J S Waters School

  • J S Waters School serves 281 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (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 50% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • J S Waters School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J S Waters School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J S Waters School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#871 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
10%
17%
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Black
16%
26%
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White
71%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.46n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham 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
  • Bear Creek Chatham Central High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 401 students
    3.4 miles
    14950 Nc Hwy 902 W
    Bear Creek, NC 27207
    (919)837-2251
    3.4 9-12 401
  • Bear Creek Bonlee School
    Grades: K-8 | 322 students
    5.9 miles
    153 Bonlee School Road
    Bear Creek, NC 27207
    (919)837-5316
    5.9 K-8 322
  • Pittsboro Pittsboro Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 528 students
    7.7 miles
    375 Pittsboro School Road
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    (919)542-3987
    7.7 PK-4 528
  • Sanford Deep River Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 646 students
    9.7 miles
    4000 Deep River Rd
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919)776-2722
    9.7 K-5 646
  • Siler City Chatham Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 542 students
    9.9 miles
    2025 South 2nd Avenue Ext
    Siler City, NC 27344
    (919)663-2414
    9.9 6-8 542

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