Mitchell High School

416 Ledger School Rd

Bakersville, NC 28705-9803

Grades: 9-12

556 students

Mitchell High School serves 556 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Mitchell High School operates within the Mitchell County s School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 556 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 556 students
Mitchell High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 57% Male / 43%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Mitchell High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Mitchell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Mitchell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
6%
14%
Mitchell High School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
93%
52%
Mitchell High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Mitchell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.13 0.45
Mitchell High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
34%
47%
Mitchell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
13%
7%
Mitchell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,754 students has grown by 26% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,480 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,657 is higher than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 39% over four years.
School District Name Mitchell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
1
Number of Students Managed 2,754 1,330
Mitchell County s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 68% 74%
Mitchell County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $23 MM $19 MM
Mitchell County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $25 MM $18 MM
Mitchell County s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,480 $11,105
Mitchell County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,657 $10,880
Mitchell County s School District 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 Fuquay-varina High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Holly Ridge Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Herbert Akins Rd Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fuquay VarinaHerbert Akins Rd Elementary School
    2255 Herbert Akins Rd
    Fuquay VarinaNC 27526
    (919)567-4100
    0 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 862 students                      
  • Fuquay VarinaFuquay-varina High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    201 Bengal Blvd
    Fuquay VarinaNC 27526
    (919)557-2511
    2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1915 students                      
  • Fuquay VarinaBallentine Elementary School
    1651 Mclaurin Ln
    Fuquay VarinaNC 27526
    (919)557-1120
    2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 577 students                      
  • Holly SpringsHolly Ridge Middle School
    950 Holly Springs Rd
    Holly SpringsNC 27540
    (919)577-1335
    2.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1099 students                      
  • Holly SpringsHolly Springs High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    5329 Cass Holt Rd
    Holly SpringsNC 27540
    (919)577-1444
    2.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2229 students                      

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