School Details

West Buncombe Elementary

175 Erwin Hills Road, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 232-4282
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 624 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

57%
51%
47%
63%
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

59%
56%
48%
49%
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

About this school

West Buncombe Elementary is a public elementary school. The principal of West Buncombe Elementary is Mr P. Brian Chandler, whose e-mail is philip.chandler@bcsemail.org. 624 students go to West Buncombe Elementary and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 624 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Buncombe Elementary is 16:1. Johnston Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 75%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Hispanic 14% 13%
Asian 1.0% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    West Buncombe is a wonderful school! Every person on staff cares for the children and strives to make the children the best they can be. Mrs. Murray is fabulous and it's obvious she really loves the children and loves what she does. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teacher's are awesome but we don't care for the principal very much. She doesn't seem kid friendly to us. Apparently other parent's have different opinions about her but the experiences that we have had are not that great. I think the only negative thing about this school is the principal because I think that there is a click here. If they know you you are in if not then... Our daughter really loves the school and her teachers. So thank you to the wonderful teachers and great parents!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two boys 7 year old and 5 year old. Both love there teacher and want to go to school every morning . Teachers really work with kids and always have faith in them )

  • (5 years ago)

    I've always heard this school was one of the best. This may be true if your child is an honor roll student. My child has struggled academically since kindergarten (he is now 10 years old). When I brought his struggles to their attention they dealt with it by ignoring the issue.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a top notch chool with out a dout the principal is awesome

  • (6 years ago)

    my child has learning disabilitys. the teachers wark hard and he is begining to read!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a top notch elementary school. Not only am I a parent of a child here but I teach at the highschool level and I know good schools. Ms. Murray the principal is wonderful. She cares about the children and makes safety a top priority. The academics are top perhaps even a little too difficult for some. There is a lot of parental involvement and extracuricular activies are available.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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