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 15% 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
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
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 0.35 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
Hispanic
15%
14%
Black
2%
27%
White
79%
52%
Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,685 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Buncombe County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
1
Number of Students Managed 25,685 1,330
District Total Revenue $245 MM $19 MM
District Spending $237 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,485 $11,105
District Spending / Student $9,148 $10,880
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 Students Grades
  • AshevilleEblen Intermediate
    59 Lee's Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)255-5757
    0.2 mi | 847 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • AshevilleErwin Middle School
    20 Erwin Hills Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4264
    0.2 mi | 839 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • AshevilleErwin High School
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4251
    0.4 mi | 1332 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SwannanoaBuncombe Regional Juvenile Detention
    741 Old Us 70 Hwy
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)251-6168
    0.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. Inquire with school                      
  • AshevilleWoodfin Elementary School
    108 Elk Mountain Rd
    AshevilleNC 28804
    (828)232-4287
    2.1 mi | 139 students | Gr. KG-4                      

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