Alexander Central High School

Grades: 9-12

1,642 students

Alexander Central High School serves 1,642 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Alexander Central High School operates within the Alexander County s School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1642 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,642 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 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 14:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
5%
14%
Black
4%
27%
White
87%
52%
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.24 0.45
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.
37%
47%
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.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,383 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,493 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,434 is less than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Alexander County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 5,383 1,330
Graduation Rate 78% 74%
District Total Revenue $48 MM $19 MM
District Spending $47 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,493 $11,105
District Spending / Student $8,434 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TaylorsvilleTaylorsville Elementary School
    100 7th St Sw
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-3072
    0.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 266 students                      
  • TaylorsvilleSugar Loaf Elementary School
    3600 Nc Hwy 16n
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-2192
    3.3 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 295 students                      
  • HiddeniteEast Alexander Middle School
    1285 White Plains Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-7565
    4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 672 students                      
  • TaylorsvilleEllendale Elementary School
    175 Ellendale Park Ln
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-4866
    5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 315 students                      
  • HiddeniteHiddenite Elementary School
    374 Sulphur Springs Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-2503
    5.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 488 students                      

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