Alexander Central High School

Alexander Central High School serves 1,615 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Alexander Central High School operates within the Alexander County s School District.
Alexander County s School District's 77% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1615 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,615 students
Alexander Central High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Alexander Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Alexander Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Alexander Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Alexander Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.23 0.45
Alexander Central High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
47%
Alexander Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Alexander Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Alexander County s School District's student population of 5,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The revenue/student of $7,988 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,931 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Alexander County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 5,290 1,120
Alexander County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 76%
Alexander County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $18 MM
Alexander County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $44 MM $18 MM
Alexander County s School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $7,988 $10,864
Alexander County s School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $7,931 $10,591
Alexander County s School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Saint Stephens High School (10.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is East Alexander Middle School (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taylorsville Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • TaylorsvilleTaylorsville Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 285 students
    0.4 miles
    100 7th St Sw
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-3072
    0.4KG-5285
  • TaylorsvilleSugar Loaf Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 275 students
    3.3 miles
    3600 Nc Hwy 16n
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-2192
    3.3KG-5275
  • HiddeniteEast Alexander Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 661 students
    4 miles
    1285 White Plains Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-7565
    46-8661
  • TaylorsvilleEllendale Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
    5 miles
    175 Ellendale Park Ln
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-4866
    5PK-5308
  • HiddeniteHiddenite Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 502 students
    5.6 miles
    374 Sulphur Springs Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-2503
    5.6KG-5502

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