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Hornets Nest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Hornets Nest Elementary School is Victoria Hicks, who can be contacted at p416@cms.k12.nc.us. 852 students go to Hornets Nest Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 84% of the 852 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hornets Nest Elementary School is 14:1. Statesville Road Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 32%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 3% 5%
Hispanic 23% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    I was hesitant to enroll my son here since we are in the complete minority and the ratings but we didn't have any other option. It has turned out to be a great school! ALL of the staff have been nothing but nice. They stand in the halls and say "hello" to everyone who walks by and the principal is very visible and approachable. They run a very tight ship at Hornets Nest. My son is in first grade and he has no complaints about being at this school. I do sometimes question if he is learning as much as he was at his old school but his reading and math skills are still progressing so they're doing something right! We have only been here for 'almost' 2 months but NO complaints so far.

  • (1 year ago)

    "Diamond in the Rough" I was in a bind and had to pull my daughter out of private school to our assigned school (Hornets Nest). Was very concerned but did not have a choice. This school turned out to be much better than my daughter's private school! The teachers are caring and very dedicated. They are also very responsive to emails and concerns. The school has a high poverty rate which dampers it reputation. A fair amount of the middle and upper class parents within the boundary send their schools to private school. However I am confident that if this school had more parental involvement and more kids attending their neighborhood school vs. private school. Hornet s Nest would be among the top!

  • (1 year ago)

    Poor overall! I would not send an animal to this school! My family had a bad experience with several teachers and the principal was always clueless and never available.

  • (1 year ago)

    I HAVE 1 CHILD AT THIS SCHOOL IN THE SECOND GRADE & HIS KINDERGARDEN YEAR HE HAD SUB TEACHERS HALF OF THE YEAR DIFFERENT TEACHERS ALMOST EVERY WEEK! NOW HE IS IN SECOND GRADE & GUESS WHAT A SUB TEACHER...... HIS TEACHER WILL BE BACK IN JAN.! I WALKED HIM IN HIS FIRST DAY WE NEVER EVEN GOT SO MUCH AS A HELLO FROM HER! SHE NEVER EVEN LOOKED OUR WAY! NO SMILE NO GOOD MORNING! SECOND DAY SAMETHING! TEACHERS SHOULD MAKE A CHILD WELCOME IN THERE CLASS ROOM & WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL & LEARN!!!! NOT FEEL LIKE THEY ARE UNWATED!! MY HUSBAND & I ARE NOW LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL MY CHILD WILL NOT BE TREATED THIS WAY!!!! I AM A VERY UNHAPPY PARENT (

  • (5 years ago)

    i think that this school is wounderful and that it's not only the teachers but the parents that needs to be involved in what goes on at their kids school and with their education

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the worst school that my child has ever been in. It has the worst supervision from school personel that I have ever seen. The school seems to think that bully's are fine as long as there is an excuse it's ok to harm another child . The principal never has time for concerned parents. Bully's are not disciplined for there abusive behavior.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is currently in second grade and I have had several problems with the school. My child has had three different classroom teachers this year alone! I find them extremely disorganized and working amid chaos. I am also dissatisfied with the curriculum. I am removing my son ASAP.The administration is friendly and willing to help.

  • (6 years ago)

    My grandchild has been going to this school for the past 3 years and I have a few complaints. First of all I have not been impressed with the quality of teachers at this school. Many are new teachers that seem to lack any experience with children. I have strongly suggested to the parents to take him out of this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is in the 2nd grade now at Hornets Nest and has been there since Kindergaten. I must say that they did have a change and got a new principal whom I have met once and have seen around the school a few times and the little time I have seen her she seems to be friendly and I must say the school is in tip top shape as was before. Personally so far the teachers that my daughter had and have are extremely wonderful and very knowledgeable and the curriculars that are being taught from Math to Reading are just great. My daughter loves going to that school and is learning more everyday. So I just want to give this school an A+ for overall. Also I have to say this my child goes to the before school program and it is the best also.

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