Banner Elk Elementary School

185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC 28604 | (828) 898-5575
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 169
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 169 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-5
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 218, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Kenneth Townsend
  • Fax: (828) 898-6036
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
School District Details
  • Avery County Schools District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,859
  • Graduation Rate: 79.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.5
  • Enrolled Students: 2,330

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 169
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 11.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 78 (46.2%)
  • Females: 91 (53.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 17 (10.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 64 (37.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 81 (47.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Banner Elk Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Banner Elk Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade3118.3%
2nd Grade2414.2%
3rd Grade2011.8%
4th Grade1810.7%
5th Grade3118.3%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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