Smokey Mountain Elementary School

884 Us Hwy 441n,

Whittier, NC, 28789-9790

Tel: (828)497-5535
Grades: PK-8

421 students

Smokey Mountain Elementary School serves 421 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Smokey Mountain Elementary School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 421 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 421 students
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Smokey Mountain Elementary 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 0.61 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
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
45%
1%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Asian (1988-1989)
Hispanic
6%
13%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
1%
27%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Black (1995-2012)
White
43%
52%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Smokey Mountain Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Smokey Mountain Elementary 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.
0.61 0.64
Smokey Mountain Elementary 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.
59%
45%
Smokey Mountain Elementary 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.
8%
8%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,920 students has grown by 1023% 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 (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $40 MM $19 MM
Jackson County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $36 MM $18 MM
Jackson County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $75,467 $11,105
Jackson County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $68,879 $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 Cherokee High School (6.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Cherokee Extension High School (7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swain Co East Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Whittier Swain Co East Elementary School
    4747 Ela Rd
    Whittier , NC , 28789
    (828)488-0939
    3.9  mi  |  426  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cherokee Cherokee Elementary School
    Po Box 134
    Cherokee , NC , 28719
    (828)497-9130
    5.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Cherokee Cherokee High School
    Acquoni Rd Po Box 134
    Cherokee , NC , 28719
    (828)497-5511
    6.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Bryson City Cherokee Extension High School
    280 School Dr
    Bryson City , NC , 28713
    (828)488-3129
    7  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Bryson City Swain County Middle School
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson City , NC , 28713
    (828)488-3480
    7  mi  |  540  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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