West Buncombe Elementary School

West Buncombe Elementary School serves 635 students in grades KG - 4.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
West Buncombe Elementary School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

School Overview

The student population of 635 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 635 students
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Buncombe Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Buncombe Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
West Buncombe Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
West Buncombe Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
18%
15%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1995-2014)
Black
3%
26%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
76%
51%
West Buncombe Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
4%
West Buncombe Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.39 0.65
West Buncombe Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
56%
47%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
10%
7%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Buncombe County s School District's student population of 25,495 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,225 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Buncombe County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
1
Number of Students Managed 25,495 834
Buncombe County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $262 MM n/a
Buncombe County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $236 MM n/a
Buncombe County s School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,225 n/a
Buncombe County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,209 n/a
Buncombe 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 Erwin High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eblen Intermediate (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emma Elementary School (2.1 miles away)
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  • AshevilleEblen Intermediate
    Grades: 5-6 | 808 students
    0.2 miles
    59 Lee's Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)255-5757
    0.25-6808
  • AshevilleErwin Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 852 students
    0.2 miles
    20 Erwin Hills Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4264
    0.27-8852
  • AshevilleErwin High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1254 students
    0.4 miles
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4251
    0.49-121254
  • AshevilleBuncombe County Middle CollegeAlternative School
    Grades: 11-12 | 66 students
    2.1 miles
    340 Victoria Rd
    AshevilleNC 28801
    (828)232-4123
    2.111-1266
  • AshevilleBuncombe Discovery Academy (proposed)

    2.1 miles
    175 Bingham Rd
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)232-4160
    2.1n/an/a

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