Alexander Central High School

Tel: (828)632-7063
Grades: 9-12

1,688 students

Alexander Central High School serves 1,688 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% 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 1688 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,688 students
Alexander Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Alexander Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Alexander Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Alexander Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
Alexander Central High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Alexander Central High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
3%
27%
Alexander Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
52%
Alexander Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Alexander Central High School Sch Ethnicity Alexander Central High 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.
0.26 0.44
Alexander Central High 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.
37%
45%
Alexander Central High 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.
7%
8%
Alexander Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,473 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Alexander County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
4
Number of Students Managed 5,473 1,682
Alexander County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 74%
Alexander County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $48 MM $19 MM
Alexander County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $47 MM $18 MM
Alexander County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,493 $11,105
Alexander County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,434 $10,880
Alexander 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 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 Students Grades
  • TaylorsvilleTaylorsville Elementary School
    100 7th St Sw
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-3072
    0.4 mi | 250 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • TaylorsvilleSugar Loaf Elementary School
    3600 Nc Hwy 16n
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-2192
    3.3 mi | 291 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • HiddeniteEast Alexander Middle School
    1285 White Plains Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-7565
    4 mi | 683 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • TaylorsvilleEllendale Elementary School
    175 Ellendale Park Ln
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-4866
    5 mi | 323 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • HiddeniteHiddenite Elementary School
    374 Sulphur Springs Rd
    HiddeniteNC 28636
    (828)632-2503
    5.6 mi | 496 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Alexander 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 0.28, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Alexander County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.