School Details

Sand Hill-Venable Elementary

154 Sand Hill School Road, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 670-5028
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 731 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
51%
47%
51%
52%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
56%
48%
43%
52%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
52%
48%
37%
47%
40%
23%
47%
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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sand Hill-Venable Elementary is a public elementary school in Asheville. The principal of Sand Hill-Venable Elementary is Ms Carmen Murray, whose e-mail is carmen.murray@bcsemail.org. 731 students go to Sand Hill-Venable Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 73% of the 731 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary is 15:1. Hominy Valley Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 21% 13%
Asian 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    MY CHILD HAS ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL SINCE KINDERGARTEN. WE HAD A CONCERN HER KINDERGARTEN YEAR THAT WE DEALT WITH. HAD A SUPERB TEACHER IN 1ST THEN IN 2ND THE TEACHER WASN'T THE BEST. 3RD & 4TH WERE GOOD BOTH YEARS WE HAD A SWITCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR DUE TO MATERNITY LEAVE. A NEW PRINCIPAL TOOK OVER IN 2012-2013 SHE IS A LITTLE LACKING IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE PARENTS. A NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STARTED 2013-2014 HE APPEARS RUDE AND SLEF IMPORTANT FROM THE COUPLE OF RUN INS I HAVE HAD WITH HIM. IF I HAD A CHOICE MY CHILD WOULD NOT BE ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL STAFF HAS BECOME COMPLACENT AND UNCARING ABOUT THE EDUCATION THEY PROVIDE. I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO BE INVOLVED IN MY CHILDS EDUCATION BUT THIS SCHOOL MAKES THAT DIFFICULT.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our first year in Asheville and my daughters first year in this school. We love it. We love the teachers and the principle. They are very involved with the parents and I deffinitely recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school with new priciple. Test scores improved acrfoss the board with all grades meetings state standards.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The staff are inviting and very enthusiastic.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School! Great staff! Great Parents and Students!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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