Selma Elementary School

311 West Richardson St,

Selma, NC, 27576-2548

Tel: (919)965-3361
Grades: KG-5

921 students

Selma Elementary School serves 921 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Selma Elementary School operates within the Johnston County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 921 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 921 students
Selma Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Selma Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Selma Elementary School Students 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 0.62 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 13:1 15:1
Selma Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Selma Elementary School Asian (1996-2010)
Hispanic
53%
13%
Selma Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
28%
27%
Selma Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
15%
52%
Selma Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Selma Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Selma 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.
0.62 0.64
Selma 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.
84%
45%
Selma 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.
6%
8%
Selma Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 33,091 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Johnston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 33,091 1,593
Johnston County s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $365 MM $19 MM
Johnston County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $360 MM $18 MM
Johnston County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,163 $11,105
Johnston County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,007 $10,880
Johnston 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 Smithfield-selma High School (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Selma Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Micro-pine Level Elementary School (2.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Selma Neuse Charter School
    Charter School
    605 West Noble St
    Selma , NC , 27576
    (919)827-3486
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  543  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Selma Selma Middle School
    1533 Hwy 301 North
    Selma , NC , 27576
    (919)965-2555
    0.9  mi  |  388  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Smithfield Smithfield-selma High School
    700 Booker Dairy Rd
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)934-5191
    2.5  mi  |  1277  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Pine Level Micro-pine Level Elementary School
    304 Blanche St
    Pine Level , NC , 27568
    (919)965-3323
    2.7  mi  |  593  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Smithfield Smithfield Middle School
    1455 Buffalo Rd
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)934-4696
    3  mi  |  737  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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