Blue Ridge Academy



Blue Ridge Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Blue Ridge Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 3
10 2
11 5
12 13

Blue Ridge Academy is a public high school of the Avery County School District located in Newland, NC. It has 23 students in grades 6th through 12th. Blue Ridge Academy is the 650th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 24,110th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 6.3 to 1.

Total Students: 23
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 6.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 3.67

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Blue Ridge Academy Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 15
(65%)
326
(51%)
 Female 8
(35%)
319
(49%)

Blue Ridge Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 18
(78%)
570
(88%)
 Hispanic 5
(22%)
64
(10%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
7
(1%)

Blue Ridge Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 15
(65%)
292
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(22%)
74
(11%)
 Not Eligible 3
(13%)
279
(43%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Blue Ridge Academy is ranked 632nd out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Blue Ridge Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (87.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Blue Ridge Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2012 N/A
2013 33
2014 22
2015 23

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2012 N/A
2013 11
2014 6.3
2015 6.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2012
2013 0.87878787878788
2014 0.95454545454545
2015 0.8695652173913

Compare Blue Ridge Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
630.0% 6.3:1
 
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 87.0%
 

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