Result Details

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (85.46% responded)
Buncombe County Schools (79.79% responded)
North Carolina Elementary Schools (88.72% responded)
Black Mountain Elementary (60.87% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100348 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
43%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1635 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
41%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46799 / dk = 409
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
44%
18%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

50%
50%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100139 / dk = 783
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1637 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
51%
22%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46700 / dk = 373
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

29%
71%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99841 / dk = 853
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1626 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
48%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46551 / dk = 422
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
51%
21%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
57%
36%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99182 / dk = 1650
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
48%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1617 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
47%
15%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46190 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
46%
14%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
57%
29%
7%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97931 / dk = 2919
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1598 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

16%
30%
43%
12%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45572 / dk = 1461
 
 
 
 

12%
27%
47%
14%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
54%
31%
8%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99514 / dk = 1306
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
53%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1619 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
48%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46401 / dk = 626
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
52%
16%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
36%
7%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99213 / dk = 1727
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
52%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1630 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
49%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46297 / dk = 768
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
55%
23%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
71%
7%

Q2.2 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88553
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
17%
34%
26%
18%
3
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1408
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
15%
37%
25%
18%
3
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41476
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
23%
36%
25%
10%
3
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
77%
15%

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88385
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
39%
11%
3
0
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1400
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
42%
11%
2
0
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41423
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
42%
12%
3
0
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
62%
8%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87921
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
33%
14%
7%
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
39%
13%
5%
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41124
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
31%
16%
8%
1
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

31%
46%
23%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87312
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
46%
8%
2
0
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1386
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
39%
50%
9%
1
0
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40865
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
49%
8%
2
0
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
69%
8%
8%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87725
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
47%
34%
10%
4
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1392
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
44%
37%
11%
5%
2
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41035
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
44%
36%
11%
4
1
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

23%
46%
23%
8%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88185
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
40%
8%
2
0
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
39%
5%
1
0
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41281
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
8%
2
0
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

46%
38%
8%
8%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88576
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
52%
30%
9%
3
2
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1408
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
30%
6%
3
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41482
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
51%
30%
9%
4
2
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

54%
38%
8%

h. Professional development
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87658
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
54%
30%
5%
1
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1396
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
56%
31%
5%
1
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41034
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
55%
30%
5%
1
1
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
69%
8%

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88275
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
33%
14%
7%
5%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1407
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
33%
17%
6%
6%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41330
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
34%
15%
7%
4%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
38%
15%
8%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88499
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
44%
14%
4%
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1407
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
30%
42%
16%
5%
2
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41468
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
45%
15%
5%
2
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

54%
38%
8%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88445
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
34%
42%
14%
4%
2
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1408
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
38%
39%
13%
4
2
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41439
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
44%
15%
5%
3
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

38%
31%
31%

Q2.4 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside of the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on weekends)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89105
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
23%
27%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1415
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
25%
27%
22%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41705
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
5%
18%
23%
28%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

31%
15%
15%
38%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99975 / dk = 1177
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1629 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
50%
22%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46663 / dk = 515
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
25%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
57%
36%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to digital content and resources.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99665 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
12%
54%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1621 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46525 / dk = 490
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

50%
50%

c. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, devices, printers, software and internet access.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100267 / dk = 591
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
32%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1632 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
50%
31%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46796 / dk = 260
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
49%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

d. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100325 / dk = 581
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1631 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
7%
56%
35%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46815 / dk = 251
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
37%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100278 / dk = 588
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1635 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
50%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46818 / dk = 227
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
30%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
43%
50%

f. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99741 / dk = 1158
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
27%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1629 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4
14%
57%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46666 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

g. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100221 / dk = 934
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
47%
37%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1624 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
9%
49%
40%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46764 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

4
12%
47%
38%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

h. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99552 / dk = 871
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1624 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
36%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46506 / dk = 335
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

50%
50%

i. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99727 / dk = 852
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
34%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1618 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
10%
54%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46567 / dk = 358
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
50%
43%

j. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100127 / dk = 735
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
52%
27%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1630 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
53%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46736 / dk = 315
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
57%
36%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94700 / dk = 6120
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1565 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

3
22%
56%
18%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44773 / dk = 2264
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98159 / dk = 2324
 
 
 
 

2
8%
60%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1608 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

1
7%
60%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46095 / dk = 801
 
 
 
 

1
7%
59%
32%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
50%
43%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99009 / dk = 1676
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1616 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
39%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46553 / dk = 431
 
 
 
 

1
6%
50%
42%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
43%
50%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98741 / dk = 2002
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1607 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

0
4%
60%
36%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46275 / dk = 743
 
 
 
 

0
2
54%
44%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

50%
50%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97491 / dk = 3253
 
 
 
 

2
11%
56%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1593 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

1
13%
58%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45949 / dk = 1053
 
 
 
 

1
8%
54%
37%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98083 / dk = 2357
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
56%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1602 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
59%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45964 / dk = 897
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
56%
20%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95806 / dk = 4909
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1569 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

2
12%
65%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45235 / dk = 1771
 
 
 
 

