Upward Elementary School

  • Upward Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower 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 33% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Upward Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Upward Elementary School's student population of 425 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students425 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Upward Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Upward Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Upward Elementary School is 0.59, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1621 out of 2555 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Upward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Upward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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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 Upward Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hispanic
48%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Upward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
5%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Upward Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
42%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Upward Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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 Upward Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.590.68
This chart display the diversity score of Upward Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Upward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Upward 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 NameHenderson County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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