West Buncombe Elementary School

West Buncombe Elementary School serves 624 students in grades KG-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% 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 624 students has declined by 20% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 624 students
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade West Buncombe Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
West Buncombe Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
15%
14%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1995-2013)
Black
2%
27%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
79%
52%
West Buncombe Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
West Buncombe Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups West Buncombe Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.35 0.45
West Buncombe Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
58%
47%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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%
7%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,685 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,485 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,148 is less than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Buncombe County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
1
Number of Students Managed 25,685 1,330
Buncombe County s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $245 MM $19 MM
Buncombe County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $237 MM $18 MM
Buncombe County s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,485 $11,105
Buncombe County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,148 $10,880
Buncombe County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Erwin High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eblen Intermediate (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buncombe Regional Juvenile Detention (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AshevilleEblen Intermediate
    59 Lee's Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)255-5757
    0.2 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 847 students                      
  • AshevilleErwin Middle School
    20 Erwin Hills Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4264
    0.2 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 839 students                      
  • AshevilleErwin High School
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4251
    0.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1332 students                      
  • SwannanoaBuncombe Regional Juvenile Detention
    741 Old Us 70 Hwy
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)251-6168
    0.6 mi | Gr. Inquire with school | n/a students                      
  • AshevilleWoodfin Elementary School
    108 Elk Mountain Rd
    AshevilleNC 28804
    (828)232-4287
    2.1 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 139 students                      

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