Vance Elementary

Public, Magnet K-5

 98 Sulphur Springs Road
       Asheville, NC  28806-2646


(828) 350-6600

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District: Asheville City Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
407th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,509 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9
Number of students:  350

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.1%
African American:
16.0%
Hispanic:
14.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.1%

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Compare Details Vance Elementary ranks better than 72.4% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd 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 69.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Vance Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.1%), African American (16%), Hispanic (14.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vance Elementary is 10.9, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Asheville City Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vance Elementary is $13,509, which is the 3rd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Asheville City Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Vance Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vance Elementary 407th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Vance 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 Vance Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.78 461st 1276 63.9%
2007 50.54 730th 1293 43.5%
2008 62.93 496th 1324 62.5%
2009 78.84 231st 1354 82.9%
2010 77.23 253rd 1363 81.4%
2011 81.12 190th 1381 86.2%
2012 81.64 173rd 1388 87.5%
2013 79.99 229th 1403 83.7%
2014 84.07 180th 1390 87.1%
2015 83.45 177th 1440 87.7%
2016 74.45 318th 1425 77.7%
2017 77.26 276th 1429 80.7%
2018 69.30 418th 1434 70.9%
2019 69.96 407th 1473 72.4%

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
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Open Quote The staff is dedicated to each student. The parents are very active and welcome in the school. It has a family feel as soon as you walk in the building. Close Quote


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Open Quote Within just days of my son starting there as a new student in Kindergarten the principle knew his name. And as for that it has been pretty much the same staff for the whole six years he has attended, which I feel is important for an educational environment. There have been a few replacements, but they were seamless and ineffectual. Additionally, the teachers and all staff there work hard to make sure that each student is working up to their potential, getting extra help if they need it, being offered extra stimulating work if they are academically or intellectually gifted, and they also emphasize arts and understanding different cultural awareness as well.Within the Magnet schools they each have a theme that is blended into the curriculum and would not ordinarily be taught at this level of learning. Vance's is "Human Ecology and Diversity". Other schools in the Asheville City School system focus on other things. Hall Fletcher for instance is Robotics and Math, I.R.B. Jones is Basic Skills, and so on, (there are 5 elementary, 1 middle, 1 High school, and a gifted school: SILSA {central office high school not withstanding, there they have a school as well where they teach vocational studies}. Vance also is a high growth school, a school of excellence, and a NASA explorer school (one of only 50 in the country!). NASA works out programs with the school. Also, every year the 5th grade class goes to Washington D.C., and then to Langley, NASA. We have always loved it at Vance, the teachers are great, they feel like family. After six years they know my son almost as well as I do, it really is a great school. Not only a great learning environment, but a an excellent developmental one as well. What you have to realize is that these first few years, elementary school years, are when kids are building up fundamental social skills. The environment they're in is very important. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Vance Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 268 143 1 0 3 n/a n/a 0 415
1989 302 144 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 448
1990 313 152 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 470
1991 314 142 2 12 4 n/a n/a 0 474
1992 280 147 5 9 1 n/a n/a 1 443
1993 259 151 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 422
1994 271 164 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 448
1995 262 178 4 8 3 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 262 178 4 8 3 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 246 192 4 10 5 n/a n/a 0 457
1998 226 188 4 14 5 n/a n/a 0 437
1999 191 190 4 15 3 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 169 205 4 23 4 n/a n/a 0 405
2001 161 195 7 33 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 95 164 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2003 95 164 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2004 96 177 5 36 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2005 99 182 9 39 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2006 103 171 6 41 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2007 126 139 8 36 1 n/a n/a 38 348
2008 152 121 8 42 1 n/a n/a 38 362
2009 186 138 9 34 1 n/a n/a 0 368
2010 215 124 6 33 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2011 249 88 5 41 1 0 21 0 405
2012 281 83 6 45 2 1 23 0 441
2013 299 77 3 49 1 4 26 0 459
2014 301 71 5 49 1 5 27 0 459
2015 302 83 3 50 2 1 23 0 464
2016 301 86 3 48 3 2 24 0 467
2017 289 84 4 58 3 5 27 0 470
2018 261 74 6 53 1 0 27 0 422
2019 221 79 8 52 1 1 34 0 396
2020 207 56 6 50 1 1 29 0 350

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 Vance Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 27.0 15.3 32.3
1989 448 27.0 16.5 41.3
1990 470 31.0 15.1 37.7
1991 474 32.0 14.8 37.3
1992 443 29.0 15.2 40.4
1993 422 28.0 15.1 53.1
1994 448 29.0 15.4 38.4
1995 455 27.0 16.9 41.5
1996 455 27.0 16.9 41.5
1997 457 29.0 15.8 46.6
1998 437 29.0 15.1 47.4
1999 403 29.0 13.9 56.8
2000 405 29.0 14.0 57.8
2001 396 29.0 13.7 64.9
2002 296 29.0 10.2 78.4
2003 296 29.0 10.2 78.4
2004 314 29.0 10.8 74.8
2005 329 29.0 11.3 82.1
2006 322 29.0 11.1 73
2007 348 n/a n/a 74.2
2008 362 29.4 12.3 75.9
2009 368 31.1 11.8 54.6
2010 379 29.8 12.7 54.4
2011 405 31.7 12.7 55.1
2012 441 31.5 14.0 49
2013 459 32.2 14.2 47.5
2014 459 30.5 15.0 47.3
2015 464 32.0 14.5 47.8
2016 467 32.0 14.5 47.1
2017 470 30.1 15.5 48.5
2018 422 31.0 13.6 43.6
2019 396 31.9 12.3 43.7
2020 350 31.9 10.9 45.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Vance Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 27.0 15.3 32.3
1989 448 27.0 16.5 41.3
1990 470 31.0 15.1 37.7
1991 474 32.0 14.8 37.3
1992 443 29.0 15.2 40.4
1993 422 28.0 15.1 53.1
1994 448 29.0 15.4 38.4
1995 455 27.0 16.9 41.5
1996 455 27.0 16.9 41.5
1997 457 29.0 15.8 46.6
1998 437 29.0 15.1 47.4
1999 403 29.0 13.9 56.8
2000 405 29.0 14.0 57.8
2001 396 29.0 13.7 64.9
2002 296 29.0 10.2 78.4
2003 296 29.0 10.2 78.4
2004 314 29.0 10.8 74.8
2005 329 29.0 11.3 82.1
2006 322 29.0 11.1 73
2007 348 n/a n/a 74.2
2008 362 29.4 12.3 75.9
2009 368 31.1 11.8 54.6
2010 379 29.8 12.7 54.4
2011 405 31.7 12.7 55.1
2012 441 31.5 14.0 49
2013 459 32.2 14.2 47.5
2014 459 30.5 15.0 47.3
2015 464 32.0 14.5 47.8
2016 467 32.0 14.5 47.1
2017 470 30.1 15.5 48.5
2018 422 31.0 13.6 43.6
2019 396 31.9 12.3 43.7
2020 350 31.9 10.9 45.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vance Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,024 (7.6%) $12,485 (92.4%) $13,509

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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