Waccamaw Elementary School

5901 Waccamaw School Rd North,

Ash, NC, 28420-9727

Tel: (910)287-6437
Grades: KG-8

546 students

Waccamaw Elementary School serves 546 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Waccamaw Elementary School operates within the Brunswick County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 546 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 546 students
Waccamaw Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Waccamaw Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Waccamaw 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 0.47 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 15:1 15:1
Waccamaw Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Waccamaw Elementary School Asian (2005-2011)
Hispanic
17%
13%
Waccamaw Elementary School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
10%
27%
Waccamaw Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
70%
52%
Waccamaw Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Waccamaw Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Waccamaw 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.
0.47 0.64
Waccamaw 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.
59%
45%
Waccamaw 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.
9%
8%
Waccamaw Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,226 students has grown by 20% over five years.
School District Name Brunswick County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 14,226 1,593
Brunswick County s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $130 MM $19 MM
Brunswick County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $121 MM $18 MM
Brunswick County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,995 $11,105
Brunswick County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,191 $10,880
Brunswick 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 West Brunswick High School (8.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Nakina Middle School (8.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Union Elementary School (8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Shallotte Union Elementary School
    180 Union School Rd Nw
    Shallotte , NC , 28459
    (910)579-3591
    8  mi  |  659  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ash Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School
    250 Pea Landing Rd Nw
    Ash , NC , 28420
    (910)287-4014
    8.2  mi  |  438  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Nakina Nakina Middle School
    9822 Seven Creeks Hgwy
    Nakina , NC , 28455
    (910)642-8301
    8.4  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Shallotte West Brunswick High School
    550 Whiteville Rd Nw
    Shallotte , NC , 28470
    (910)754-4338
    8.6  mi  |  1389  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Shallotte Shallotte Middle School
    225 Village Rd
    Shallotte , NC , 28459
    (910)754-6882
    9.9  mi  |  617  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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