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  • Black Mountain Primary
  • 301 East State Street, Black Mountain
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 3 · Students: 442
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Black Mountain Elementary
  • 100 Flat Creek Road, Black Mountain
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Grades: 4 - 5 · Students: 213
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Owen High
  • 99 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 779
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1

Black Mountain school information

IndexBlack MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores54%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schools251024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Black Mountain, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Black Mountain public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 23% higher than than the North Carolina average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Black Mountain public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.5% have completed high school, 41.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Black Mountain

IndexBlack MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school89.5%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college67.5%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.7%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.3%1.3%

Black Mountain, NC School Districts

Buncombe County Schools

There are a total of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Black Mountain. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Black Mountain, NC schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Black Mountain, NC, an average of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Black Mountain schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Black Mountain, NC schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Royal Pines, NC4,75170%41%
Mars Hill, NC2,62061%23%
Fletcher, NC7,54760%22%
Asheville, NC87,53154%9%
Weaverville, NC3,88654%9%
Black Mountain, NC8,16854%9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
McFarland, WI8,16851%4%
St. Marys, OH8,16986%74%
Wytheville, VA8,16777%56%
Vinton, VA8,17084%70%
Grove City, PA8,17054%10%
Black Mountain, NC8,16854%9%
Source: The Black Mountain, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.