Topsail Elementary School

17385 Us Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 574 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Topsail Elementary School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : Top 10% in NC
  • : 80% (Top 10%)
  • : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Topsail Elementary School's student population of 574 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
574 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Topsail Elementary School ranks within the top 10% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Topsail Elementary School is 0.21, which is less 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)
#214 out of 2617 schools
(Top 10%)
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80%
51%
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72%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Topsail 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.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
2%
25%
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White
89%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
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.
0.21
This chart display the diversity score of Topsail 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
9%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Topsail Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Topsail Elementary School's ranking?
Topsail Elementary School is ranked #214 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Topsail Elementary School often compared to?
Topsail Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Topsail Elementary School, North Topsail Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
How many students attend Topsail Elementary School?
574 students attend Topsail Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Topsail Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Topsail Elementary School?
Topsail Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Topsail Elementary School offer ?
Topsail Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Topsail Elementary School part of?
Topsail Elementary School is part of Pender County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 80% (Top 10%)
  • : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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