Claxton Elementary

Public, Magnet K-5

 241 Merrimon Avenue
       Asheville, NC  28801-1217


(828) 350-6500

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District: Asheville City Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
512th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,974 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3
Number of students:  430

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.7%
African American:
20.5%
Two or more races:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Claxton Elementary ranks better than 65.2% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Asheville City Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.7%), African American (20.5%), two or more races (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Claxton Elementary is 13.3. 4 elementary schools in the Asheville City Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Claxton Elementary is $11,974, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Asheville City Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Claxton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Claxton Elementary 512th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Claxton Elementary in the ranking list.)

Asheville City Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Asheville City Schools 62nd of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Claxton Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.93 58th 1276 95.5%
2007 83.69 109th 1293 91.6%
2008 78.89 206th 1324 84.4%
2009 76.42 270th 1354 80.1%
2010 62.10 569th 1363 58.3%
2011 63.97 544th 1381 60.6%
2012 62.47 553rd 1388 60.2%
2013 83.23 181st 1403 87.1%
2014 83.54 186th 1390 86.6%
2015 70.62 404th 1440 71.9%
2016 61.99 530th 1425 62.8%
2017 61.06 558th 1429 61.0%
2018 66.20 477th 1434 66.7%
2019 63.74 512th 1473 65.2%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Friday, February 3, 2012

Open Quote Claxton is the most amazing elementary school we have encountered. We were expecting more poor public school communication and narrow mindedness, instead we were met with open hearts and minds. The teachers are competent, experienced, and caring. The administration is helpful and concerned. The academics are right where they should be. My kids are not overwhelmed with homework at a young age. They are learning, growing, and thriving. Thank you, Claxton! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Claxton Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 261 243 5 3 0 n/a n/a 17 529
1989 147 186 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1990 132 183 1 3 0 n/a n/a -1 318
1991 131 197 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1992 156 160 1 3 0 n/a n/a 1 321
1993 146 132 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1994 185 143 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1995 227 183 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1996 227 183 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1997 229 197 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1998 234 203 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1999 233 212 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 216 191 2 11 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2001 203 183 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2002 221 150 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2003 221 150 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2004 213 161 3 17 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2005 227 152 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2006 224 155 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2007 231 130 0 7 2 n/a n/a 27 397
2008 246 130 0 6 2 n/a n/a 32 416
2009 247 160 0 8 3 n/a n/a 0 418
2010 251 155 0 10 3 n/a n/a 0 419
2011 245 138 1 16 1 0 30 0 431
2012 274 131 1 17 1 0 31 0 455
2013 263 125 2 20 1 0 28 0 439
2014 276 100 2 30 3 1 34 0 446
2015 303 97 1 28 0 1 39 0 469
2016 305 104 4 33 0 0 32 0 478
2017 308 113 4 29 0 1 38 0 493
2018 309 93 2 31 0 5 33 0 473
2019 284 83 1 36 0 3 28 0 435
2020 274 88 1 29 0 3 35 0 430

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Claxton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 529 28.0 18.8 n/a
1989 337 33.0 10.2 73.6
1990 318 26.0 12.2 80.8
1991 334 27.0 12.3 76.9
1992 321 25.0 12.8 52.3
1993 280 22.0 12.7 53.9
1994 332 22.0 15.1 36.4
1995 418 25.0 16.7 41.1
1996 418 25.0 16.7 41.1
1997 440 28.0 15.7 38.4
1998 445 29.0 15.3 40.2
1999 460 29.0 15.9 42.4
2000 420 29.0 14.5 54.8
2001 402 29.0 13.9 51
2002 385 29.0 13.3 39.2
2003 385 29.0 13.3 39.2
2004 394 29.0 13.6 44.2
2005 396 29.0 13.7 40.4
2006 390 29.0 13.4 36.7
2007 397 n/a n/a 35.1
2008 416 31.6 13.2 39.8
2009 418 31.7 13.2 35.9
2010 419 30.0 13.9 39.6
2011 431 30.2 14.2 44.3
2012 455 31.0 14.6 43.1
2013 439 30.5 14.3 43.7
2014 446 27.5 16.1 42.2
2015 469 31.0 15.1 39.9
2016 478 28.0 17.0 45.2
2017 493 29.8 16.5 43.6
2018 473 31.0 15.2 35.3
2019 435 32.0 13.5 35.6
2020 430 32.1 13.3 35.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Claxton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 529 28.0 18.8 n/a
1989 337 33.0 10.2 73.6
1990 318 26.0 12.2 80.8
1991 334 27.0 12.3 76.9
1992 321 25.0 12.8 52.3
1993 280 22.0 12.7 53.9
1994 332 22.0 15.1 36.4
1995 418 25.0 16.7 41.1
1996 418 25.0 16.7 41.1
1997 440 28.0 15.7 38.4
1998 445 29.0 15.3 40.2
1999 460 29.0 15.9 42.4
2000 420 29.0 14.5 54.8
2001 402 29.0 13.9 51
2002 385 29.0 13.3 39.2
2003 385 29.0 13.3 39.2
2004 394 29.0 13.6 44.2
2005 396 29.0 13.7 40.4
2006 390 29.0 13.4 36.7
2007 397 n/a n/a 35.1
2008 416 31.6 13.2 39.8
2009 418 31.7 13.2 35.9
2010 419 30.0 13.9 39.6
2011 431 30.2 14.2 44.3
2012 455 31.0 14.6 43.1
2013 439 30.5 14.3 43.7
2014 446 27.5 16.1 42.2
2015 469 31.0 15.1 39.9
2016 478 28.0 17.0 45.2
2017 493 29.8 16.5 43.6
2018 473 31.0 15.2 35.3
2019 435 32.0 13.5 35.6
2020 430 32.1 13.3 35.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Claxton Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $943 (7.9%) $11,031 (92.1%) $11,974

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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