2
11%
62%
25%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96607 / dk = 4203
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1585 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45478 / dk = 1568
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100362 / dk = 462
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
55%
29%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1629 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46876 / dk = 164
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100296 / dk = 368
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
56%
14%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1627 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
62%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46807 / dk = 151
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
62%
15%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99665 / dk = 635
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1628 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
31%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46552 / dk = 251
 
 
 
 

2
11%
56%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

36%
50%
14%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99227 / dk = 1414
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
46%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1619 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
48%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46303 / dk = 645
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
48%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
50%
14%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99439 / dk = 1183
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
51%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1614 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46411 / dk = 527
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
51%
32%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99271 / dk = 1419
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1615 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46462 / dk = 514
 
 
 
 

1
10%
58%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
54%
23%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99973 / dk = 765
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1624 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
40%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46728 / dk = 257
 
 
 
 

1
4%
53%
41%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99672 / dk = 1175
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1618 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46628 / dk = 432
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
79%
7%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99449 / dk = 1003
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1622 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
52%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46452 / dk = 463
 
 
 
 

3
13%
52%
32%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
79%
7%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98738 / dk = 1717
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
29%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1615 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
17%
55%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46169 / dk = 739
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
29%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
57%
21%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99226 / dk = 1347
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1611 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
6%
52%
41%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46423 / dk = 529
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
40%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96966 / dk = 3652
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
53%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1580 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
52%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45526 / dk = 1444
 
 
 
 

4
15%
54%
27%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

29%
50%
21%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98647 / dk = 2125
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1600 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

3
10%
59%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46188 / dk = 840
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
29%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
57%
21%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99195 / dk = 1502
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1621 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
8%
57%
33%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46444 / dk = 551
 
 
 
 

2
8%
56%
34%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have in each of the following areas in your school.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94739 / dk = 6389
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
35%
41%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1545 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
35%
35%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44222 / dk = 2957
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
37%
37%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
43%
36%

b. Devising teaching techniques
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96534 / dk = 4154
 
 
 
 

3
11%
33%
53%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1574 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

3
13%
35%
48%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44781 / dk = 2171
 
 
 
 

3
14%
36%
46%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95565 / dk = 4900
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
37%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1564 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
33%
38%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44095 / dk = 2813
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
38%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
43%
36%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93989 / dk = 6675
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
38%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1547 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
35%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43921 / dk = 3046
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
39%
18%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

21%
14%
43%
21%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96872 / dk = 4180
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
40%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1595 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
40%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45221 / dk = 1909
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
42%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
64%
7%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 91057 / dk = 9790
 
 
 
 

27%
34%
28%
11%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1477 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

25%
38%
27%
10%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 42772 / dk = 4273
 
 
 
 

22%
34%
31%
13%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 91107 / dk = 9881
 
 
 
 

25%
33%
29%
13%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1503 / dk = 141
 
 
 
 

15%
37%
32%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 42714 / dk = 4393
 
 
 
 

20%
32%
32%
16%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12 / dk = 2
 
 
 

8%
25%
67%

h. School improvement planning
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97065 / dk = 3990
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
39%
39%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1603 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

3
17%
40%
40%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45465 / dk = 1672
 
 
 
 

3
15%
39%
42%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96570 / dk = 4646
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
56%
15%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1574 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
57%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45330 / dk = 1871
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
57%
17%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
71%
7%

Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 82309 / dk = 18264
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
49%
29%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1393 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
48%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 39319 / dk = 7587
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
49%
29%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 11 / dk = 3
 
 
 

18%
27%
55%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100114 / dk = 1011
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
49%
26%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1627 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
49%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46763 / dk = 423
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
31%
62%

b. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98866 / dk = 2023
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
47%
26%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1601 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
47%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46223 / dk = 867
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
46%
27%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
43%
7%

c. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98529 / dk = 2482
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
50%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1601 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

4
16%
52%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46058 / dk = 1069
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
50%
32%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
71%
14%

d. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99751 / dk = 871
 
 
 
 

1
5%
49%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1623 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
6%
49%
43%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46638 / dk = 323
 
 
 
 

1
4
47%
49%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
62%
23%

e. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98459 / dk = 2478
 
 
 
 

1
4%
50%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1580 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
42%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46370 / dk = 737
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
51%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

f. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96060 / dk = 5016
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1546 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

4
13%
53%
31%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45070 / dk = 2093
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

29%
64%
7%

g. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97361 / dk = 3459
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

4
15%
54%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45678 / dk = 1405
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

29%
64%
7%

h. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95224 / dk = 5612
 
 
 
 

4
10%
54%
33%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1532 / dk = 100
 
 
 
 

4
14%
53%
30%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44686 / dk = 2367
 
 
 
 

3
9%
52%
36%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

i. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93221 / dk = 7554
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1538 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44179 / dk = 2844
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

j. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99111 / dk = 1718
 
 
 
 

4
11%
50%
35%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1602 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

4
14%
51%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46305 / dk = 733
 
 
 
 

