Walter G Byers School

  • Walter G Byers School serves 445 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (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 19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) 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 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Walter G Byers School's student population of 445 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students445 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter G Byers School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter G Byers School is 0.21, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2405 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
17%
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Black
89%
26%
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White
1%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walter G Byers School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.210.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharlotte-Mecklenburg s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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