PROFICIENCY 50% 15% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
50%Grandfather Academy
50%Banner Elk
44%North Carolina

Grandfather Academy is a school servicing grades 1 to 12 and is located in the district of "Grandfather Academy" in Banner Elk, NC. There are a total of 23 students and 6 teachers at Grandfather Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 4 to 1. There are a total of 19 free lunch students and 3 reduced lunch students.

Grandfather Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 50.0%, which is 15% higher than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio4:1
Free lunch19
Reduced lunch3


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 Grandfather Academy, 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

All< 50%
8< 50%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

All< 50%
8< 50%
High Schooln/a

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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Grandfather Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 69.6% 69.6% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 21.7% 21.7% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.7% 8.7% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.0% 3.7% 3.1%

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Banner Elk demographics profile

StatisticBanner ElkNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)65718191
Median age21.138.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.5:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)33%57%55%
Speak English92%89%79%
Speak Spanish4%7%13%

Education level achieved in Banner Elk

IndexBanner ElkNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college79.0%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.1%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Grandfather Academy data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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