West Alexander Middle School

West Alexander Middle School serves 563 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
West Alexander Middle School operates within the Alexander County s School District.

School Overview

The student population of 563 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 563 students
West Alexander Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Alexander Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
West Alexander Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Alexander Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 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 16:1
West Alexander Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
West Alexander Middle School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
4%
15%
West Alexander Middle School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
2%
26%
West Alexander Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
89%
51%
West Alexander Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
2%
4%
West Alexander Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups West Alexander 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.
0.21 0.45
West Alexander Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
33%
47%
West Alexander Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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%
7%
West Alexander Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,290 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $7,988 is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,931 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Alexander County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 5,290 1,120
Alexander County s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $18 MM
Alexander County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $44 MM $18 MM
Alexander County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $7,988 $10,864
Alexander County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $7,931 $10,591
Alexander County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Caldwell Co Gateway School (5.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Caldwell Co Gateway School (5.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethlehem Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • TaylorsvilleBethlehem Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 492 students7900 Nc Hwy 127
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)495-8198
    0.9KG-5492
  • TaylorsvilleEllendale Elementary School
    4.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 308 students175 Ellendale Park Ln
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-4866
    4.2PK-5308
  • TaylorsvilleWittenburg Elementary School
    5.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 305 students7300 Church Rd
    TaylorsvilleNC 28681
    (828)632-2395
    5.2PK-5305
  • Granite FallsCaldwell Co Gateway School
    Alternative School
    5.6 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 39 students1889 Dudley Shoals Rd
    Granite FallsNC 28630
    (828)396-8373
    5.66-1239
  • Granite FallsDudley Shoals Elementary School
    6.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 487 students1500 Dudley Shoals Rd
    Granite FallsNC 28630
    (828)396-3457
    6.1PK-5487

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