West Buncombe Elementary School

West Buncombe Elementary School serves 611 students in grades KG-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower 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%.
West Buncombe Elementary School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 611 students has declined by 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 611 students
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Buncombe Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
West Buncombe Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
West Buncombe Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
14%
13%
West Buncombe Elementary School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
2%
27%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
52%
West Buncombe Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Buncombe Elementary School Sch Ethnicity West Buncombe 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 0.89
West Buncombe 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.
56%
45%
West Buncombe 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%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,532 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 25,532 1,682
Buncombe County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $245 MM $19 MM
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 Clyde A Erwin High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Clyde A Erwin Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buncombe Regional Detention (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Asheville Clyde A Erwin Middle School
    20 Erwin Hills Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28806
    (828)232-4264
    0.2  mi  |  749  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Asheville Eblen Intermediate
    60 Lee's Creek Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28803
    (828)232-4160
    0.4  mi  |  859  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Asheville Clyde A Erwin High School
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28806
    (828)232-4251
    0.4  mi  |  1327  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Ashefield Buncombe Regional Detention
    20 Lee's Creek Rd
    Ashefield , NC , 28806
    (828)251-6168
    0.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Asheville Woodfin Elementary School
    108 Elk Mountain Rd
    Asheville , NC , 28804
    (828)232-4287
    2.1  mi  |  153  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Asheville, 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 0.54, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Asheville is Johnston Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.