Claxton Elementary School

  • Claxton Elementary School serves 478 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher 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 58% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Claxton Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Claxton Elementary School's student population of 478 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students478 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Claxton Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Claxton Elementary School 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#678 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Claxton Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
16%
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Black
22%
26%
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White
64%
50%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Claxton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.540.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Claxton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAsheville City s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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