PROFICIENCY 45% 2% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
51%Avery County Schools
44%North Carolina

Riverside Elementary is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Avery County Schools" in Newland, NC. There are a total of 147 students and 12 teachers at Riverside Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1. There are a total of 77 free lunch students and 14 reduced lunch students.

Riverside Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 44.5%, which is 2% higher than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio12:1
Free lunch77
Reduced lunch14


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Riverside Elementary, 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

4>= 50%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

4>= 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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Riverside Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 90.1% 86.5% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.5% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.8% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.1% 10.1% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.4% 0.2% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.4% 1.7% 3.7% 3.1%

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Newland Elementary40%3.6Newland, NC
Cranberry Middle School58%3.6Elk Park, NC
Freedom Trail Elementary50%3.7Elk Park, NC
Avery High Stem Academy70%4.3Newland, NC
Avery County High35%4.3Newland, NC
Blue Ridge Academy50%4.5Newland, NC
Avery Middle School44%4.5Newland, NC
Crossnore Elementary67%6.1Crossnore, NC
Williams Academy22%6.2Crossnore, NC
Cloudland Elementary School45%7.8Roan Mountain, TN
Cloudland High School52%8.0Roan Mountain, TN
Banner Elk Elementary50%8.0Banner Elk, NC

Newland demographics profile

StatisticNewlandNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)54318191
Median age27.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%57%55%
Speak English100%89%79%
Speak Spanish0%7%13%

Education level achieved in Newland

IndexNewlandNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school82.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college59.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.5%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Riverside Elementary 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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