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
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
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 more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
American Indian
45%
1%
Hispanic
6%
13%
Black
1%
27%
White
43%
52%
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 0.44
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%
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%

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
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 $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: 2013 (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
  • WhittierSwain Co East Elementary School
    4747 Ela Rd
    WhittierNC 28789
    (828)488-0939
    3.9 mi | 426 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • CherokeeCherokee Elementary School
    Po Box 134
    CherokeeNC 28719
    (828)497-9130
    5.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • CherokeeCherokee High School
    Acquoni Rd Po Box 134
    CherokeeNC 28719
    (828)497-5511
    6.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Bryson CityCherokee Extension High School
    280 School Dr
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3129
    7 mi | 102 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • Bryson CitySwain County Middle School
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3480
    7 mi | 540 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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Did You Know?
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 0.32, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Jackson County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.