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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Balfour Education Center is a public, alternative school located in Flat Rock, NC. It has 168 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$37,955
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
168
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,379
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,010/ year
National
$12,239
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2 reviews
I liked it because class sizes are smaller and you can get more of a 1 on 1 education. You do not have that I'm one of the heard, keep going, keep up or get run over feeling that I had in the large traditional high school
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If you want my honest opinion I had an awful experience. Some of the teachers think they have the right to pressure their students into what they think is right. They think their opinion matters and they won't stop until they drive you crazy. I was there for 3-4 months and the counselor told me to give up my son saying I was making a mistake and my life would be better off without him. Yes others opinions matter but they really through things out of proportion. Mr. Parent an the other faculty were very generous and supportive. I just believe these 3 teachers that had spoken to me the way they did should grow up a little and worry about their own life and personal decisions. Y'all need to hire more supportive and we'll caring staff cause that was the worst experience of my life.