Clarkton School Of Discovery

N College St,

Clarkton, NC, 28433-0127

Tel: (910)647-6531
Grades: 6-8

360 students

Clarkton School Of Discovery serves 360 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Clarkton School Of Discovery operates within the Bladen County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 360 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 360 students
Clarkton School Of Discovery Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Clarkton School Of Discovery Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Clarkton School Of Discovery Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 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 20:1 15:1
Clarkton School Of Discovery Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Clarkton School Of Discovery American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Clarkton School Of Discovery Asian (2002-2003)
Hispanic
8%
13%
Clarkton School Of Discovery Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
36%
27%
Clarkton School Of Discovery Black (1988-2012)
White
50%
52%
Clarkton School Of Discovery White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Clarkton School Of Discovery Sch Ethnicity Clarkton School Of Discovery 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.
0.62 0.64
Clarkton School Of Discovery 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.
52%
45%
Clarkton School Of Discovery 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.
5%
8%
Clarkton School Of Discovery Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,441 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bladen County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 5,441 1,593
Bladen County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $55 MM $19 MM
Bladen County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $54 MM $18 MM
Bladen County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,162 $11,105
Bladen County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,047 $10,880
Bladen 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 East Bladen High School (8.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Elizabethtown Middle School (8.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is B T Washington Primary (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Clarkton B T Washington Primary
    66 Booker T Washington Rd
    Clarkton , NC , 28433
    (910)647-4161
    0.9  mi  |  234  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Bladenboro Bladenboro Primary
    South Main St
    Bladenboro , NC , 28320
    (910)863-3387
    8.3  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Elizabethtow Elizabethtown Middle School
    Hwy 701 South
    Elizabethtow , NC , 28337
    (910)862-4071
    8.5  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Bladenboro Bladenboro Middle School
    910 South Main St
    Bladenboro , NC , 28320
    (910)863-3232
    8.6  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Elizabethtow East Bladen High School
    5600 Nc Hwy 87 East
    Elizabethtow , NC , 28337
    (910)645-2500
    8.9  mi  |  717  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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