3
10%
50%
36%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
57%
14%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 92161 / dk = 8864
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1485 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43194 / dk = 3918
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
50%
14%

b. Facilities and resources
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95527 / dk = 5340
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1550 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44836 / dk = 2218
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
25%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

c. The use of time in my school
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95323 / dk = 5550
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
58%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1549 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
59%
18%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44639 / dk = 2422
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
58%
22%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
64%
14%

d. Professional development
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95059 / dk = 5815
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1542 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
62%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44540 / dk = 2511
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

e. Teacher leadership
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93838 / dk = 6906
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1523 / dk = 113
 
 
 
 

3
12%
65%
20%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44047 / dk = 2958
 
 
 
 

2
9%
64%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
64%
14%

f. Community support and involvement
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93335 / dk = 7340
 
 
 
 

2
9%
65%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1534 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

2
9%
65%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44179 / dk = 2770
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

g. Managing student conduct
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96672 / dk = 4190
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1576 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
59%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45199 / dk = 1833
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
58%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
46%
15%

h. Instructional practices and support
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96033 / dk = 4751
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1549 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45088 / dk = 1936
 
 
 
 

2
9%
63%
26%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

i. New teacher support
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 90103 / dk = 10652
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1425 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
59%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 41992 / dk = 4995
 
 
 
 

4
11%
60%
25%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

36%
50%
14%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97373 / dk = 3654
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1591 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45569 / dk = 1562
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

93%
7%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98793 / dk = 2070
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1615 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
60%
15%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46197 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

2
14%
63%
20%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89129 / dk = 11859
 
 
 
 

3
13%
63%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1441 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 42752 / dk = 4382
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

14%
86%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89200 / dk = 11055
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
26%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1470 / dk = 153
 
 
 
 

2
7%
67%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 42615 / dk = 4180
 
 
 
 

1
5%
66%
28%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 

86%
14%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95083 / dk = 5822
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1545 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
48%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44613 / dk = 2476
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
52%
17%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

64%
29%
7%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97123 / dk = 3688
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
58%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1565 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
17%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45485 / dk = 1536
 
 
 
 

3
13%
63%
22%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
69%
8%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97855 / dk = 2989
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
57%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1605 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
58%
17%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45730 / dk = 1334
 
 
 
 

4
21%
57%
18%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
64%
14%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98608 / dk = 2264
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1602 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

1
9%
66%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46168 / dk = 905
 
 
 
 

1
4
64%
31%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
79%
14%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94842 / dk = 5815
 
 
 
 

4
20%
58%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1548 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

3
19%
62%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44412 / dk = 2560
 
 
 
 

3
18%
60%
19%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
57%
14%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97110 / dk = 3472
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1587 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

4
17%
61%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45434 / dk = 1475
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
69%
15%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 92106 / dk = 8510
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
51%
16%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1488 / dk = 143
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
47%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43151 / dk = 3792
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
53%
16%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
38%
8%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97127 / dk = 3404
 
 
 
 

3
12%
64%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1571 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
65%
17%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45500 / dk = 1410
 
 
 
 

2
10%
66%
22%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

21%
71%
7%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97399 / dk = 2950
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1593 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

3
10%
68%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45658 / dk = 1176
 
 
 
 

2
7%
67%
24%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86899
 
 

38%
62%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1382
 
 

39%
61%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40634
 
 

34%
66%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

23%
77%

b. Common core and essential standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86541
 
 

31%
69%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1383
 
 

29%
71%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40537
 
 

30%
70%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

31%
69%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86311
 
 

32%
68%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1376
 
 

30%
70%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40404
 
 

29%
71%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

15%
85%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86832
 
 

54%
46%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1381
 
 

52%
48%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40649
 
 

52%
48%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

62%
38%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86745
 
 

52%
48%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1380
 
 

49%
51%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40648
 
 

52%
48%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

31%
69%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86170
 
 

46%
54%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1375
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40382
 
 

46%
54%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

62%
38%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86411
 
 

46%
54%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1381
 
 

52%
48%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40523
 
 

45%
55%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

23%
77%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86545
 
 

51%
49%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1382
 
 

52%
48%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40591
 
 

51%
49%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85985
 
 

33%
67%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1378
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40248
 
 

28%
72%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

31%
69%

j. Reading strategies
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86156
 
 

40%
60%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1377
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40444
 
 

42%
58%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86998
 
 

52%
48%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1385
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40812
 
 

52%
48%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

77%
23%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85998
 
 

30%
70%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1382
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40294
 
 

28%
72%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 13
 
 

15%
85%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years, have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85707
 
 

64%
36%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1362
 
 

71%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40097
 
 

67%
33%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12
 
 

58%
42%

b. Common core and essential standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85057
 
 

48%
52%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1344
 
 

54%
46%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 39877
 
 

53%
47%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 84846
 
 

46%
54%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1346
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 39764
 
 

48%
52%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 84743
 
 

44%
56%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1343
 
 

34%
66%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 39638
 
 

43%
57%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12
 
 

17%
83%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 84193
 
 

19%
81%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1337
 
 

16%
84%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 39344
 
 

16%
84%
Black Mountain Elementary
n = 12
 
 

8%
92%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 83935