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Black Mountain Elementary

Public | 4-5 | 236 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2009

BME is an awesome school! The dedicated staff make each and every day a valuable learning experience for their students. Their test grades showed tremendous growth this year. It is a small school with a warm and friendly community environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students49%
Female59%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students59%
Female68%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 52%
Black 6% 26%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Norman Bossert
Associations
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Fax number
  • (828) 669-5529

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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100 Flat Creek Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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