Bell Elementary

Public K-5

 90 Maple Springs Road
       Asheville, NC  28805


(828) 298-3789

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District: Buncombe County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
706th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,953 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  268

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.4%
Hispanic:
16.0%
Two or more races:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.1%

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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 Bell Elementary ranks better than 52.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 12th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Buncombe County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.4%), Hispanic (16%), two or more races (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bell Elementary is 13.5, which is the 8th best among 21 elementary schools in the Buncombe County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bell Elementary is $10,953. 14 elementary schools in the Buncombe County Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bell Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bell Elementary 706th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Bell Elementary in the ranking list.)

Buncombe County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Buncombe County Schools 90th of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bell Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 67.01 386th 1276 69.7%
2007 64.26 460th 1293 64.4%
2008 77.81 224th 1324 83.1%
2009 55.02 698th 1354 48.4%
2010 47.72 812th 1363 40.4%
2011 42.71 887th 1381 35.8%
2012 40.31 938th 1388 32.4%
2013 61.43 498th 1403 64.5%
2014 66.30 452nd 1390 67.5%
2015 78.35 270th 1440 81.3%
2016 68.58 423rd 1425 70.3%
2017 58.31 603rd 1429 57.8%
2018 55.01 665th 1434 53.6%
2019 53.56 706th 1473 52.1%

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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Enrollment information for Bell Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 393 14 2 1 0 n/a n/a 5 415
1989 394 25 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1990 406 18 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1991 404 19 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1992 416 23 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 448
1993 425 8 10 1 2 n/a n/a 0 446
1994 443 11 5 6 2 n/a n/a 0 467
1995 472 7 8 5 2 n/a n/a 0 494
1996 472 7 8 5 2 n/a n/a 0 494
1997 473 5 5 11 4 n/a n/a 0 498
1998 444 12 5 15 2 n/a n/a 0 478
1999 440 24 2 13 2 n/a n/a 0 481
2000 384 34 4 19 3 n/a n/a 0 444
2001 295 17 3 15 2 n/a n/a 0 332
2002 257 20 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2003 257 20 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2004 253 21 1 20 0 n/a n/a 0 295
2005 239 30 4 30 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 241 33 3 29 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2007 252 8 7 29 0 n/a n/a 28 324
2008 234 10 7 20 1 n/a n/a 24 296
2009 230 36 10 21 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2010 238 30 11 19 0 n/a n/a 0 298
2011 241 12 9 26 0 0 12 0 300
2012 244 15 10 32 0 0 12 0 313
2013 239 11 8 29 0 0 12 0 299
2014 233 16 8 35 0 0 9 0 301
2015 220 19 9 50 0 0 8 0 306
2016 209 17 9 43 0 0 9 0 287
2017 199 18 8 38 0 0 10 0 273
2018 202 20 8 42 0 0 18 0 290
2019 209 19 6 42 0 1 21 0 298
2020 186 15 3 43 0 1 20 0 268

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 Bell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 22.0 18.8 11.6
1989 421 26.0 16.1 23.8
1990 428 19.0 22.5 31.5
1991 431 29.0 14.8 31.3
1992 448 29.0 15.4 13.4
1993 446 23.0 19.4 21.7
1994 467 23.0 20.3 18.2
1995 494 27.0 18.3 25.1
1996 494 27.0 18.3 25.1
1997 498 28.0 17.8 16.3
1998 478 30.0 15.9 16.5
1999 481 30.0 16.0 24.9
2000 444 34.0 13.1 26.8
2001 332 34.0 9.8 36.4
2002 297 34.0 8.7 42.4
2003 297 34.0 8.7 42.4
2004 295 34.0 8.7 43.4
2005 303 34.0 8.9 44.6
2006 306 34.0 9.0 50.7
2007 324 n/a n/a 49.7
2008 296 22.5 13.2 49.3
2009 297 22.3 13.3 44.1
2010 298 20.2 14.7 48.7
2011 300 20.9 14.3 50.7
2012 313 18.7 16.6 56.5
2013 299 21.2 14.0 58.5
2014 301 20.6 14.5 57.8
2015 306 21.0 14.5 56.5
2016 287 21.0 13.6 55.7
2017 273 20.7 13.1 60.1
2018 290 21.4 13.5 50.3
2019 298 21.6 13.7 50
2020 268 19.7 13.5 48.1

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 Bell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 22.0 18.8 11.6
1989 421 26.0 16.1 23.8
1990 428 19.0 22.5 31.5
1991 431 29.0 14.8 31.3
1992 448 29.0 15.4 13.4
1993 446 23.0 19.4 21.7
1994 467 23.0 20.3 18.2
1995 494 27.0 18.3 25.1
1996 494 27.0 18.3 25.1
1997 498 28.0 17.8 16.3
1998 478 30.0 15.9 16.5
1999 481 30.0 16.0 24.9
2000 444 34.0 13.1 26.8
2001 332 34.0 9.8 36.4
2002 297 34.0 8.7 42.4
2003 297 34.0 8.7 42.4
2004 295 34.0 8.7 43.4
2005 303 34.0 8.9 44.6
2006 306 34.0 9.0 50.7
2007 324 n/a n/a 49.7
2008 296 22.5 13.2 49.3
2009 297 22.3 13.3 44.1
2010 298 20.2 14.7 48.7
2011 300 20.9 14.3 50.7
2012 313 18.7 16.6 56.5
2013 299 21.2 14.0 58.5
2014 301 20.6 14.5 57.8
2015 306 21.0 14.5 56.5
2016 287 21.0 13.6 55.7
2017 273 20.7 13.1 60.1
2018 290 21.4 13.5 50.3
2019 298 21.6 13.7 50
2020 268 19.7 13.5 48.1

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 Bell Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,366 (12.5%) $9,587 (87.5%) $10,953

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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