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Vance Elementary is a public elementary school in Asheville. The principal of Vance Elementary is Ms Carrie Allen and can be contacted at carrie.allen@asheville.k12.nc.us. 457 students attend Vance Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 47% of the 457 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Vance Elementary is 12:1. Francine Delany New School For Children is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 59%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 26%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.1%
Asian 0.7% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We love being a part of the Vance community! The admin and teachers are all dedicated and caring and we have felt very well heard and cared for when we have had concerns around our son's special needs. There is a great open door policy with parents and this school does a great job of interacting with and taking advantage of opportunities and resources in the surrounding Asheville community.

  • (11 months ago)

    Wonderful teachers very involved parent team and great principals/staff! We are very happy to have our children enrolled at this school!

  • (11 months ago)

    Vance is a great school with a very supportive parent community. We have an amazing garden and great after-school enrichment program.

  • (11 months ago)

    Vance is AWESOME! My daughter loves the teachers and the entire staff. She looks forward to going to school. The community is fantastic and parents are always in the school. It is the best around.

  • (11 months ago)

    Awesome spirit! We love the teachers Parent Team and especially the garden. Our parent-led afterschool enrichment program rocks.

  • (11 months ago)

    the curriculum is rigorous well planned and prepared. The staff are there solely for student success both socially and academically.

  • (11 months ago)

    fantastic. Great teachers wonderful admin and the kids are out of this world! Hardest working peeps around.

  • (11 months ago)

    Vance elementary is a great school where teachers and staff care deeply for the students. Where parents are invited and encouraged to be part of theschool community.

  • (11 months ago)

    in the best neighborhood right up the road from the library and the awesomest recess field anywhere. Did I mention the planetorium is the best around too?

  • (11 months ago)

    As parents we have been very pleased with the experience our daughter has had so far at Vance. I feel like the channels of communication are open there and can get any questions that I might have answered quickly. There is such a sense of community at Vance and I hope that continues. The staff is so open and welcomes parent involvement. We've felt very blessed with Principle Allen has a big heart for children and families. I believe she goes out of her job description to give support to families in need or experiencing a family crisis. I don't think we could ask for more other than getting an increase from the state budget but that's another story. I've been involved with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and they work so hard to provide extra educational and fun programs for after school hours. The Vance Peace Garden is a bonus too. The Garden Coordinator puts her heart and soul into that garden to give the kids an outside classroom. I really can't say anything negative other than a few things on my wish list would be Language classes taught while they're young Spanish French etc. Overall I feel our child is getting a high standard education.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have not one bad thing to say about Vance. They challenge the students reward good behavior and encourage the kids. Speaking from personal experience from k-5 it is truly a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fabulous principal teachers after school enrichment garden program all around wonderful community of people!!

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers-garden project-enrichment classes

  • (4 years ago)

    We rock! Awesome teschers awesome parents end all-be all of AWESOME pricipals!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing magnet school with phenomenal educational community gardens!

  • (4 years ago)

    Can't say enough about the great vibe at our school! All b/c of the fantastic teachers admin and parents...oh and kids too ;)!

  • (4 years ago)

    Vance is a place of opportunity where kids are compelled to shine. The teachers staff admins and community have come together to great a recipe for student success.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers the parents the supporters admin is ok...but barely.

  • (4 years ago)

    love everything about Vance - the teachers administration and parents all work cohesively to make our school and great and fun learning environment. I really can't say enough!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Vance is all about possibility. The staff teachers students and parents are showing the community that if you dream it anything is possible.

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