School Details

Ira B Jones Elementary

544 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 350-6700
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 406 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
56%
47%
60%
60%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
65%
48%
57%
57%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
64%
48%
52%
52%
40%
65%
64%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ira B Jones Elementary is a public elementary school in Asheville. The principal of Ira B Jones Elementary is Ms Sarah Cain, whose e-mail is sarah.cain@asheville.k12.nc.us. 406 children attend Ira B Jones Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 40% of the 406 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ira B Jones Elementary is 12:1. Asheville Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 59%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Jones has been great for our family. We have so far enjoyed 14 student-years at jones between our three sons and have NEVER had a bad year. The atmosphere is wonderful - positive and friendly! While the other elementary schools may boast higher average end-of-grade scores I wholeheartedly believe that my kids have received the best instructors and instruction avalable. I'd recommend Jones to anyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughters went to Jones and loved it. They are now at Asheville High School and they are both taking all honors classes. My junior is taking 4 AP courses and they both say that they had a wonderful experience at Jones.

  • (4 years ago)

    Why are the test scores so low? Im moving to Asheville and my kids are being placed in Jones because there isn't enough space in the 1st 2nd or 3rd choices.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has a diverse population and everyone works together to form a wonderful learning community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jones has a wonderful administration and is a very organized school So far we've had the best kindergarten experience I could have imagined. My child has had no problems making new friends and the children in his class are delightful. His teacher Ms. Smith keeps the daily activities fun and he adores her. We looked at all the schools in Asheville both public and private and I have no doubt in that we made the right choice.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son just started at Jones this year as a kindergartener. His teacher is wonderful and the parents are very involved. This is the best choice I could have possibly made for my son's education.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our school has a very energetic staff. Our class numbers range from 16-18 students per class. K and 1st have full-time assistants in the classrooms along with the classroom teacher. We have 3 computer labs and each classroom is currently being outfitted with SMARTBoard technology. We also feature 2 outdoor classrooms and a fabulous playground at Jones Park.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school was outstanding for me. I'm a former student and even though I was attending the school for 3 years it prepared me for the later schools well. The teachers are great campus is great clean food clean restrooms and overall amazing. I recommend this school for anyone in the Asheville area.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school. I have two children a third grader and a first grader here. This is the second year at Jones for both of them. Core Knowledge curriculum is the best--teachers and staff do whatever is necessary to ensure the success of every student. Lots of enthusiasm from parents and volunteers.

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