Blowing Rock Elementary School

  • Blowing Rock Elementary School serves 348 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Blowing Rock Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Blowing Rock Elementary School operates within the Watauga County s School District.

Top Placements (North Carolina)

Blowing Rock Elementary School is Listed among the top public schools in North Carolina for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Student Attention Lowest teacher:student ratio (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Blowing Rock Elementary School's student population of 348 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students348 students
Blowing Rock Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Blowing Rock Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Blowing Rock Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeBlowing Rock Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Blowing Rock Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Blowing Rock Elementary School is 0.17, which is less 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
Blowing Rock Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Blowing Rock Elementary School American Indian Students (2001-2014)
Asian
n/a
3%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Asian Students (1998-2012)
Hispanic
5%
16%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Black Students (1990-2016)
Black
n/a
26%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
91%
50%
Blowing Rock Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBlowing Rock Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.46
Blowing Rock Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
52%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
Blowing Rock Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Blowing Rock Elementary School is Watauga County s School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Watauga County s School District's student population of 4,402 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,384 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,883 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameWatauga County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    10
    1
    Number of Students Managed4,402870
    Watauga County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    47%
    District Total Revenue$52 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$50 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,384$8,969
    District Spending / Student$10,883$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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