West Alexander Middle School

Tel: (828)495-4611
Grades: 6-8

602 students

West Alexander Middle School serves 602 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
West Alexander Middle School operates within the Alexander County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 602 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 602 students
West Alexander Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
West Alexander Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Alexander Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
West Alexander Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
West Alexander Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
2%
13%
West Alexander Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
27%
West Alexander Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
92%
52%
West Alexander Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Alexander Middle School Sch Ethnicity West Alexander Middle 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.
0.15 0.64
West Alexander Middle 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.
36%
45%
West Alexander Middle 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%
West Alexander Middle 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.
School District Name Alexander County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
4
Number of Students Managed 5,473 1,593
Alexander County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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 Caldwell Co Gateway School (5.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Caldwell Co Gateway School (5.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethlehem Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Taylorsville Bethlehem Elementary School
    7900 Nc Hwy 127
    Taylorsville , NC , 28681
    (828)495-8198
    0.9  mi  |  492  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Taylorsville Ellendale Elementary School
    175 Ellendale Park Ln
    Taylorsville , NC , 28681
    (828)632-4866
    4.2  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Taylorsville Wittenburg Elementary School
    7300 Church Rd
    Taylorsville , NC , 28681
    (828)632-2395
    5.2  mi  |  337  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Granite Falls Caldwell Co Gateway School
    Alternative School
    1889 Dudley Shoals Rd
    Granite Falls , NC , 28630
    (828)396-8373
    Alternative School
    5.6  mi  |  42  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Granite Falls Dudley Shoals Elementary School
    1500 Dudley Shoals Rd
    Granite Falls , NC , 28630
    (828)396-3457
    6.1  mi  |  521  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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