Black Mountain Primary

  • Black Mountain Primary serves 400 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Black Mountain Primary places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Black Mountain Primary's student population of 400 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Black Mountain Primary's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Black Mountain Primary is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#384 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
4%
26%
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White
83%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Black Mountain Primary.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.300.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuncombe County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Black Mountain Black Mountain Elementary School
    Grades: 4-5 | 217 students
    0.2 miles
    100 Flat Creek Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    (828)669-5217
    0.2 4-5 217
  • Black Mountain Owen High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 784 students
    2.9 miles
    99 Lake Eden Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    (828)686-3852
    2.9 9-12 784
  • Swannanoa Owen Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 529 students
    3.3 miles
    730 Old Us 70
    Swannanoa, NC 28778
    (828)686-7739
    3.3 6-8 529
  • Swannanoa Williams Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 457 students
    4.9 miles
    161 Bee Tree Road
    Swannanoa, NC 28778
    (828)686-3856
    4.9 K-5 457
  • Swannanoa Community High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 167 students
    5.0 miles
    235 Old Us 70
    Swannanoa, NC 28778
    (828)686-7734
    5.0 9-12 167

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