Charles C Bell Elementary School

90 Maple Springs Rd,

Asheville, NC, 28805-2034

Tel: (828)298-3789
Grades: KG-5

313 students

Charles C Bell Elementary School serves 313 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Charles C Bell Elementary School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 313 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 313 students
Charles C Bell Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Charles C Bell Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Charles C Bell Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 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 17:1 15:1
Charles C Bell Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Charles C Bell Elementary School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
10%
13%
Charles C Bell Elementary School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
4%
27%
Charles C Bell Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
52%
Charles C Bell Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Charles C Bell Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Charles C Bell 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.
0.39 0.64
Charles C Bell 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.
47%
45%
Charles C Bell 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.
8%
8%
Charles C Bell Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,591 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Buncombe County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
4
Number of Students Managed 25,591 1,593
Buncombe County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $245 MM $19 MM
Buncombe County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $237 MM $18 MM
Buncombe County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,485 $11,105
Buncombe County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,148 $10,880
Buncombe 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 A C Reynolds High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is A C Reynolds Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Haw Creek Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Asheville Evergreen Community Charter
    Charter School
    50 Bell Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28805
    (828)298-2173
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Asheville Haw Creek Elementary School
    21 Trinity Chapel Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28805
    (828)298-4022
    1  mi  |  415  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Asheville Oakley Elementary School
    753 Fairview Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28803
    (828)274-7515
    2.2  mi  |  473  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Asheville A C Reynolds Middle School
    2 Rocket Dr
    Asheville , NC , 28803
    (828)298-7484
    2.9  mi  |  608  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Asheville A C Reynolds High School
    1 Rocket Dr
    Asheville , NC , 28803
    (828)298-2500
    3.1  mi  |  1404  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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