8850 Chapel Hill Road
Cary, NC 27513
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Northwoods Elementary School serves 645 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Northwoods Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 53% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 645 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Northwoods Elementary School's student population of 645 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
645 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwoods Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Northwoods Elementary School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#616 out of 2571 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
33%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
19%
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Black
13%
25%
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White
32%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 645 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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