   3/14/2014
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 - dnobl
2   3/22/2010
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 - laken

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,907 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Btm 50%)

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