River Gate Elementary School

15340 Smith Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 675 students in grades Kindergarten-5, River Gate Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 675 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50% in NC
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

River Gate Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

River Gate Elementary School's student population of 675 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
675 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

River Gate Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of River Gate Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NC)
#1341 out of 2617 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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54%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of River Gate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
44%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of River Gate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of River Gate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
26%
20%
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Black
40%
25%
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White
20%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of River Gate Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in River Gate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in River Gate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is River Gate Elementary School's ranking?
River Gate Elementary School is ranked #1341 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are River Gate Elementary School often compared to?
River Gate Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Wylie Elementary School, Steele Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
How many students attend River Gate Elementary School?
675 students attend River Gate Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of River Gate Elementary School students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of River Gate Elementary School?
River Gate Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does River Gate Elementary School offer ?
River Gate Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is River Gate Elementary School part of?
River Gate Elementary School is part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools School District.
In what neighborhood is River Gate Elementary School located?
River Gate Elementary School is located in the Yorkshire neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 675 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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