Grifton Elementary School

Grifton Elementary School serves 565 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Grifton Elementary School operates within the Pitt County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 565 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 565 students
Grifton Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Grifton Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Grifton Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Grifton Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Grifton Elementary School Asian (1999-2011)
Hispanic
16%
13%
Grifton Elementary School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
36%
27%
Grifton Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
40%
52%
Grifton Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grifton Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Grifton Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.69 0.89
Grifton Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
61%
45%
Grifton Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
6%
8%
Grifton Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,889 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Pitt County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
4
Number of Students Managed 23,889 1,206
Pitt County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $220 MM n/a
Pitt County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $220 MM n/a
Pitt County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,376 $0
Pitt County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,379 $0
Pitt County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ayden-grifton High School (3.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Ayden Middle School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ayden Elementary School (6.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ayden Ayden-grifton High School
    7653 Nc 11 South
    Ayden , NC , 28513
    (252)746-4183
    3.3  mi  |  684  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Kinston Contentnea Elementary School
    2909 Graingers Station Rd
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)527-8591
    5.9  mi  |  888  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Ayden Ayden Middle School
    1207 West Third St
    Ayden , NC , 28513
    (252)746-3672
    6.8  mi  |  335  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Ayden Ayden Elementary School
    1304 West 3rd St
    Ayden , NC , 28513
    (252)746-2121
    6.9  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kinston Kinston Charter Academy
    Charter School
    2000 Martin L King
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)522-0210
    Charter School
    9.1  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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Pitt County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.59, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.89. The most diverse school district in Pitt County is Pitt County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.