Cullowhee Valley School

240 Wisdom Dr,

Cullowhee, NC, 28723-8500

Tel: (828)293-5667
Grades: KG-8

648 students

Cullowhee Valley School serves 648 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Cullowhee Valley School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 648 students
Cullowhee Valley School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Cullowhee Valley School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cullowhee Valley School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Cullowhee Valley School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Cullowhee Valley School American Indian (1989-2012)
Asian
1%
2%
Cullowhee Valley School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
12%
13%
Cullowhee Valley School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
1%
27%
Cullowhee Valley School Black (1988-2012)
White
80%
52%
Cullowhee Valley School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cullowhee Valley School Sch Ethnicity Cullowhee Valley School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.35 0.64
Cullowhee Valley School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
51%
45%
Cullowhee Valley 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%
Cullowhee Valley 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 1,593
Jackson County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $40 MM $19 MM
District Spending $36 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,657 $11,105
District Spending / Student $9,726 $10,880
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 Jackson Co Early College High School (6.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jackson Co School Of Alternative (9.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blue Ridge School (9.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended October 14, 2013 - An excellent school with amazing, caring, and talented group of teachers. The music program is wonderful, under the past Athletic Director (for 8 years) the sports programs were on top, winning countless championships. A great school - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 05, 2012 - All my children went to Cullowhee Valley School and I volunteered there for many years. It is great school. The teachers care very much about the children and children recieve excellent care and teaching. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 11, 2007 - We had just moved here from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and our child went to Private catholic education last year...very impressed with this school- it is organized, the teacher-student ratio is low, the teacher is wonderful, love the atheletic programs and the learning with musical influence. Everyone is very kind and friendly!! - Posted by Parent

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