Balfour Education Center

  • Balfour Education Center serves 168 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Balfour Education Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

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Balfour Education Center places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Balfour Education Center's student population of 168 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students168 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Balfour Education Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 5:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balfour Education Center is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2413 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
21%
16%
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Black
9%
26%
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White
64%
50%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Balfour Education Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.540.46
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Graduation Rate75-79%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHenderson County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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