School Details

Balfour Education Center

2529 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-4629
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 116 students 6 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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48%

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
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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45%
34%
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48%
41%
30%
77%
59%

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
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
42%
36%
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54%
46%
36%
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51%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Balfour Education Center is a public high school in Balfour. The principal of Balfour Education Center is Mr Kent E Parent, who can be contacted at kparent@henderson.k12.nc.us. 116 students attend Balfour Education Center and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 97% of the 116 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Balfour Education Center is 6:1. Hendersonville High is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The embers of the dreams of the Balfour students emit a glow of hope. Tended by the care and support of the Balfour educators the embers possess the ability to explode into flames of possibility.

  • (5 years ago)

    Balfour Education Center is a great springboard for those students who don't fit into a public school and their parents can't afford private school. The teachers are wonderful and experienced in teaching these students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The students who attend Balfour have all kinds of personal and family obstacles to overcome. Just attending school is a huge accomplishment for them! And for some of them sadly school is the safest place they will be all day. These guys deserve more than they have. In these economic times this school is the last to receive funding for various reasons. $20K would make a huge impact on their experience of education... and the recognition that they are worth it!

  • (5 years ago)

    The curriculum is great and the kids love going there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Balfour is an alternative education setting that provides students with a second or third or fourth chance to succeed in school. Some of these kids would be lost w/o this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is not as great as they say it is the food is not good the teachers are stricked and if you do one little thing wrong you get 4 days of cstop or suspended all you have to do is look at a teacher wrong.

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