Charles D Owen Middle School

730 Old Us 70,

Swannanoa, NC, 28778-3398

Tel: (828)686-7739
Grades: 6-8

594 students

Charles D Owen Middle School serves 594 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Charles D Owen Middle School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 594 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 594 students
Charles D Owen Middle School Total Students (1992-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Charles D Owen Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1992-2012)
Students by Grade Charles D Owen Middle 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 0.35 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 14:1 15:1
Charles D Owen Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1992-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Charles D Owen Middle School American Indian (2002-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Charles D Owen Middle School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
9%
13%
Charles D Owen Middle School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
4%
27%
Charles D Owen Middle School Black (1992-2012)
White
80%
52%
Charles D Owen Middle School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Charles D Owen Middle School Sch Ethnicity Charles D Owen Middle 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.
0.35 0.64
Charles D Owen Middle School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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 D Owen Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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%
Charles D Owen Middle 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 Swannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Swannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is W D Williams Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Swannonoa Swannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center
    Alternative School
    741 Old Hwy 70
    Swannonoa , NC , 28778
    (828)258-5888
    Alternative School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  Inquire with school
  • Black Mountain Charles D Owen High School
    99 Lake Eden Rd
    Black Mountain , NC , 28711
    (828)686-3852
    0.7  mi  |  839  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Swannanoa W D Williams Elementary School
    161 Bee Tree Rd
    Swannanoa , NC , 28778
    (828)686-3856
    1.6  mi  |  456  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Swannanoa Community High School
    Alternative School
    235 Old Us 70
    Swannanoa , NC , 28778
    (828)686-7734
    Alternative School
    1.7  mi  |  197  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Swannanoa Artspace Charter
    Charter School
    2030 Us Hwy 70
    Swannanoa , NC , 28778
    (828)298-2787
    Charter School
    3.2  mi  |  376  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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