Owen Middle School

Owen Middle School serves 588 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than 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%.
Owen Middle School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 588 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 588 students
Owen Middle School Total Students (1992-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Owen Middle School Total Teachers (1992-2013)
Students by Grade Owen Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 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 13:1 14:1
Owen Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Owen Middle School American Indian Students (2002-2013)
Hispanic
11%
14%
Owen Middle School Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
4%
27%
Owen Middle School Black Students (1992-2013)
White
79%
52%
Owen Middle School White Students (1992-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Owen Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Owen Middle 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.
0.36 0.45
Owen Middle School Diversity Score (1992-2013)
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.
51%
47%
Owen Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
7%
7%
Owen Middle 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 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 Swannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • SwannanoaSwannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center
    Alternative School
    741 Old Hwy 70
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)258-5888
    Alternative School

    0.1 mi | Gr. Inquire with school | n/a students                      
  • Black MountainOwen High School
    99 Lake Eden Rd
    Black MountainNC 28711
    (828)686-3852
    0.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 820 students                      
  • SwannanoaWilliams Elementary School
    161 Bee Tree Rd
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)686-3856
    1.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 439 students                      
  • SwannanoaCommunity High School
    Alternative School
    235 Old Us 70
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)686-7734
    Alternative School

    1.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 139 students                      
  • SwannanoaArtspace Charter
    Charter School
    2030 Us Hwy 70
    SwannanoaNC 28778
    (828)298-2787
    Charter School

    3.2 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 382 students                      

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