PROFICIENCY 25% 43% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
56%Henderson County Schools
44%North Carolina

Balfour Education Center is a school servicing grades 6 to 12 and is located in the district of "Henderson County Schools" in Balfour, NC. There are a total of 167 students and 26 teachers at Balfour Education Center, for a student to teacher ratio of 7 to 1. There are a total of 163 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Balfour Education Center has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.8%, which is 43% lower than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio7:1
Free lunch163
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Balfour Education Center, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School11-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30-39%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Balfour Education Center race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 57.8% 69.7% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 10.9% 3.8% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 1.3% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 23.1% 20.9% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.8% 3.7% 3.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Hendersonville Elementary70%1.8Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville Middle School59%1.9Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville High62%2.0Hendersonville, NC
Bruce Drysdale Elementary42%2.0Hendersonville, NC
Rugby Middle School61%2.2Hendersonville, NC
West Henderson High60%2.5Mountain Home, NC
Clear Creek Elementary65%2.6Hendersonville, NC
The Mountain Community School47%3.1Barker Heights, NC
North Henderson High49%3.2Fruitland, NC
Apple Valley Middle School46%3.2Fruitland, NC
Sugarloaf Elementary42%4.2Hendersonville, NC
Henderson County Early College87%4.2Flat Rock, NC

Balfour demographics profile

StatisticBalfourNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)94918191
Median age48.238.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English90%89%79%
Speak Spanish1%7%13%

Education level achieved in Balfour

IndexBalfourNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade80.7%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school76.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.8%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Balfour Education Center data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.