Sampson School

606 Tower Hill Rd,

Kinston, NC, 28501-4467

Tel: (252)527-4264
Grades: 6-12

55 students

Sampson School serves 55 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Sampson School operates within the Lenoir County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 55 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 55 students
Sampson School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 75% Male / 25%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Sampson School Total Classroom Teachers (1996-2012)
Students by Grade Sampson School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 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 7:1 15:1
Sampson School Student : Teacher Ratio (1996-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sampson School American Indian (1999-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Sampson School Asian (2002-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
13%
Sampson School Hispanic (1997-2011)
Black
65%
27%
Sampson School Black (1996-2012)
White
30%
52%
Sampson School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sampson School Sch Ethnicity Sampson 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.
0.49 0.64
Sampson School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
69%
45%
Sampson School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
5%
8%
Sampson School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,344 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Lenoir County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
4
Number of Students Managed 10,344 1,593
Lenoir County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $19 MM
Lenoir County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $85 MM $18 MM
Lenoir County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,178 $11,105
Lenoir County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,013 $10,880
Lenoir County Public 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 Kinston High School (1.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rochelle Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southeast Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kinston Children's Village Academy
    Charter School
    701 North Adkin St
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)939-1958
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  183  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Kinston Southeast Elementary School
    201 South Mcdaniel St
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)527-4210
    0.4  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kinston Rochelle Middle School
    301 North Rochelle Blvd
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)527-4290
    0.5  mi  |  466  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kinston Northeast Elementary School
    1002 East Highland Ave
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)527-4166
    1.1  mi  |  491  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Kinston Kinston Charter Academy
    Charter School
    2000 Martin L King
    Kinston , NC , 28501
    (252)522-0210
    Charter School
    1.8  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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