The Downtown School

Serves grades PK - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
601 N Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone
(336) 703-4125
District
WINSTON SALEM / FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS
County
FORSYTH COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
425
Classroom Teachers
34

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to North Carolina

9

(10 is best)

Better than 88.7% of NC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

The Downtown School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 64 48
Proficiency in Reading 77 44
Proficiency in Math 51 53

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 62 48
Proficiency in Reading 68 45
Proficiency in Math 55 50

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 61 47
Proficiency in Reading 54 41
Proficiency in Math 68 53

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 51 47
Proficiency in Reading 52 50
Proficiency in Math 50 44

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 66 47
Proficiency in Reading 60 49
Proficiency in Math 72 44

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 83 41
Proficiency in Reading 78 41
Proficiency in Math 87.8 41

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.62
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.65
AVG FOR STATE 15.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 30 7.1%
Kindergarten 45 10.6%
Grade 1 45 10.6%
Grade 2 44 10.4%
Grade 3 45 10.6%
Grade 4 45 10.6%
Grade 5 45 10.6%
Grade 6 44 10.4%
Grade 7 42 9.9%
Grade 8 40 9.4%
Total 425 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 56.8% 40.5% 51.0%
Black 34.5% 29.7% 26.6%
Hispanic 5.0% 26.7% 17.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 2.7% 3.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 0.3% 1.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 14.6% 60.2% 57.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.9% 56.8% 53.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.6% 3.4% 4.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 368,362 10,273,419
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 892.7 208
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 6.0%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.4% 19.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 32.0% 33.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.6% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 14.8% 15.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 145,102 3,874,346
Single Parent Households With Children 11.8% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.5% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.8% 29.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.5% 8.7%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.2% 11.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.6% 11.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.3% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.0% 20.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.2% 16.6%
$15,000 or less 14.1% 13.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,892 $323,965,728 62.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $464 $25,512,576 4.9%
Staff $303 $16,660,152 3.2%
General Administration $49 $2,694,216 0.5%
School Administration $570 $31,340,880 6.1%
Operation $670 $36,839,280 7.1%
Transportation $307 $16,880,088 3.3%
Other $207 $11,381,688 2.2%
Total Support $2,570 $141,308,880 27.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $940 $51,684,960 10.0%
Total Expenditures $9,402 $516,959,568 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,442 $8,441,203,249 56.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $425 $659,132,007 4.4%
Staff $311 $482,027,256 3.2%
General Administration $131 $203,931,060 1.4%
School Administration $561 $870,279,909 5.8%
Operation $712 $1,104,958,182 7.4%
Transportation $359 $556,694,959 3.7%
Other $285 $442,267,846 3.0%
Total Support $2,785 $4,319,313,970 29.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,383 $2,144,679,288 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,609 $14,905,154,259 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%