Valley Springs Middle

Public 5-8

 224 Long Shoals Road
       Arden, NC  28704-9703


(828) 654-1785

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District: Buncombe County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
309th of 737 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,876 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  680

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.1%
Hispanic:
26.6%
Two or more races:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.2%

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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 Valley Springs Middle ranks better than 58.1% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked middle schools in the Buncombe County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.1%), Hispanic (26.6%), two or more races (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley Springs Middle is 14.2, which is the 3rd best among 7 middle schools in the Buncombe County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley Springs Middle is $11,876, which is the highest among 11 middle schools in the Buncombe County Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Valley Springs Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley Springs Middle 309th of 737 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Valley Springs Middle 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 Valley Springs Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.68 54th 598 91.0%
2007 80.74 62nd 606 89.8%
2008 80.37 89th 620 85.6%
2009 74.66 154th 630 75.6%
2010 73.10 156th 640 75.6%
2011 74.97 148th 648 77.2%
2012 72.33 174th 662 73.7%
2013 84.57 78th 673 88.4%
2014 74.74 143rd 627 77.2%
2015 75.79 148th 705 79.0%
2016 80.53 108th 692 84.4%
2017 80.58 111th 694 84.0%
2018 71.92 171st 691 75.3%
2019 57.90 309th 737 58.1%

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 Valley Springs Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 714 64 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 780
1989 709 66 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 780
1990 724 75 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 800
1991 768 82 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 857
1992 835 85 13 2 2 n/a n/a 0 937
1993 826 100 14 3 2 n/a n/a 0 945
1994 848 85 13 7 4 n/a n/a 0 957
1995 892 92 11 11 4 n/a n/a 0 1010
1996 892 92 11 11 4 n/a n/a 0 1010
1997 924 85 11 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1027
1998 951 95 12 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1068
1999 923 99 22 9 5 n/a n/a 0 1058
2000 940 123 15 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1100
2001 607 130 13 20 4 n/a n/a 0 774
2002 524 141 19 23 5 n/a n/a 0 712
2003 524 141 19 23 5 n/a n/a 0 712
2004 564 146 19 37 3 n/a n/a 0 769
2005 573 161 15 61 1 n/a n/a 0 811
2006 584 152 17 61 1 n/a n/a 0 815
2007 565 113 24 71 1 n/a n/a 44 818
2008 534 114 27 76 2 n/a n/a 53 806
2009 542 171 33 97 2 n/a n/a 0 845
2010 485 165 31 108 1 n/a n/a 0 790
2011 467 96 30 122 1 0 64 0 780
2012 286 76 19 86 0 0 31 0 498
2013 332 88 19 85 0 1 24 0 549
2014 394 87 20 108 0 3 34 0 646
2015 397 93 16 124 0 0 41 0 671
2016 361 82 12 126 0 1 36 0 618
2017 344 71 25 144 1 0 39 0 624
2018 343 60 26 129 2 0 40 0 600
2019 329 57 14 141 1 0 41 0 583
2020 327 76 14 181 4 1 77 0 680

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 Valley Springs Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 780 41.0 19.0 7.4
1989 780 47.0 16.5 10
1990 800 43.0 18.6 12.3
1991 857 50.0 17.1 11.4
1992 937 50.0 18.7 7.2
1993 945 52.0 18.2 8.5
1994 957 54.0 17.7 11.5
1995 1010 60.0 16.8 15
1996 1010 60.0 16.8 15
1997 1027 58.0 17.7 12.7
1998 1068 66.0 16.2 12.1
1999 1058 67.0 15.8 16.4
2000 1100 69.0 15.9 17.7
2001 774 69.0 11.2 27
2002 712 69.0 10.3 31.2
2003 712 69.0 10.3 31.2
2004 769 69.0 11.1 29.5
2005 811 69.0 11.8 34.5
2006 815 69.0 11.8 35.1
2007 818 57.4 14.3 36.3
2008 806 55.8 14.4 38.4
2009 845 58.2 14.5 36.7
2010 790 54.6 14.4 42.2
2011 780 57.0 13.6 42.6
2012 498 42.2 11.7 48.4
2013 549 45.7 12.0 49.5
2014 646 48.2 13.3 50.3
2015 671 49.0 13.6 50.8
2016 618 47.0 13.1 51.8
2017 624 45.1 13.8 46.6
2018 600 43.3 13.8 44.7
2019 583 45.5 12.8 44.8
2020 680 47.5 14.2 47.2

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 Valley Springs Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 780 41.0 19.0 7.4
1989 780 47.0 16.5 10
1990 800 43.0 18.6 12.3
1991 857 50.0 17.1 11.4
1992 937 50.0 18.7 7.2
1993 945 52.0 18.2 8.5
1994 957 54.0 17.7 11.5
1995 1010 60.0 16.8 15
1996 1010 60.0 16.8 15
1997 1027 58.0 17.7 12.7
1998 1068 66.0 16.2 12.1
1999 1058 67.0 15.8 16.4
2000 1100 69.0 15.9 17.7
2001 774 69.0 11.2 27
2002 712 69.0 10.3 31.2
2003 712 69.0 10.3 31.2
2004 769 69.0 11.1 29.5
2005 811 69.0 11.8 34.5
2006 815 69.0 11.8 35.1
2007 818 57.4 14.3 36.3
2008 806 55.8 14.4 38.4
2009 845 58.2 14.5 36.7
2010 790 54.6 14.4 42.2
2011 780 57.0 13.6 42.6
2012 498 42.2 11.7 48.4
2013 549 45.7 12.0 49.5
2014 646 48.2 13.3 50.3
2015 671 49.0 13.6 50.8
2016 618 47.0 13.1 51.8
2017 624 45.1 13.8 46.6
2018 600 43.3 13.8 44.7
2019 583 45.5 12.8 44.8
2020 680 47.5 14.2 47.2

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 Valley Springs Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,485 (12.5%) $10,391 (87.5%) $11,876

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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