Blue Ridge School

95 Bobcat Dr,

Cashiers, NC, 28717-9998

Tel: (828)743-2646
Grades: PK-6

165 students

Blue Ridge School serves 165 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Blue Ridge School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 165 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 165 students
Blue Ridge School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Blue Ridge School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Blue Ridge School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 15:1
Blue Ridge School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Blue Ridge School Asian (2007-2012)
Hispanic
23%
13%
Blue Ridge School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
27%
Blue Ridge School Black (1996-2012)
White
74%
52%
Blue Ridge School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.89
Blue Ridge School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
66%
45%
Blue Ridge School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
8%
Blue Ridge School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,920 students has grown by 58% over five years.
School District Name Jackson County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 5,920 1,682
Jackson County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $40 MM $19 MM
District Spending $36 MM $18 MM
Jackson County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,657 $11,105
Jackson County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,726 $10,880
Jackson County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Blue Ridge Virtual Early College High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Highlands School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Summit Charter (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cashiers Blue Ridge Virtual Early College High School
    95 Bobcat Dr
    Cashiers , NC , 28717
    (828)743-2646
    0  mi  |  146  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Cashiers Summit Charter
    Charter School
    160 Frank Allen Rd
    Cashiers , NC , 28717
    (828)743-5755
    Charter School
    1.7  mi  |  205  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Highlands Highlands School
    545 Pierson Dr
    Highlands , NC , 28741
    (828)526-2147
    7.1  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Cullowhee Cullowhee Valley School
    240 Wisdom Dr
    Cullowhee , NC , 28723
    (828)293-5667
    9.4  mi  |  648  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Lake Toxaway T C Henderson Elementary School
    11839 Rosman Hwy
    Lake Toxaway , NC , 28747
    (828)862-4463
    13.2  mi  |  139  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Jackson County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.22, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.89. The most diverse school district in Jackson County is Unity Point Ccsd 140 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.