Lake Norman Charter

12435 Old Statesville Road
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
3.60 5 1 (5 reviews)
Lake Norman Charter serves 1,907 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Lake Norman Charter placed in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (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 77% (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 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Lake Norman Charter places 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 19% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,907 students
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Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
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School Comparison

Lake Norman Charter is ranked within the top 10% 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#197 out of 2561 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.490.68
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLake Norman Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lake Norman Charter is Merancas Middle College High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J M Alexander Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blythe Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntersville Merancas Middle College High School Math: ≤5%
    Grades: 11-12 | 112 students
    0.5 miles
    11930 Verhoeff Dr
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-0035
    0.5 11-12 112
  • Huntersville Blythe Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,122 student
    1.2 miles
    12202 Hambright Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-5770
    1.2 PK-5 1,122
  • Huntersville J M Alexander Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 918 students
    1.2 miles
    12010 Hambright Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-3830
    1.2 6-8 918
  • Huntersville Huntersville Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 810 students
    1.4 miles
    200 Gilead Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-3835
    1.4 K-5 810
  • Huntersville North Mecklenburg High School Magnet School
    Math: ≤1% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,447 students
    1.5 miles
    11201 Old Statesville Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-3840
    1.5 9-12 2,447

School Reviews

  3.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
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.
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1  
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.
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5  
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!!!
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5  
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
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2  
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.
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