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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Pine Lake Preparatory School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Mooresville, NC. It has 1,820 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% 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
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
94 responses
Average ACT
28
97 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,500
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Rivalry basketball and football games
    27%
  • Pep Rallies
    19%
  • Senior retreat
    19%
  • Annual student trips are great.
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,820
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Pine Lake Preparatory School Reviews

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I’ve been with the school since 2006, and while my experience there has been overall good, there is very little diversity in the school, notably in racial and ethnic minorities. I feel that the school has fostered an environment that is extremely high pressure, leading to what I’ve seen as a higher percentage of exhausted or depressed students. The school can make up for this with their high grades, but at the cost of the mental health of the students. Eight 45 minute classes per day leads to an extraordinary buildup of homework, which can take several hours in one night. Combined with early starting times, students struggle to keep up with the workload and stay awake.
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Teachers are wonderful, the students are generally very academically intelligent and the buildings are well kept. A wonderful theatre program with a great theatre director, Mrs. Howard!
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.