West Buncombe Elementary School

  • West Buncombe Elementary School serves 613 students in grades KG-4.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • West Buncombe Elementary School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 613 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 613 students
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % West Buncombe Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
West Buncombe Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade West Buncombe Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
West Buncombe Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
West Buncombe Elementary School American Indian Students (2001-2010)
Asian
n/a
3%
West Buncombe Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
18%
16%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
4%
26%
West Buncombe Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
76%
50%
West Buncombe Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
West Buncombe Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
4%
West Buncombe Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups West Buncombe Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.45
West Buncombe Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
52%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
5%
West Buncombe Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Buncombe County s School District's student population of 25,006 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,135 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,369 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Buncombe County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
1
Number of Students Managed 25,006 912
Buncombe County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $233 MM $10 MM
Buncombe County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $239 MM $11 MM
Buncombe County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,135 $11,110
Buncombe County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,369 $11,529
Buncombe County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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