Combs Elementary School

  • Combs Elementary School serves 927 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (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 61% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Combs Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Combs Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Combs Elementary School's student population of 927 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students927 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Combs Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Combs Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#360 out of 2555 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
17%
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Black
21%
25%
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White
49%
48%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Combs Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.690.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Combs Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

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This school is filled with loving adults and happy kids!!! Learning is relevant, focused, and fun! No wonder Combs has been named the #1 magnet school in the country TWICE! My children are so blessed to go to this school!
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