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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Pine Lake Preparatory School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Mooresville, NC. It has 1,716 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
104 Yellow Wood Circle
Mooresville, NC 28115
Telephone
(704) 237-5304

Pine Lake Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
70 responses
Average ACT
28
74 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,632
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Rivalry basketball and football games
    26%
  • Pep Rallies
    22%
  • Annual student trips are great.
    17%
  • Senior retreat
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,716
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,149
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$7,743/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Pine Lake Preparatory School Reviews

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Pine Lake Preparatory is a very close niche community. Parents are very involved in the school, students get very involved within the community outside of school. When a student attends Pine Lake they will leave knowing the name of every student within their grade level, but also other grade levels. The atheletic programs are a 1A division. The school has had many state championship teams, as well as individual state champions. The class of 2018 has the most athletes competing at the college level for the 2019 school year. The teachers know the names of every student. Teachers at Pine Lake are known to keep up with students outside of school. They will send congratulatory emails to students on their accomplishments.
Pine Lake Just finished building a completely separate building for STEM programs. The building is beautiful and has really helped improve the campus experience at Pine Lake.
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I have attended Pine Lake Preparatory since the second grade, when the school first opened. This first year, the school was set up in a small, temporary building and it immediately became like family. After moving to the new campus in third grade, I continued to be amazed through the years by how different PLP is. Going to the same school from second to twelfth grade has been like growing up in a comfortable community that still challenges me to be my best. The work is advanced, but the tight-knit environment allows for a lot of teacher communication and help if needed. Also, the Fine Arts and STEM buildings on campus help every student explore their passions and interests in a learning environment. The things I would change are the constricting uniforms and the lack of attention to student input. I would add more diversity and clubs to include different cultures and groups. Overall, PLP is an excellent school that has provided me with the confidence and skills I need for my future.
Teachers are either very good or very bad, and most barely care about student's well being. Students are very rude and they always feel entitled to whatever they please. Facilities are very nice with new buildings and we receive many resources for our learning. Pine Lake has almost no diversity, with a small handful of minorities such as I. Administrators don't do a good job with bullying/racism. There is always a lot of work due in a small amount of time, which is understandable because PLP is a preparatory school. There is no diversity between social groups, and most students come from upper class families. Racism is one of the most problematic things at PLP. As being a minority I personally find it hard to connect to people because of the lack of diversity. Students joke about different minorities and say racial slurs religiously.