Lawrence Orr Elementary School

  • Lawrence Orr Elementary School serves 699 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lawrence Orr Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Lawrence Orr Elementary School's student population of 699 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students699 students
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Lawrence Orr Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Lawrence Orr Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lawrence Orr Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1247 out of 2555 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
63%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
30%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Asian
10%
3%
Hispanic
42%
17%
Black
44%
25%
White
2%
48%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lawrence Orr Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.630.67
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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