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North Buncombe Elementary

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Posted February 15, 2010

Family unit! Great teachers and faculity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

The teacher's and staff are outstanding! The parents are too!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I think we have the best principal and staff at N.B. Elementary School. They care about the students and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

NBES is a fantastic school. Our 1st grader has done very well there. All the teachers we have met have a genuine love for the children, which means so much to us as her parents. She is excelling in all areas! NBES has a true since of community. It is a wonderful atmosphere for a child's learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Great teachers, staff, make learning enjoyable, and volunteering a pleasure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

NBES is a warm, inviting, nurturing and a creative environment for my daughter. We have the greatest teachers, staff and administration. Each child is made to feel special! My daughter loves going to school and I couldn't ask for a better place to help lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I beleive NBES has the best teachers and assistance in the state. The school staff is wonderful too.


Posted August 15, 2007

I wd have to agree with the parent below.It depends on the teacher you have.If you are not part of there little 'click' then what do you do?Mrs.Castelow had to be one of the worts princeables Ive met in the 10 years Ive dealt with the local schools.They really dont have alot of relax time that i thought first graders needed to be happy first graders.They stress to much on competing with each other for top school then let the kids fall thru the cracks.Mrs.Walters is a great kindergarten teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

It really depends on the teacher you get, like any other school. If you are not from this area, you may not fit into the 'local' click a few of the teachers and staff are in. They should have outgrown it by now but. . .you may want to request a new teacher from outside the area to help you and your child feel more at ease. The school stresses excellence to the point that our child had many discouraging set backs so speak up for your child. The librarian, Mr. Jones, is outstanding. Ask him to suggest books about your childs interests and at the right reading level to encourage reading. The school is lucky to have him. Kids are very proud and do better when they see you around the school volunteering and it's very 'cool' when your parents know the librarian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

My three children have went to North Buncombe for there entire school career, One is now in the Middle school and i have to say that these teachers are some of the greatest teachers. they challenge the children and make them feel very special. they are very concerned with physical fitness, making sure they are capable of the tasks required of there grade level and they keep you posted with teacher conferences throughout the school year, I am a proud parent of north buncombe elementary students and i am very proud of our school they go above and beyond in every aspect.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 47% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted91%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 52%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 26%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Dr Andrew Peoples
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  • (828) 658-3059

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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251 Flat Creek Church Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
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