Alexander Central High School



Alexander Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Alexander Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 435
10 407
11 447
12 353

Alexander Central High School is a public high school of the Alexander County School District located in Taylorsville, NC. It has 1,642 students in grades 9th through 12th. Alexander Central High School is the 55th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 2,681st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,642
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 98.66

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Alexander Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 857
(52%)
857
(52%)
 Female 785
(48%)
785
(48%)

Alexander Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,428
(87%)
1,428
(87%)
 Hispanic 76
(5%)
76
(5%)
 Black 65
(4%)
65
(4%)
 Asian 41
(2%)
41
(2%)
 Two or More 31
(2%)
31
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Alexander Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 886
(54%)
886
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 623
(38%)
623
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 133
(8%)
133
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Alexander Central High School is ranked 57th out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Alexander Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (46.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Alexander Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1613
2006 1591
2007 1550
2008 1656
2009 1665
2010 1714
2011 1688
2012 1642

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.5
2006 16.8
2007 16.1
2008 17
2009 18
2010 18.2
2011 17.6
2012 16.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29510229386237
2006 0.30169704588309
2007
2008 0.35567632850242
2009 0.43243243243243
2010 0.4416569428238
2011 0.44727488151659
2012 0.46041412911084

Compare Alexander Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,660.0% 16.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 46.0%
 
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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