Graham Elementary School

1100 Blanton Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Graham Elementary School serves 277 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Graham Elementary School 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

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

School Overview

Graham Elementary School's student population of 277 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students277 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Graham Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Graham Elementary School is 0.47, which is less 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 Testing Rank
#2278 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
71%
25%
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White
15%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCleveland County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Graham Elementary School is Shelby High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Shelby Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is James Love Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Shelby Shelby Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 456 students
    0.8 miles
    1480 South Dekalb Street
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 476-8328
    0.8 7-8 456
  • Shelby Shelby High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 899 students
    1.4 miles
    230 E Dixon Boulevard
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 476-8325
    1.4 9-12 899
  • Shelby James Love Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 378 students
    1.7 miles
    309 James Love Road
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 476-8385
    1.7 PK-4 378
  • Shelby Marion Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 319 students
    1.9 miles
    410 Forest Hill Drive
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 476-8381
    1.9 PK-4 319
  • Shelby North Shelby Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 95 students
    2.1 miles
    1205 Northside Drive
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 476-8230
    2.1 PK-12 95

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