Northwoods Elementary School

8850 Chapel Hill Road
Cary, NC 27513
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Northwoods Elementary School serves 526 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Northwoods Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (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 58% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northwoods Elementary School's student population of 526 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students526 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwoods Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Northwoods Elementary School is 0.76, which is more 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
#286 out of 2561 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
18%
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Black
18%
25%
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White
36%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.760.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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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 Northwoods Elementary School is Cary High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is West Cary Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cary West Cary Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 992 students
    0.6 miles
    1000 Evans Road
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 460-3528
    0.6 6-8 992
  • Cary Cardinal Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 976 students
    0.7 miles
    1020 St. Charles Place
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 653-5000
    0.7 K-8 976
  • Cary Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus Charter School

    0.7 miles
    1020 St. Charles Place
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 653-5000
    0.7 n/a n/a
  • Cary Kingswood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
    0.7 miles
    200 E. Johnson Street
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 460-3481
    0.7 PK-5 414
  • Cary Cary Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 528 students
    1.1 miles
    400 Kildaire Farm Road
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 460-3455
    1.1 PK-5 528

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