Mills River Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 94 School House Road
       Mills River, NC  28759


(828) 891-6563

District: Henderson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
199th of 1,489 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,074 Help

Students who attend Mills River Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rugby Middle
High:    Henderson County Early College
    West Henderson High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  549

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.4%
Hispanic:
8.6%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details Mills River Elementary ranks better than 86.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Henderson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.4%), Hispanic (8.6%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mills River Elementary is 15.3. 9 elementary schools in the Henderson County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mills River Elementary is $9,074. 11 elementary schools in the Henderson County Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Mills River Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mills River Elementary 199th of 1489 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Mills River Elementary in the ranking list.)

Henderson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Henderson County Schools 79th of 247 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mills River Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.00 81st 1276 93.7%
2007 86.56 69th 1293 94.7%
2008 87.99 89th 1324 93.3%
2009 88.18 73rd 1354 94.6%
2010 81.42 171st 1363 87.5%
2011 77.05 248th 1381 82.0%
2012 70.44 397th 1388 71.4%
2013 82.61 195th 1403 86.1%
2014 78.68 259th 1390 81.4%
2015 77.73 277th 1440 80.8%
2016 89.46 95th 1425 93.3%
2017 87.36 120th 1429 91.6%
2018 87.09 136th 1434 90.5%
2019 87.31 139th 1473 90.6%
2021 83.85 199th 1489 86.6%

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 Mills River Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 532 18 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1989 555 16 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1990 576 18 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1991 596 17 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1992 586 16 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1993 609 11 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 629
1994 539 10 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1995 624 10 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1996 624 10 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1997 678 11 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 695
1998 652 12 2 6 3 n/a n/a -1 674
1999 664 18 4 8 4 n/a n/a 0 698
2000 435 6 3 6 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2001 386 8 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2002 393 9 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 414
2003 393 9 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 414
2004 394 17 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2005 401 11 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2006 416 14 3 10 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2007 421 1 6 16 1 n/a n/a 11 456
2008 431 2 6 14 1 n/a n/a 12 466
2009 400 20 8 19 1 n/a n/a 0 448
2010 505 36 11 46 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2011 506 8 12 45 0 1 12 0 584
2012 470 7 8 43 0 1 10 0 539
2013 464 6 6 42 0 2 15 0 535
2014 475 7 2 42 0 7 9 0 542
2015 454 6 2 55 0 9 11 0 537
2016 450 8 3 60 0 3 15 0 539
2017 447 10 5 63 1 4 20 0 550
2018 475 9 6 59 1 3 26 0 579
2019 484 6 4 54 1 5 25 0 579
2020 479 6 5 46 0 8 29 0 573
2021 458 7 6 47 0 6 25 0 549

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

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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 Mills River Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 31.0 18.0 12.2
1989 580 31.0 18.7 20.9
1990 602 33.0 18.2 20.1
1991 620 33.0 18.7 19.5
1992 607 34.0 17.8 11.5
1993 629 31.0 20.3 13.8
1994 554 29.0 19.1 15.7
1995 640 31.0 20.6 15.2
1996 640 31.0 20.6 15.2
1997 695 33.0 21.1 13.8
1998 674 36.0 18.7 13.3
1999 698 36.0 19.4 21.8
2000 451 27.0 16.7 30.6
2001 406 27.0 15.0 32
2002 414 23.0 18.0 24.2
2003 414 23.0 18.0 24.2
2004 423 23.0 18.4 22.9
2005 423 23.0 18.4 25.1
2006 444 23.0 19.3 25
2007 456 n/a n/a 30.8
2008 466 28.1 16.6 28.9
2009 448 25.5 17.6 29.7
2010 598 35.9 16.6 36.6
2011 584 38.5 15.1 37.5
2012 539 35.0 15.4 39
2013 535 36.6 14.5 41.5
2014 542 37.2 14.5 38.4
2015 537 34.0 15.7 37.8
2016 539 34.0 15.8 39
2017 550 34.4 15.9 41.5
2018 579 36.7 15.7 37.8
2019 579 35.7 16.2 34.7
2020 573 35.2 16.2 35.3
2021 549 35.8 15.3 30.2

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 Mills River Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 31.0 18.0 12.2
1989 580 31.0 18.7 20.9
1990 602 33.0 18.2 20.1
1991 620 33.0 18.7 19.5
1992 607 34.0 17.8 11.5
1993 629 31.0 20.3 13.8
1994 554 29.0 19.1 15.7
1995 640 31.0 20.6 15.2
1996 640 31.0 20.6 15.2
1997 695 33.0 21.1 13.8
1998 674 36.0 18.7 13.3
1999 698 36.0 19.4 21.8
2000 451 27.0 16.7 30.6
2001 406 27.0 15.0 32
2002 414 23.0 18.0 24.2
2003 414 23.0 18.0 24.2
2004 423 23.0 18.4 22.9
2005 423 23.0 18.4 25.1
2006 444 23.0 19.3 25
2007 456 n/a n/a 30.8
2008 466 28.1 16.6 28.9
2009 448 25.5 17.6 29.7
2010 598 35.9 16.6 36.6
2011 584 38.5 15.1 37.5
2012 539 35.0 15.4 39
2013 535 36.6 14.5 41.5
2014 542 37.2 14.5 38.4
2015 537 34.0 15.7 37.8
2016 539 34.0 15.8 39
2017 550 34.4 15.9 41.5
2018 579 36.7 15.7 37.8
2019 579 35.7 16.2 34.7
2020 573 35.2 16.2 35.3
2021 549 35.8 15.3 30.2

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 Mills River Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $912 (10.1%) $8,162 (89.9%) $9,074

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mills River Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 139th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 199th of 1489 Elementary schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mills River Elementary)87.468
 19.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Henderson County Schools)72.653.4
 19.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.344.5
 19.8%
3rd Grade Reading (Mills River Elementary)71.659.8
 11.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Henderson County Schools)62.650.7
 11.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.845.1
 11.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mills River Elementary)7563.7
 11.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Henderson County Schools)66.946.4
 20.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.337.8
 19.5%
4th Grade Reading (Mills River Elementary)79.264.8
 14.4%
   4th Grade Reading (Henderson County Schools)67.251.1
 16.1%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.345.1
 12.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mills River Elementary)79.466.7
 12.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Henderson County Schools)62.346.7
 15.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.242
 18.2%
5th Grade Reading (Mills River Elementary)73.556.5
 17%
   5th Grade Reading (Henderson County Schools)61.145.6
 15.5%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.642.4
 12.2%
5th Grade Science (Mills River Elementary)87.363
 24.3%
   5th Grade Science (Henderson County Schools)81.762.4
 19.3%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.653.9
 18.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students579549
 5.2%
African American67
 16.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian46
 50%
Hispanic5447
 13%
Pacific Islander56
 20%
Two or More Races2525
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.7%30.2%
 4.5%




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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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